Global Innovators 2013

UNESCO-UNEVOC partners with the College of the North Atlantic – Qatar (CNA-Q) for the Global Innovators 2013 conference, taking place on Thursday 4 April to Sunday 7 April 2013 at the Qatar National Convention Centre (QNCC).


With the theme ‘Leading and Learning in Technical and Vocational Education,’ Global Innovators 2013 aims to bring together the world’s leading practitioners in TVET to discuss the global challenges in TVET development placing learners at the centre of the dialogue.

CNA-Q has been a Member of the UNEVOC Network since 2007. By organising the conference, CNA-Q aims to call attention to Qatar’s progress in TVET, and how this focus is helping the country to realise its National Vision 2030 and along with it, the goals of the National Development Strategy.

The three-day conference will touch upon various topics including teaching and learning in technical education, supporting learners in technical institutions, leadership and innovation in technical education, applied research in technical institutions, and counselling in the technical education environment.

In addition, the conference will continue the debates held at Third International TVET Congress and follow-up on agreements made in the Shanghai Consensus.

Matthew B. Crawford, author of the New York Times bestselling book, Shop Class as Soulcraft: An Inquiry into the Value of Work, will speak at the Gala dinner opening the conference. Other speakers throughout the event include Dr Patch Adams, Roger Fisher, Maryellen Weimer, Eric Chester, Mark David Milliron, Brian Little, Bill Lucas, and Guy Claxton, with other educational leaders to be announced in the coming weeks.

For more information on the conference, visit Global Innovators’ website.


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