Global Crises & Disruptions: The Need for a New Generation of HEIs

The Covid-19 global pandemic has affected the world on many levels and exacerbated the different crises and disruptions that Higher Education has been facing for several decades. Initially, the pandemic triggered immediate reactions from Higher Educations Institutions (HEIs), such as a transition to distance learning, online methods as well as job placements, internship and mobility programs in virtual environments. It is now essential for G20 leaders to focus on mid- and long-term measures that trigger fundamental changes in educational systems in order to provide solutions to key global issues such as the widening skill mismatch and increasing unemployment.

This Global Table will discuss the need for change in existing Higher Education systems, as well as new ideas and suggestions of concrete and implementable educational policies, approaches and models to make Higher Education more relevant, flexible, inclusive, equitable and capable of preparing the new generations for the many global challenges awaiting them.

Solution Sessions
Global Crises & Disruptions: The Need for a New Generation of HEIs
Policy Briefs
Women in global care chains: The need to tackle intersecting inequalities in G20 countries
Alejandro Biondi - CIPPEC, Amm Quamruzzaman - University of California Berkeley, Asma Bahurmoz - King Abdulaziz University, Florencia Caro Sachetti - Centro de Implementación de Políticas Públicas para la Equidad y el Crecimiento, (CIPPEC), Margo Thomas - Women’s Economic Imperative, Marija Babovic - University of Belgrade, Peter Abrahamson - University of Copenhagen
Assessing the wellbeing impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic and three policy types: Suppression, control, and uncontrolled spread
Alex Voorhoeve - London School of Economics and Political Science, James Hammitt - Harvard University, Maddalena Ferranna - Harvard School of Public Health, Marc Fleurbaey - Princeton University, Matthew Adler - Duke University, Richard Bradley - London School of Economics and Political Science
“Smart” decentralization: Accountability and community development through urban self-governance
Charles R. Hankla - Georgia State University, Faris Abuzeid - Aeon Collective
Building global citizenship through global basic income and progressive global taxation
Fernando Filgueira - CIPPEC Argentina , Gianluca Grimalda - Kiel Institute for the World Economy, Marc Fleurbaey - Princeton University, Rubén Lo Vuolo - Interdisciplinary Centre for the Study of Public Policies
Upscaling community-based early childhood programmes to counter inequality and foster social cohesion during global uncertainty
Alejandra Cardini - CIPPEC, Claudia Costin - Center for Innovation and Excellence in Education Policies, Dwi Priyono - South East Asian Ministers of Education Organization / Regional Centre for Early Childhood Care, Education and Parenting (SEAMEO CECCEP), Jennifer Guevara - Dublin City University, Early Childhood Research Centre, Lynette Okengo - AfECN, African Early Childhood Network, Mathias Urban - Dublin City University, Early Childhood Research Centre, Rita Flórez Romero - Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Grupo de Investigación Cognición y Lenguaje en la Infancia
Recoupling economic and social prosperity
Katharina Lima de Miranda - Global Challenges Center, Social and Behavioral Approaches to Global Problems, Kiel Institute for the World Economy, Dennis Snower - Global Solutions Initiative
Enabling youth to create jobs instead of searching for jobs: Labor market-friendly incubators
Abdullatif A. Almunifi - Qassim University, Saud Almutairi - Qassim University
Properly adressing informality in the arab world: Nature, severity, and possible solutions
Abla Abdel-Latif - Egyptian Center for Economic Studies (ECES), Ahmed Dawoud - ECES
Governing diagnostics: Covid-19 and the G20
Juergen Braunstein - Harvard Kennedy School, Sachin Silva - Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Fiscal sustainability and social cohesion in the face of demographic change
Chul Ju Kim - Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI), Cian Mulligan - King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC), Karen Young - American Enterprise Institute, Pitchaya Sirivunnabood - Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI), Sara Lechtenberg-Kasten - King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC), Yong Jun Baek - Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI)
The Socioeconomics of Pandemics Policy
Dennis Snower - Global Solutions Initiative
Recoupling Economic and Social Progress
Dennis Snower - Global Solutions Initiative, Katharina Lima de Miranda - Global Challenges Center, Social and Behavioral Approaches to Global Problems, Kiel Institute for the World Economy

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