WISE Qatar: Changing Societies, Changing Education
The global competitive environment today brings increasing pressure to demonstrate any sort of return on investment. An organization’s primary assets are its human capital the nurturing of which is key to any company’s improvement, profitability, and therefore growth.
Education is the most important factor that helps turning people’s ideas to action and is the subject of focus at the World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) held in Doha. WISE is an initiative of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development, launched in 2009 under the wing of Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser.
Taking place this year from November 1-3 in Doha, the Summit brings to the forefront the role of education in addressing social, economic, political and sustainable development challenges in today’s world.
The theme for this year’s forum is “Changing Societies, Changing Education” and is aimed at being a platform for those in educational roles to collaborate. A total of 60 sessions will be held with 150 speakers at the Summit and over 1,000 delegates are expected to attend.
Speakers include academics, policy makers, private sector representatives, NGOs and associations, and the arts community from over 40 countries. Wayne Davies , GE HR Director for the Middle East, North Africa & Turkey, joined a panel at the summit highlighting the importance of human capital, leadership and women’s empowerment.
Launched in 2009, WISE now has a community of 9,000 innovators and doers in education from over 120 countries. The summit allows for interactions between the WISE community on social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook and Linkedin, which also allow those interested to interact with the Summit’s speakers and sessions from the comfort of their homes.