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A new generation of changemakers is transforming our world. Who are they? What are they doing? How are they achieving effective and lasting change?

Who is changing the world?

A new generation of change makers is transforming our world. We see change from new and unexpected sources, shaped by new ideas and new voices. The power to influence others no longer lies exclusively in the hands of the business and political elite. 

As prolific advocates they operate in different sectors. But, like many, these change makers are united by a shared purpose - solutions to bring education, equity and employment to all. 

Through the theme of the Global Education and Skills Forum 2019 "Who is changing the world?" delegates will meet those individuals and groups who are achieving prolific change.

Here are some ways to plan time in specialist tracks or move around different tracks throughout the two days at the Global Education and Skills Forum to experience more.



  • The world's best teachers reveal their successful classroom practices.

    The Global Education and Skills Forum brings together the world’s best teachers to share their innovative practices. Join sessions in the Classroom @GESF track to find out what (and who) is really making the difference to the classroom context and student outcomes.

    What's happening in the Classroom @GESF?
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  • Policy leaders share experiences, lessons and expertise.

    The Global Education and Skills Forum brings together those working in (and with) governments to explore complex international education issues. Join sessions in the EduPolicy @GESF track to find out what (and who) is really making the difference to education systems around the world. 

    What's happening in EduPolicy @GESF?
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  • Break-through researchers outline findings on the science of teaching and learning.

    The Global Education and Skills Forum brings together the insights from global education researchers. Join sessions in the Learning Sciences @GESF track (with lead partner Jacobs Foundation) to find out what (and who) is really making the difference to the study of learning. 

    What's happening in Learning Science @GESF?
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  • Leading technologists showcase tomorrow's classrooms.

    The Global Education and Skills Forum brings together the start-ups, technologists, entrepreneurs and funders designing future classrooms, today. Join sessions (including Next Billion Prize pitching) in the Ed Tech Summit @GESF to see what (and who) is transforming learning as we know it.

    What's happening in the Next Billion Ed Tech Summit?
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  • Civil society groups and NGOs share how best to meet SDG4 – a quality education for every child.

    The Global Education and Skills Forum convenes vital parts of the international community in this milestone year. Join sessions in the SDG4 @GESF track to judge what (and who) is accelerating progress against the Sustainable Development Goals.

    What's happening in SDG4 @GESF?
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  • A new generation of changemakers bring new ideas and new voices.

    The Global Education and Skills Forum brings together new and unexpected sources transforming teaching, education policy, philanthropy and technology. Join sessions in the Changemakers @GESF track to find out who (and how) they are challenging the status quo - and encouraging others.

    What's happening in Changemarkers @GESF?
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