United States: Dubai Cares and the COP28 Presidency have hosted a high-level event at the 78th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).
The session aimed to outline the COP28 Presidency and RewirEd Summit’s vision for education at COP28 and set a legacy of placing education at the heart of human development for people and the planet.
Dubai Cares intends to use the RewirEd Summit at COP28 as an opportunity to unite, align agendas, and advocate for rewired education systems as the key to addressing climate change and other global crises at their core.
The UAE-based global philanthropic organization is a civil society organization formally associated with the United Nations Department of Global Communications (UN DGC).
Dubai Cares continued to champion education transformation for not only climate change but also human development at the high-level event.
The session took place in the presence of high-level representatives from the COP28 Presidency, the UAE Government, and global RewirEd Summit strategic partners.
It included Mr. Adnan Ameen, Chief Executive Officer of COP28, Dr. Tariq Al Gurg, Chief Executive Officer and Vice-Chairman of Dubai Cares, and CEOs of Generation Unlimited, Education Cannot Wait, and Aga Khan Foundation, as well as high-level representatives from UNICEF, the Global Partnership for Education, UNESCO, and COP28 Youth Delegates, among others, where speakers highlighted their plans related to education, skills, and climate for children and youth as part of their upcoming participation at Rewired Summit.
During the session, the COP28 Presidency and Dubai Cares emphasized the UAE’s dedication to prioritizing education within the climate agenda. This aligns with COP28’s special focus on “Youth, Children, Education, and Skills” on December 8, 2023, during which Dubai Cares will organize the second RewirEd Summit.
The objective of the Summit is to unite the climate and education agendas, coordinating their goals into a unified strategy to prioritize global educational transformation within the climate agenda.
This gathering on international education will bring together a diverse range of stakeholders, including heads of state, governments, UN agencies, multilateral, civil society, representatives from the education and climate sectors, the private sector, indigenous communities, and youth. The aim is to challenge, reconsider, and innovate existing education systems for the betterment of both people and the planet.
“Supporting COP28’s vision towards being a COP of Action, RewirEd Summit at COP28 will serve as a ‘Summit of Solutions’ that emerge from the intersection of education and climate, as well as provide both education and climate actors a global platform, in order to shift the focus from challenges to resolutions and showcase the tremendous value of a transformed education system in driving progress and prosperity for people and the planet across all sustainable development goals,” Mr. Al Gurg added.
RewirEd Summit at COP28
RewirEd Summit 2023 at COP28 will take place on December 8, 2023, at Expo City Dubai. The summit’s programming will reflect its four key thematic priorities, namely: Rewiring Lifelong Learning for Green Jobs and the Green Economy; Leverage Technology and Connectivity to Rewire Education Systems for Climate Adaptation and Mitigation; Transformative Policy and Innovative Financing at the Nexus of Education and Climate Action; and People and Knowledge at the Heart of Transformation for People and Planet.