Dubai: Six new international expert groups were launched on Sunday to tackle some of education’s most important challenges.
They will meet for the first time this weekend at the Global Education and Skills Forum (GESF) in Dubai.
The alliances bring together various organisations from developing countries, donors, policy makers, civil society and the private sector.
They include Unesco, the Harvard Graduate School of Education, Aga Khan Foundation, the Global Partnership for Education, Malala Fund and Camfed.
The new alliances include Alternative Models for Universities, which will look at best practice and pitfalls in international education and research partnerships, and New Financing Models for Schools to provide recommendations to governments looking to engage the private sector to strengthen their education system. The alliance is made up of between 8 to 12 experts.
Meanwhile, the Teachers Alliance will examine ways to reduce the 69 million teacher gap to achieve the Sustainable Development Goal of ensuring quality education for all.