What can the G20 do to shape a coherent, inclusive and forward-looking educational system? 

The global economy is being transformed by technological advances such as artificial intelligence, advanced manufacturing techniques and technology-enabled platforms, inducing structural shifts in our labour markets. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic will lead to further structural transformations. The education system plays a key role during this transformation. It will support the transition best if the curriculum is coherent across levels and countries, if it forward-looking by conveying required competencies such as creativity and emotional intelligence, and if it is inclusive to all citizens to improve social cohesion. This Global Table will discuss how these goals can be achieved. It will also discuss how global policy responses to the the COVID-19 pandemic threaten the educational system and the effective delivery of education, and what can be done to prepare for the post-crisis period.

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Vision Statement

4+4 Step-Plan towards Impactful and Equitable Education



Andreas Schleicher


James Heckman

University of Chicago


Urvashi Aneja

Tandem Research, India

Alejandra Cardini

CIPPEC, Argentina

Claudia Costin

CIEEP, Brazil

Harald Kayser

Chairman and Senior Partner, PwC Europe

Moderator: Dennis Görlich
Global Solutions Initiative

Vision Statement

İhsan Sabuncuoğlu

Abdullah Gül University

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Angela C. Lyons (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Alessia Zucchetti (Ceibal Foundation), Josephine Kass-Hanna (Saint Joseph University of Beirut), and Cristóbal Cobo (Ceibal Foundation)

It takes more than a village. Effective Early Childhood Development, Education and Care services require competent systems

Mathias Urban (Dublin City University), Alejandra Cardini (CIPPEC), Rita Flórez Romero (Universidad Nacional de Colombia)

Redesigning education landscapes for the future of work: third-space literacies and alternative learning models

Cristóbal Cobo (Fundación Ceibal), Alessia Zucchetti (Fundación Ceibal), Axel Rivas (CIPPEC)

Bridging the EducationWorkforce Divide: Strategies to Meet Ever Changing Needs and Mitigate Future Inequalities

Claudia Costin (Fundación Getulio Vargas), Allan Michel Jales Coutinho (Fundación Getulio Vargas)

Financing Quality and Equitable Education in LATAM

Javier González (SUMMA), Santiago Cueto (GRADE), Alejandra Cardini (CIPPEC), Bárbara Flores (SUMMA)

Transforming education financing for  inclusive, equitable and quality learning outcomes for the 2030/SDG4 Agenda

Kazuhiro Yoshida (Hiroshima University), Yasushi Hirosato (Sophia University), Shinichiro Tanaka (Japan Internacional Cooperation Agency)

Transforming Education towards Equitable Quality Education to Achieve the SDGs

Shinichiro Tanaka (JICA Research Institute), Shimpei Taguchi (JICA Research Institute), Kazuhiro Yoshida (Hiroshima University), Alejandra Cardini (CIPPEC), Nobuko Kayashima (JICA Research Institute), and Hiromichi Morishita (JICA Research Institute)

Early Childhood Development Education and Care: The Future Is What We Build Today

Mathias Urban (Dublin City University), Alejandra Cardini (CIPPEC), Jennifer Guevara (CIPPEC), Lynette Okengo (African Early Childhood Network) and Rita Flórez Romero (Universidad Nacional de Colombia)

Developing National Agendas in Order to Achieve Gender Equality in Education (SDG 4)

Natasha Ridge (Al Qasimi Foundation), Susan Kippels (Al Qasimi Foundation), Alejandra Cardini (CIPPEC), and Joannes Paulus Yimbesalu (Women’s Economic Empowerment)

Teacher Professional Skills: Key Strategies to Advance in Better Learning Opportunities in Latin America

Javier D. González (SUMMA), Dante C. Castillo (SUMMA), Claudia Costin (Getulio Vargas Foundation), and Alejandra Cardini (CIPPEC)

Measuring Transformational Pedagogies across G20 Countries to Achieve Breakthrough Learning: The Case for Collaboration

David Istance (Brookings Institute), Anthony Mackay (National Centeron Education and the Economy) and Rebecca Winthrop (Brookings Institute)

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Toward a G20 Framework for Artificial Intelligence in the Workplace

Paul Twomey (Center for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)

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Dan Ciuriak, Maria Ptashinka (Center for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)

Trust and Data

Paul Vallee (Center for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)

Big Data Analytics Need Standards to Thrive: What Standards Are and Why They Matter

Michel Girard (Center for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)

A Plurilateral “Single Data Area” Is the Solution to Canada’s Data Trilemma

Susan Ariel Aaronson, Patrick Leblond (Center for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)

Data Is a Development Issue

Susan Ariel Aaronson (Center for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)

The Data-driven Economy: Implications for Canada’s Economic Strategy

Dan Ciuriak (Center for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)

Data Is Different: Why the World Needs a New Approach to Governing Cross-border Data Flows

Susan Ariel Aaronson (Center for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)

Rethinking Industrial Policy for the Data-driven Economy

Dan Ciuriak (Center for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)

Implementing a National Data Strategy: The Need for Innovative Public Consultations

Natasha Tusikov, Blayne Haggart (Center for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)

Data Ownership

Teresa Scassa (Center for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)

Open Data Endgame: Countering the Digital Consensus

Bianca Wylie (Center for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)

Who is Responsible When Autonomous Systems Fail?

Madeleine Clare Elish (Center for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)

Artificial Intelligence Policies Must Focus on Impact and Accountability

Amba Kak, Rashida Richardson (Center for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)

Owning Intelligence

Sean McDonald (Center for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)

On Regulating the Software behind Artificial Intelligence

Joanna Bryson (Center for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)

Canada’s Workforce Needs Hybrid Skill Sets, Not Just Automation

Ronald Orol (Center for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)

Artificial Intelligence Needs an Ethics Framework

Daniel Munro (Center for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)

Three Paths Towards Global Governance of Artificial Intelligence

Rohinton Medhora (Center for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)

Ungoverned Space: How Surveillance Capitalism and AI Undermine Democracy

Taylor Owen (Center for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)

How Facial Recognition Technology Permeated Everyday Life

Nikki Gladstone (Center for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)

How Big Data and the Tech Sector Can Help Prepare Us for the Next Pandemic

Michael Cheroff (Center for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)

Protecting the Core of Canadian Values in the Digital Realm

Aaron Shull (Center for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)

The Canadian Mandate: Data Governance for Economic Prosperity

Robert Fay (Center for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)

Coronavirus: A Digital Governance Emergency of International Concern

Sean McDonald (Center for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)

Data Governance or Your Money Back: A Case for Digital Warranties

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What Is Stalling Better Data Governance?

Sean McDonald (Center for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)

Reclaiming Data Trusts

Sean McDonald (Center for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)

Considerations for Canada’s National Data Strategy

Teresa Scassa (Center for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)

Cybersecurity and Privacy in the COVID-19 era

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