The Right to Education for All – Joint EAA-Georgetown University event

Sheikha Moza bint
Nasser of Qatar . Sheikha Moza bint
Nasser guitar Qatar and during this
gathering the government will
have the opportunity to take the copperheads of look
at global opportunities for progress toward
sustainable develop my goals several United
Nations 40,000 . One of these goals will be to ensure quality education for everyone around
the world. This gathering is a wonderful
opportunity for discussion will take a moment to
join our panelist on stage and begin
our conversation. I just put this year. We are so grateful
to have you here and to be having
this conversation. The first, from York screens
over these years wise it so important to have etiquette, and
why we fail to address this?>>First off I am excited
to be back in Georgetown, thank you. A few months ago we celebrated the first academic convocations and also, I would like
to thank this opportunity for accepting
other students , unfortunately here education was
interrupted because of the
restrictions enforced on her by her neighbouring
countries. They intervened
immediately and accept her as a Joya . This is enlightenment in alignment with your
ethics and values. Unfortunately, education
is the first victim when it comes to
provision of services during war. The thing is that, we
are here in Georgetown , and we all believe in
the power of education , education that provides
the skills necessary to human
development and provides economic
opportunities that is essential
for economic growth for people and for
their countries. Education also
encourages positive behaviours and for all these
reasons I think it is even more important to have education during
conflict time and post conflict. Education provides
a sense of normalcy of continuity,
of sustainability , and of hope. Education predicts
young minds from indoctrination in the school
environment provides social support. But social support
is necessary to alleviate some
symptoms of trauma so education is very important for
post-conflict time. These young educated
leaders will come back
to their country to a side of violence,
to rebuild their countries and redesign new
sets of values to promote social
contracts. We saw that happening
in Somalia , I had the chance to
meet the Somali prime minister and he himself
was a refugee. All refugees, they are lucky to
receive education and they went
back to Somalia to support the nation. Unfortunately, not
everyone has that opportunity. I have seen Syrian
children of 14, 15 years old who cannot read or
write, even their names. I would say that
the institution can be applicable to
children in Libya, and Yemen, so the number that use
mentioned, 750 million adults – – the entire nation would
lack basic skills needed if we do not intervene
and protect education>>Your Highness we have touched on
millions of people around the world today
facing basic barriers to education, the scale of
the problem is immense and for many, it could
seem insurmountable.>>Look beyond a protected
occasion?>>This is a very
good question , policymakers can privatize access to education and world leaders
must be responsible for holding the gate holders to
education responsible . We cannot wait, we have to act
innovatively Marie must be thinking
of the problem and how to solve it and we see this kind of
innovation all the time and the private sectors. The return on
investments. Why not bring this kind
of creative thinking to education? To education during
conflict times, to address these challenges? Maybe to rethink
education during time of conflict there may be
a better way, the online and
digital learning which I think is a significant
breakthrough for education through
technology and is supported
occasion at all times. I think innovation is
not just about technology , Forex Apple, here at
universities such as Georgetown we need to support
research to provide deep knowledge on how to
do this in a new way. We do not necessarily
have answers, but we are here, and Georgetown
has knowledge and innovation, maybe we do. We should define and develop and
put in motion new approaches to this
problem, why not?>>Thank you. There are many
approaches that we can take to fostering sustainable peace and
global security, the one thing emerges and that
is the importance of ensuring that women are
empowered citizens in our global community . In your experience, the Georgian Institute, why is it so difficult to empower young women
in the developing world, and why is it so
important to close this gap?>>Thank you, and welcome
to your highness, I’m trying to think it
was 15, 16 years ago that I first heard Her
Highness speak at the United Nations and she took on this
challenge, education for all. It has, over the
years, developed with a level of
commitment and passion that I think is just
extraordinary. It is wonderful that you are putting
all your talents and resources to this cause. You are an extraordinary
leader, particularly for leaders in conflict areas,
she is a physician , who has done yeoman’s
work in her native Libya , which is a tough
challenge. To your question,
jacket, education for all is all , boys and girls,
men and women. We see today the
good news story , and there is
some good news, is that the gap is
closing, particularly from primary education
tween boys and girls , it is something like
two thirds closed. The reality is that we
still have a long way to go , and particularly this
primary education challenges focused
on certain areas of sub-Saharan Africa,
the Middle East, and Asia, where there is
still the largest gaps in primary education and gaps between
boys and girls. You know, educating a girl , and I worked with Larry
Summers over the years, I think it was back in
the 80s when he was an economist at the World
Bank and he did one of the definitive studies on
why to educate a girl, which sounds like a
no-brainer right? The reality is still
a tough challenge. To this day, the data
has just grown exponentially as to why
this is the most, or one of the most effective
returns on investment and development. Yet, you have one and 1/2
times more girls out of school than in school,
despite the fact that the data shows a sharp decline in infant and maternal
mortality when a girl is educated, you have better
nutrition standards, for her and her
eventual family, and you have
income go up for every year that
she is school , her prospects
are stronger and that was into the
society and the economy of her country. You have so many reasons why it is known to be one of the most
effective tools and when she
comes to have , becomes an adult she does not marry
early, she postpones that in spaces for
children more. It is a strong
developmental importance to countries
to move or the need to go. Now, what are
the barriers? There are a lot
of barriers. One of them clearly is the cost . Parents cannot afford, even when it is a token
cost comparatively, to send their girls
to school and are all kinds
of incentives today that I think are showing
good results, conditional cash
transfers , where the money has to
go to send your children to school, your daughter
especially. Efforts to provide
food, bags of flour, incentives that will say to a parent ” I now have the power to
make this possible for my child”. There is a bigger
constraint, and this goes to the constraint in
conflict areas as well, and that is the cultural
constraint. The fact that, into many
families, still, the girl is not to be
educated, she is to stay home and take care of the
family chores and her siblings, and the boy if
he gets an education he gets the education,
and you see the sun preference to even playing out and skewing
demographics in a number of countries. We have to deal with
this cultural issue. I did a project a
couple of years ago were one of the big
challenges, today was child marriage. 37 girls every day are
coerced into child marriage. That life is snuffed
out, the IRC did a big study on refugee girls and will be found in
Syrian refugee girls is that child marriage problem is enormous. The fathers want to
protect their girls, and they think one way
to protect them is to put them in this
marriage, to protect the girl’s life. Incentives like
deeding an animal to the girl and her name
but for the use of her family, and in
many places now where the parent,
usually the father, wants his girl to
be out of the house and have someone else
taking care of for, there was a case I saw where the girl said, “My
dad wanted me to leave school . I did not want to leave
school, it was the most extraordinary thing
happening in my life, I loved it and I saw a
future.” They went back and forth, arguing, and finally in
desperation, she said “If I go, the goat goes ” , And he said that was
for the family, and she said “No, it is
in my name.” There are all kinds of
ways that experts are working to figure out how
to keep girls in school despite the cultural
constraints, and sometimes the misguided
religious interpretation of why they should
not be in school. In terms of that piece,
I often wonder why a girl with a book
is still threatening. Look at Bo Co. around and what it is about,
and with the Taliban and did when they were
ruling Afghanistan. People were taking
bullets just to go to school. We have to understand
these family’s cultural inhibitions but also buttress
these problems. There is also a host
of practical issues. Safe transportation, the
distance, you cannot have girls walking, the violence they are
causally surrounded by an school, and in their
homes, going to school. Yes, it is critically
important. Yes, there are
significant barriers that need to
be addressed.>>What about the
stakeholders? Those who have the
capacity to improve reader equity regarding
education for women and girls, what can
be done to ensure equity in education
as part of our global dialogue when it comes to
conflict and post-conflict issues?>>I think Her Highness
has been an extraordinary voice on
this, because she, just minutes ago, reminded us
that everybody has a role in this. We think it is
government’s responsibility, the
multilateral’s are involved, the experts are
involved, the obvious people who need
to be at the table and need to
focus on this more significantly
as a priority. There are other parties
that I think are also important. One is religious leaders, particularly in some
significant context, Afghanistan has been a
very hard place riddled by conflict , a war that has
gone on for … America’s longest
word this point. Girls being deprived
of education is seen as one of the
things that has to change if that countries
ever to become stable with a better future. There is a woman, not
unique in this respect, who was trying to get
girls to be educated in Afghanistan to
build schools . Where did she go? She went to the imams . She said I want the
school to be in the courtyard, nearby,
protective . They challenge her, and
said “This is against our religion.” She had a battered
copy of the car on , and showed them that
was not against the religion. Today those schools are
still standing and providing education. Fathers, men, are
absolute critical to change this dynamic. I was on a panel and it was extraordinary
to watch the impact that a man had speaking
to these values. I would also like to
point out, as her highness did, the
private sector. We have done
case studies at the Institute focused
on, for example, will countries are doing
in northern Nigeria which is a battle zone
in many ways, to keep girls in school and
ensure that they get into the value chains
and find employment. Increasingly, companies,
just last week in the United States, had the
business Roundtable and see that their goal
is not just to their shareholders, which is
important, but a shared responsibility for
the first time of these sustainable
development goals. Collaborations,
private-sector collaborations, we have to look at this in a way that
is innovative where we really do
think more creatively about where the
competencies, where are the resources, and how
can we work better together?>>Thank you. In introducing the
panel, I mentioned that you are a high-level
Commissioner health and employment
growth. And you also serve and as Ambassador Revere
said, are trained as a medical doctor. Can you talk to health
care access, and education access, and the
intersection there?>>I think it is a very
important point, as in Bassett or Revere was
saying, to be aware of the challenges. The intersection alley of
the solutions as well. One of the greatest
things that we have seen in the past 40 to 50
years, our interpretation of a
security threat has widened significantly. Pre-Cold War, during
the Cold War, we very much believe
that ceric curative threats were military , and in the past 15 to
20 years we have seen emergence in the space,
where you’re talking about global pandemics,
migration, climate change, that multiplier. We’re talking about
all these things is a fundamental reality
of how we experience correction our countries. The primary challenges,
we are still looking at the solutions in
a very myopic way. We still approach those
with a traditional understanding
of security. One of the things that
we have not talked about, that he think is
very important, is to overemphasize that
ultimately, education is about power. It does come down
to a peace building infrastructure, it is
part of a peace building infrastructure that you
need for a country to maintain and sustain
economic and political power. We know that
statistically, empirically, we know
that education and healthcare are the most
likely causes of health– long-term stability. Not arms sales, education and
healthcare. We know the edgy
occasion impacts on a girls health, and another one of the
most practical things that we can start doing
today to reverse climate change or woman’s health
and girls education. The relation is strong,
and a lot of corporations know that,
and they incentivize their employees
working out, because it will become
more aware, more alert, more excited about
getting things done. The relationship between
healthcare and having a stable, dignified
life are clear. Where education becomes
really important, and I’m so glad I’m sitting
next to these two incredible women, both
have done so much work in this space, we look at women’s peace
and security, and the inclusion of women in
peace billing, a huge part of that has been
driven by political narratives of peace and
security, and focusing on gross education. The very same time, we have elements they
claim feminist foreign policies, but contribute
to a global arms race, and can contribute to a
lot of insecurity that we have in the world. We need to start doing,
I think, is not only inviting more people to
the table, but keeping people accountable. If you look at a country
in conflict, can you see the infrastructure for
health doesn’t exist? If we are talking about
girls going to school and young men having
opportunities and all of that to recognize that
we actually need mental health support, to
sniffing a degree, to be able to support
that change ? They can’t be bringing in
organizations, having the international
community focused on this country for one to
two years, and then everybody leaves. That allows for a lot of
these extremist groups and a lot of the local
challenges to really amplify. It is important to ask
what infrastructure exists . There only one group
of people to stay in conflict, and those of
the people that have to. People can leave, people
with alternative opportunities, a lot of
international developing workers, governments,
I do not tend to stay. We know for a fact that
when women are involved, particularly mothers
and teachers, doctors, we see the significant
change in the security of that community. How are we amplifying
local leaders? How are we calling
on them to architect projects? I sit on the board
for an education organization, and years ago an international
NGO came in and said they wanted
to educate 2000 girls. I said “Libya has a very
high literacy rate, the girls are in school,
education is not the issue.” I think we need to
direct that money to something that will help
the community a lot more, and support
education long term. No, no, no, our goal is
to educate 2000 girls, that is what we need. I brought in a lot of
mothers from the community , and they mentioned that
they would like things like better sanitation
in the schools, infrastructural support. The NGO said that was
not with her budget was four, the will go find
another NGO to work on it with them. That is an example of
how we are copying and pasting solutions,
without looking that if- fundamentally looking
at education is a priority, if we are
looking at is an important, as fundamentally as
we should be, and recognizing the power
that it has, and really amplifying
and sustaining a society than we have to be
looking at the local challenges. Every country is
different, every region is different, we are talking a lot
about international conflict but we don’t
need to go that far. There are parts of the
United States where we are seeing significant
impact on education. Where we know first-hand,
and those immunity’s – – communities, – – and very intersectional,
the time when our political vision is often
very sideload and isolated. I always called it a
triangle, healthcare, education, gender
equality. We have seen,
statistically, is that if we get the building
blocks of healthcare and education you impact every other
sustainable development goal to a significant
degree. From sustainable cities,
to climate change. If you are looking
at partnerships, poverty, things like food supply. If we are able
to actively activate communities
through education and ensure that they
are self resourced, they are capable of
actually meeting the needs of their local
community, more than that, we talk about
part of her job being giving the economic
argument for education. If we educate girls, that is greater than the
economy of China and India combined. That is one of our
great questions . It will make your
corporation more successful, a great
example is unit lever which put woman at the
highest levels and notice significant
return. The challenges here, I
don’t think that should have to be her argument. I think we should
fundamentally be able to say is that without
education, the same we all have the opportunity
to sit at Georgetown, because we have been
given those opportunities to life to
life, it should not to be perverted– it should
not have to be a privilege need to allow for
everything person to live a dignified life. Every single person is
deserving of a dignified life. If we are not sintering
on the importance of education and healthcare in saying that you
deserve the right to have your own independent
ability to understand the world and interpret
and participate in it, and it is very difficult
for us to go to a young student or young kid
and asked him to be biblically active. Or ask them to engage
in economic growth. We do not feel any
of that ownership. It is not something we
are equally invested in. I think the reason that
I so fundamentally believe in the sustainable
develop my goals, is because I believe that
every person is deserving of a dignified
life, because I think education is the ultimate
key to that. If you ask anybody who
has achieved great success in life, they
will further their teacher, or the education
that they received, or in school
I learned this. I have 10 brothers
and sisters, yes everyone is giving
prayers to my mother, good job. But out of my 10
brothers and sisters, people asked, and they often ask
this in my own local community, why I left
and what I believe in. Why am so committed to etc. it all comes back to my
mom, who was a child bride, and he was so
fundamentally committed to education. That was it for her. She saw everyone who was
able to get out of bad situation was able
to get out of there because of their degree because they learned
from reading books, and she , her and my father
always pointed to the fact that when you look
at authoritarian regimes, or regimes
attempting to own and control the
population, the first thing the throat
is the books. They attacked the
schools, and there throughout the books . Education is dangerous
to a lot of authoritarians. We have to look at
that in the same way, a checkbox– we look at education as
a checkbox exercise and we have to see it as
essential to our agenda. The front thank you>>thank you we opened up the
opportunity for people to post questions . I will go to
her audience. This is first a
question, to our highness, from a student at our school . What motivated you to
take on the initiative of educating millions
of children around the world, and how would you
describe it successes?>>Thank you for
the question. I have an education, I know that everyone
else here has the same faith, and we set the goal for
all of ourselves to reach out to 10
million children that were out
of schools. The timeframe was
between 5 to 6 years and we were able to
achieve our goal in six years. We can note our
achievements, but success, I do not know if we would counted is
that, because we still have 65 million children
out there that need our support. We need to not be
complacent with our achievements and try to
exert ourselves more and reach out
to more children and do it that way. I think this would
summarize the whole journey of the past few
years, the past 15 years was it?>>Thank you . Another question for you,
from a graduate student , who asks “If you could highlight
one key lesson learned supporting the education
of children in conflict zones, what would it be?”>>It is difficult to
highlight one lesson , but I would say that
one lesson I learned myself throughout
this journey, the most important
lesson that I learned myself is that there is no “One-size-fits-all” , There are different
situations, different countries, different
dynamics and especially around
education and conflict time there are economic
barriers , political barriers
as well. We need to be creative when it comes to these
different situations. We were, and away,
selective and our approach and by this I mean that we took certain models
from success stories and try to compose them in a way that could
be implemented and applicable to
different situations. Imams, clerics , one of the elements
that we tried to work with, Tilden, parents, economic barrier is one of the
important elements here and I think that we should not look at the situation
of early education by economic elements,
but unfortunately , people need to
see big figures, situations want to see
a return on their GPs. Sometimes, to
deal with this , and to deal with these
people in a different way , and away they can
convince them to engage in this
conversation. It is very important
to understand the situations in
different dynamics and different
communications for different situations. I want to say something
very important as well, that partnerships
are very important, collaboration is very
important, we cannot do that alone. We need collaborative
efforts and we have done this
with partners from different kinds of
locations, institutions , I do believe it’s
multisector approach with different
foundations that specialize in
different sectors like health, sanitation,
energy, and with this kind
of collaboration and partnerships we are able to achieve
not just our goals , but to accelerate
the process.>>Thank you, thank
you very much. This is an audience
question for the two of you : we have a number of
questions focused on the important elements of
education overall, for example how does it
include vocational training, addressing
cultural competency, focus on special
education, differences between primary and
secondary education, education for refugees. Can you describe how we
can ensure an inclusive approach to education
for all?>>Well, this is one of
those very challenging areas because as Her Highness
just said , we need different kinds
of approaches and different kinds
of circumstances based on the individual where he or she
find yourself. It is all of the above . It is very interesting
when talking about sustainable development
goals , and the goal and
education, is about equality, equity, and it is about
inclusion. It is about lifelong
learning which I think is
very interesting, of the work
was being done to propel this goal that was including all
of the things, and then some, that you mentioned. When you look at
all of these goals, and this is
no exception, have targets where we
need to go, and indicators that are going
to show us that we are getting there. The targets are
multifaceted targets. Primary and secondary , vocational skills
development , that hold basket of knowledge and tools to be able to hold a job have a better future. It includes the
cultural aspects, you think, again your highness, you
have talked about this concept of civic
education, global education, which is
important in human rights. Education for peace. The importance of
cultures, and how all of that plays together. Issues having to do with the training of teachers and the availability
of resources for tertiary education . It is a very very copperheads a view
of education, and we have the
indicators to tell us where we are going , and it is a very
big challenge. Conflict, refugees,
people with disabilities , what do we need
to be doing to our infrastructure to ensure
that they are not only able to be educated
as they deserve to be , and that the education
is available to them. I think government has
a responsibility, and we have to work harder to ensure that
governments are fulfilling the
responsible use. A lot of it has to
do with priorities. Do they see this
as a priority? Are they budgeting
accordingly? Are there budgets
representing that they see this as a value
for their societies and where they want
those societies to go. Are they working , collaboratively, and
in coordination with multilateral’s, NGOs, the private sector? To get there , we really have to get
there comprehensively . Different emphases
in different places , but it is holistic. We also need to
understand that we have to unleash this sense
of prioritize Asian — prioritize Asian – – prioritize Asian and about investment,
accountability, why is this happening? The other SDG five,
which is gender equality and how critical that
is to this education piece, and we talked
about that. And 17, which
is partnerships. That is an extraordinary
reflection of how the United
Nations has moved in many respects that it is not
just we alone , but a more holistic way that various players
across society have to be focused on
these issues. And has to be very
passionate about each person, and their human
dignity, and what has to be required. Fundamentally, I could
not agree more. The reality is, when
you are in government, you have to find those
ways to persuade your peers that those are
investments they have to make. I will tell you that
self-interest is the driving consideration. What is it going to
do for me to be more effective in my job, so we have to say “It
is not just the right thing to do. It is absolutely the
right thing to do. But it is the smart
thing to do”. That does more to move
societies, regret to say, than anything else. Or the right thing.>>Believe me I know, but
we are not just saying here is that the economic
growth to certain countries, by working on education
in the country, is not necessarily
appealing . One countries and his or not necessarily
in others. If you know this, it
will lead to economic development and
sustainability for this country, and they will
have more regional power. It is much less likely
that countries will mobilize to move and
support that community. It goes both ways. One thing that I think
is incredibly important, and we are looking at the
intersection analogy response, is accountability. Because my brain does
this, I am going to take you to a medical
question. When you comes in with when a patient comes in
with an infection on their arm , if you are a doctor
you are not allowed to answer, what is the first
thing you would do. What would you do? As a medical doctor,
patient comes in with an infection. Antibiotics? We want to treat
the body? No, feel free, just
the doctors. Are excluded . Honestly, guys, I would not want to come
to any of you with an infection. OK, so a history, when the patient comes
in with an infection, and if you’re going to
your doctor, they will ask you some pretty
fundamental questions. When did this happen? How did this happen? If they are doctor, it
will take a culture, so they can give you
the right antibiotics. If they are an excellent
doctor, they are going to do bride . They will pick out the
infection bit by bit so it does not get
into your bones. What does that do? It will prevent you from
coming back and needing amputation. What does this have
to do with education? I am getting there.>>Some of us are less able
to talk about these infections.>>I think it is so
incredibly important, because medicine,
and away separates the subjective
nature from the objective. The objective is to make
sure the patient is OK in the long term. In that effort, you will sometimes do
the most expensive, most time intensive, most
experts thing. However, you will get
to the root of the problem. You will not, as a
doctor, but a bandage on it and tell the person
to come back in three weeks. You know that in the long
run, they will lose an arm, it will cost more . Unfortunately, we are
experts at the band aid solution. There is a conflict and
kids are out of school? Let’s build the tents
but we still have funding for it. Look at this again
in two years. We very rarely say “How did this happen?” Are we keeping ourselves
accountable? Hundred 93 countries
have signed on to the sustainable develop
goals. That means there is
a fundamental global agreement on the
importance of peace building, strong
institutions, healthcare, education. If we notice that these
protracted conflicts, we are losing not one but three or four
generations then how are we holding
ourselves accountable. Are we really seeking
a history? Are we treating this
like we would’ve an antibiotic? Are we looking at the
more general challenges that exist? Unfortunately,
we often don’t. It is very difficult
to ask the question on people with disabilities,
and mental health, it is very difficult. It is, because when you
do Band-Aid solutions, you do the least
that you can do. He can go in and say, we
are going to give you education, arithmetic,
reading, they sure that you are literate. He rarely do we go when
with the resources to ensure mental health, talk about reproductive
rights, talk about disabilities. Very rarely do you even
have the ecosystem and expertise in the local
community to do that. It does come down to
accountability and prioritize Asian – – prioritizing . People will go through
12 years of school , and the same way, if
you were a patient going in with a traumatic
experience, you would hope that the
doctor would give you a medical treatment, but
also refer you to a psychologist, help your
family through that support, that same
holistic approach that we give each other in
medicine, we need to be able to give
an education. We need to be able to
say that we do not just treat the person, but
treat the problem.>>Thank you, I would
now like to invite our panelists to offer some
closing reflections. We will start with
Ambassador Rivera,>>I think if you are
listening to this, you would rightly conclude
that this is a very challenging topic. It has to be played out
and addressed in so many different ways with
levels of expertise and commitment. I want to end where it
began, with what Her Highness said about conflict affected
areas, fragile states, refugees . Today we have more
displaced people, either internally displaced,
or is refugees, than at any point during
recorded history. This is a humongous
problem. We see that the way
this is playing out, governments are being
affected, stresses are being imposed, but we are not really
in the process of thinking very much
about education. The fact that five times less likely is
it that a child , or an adolescent in a conflict is going
to get an education. Think about his or her
life, having to move in flight, adding to find
a place to be settled, and then usually it is
in a host country that itself is a developing
country, and does not have the resources for its own people in
the way it would like, and now has another, larger
number of people that it needs
to address. Today, we are going to
see more and more , I cannot call them
climate refugees because the term refugee is not
really incorporating those who are displaced
by virtue of what the climate consequences are. We do not even have
a way to address what is going to happen
with these displaced people , under international
law or international humanitarian law , but more being
displaced as lakes or drying up . As we see these
consequences, we are going to see more
displacement. We might not call them
conflicts, or wars, but we are going to see
massive numbers of people moving. How are we going
to address this? How are we going to
incorporate this? Lastly, I would just add
that with the Institute focused in many respects on adolescent girls
in these contests – – contact . Their challenges are
really significant. We have to understand that this issue is
forward reaching to understand that they
need to have their psychosocial challenges
addressed, they need to be able
to be kept safe, because of all of the
different kinds of violence around them. They also need
to be skilled and get the tools to be able to
move forward because it is going to
be critical to rebuilding their
countries. In that context, I think that we need
to be more innovative , we have done a study
at Cambridge University looking at these gaps,
and particularly at solutions and they are they are,
it is not large numbers, but we have to think more
creatively, what is working? What is reputable
to other places? How do we scale it? How do we really think
about the things that we are still not doing to
make their lives better?>>Doctor Murphy>>I agree with that read I think that we have
laid out a lot of the challenges, and a lot of
multisectoral solutions, and I fundamentally
believe that not everyone has
to go and join an institute , I think a lot of us
and our individual capacities want to know
what we can do about this global problem. What can we
actively do? Where is my agency
in this? I do believe that we all
have power and agency in this conversation. There are three key
things that I would point out. Many of us get to keep
our governments and our countries accountable. It is literally one of
the best things about , our Canadian election
is coming up very soon, and I get to vote, and I get to ask what
they are doing for education globally, what
they are doing for healthcare, where are
our resources going? When we talk about
community, money tells you very
much about a country’s priorities, and if they
are putting in 13 times as much into defence and
military, they aren’t education and healthcare,
citizens should be asking questions about
what the priorities are. What are we saying to
the world about what matters in a cooperative
setting? The first is really to
hold that power and agency and use it. Demand more from
our governments, demand that they start
investing in education, instead of just
the lipservice that we hear so
frequently from governments around the
world about the importance of education. The second thing is,
within our own personal spaces, ask what our
committees are doing. Conflicts exist
around the world, but insecurity also
exists in our own neighbourhoods. In your own individual
capacity, how are you can treating to
organizations that are working on this
on the ground. Or you contribute
information in your community? Often, a lot of us don’t
take the information that we have back home
and say that this is that we focus on. Where are you, and the
church, and a mosque, and the community,
wherever you are try to amplify the importance
of this message. A great example I can
give is that a lot of displaced communities
will often stay within their
community within the country that
they move to. All of these challenges
and it being replicated. A good example here
is that there are Bangladeshi communities
in the UK with lower list — literacy rates than the
communities back home. That is a challenge the
government now has to address, and how do they do that? How do they talk
to communities to leverage themselves
out of those it choo-choo eight. Situations . . It is important for
us to be looking at literacy, education, if you work in
healthcare, academia, or peace and security, to
say how does it connect? What is the connection? What can I do in my
space that will actually support education
globally? If I’m a doctor, how do
I look at mental health? How do I look
at sanitation? How to look at Emma
Deming’s and pandemics, and these
entry points to better understand
the context? It might not be an
education organization that you choose
to work with, it might be a healthcare
organization , that is looking at
conflict, and you are choose to invest
your time there.>>Thank you very much. Your Highness,
the last word?>>I think my friends here
have said enough. It is time to hear
your voices, or creative
contributions, I know that we have
created an email for this purpose , but I want to leave
you with a thought. Every time that you see
a conflict irruption anywhere in the world , please remember that
it is not just about destruction, but about
souls being destroyed , it means increasing the
number of traumatized children, increasing the number
of indoctrinated minds. These are the invisible
consequences , and the uncalculated
risks of the conflict. This is what our
children and our grandchildren will have
to deal with in the future. Thank you.>>Thank you very much. Her Highness mentioned
that an email address, and the programs that you
picked up on your way in, and they will be on
there in your way out , there is an email
address so that you can send your reflections
and we can keep this conversation going. Please share any thoughts
that you have, and use that address to
share those. Those are functions.>>I look forward to
hearing your creative responses.>>I want to invite all
of you to join us for a luncheon reception in what we call the
president’s room, just outside these doors. I hope you will be able
to join us for that. Finally, before we
leave, please join me in expressing our gratitude
to Her Highness, and our guests, for
being such important panelists this morning.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *