Spearheading the 2030 Agenda through Innovative Education Models, Tools and Technologies
Tuesday, 1 December 2020
17:00 - 18:30
Graphic recording of this event: Camilo Melgar
This session brought together EdTech experts, curriculum developers, serious game developers and designers, who shared their insight of how innovative educational methodologies and technologies can boost learning outcomes and foster rule of law awareness, global citizenship education, education for sustainable development, social-emotional learning, among others.
Director, Division for Policy Analysis and Public Affairs, UNODC
Mr. Lemahieu was appointed as Director of the Division for Policy Analysis and Public Affairs (DPA) of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) on 1 December 2013. Before taking up this position in Vienna, he gained 20 years of field experience, serving in various countries challenged by political economies heavily dependent on drug cultivation, including Afghanistan and Myanmar, and in transit regions such as the Caribbean. His first appointment with the United Nations dates back to 1990, as a Junior Professional Officer with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) assigned to the Republic of Korea. Prior to joining UNODC (then the United Nations Drug Control Programme - UNDCP) in 1994, he also had a short tenure with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Mr. Lemahieu is a licensed jurist with a postgraduate degree in international law.
Global Coordinator of the primary education component of the Education for Justice (E4J) initiative, UNODC
Lulua Asaad is a UNODC Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Officer. She coordinates UNODC’s Education for Justice (E4J) initiative at the primary education level, managing a vast array of activities with UNODC’s Field Offices, as well as activities under the UNODC/UNESCO partnership on GCED for the rule of law. She provides advice and policy support on E4J’s engagement with different innovative programmes and stakeholders on the 2030 Agenda, as well as supporting countries in their education policy and innovative educational activities and models. Lulua holds a Masters degree in international relations, and has served in the last 15 years many different positions at UN agencies and the public and private sectors.
Global Coordinator of the secondary education component of the Education for Justice (E4J) initiative, UNODC
Gilberto Duarte is a Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Officer at the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). He joined UNODC in 2010 and currently leads the secondary level of the Education for Justice (E4J) initiative, which seeks to produce and disseminate education material on justice and rule of law issues. Previously, Gilberto Duarte worked at the UNODC Liaison and Partnership Office in Brazil, covering Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay in the areas of crime prevention, criminal justice, human rights and international cooperation. Gilberto has a Master’s degree in International Relations, with a focus on International Law.
Christian “Xian” Wenzl
Education Lead, Microsoft Austria
Christian “Xian” Wenzl is married to a teacher and has two kids in school age. He has been working in different roles at Microsoft in Austria, from Xbox- to Marketing- and finally Education-Lead. His passion has always been around empowering people to achieve more. These days he is focused on empowering students and the education system in Austria. Main drivers for him are accessibility and inclusion as well as the goal of not leaving anyone behind in education thru the power of software.
Founder of Galaxy Organization for Technology, Jordan and one of the world’s top 100 Tech-women influencers
She currently holds the position of founder and CEO of Galaxy for Information Technology, She helps organisations improve their business performance, use data more intelligently, and understand the implications of new technologies such as artificial intelligence, big data, blockchains, and the Internet of Things.
Reema is AI Expert ,Youth Influencer ,Popular keynote Speaker, Futurist and Strategic Business in Technology. She is working as Consultant for Tesla, INGO’s and World Bank.
US has ranked Reema as one of the world’s top 100 Techwomen influencers. She is a frequent contributor to the World Economic Forum and writes a regular column for International Economic websites. She also held the Managing Director of Alcatel / Nokia in Jordan and provided technical solutions for telecommunications services and the youngest CEO in the Middle East. Reema participated in many economic delegations to represent the Kingdom, accompanied by His Majesty, our Master, on his trip to Singapore last June.
Senior Education Programme lead, UNESCO
Valtencir Mendes is a UNESCO Senior Education Programme lead. He coordinates UNESCO’s implementation of the GPE’s Education response to COVID-19 Consortium of Grant Agents: UNESCO, UNICEF and the World Bank, as well as activities under the framework of the UNESCO Division for Policies and Lifelong Learning. He works on ICT in education, innovative education models as well as partnerships’ building. He is European PhD in Project and Systems Engineering from UPC, in collaboration with the University of Glasgow. He pioneered research on emerging technologies and multi-stakeholder partnerships for the achievement of the UNESCO Education for All initiative.
Paramjeet Kaur Dhillon
Chair, SDGEduChoupal, Education wing of SDGChoupal
Ms. Paramjeet Kaur Dhillon is the Principal of Kamla Nehru Public School, Punjab, India since 1 December 2006. With 26 years of experience as a principal, she holds M.Sc. Physics, B.Ed. - Gold Medalist. Well-travelled and well read has visited 14 countries. She is a globally validated Master Trainer on 21st Century Core Skills by the British Council, U.K. and is a British Council School Ambassador. She is also Microsoft Innovative Educator Trainer and Fellow. Initiated IT transformations in schools and is a pioneer in mapping the entire School (K-12) curriculum with the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
Presently holding the position of Chair at SDGEduChoupal, the education wing of SDGChoupal, which is dedicated to supporting national and state governments and institutions on advocacy and community engagement for SDG implementation in India.
Janet Shufor Bih Epse Fofang
Doctoral Student in Technology, Learning and Leadership, Maryland University
Janet Fofang is an award-winning electrical engineering educator recognized as a pioneer in developing Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and one of the top five females improving girl education in Cameroon. Her innovation in providing STEM boxes to students earned her the A. Richard Newton Educator ABIE Award for innovative teaching practices in STEM and computer science. She was nominated as Africa’s leading women in Tech by Innov8tiv’s Top 100 Women Visionary Leaders to Watch in 2016.
Janet sits on the board of several women’s organizations in Africa including WeTech Africa, and WAAW foundation, a nonprofit working to advance Science and Technology education for African women. Janet has served as managing director for Girls in Tech Cameroon, a nonprofit that supports women in entrepreneurship and economic empowerment through digital training and capacity building.
Communications Manager, Integrity Action
Isabelle is Communications Manager for Integrity Action, a UK-based organisation that helps citizens monitor the delivery of vital projects and services where they live and solve the problems they find. Isabelle is a development and humanitarian communications professional and has previously worked in Austria, Sri Lanka, Sudan and Sweden, including for UN OCHA Sudan. Her MA is in Refugee Protection and her BA is in Modern Languages.