Partners & Sponsors

Our sponsors and partners help us to make GESF possible.

The Global Education and Skills Forum relies on the sponsorship and support of our partner organizations.

We’d like to thank them all:

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    featured Partner

    The Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA) is first and foremost a forum for policy dialogue. Established in 1988 as a framework for better coordination among development agencies, it has evolved into a pan-African institution built on a genuine partnership between African ministries of education and training and their technical and external partners

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    Dubai Cares


    Dubai Cares is a UAE-based philanthropic organisation working to improve universal access to quality education for children in developing countries. Launched in September 2007 by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai, Dubai Cares expresses the UAE’s commitment to achieving universal primary education and to promote gender equality.

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    The CBI is the UK's premier business organisation, providing a voice for firms at a regional, national and international level to policymakers. With over 50 years of experience, they provide members with the influence, insight and access they need to plan ahead with confidence and grow. The CBI speaks on behalf of 190,000 businesses of all sizes and sectors, who together employ nearly 7 million people. With 13 offices around the UK as well as representation in Brussels, Washington, Beijing and Delhi, the CBI communicates the British business voice around the world.

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    Education International


    Education International represents organisations of teachers and other education employees across the globe. It is the world’s largest federation of unions, representing thirty million education employees in about four hundred organisations in one hundred and seventy countries and territories, across the globe.

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    African Development Bank


    The African Development Bank is a multilateral development finance institution. Their mission is to fight poverty and improve living conditions on the African continent through promoting the investment of public and private capital in projects and programs that are likely to contribute to the economic and social development of the region. They are a financial provider to African governments and private companies investing in the regional member countries

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    Junior Achievement (JA)


    As one of the world’s largest youth-serving NGOs, JA Worldwide activates youth for the future of jobs. Through the delivery of cutting-edge, experiential learning in financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship, we create pathways for employability and job creation. Each year, our network of over 465,000 volunteers serves more than 10 million students in over 100 countries.

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    TES is dedicated to supporting the world’s teachers. They aim to enable great teaching by helping educators to find the tools and technology they need to excel and by supporting them throughout their career and professional development. TES is home to the world’s largest online community of teachers, with 7.9 million registered users. They are the foremost education news, analysis and opinion site for teachers, school leaders and other educators, delivered through a global family of news sites, blogs, apps, podcasts and the world's longest-running education magazine.

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    Teach For All


    Teach For All is a global network of 46 independent, locally led and governed partner organizations and a global organization that works to accelerate the progress of the network. Each network partner recruits and develops promising future leaders to teach in their nations’ high-need schools and communities and, with this foundation, to work with others, inside and outside of education, to ensure all children are able to fulfill their potential. Teach For All’s global organization works to increase the network’s impact by capturing and spreading learning, facilitating connections among partners, accessing global resources, and fostering the leadership development of partner staff, teachers, and alumni.

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    The UCL Institute of Education (IOE) is the education school of University College London. It specialises in postgraduate study and research in the field of education and is one of UCL's 11 constituent faculties. The IOE is ranked first in the world for education in the QS World University Rankings, and has been so every year since 2014.The IOE is the largest education research body in the United Kingdom.

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    The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization is a specialised agency of the United Nations (UN), created with the firm belief of nations that political and economic agreements are not enough to build a lasting peace. Peace must be established on the basis of humanity’s moral and intellectual solidarity. UNESCO strives to build networks among nations that enable this kind of solidarity, by: mobilizing for education, building intercultural understanding, pursuing scientific cooperation and protecting freedom of expression.

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    MIT Solve


    Identifying the best solutions to specific, actionable challenges through open innovation. Building and convening a community of leaders and changemakers committed to partnering together to pilot and implement these solutions.

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    Inter-American Development Bank


    The IDB is the main source of multilateral financing in Latin America and the Caribbean. It provides solutions to development challenges and support in the key areas of the region. Through financial and technical support for countries working to reduce poverty and inequality, they help improve health and education, and advance infrastructure.

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    Harvard Graduate School Of Education


    Founded in 1920, the Harvard Graduate School of Education is an exceptional and collaborative community of faculty, students, and alumni dedicated to improving lives and expanding opportunities through the comprehensive study and effective practice of education. Through master’s degree, doctoral degree, and professional education programs, HGSE cultivates innovative leaders and entrepreneurs, explores the most important questions in education, and shares exciting ideas and best practices with the world.

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    The Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA)


    The Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) is the educational quality assurance and regulatory authority of the Government of Dubai, United Arab Emirates. KHDA oversees the private education sector, including early childhood centres, schools, higher education providers, and training institutes. They aim to develop the education and human resource sectors in the emirate to the level of international standards and best practice.