About GESF

Each year the Global Education & Skills Forum brings together world leaders from the public, private and social sectors and seeks solutions to achieve education, equity and employment for all.

The Forum

Over two days, delegates at the Global Education and Skills Forum share, debate and shape new ways for education to transform our world. The Forum culminates in the awarding of the Global Teacher Prize, which recognises the exceptional work that teachers do around the world.

The Global Education and Skills Forum is an essential platform for collaboration and problem solving, where over 1,500 delegates move from ‘how it should be’ into innovative, multi-stakeholder ‘how do we get there together?’

An initiative of the Varkey Foundation

The Global Education and Skills Forum is an initiative of the Varkey Foundation. The Varkey Foundation believes that every child deserves an inspiring teacher. They are essential to ensuring that every child has a good education. And, by bringing together leaders from the public, private and social sectors at the Global Education and Skills Forum, the Varkey Foundation aims to demonstrate that education is the key to solving global issues. 

Convening public, private and social sectors

Here is who attended in 2018:

 

  • GESF 2016 Highlights Video

     

  • GESF 2017 Highlights Video