Role of Education Systems, Training and Scientific Research in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs2030) and those of the Agenda 2063 for Africa.
Vera El Khoury Lacoeuilhe is a Lebanese-born diplomat and lecturer in international law. She is currently an advisor to the Lebanese Ministry of Culture and member of the “Independent Team of Advisors” (ITA) set up by the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). She is a lecturer in International Law at the Sorbonne School of Law in Paris.
Aaron Benavot is a global education policy analyst currently working as the director Education for All Global Monitoring Report. Benavot has served as co-editor of the Comparative Education Review from 2009 to 2012 and currently serves on the advisory boards of number of journals. Benavot has also worked as a Senior Policy Analyst for the UNESCO Education for All Global Monitoring Report between 2005 and 2009. In 2014, he joined the report team as the director.
Jos Eussen currently works at the International Centre for Integrated Assessment & Sustainable Development, Maastricht University. Jos does research in Education for Sustainable Development, focussing on the creation of (regional) alliances of Industry, Schools, Science and Governmental bodies that together enable learning processes for youth (ap. age 14-22). The learning envisioned and successfully tested in practice is AAAA - Any time, Any place, with Anybody, through Any device - on themes that will 'make or break' their and our common future (Water, Food, Energy, etc.) . Supporting fields are Teacher Education, Teaching Methods, Educational Leadership and ESD-based-CSR ©. The concept and (evidence based research project) is named 'The OPEDUCA Project'.
Ambalika Dogra, born and brought up in Chandigarh, India. She has studied Ph.D in Educational Technology from Panjab University, Chandigarh. At present, she is acting as an author, assistant professor at Chandigarh University, and an Edupreneur. Her great passion is to bring innovations and transformation in teaching, learning, and preparing students and educators for the era of 21st century learning by employing a blend of strong pedagogical framework and digital technology.
Mr. Juhani Anttila served as the Chief Executive Officer of Ascom Holding AG and Ascom Group from January 1, 2003 to May 31,2004. Mr. Anttila served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Swisslog Holding AG from January 1996 to 2002. He served as a Member of the Executive Board of Nokia Consumer Electronics Division from 1989 to 1995. He served as Chairman of the Executive Board of Nokia (Deutschland) GmbH, from 1990 to 1995. Mr. Anttila served as Managing Director of Nokia GmbH in Zurich from 1985 to 1988. He served as the Chairman of Ascom Holding AG since May 14, 2002 until April 19, 2017 and served as its Director since 2001 until April 19, 2017. He serves as a Director of Actelion Pharmaceuticals Ltd., and Sports Club Stockholm. From 1990 to 1995, he served as the Chairman of the Supervisory Board at Nokia (Deutschland) GmbH in Pforzheim, Germany. He served as a Director of Actelion Ltd until June 16, 2017.
Fernando Galán is policy & project officer at EURASHE. Within the secretariat he is working on projects and coordinating the quality assurance related activities. He is also a participant in EURASHE’s working group on quality of higher education. Before joining EURASHE he has been president of the European Students’ Union (2015-2016) and has served previously also as vice-president and as member of ESU’s Executive Committee. Since he began his university education as medical student at the University of Cantabria (Santander, Spain) he has been involved at different levels of student representation, both on national and institutional level. He has also been Erasmus student at the Università Degli Studi di Bari (Bari, Italy) and participated in several international student exchanges. Fernando has been a member of the governance bodies of the European Higher Education Area / Bologna Process, and different experts’ groups of the European Union, Council of Europe, UNESCO and OECD among others. He has contributed to important European level policy positions in the field of higher education, such as the Bucharest and the Yerevan European Higher Education Area Ministerial Communiqués, the European Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance in the Higher Education Area (ESG 2015) and other EU initiatives, as well as UNESCO’s & Council of Europe’s work on recognition of qualifications.