WISE Reveals the Theme of its 2021 Edition: “Generation Unmute: Reclaiming our Future through Education”
Doha: WISE 2021 will pursue one priority: give a voice to the generation that has borne the brunt of the biggest disruption to education in recent history. For the past 18 months, the young and the unprivileged have seen their daily lives upended. Billions have been kept out of school, while others continue struggling to transition to the workplace. WISE 2021 is committed to empowering today’s youth so that together we can build a better future tomorrow. On 8–9 December 2021 WISE will be convening its biennial global summit, which will take place in Doha and virtually, welcoming a worldwide audience.
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused the greatest global disruption since the Second World War, and education has not been spared. It is not enough to build back, we need to build back better. This starts with listening to the concerns and aspirations of the youth: their insights into their own education and their views on the world.
We are talking about a young generation that goes on school strikes to protest the inaction of governments regarding climate change, a generation that uses social media to voice their aspirations for greater social justice and equality, a generation that is globally unsatisfied with its education.
As the world looks hopefully ahead to the end of the pandemic and discusses change, the voices of the young and underprivileged are conspicuously absent from the conversation. It’s time to make things right. It’s time to listen to this generation and fully harness their energy and enthusiasm to address the multiple crises facing our societies, so that together we can reclaim our future. It’s time to unmute!
More details about the program, the speakers and special features of the 2021 edition will soon be shared on the WISE website and on WISE’s social media accounts. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn for regular updates about the Summit.