Dubai, UAE, 13 December 2023 - Reinforcing its commitment to making education transformation an achievable reality for every country in the world, Dubai Cares unveiled its ‘Global Education Solutions Accelerator’ (GESA) at COP28. AKF will act as a strategic partner for the Accelerator, aiming to fast-track education transformation across the 10 countries that are part of Schools2030 – AKF’s flagship education programme.
The innovative mechanism will help countries accelerate progress towards achieving SDG4 by 2030. Each country will identify and implement solutions that best address their education challenges and ambitions and allow them to leverage quality education systems as a core catalyst for sustainable development.
In its first phase, Dubai Cares and AKF are working to rapidly improve education in 10 countries (Afghanistan, Brazil, India, Kenya, Kyrgyz Republic, Pakistan, Portugal, Tajikistan, Tanzania and Uganda) through the Schools2030 initiative. The goal is to enhance the education systems in these countries to help children and young people reach their full potential. This involves focusing on a broad set of values, skills, knowledge, and experiences that will help them tackle present challenges and contribute to the economic and social growth of their nations.
Michael Kocher, General Manager at AKF, said: “As a long-standing partner of Dubai Cares, we are excited to be invited as strategic partners for the launch of GESA. We are ready to work with learners, teachers, communities, youth, governments, and civil society organisations to co-create new pathways for educational transformation across schools, systems and societies to deliver meaningful results for people and the planet by 2030 and beyond.”