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Government and Foundation Partners Demonstrate Effective Cross-sectoral Collaboration to Meet SDG4

Calendar icon 30 September 2020 15:30 - 17:00
High-level Virtual Side Event | UNGA ”75” 2020

Rewatch the Webinar

It is our pleasure to invite you to join the high-level virtual event titled

“Government and Foundation Partners Demonstrate Effective Cross-sectoral Collaboration to Meet SDG4 and Support the 2030 Decade of Action”

On Wednesday 30th September, 2020
From 8:30am to 10:00am (ET)

Event participants discussed ways in which to enhance collaboration among vital actors, specifically countries, civil society and foundations, policymakers, and institutions engaged in education, development and humanitarian responses to accelerate country progress on SDG4 and the related SDGs targets.


Welcome Remarks

Ambassador Sheikha Alya Ahmed Saif Al-Thani, Permanent Representative of The State of Qatar to the United Nations


Mr Jordan Naidoo, Director of the UNESCO Kabul Office and Country Representative to Afghanistan

Keynote Speakers

HE Khalifa Jassim Al-Kuwari, Director General, Qatar Fund for Development
Ms Stefania Giannini, Assistant Director-General for Education, UNESCO
The Honourable Janet Kataaha Museveni, First Lady of Uganda and Minister of Education & Sports

Panel Members

HE Dr Hang Chuon Naron, Minister of Education, Youth and Sport, Cambodia
HE Professor George A. O. Magoha, Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Education, Kenya
Ms Annemarie Hou, Executive Director a.i. UN Office for Partnerships & Senior Communications Advisor, Office of the Secretary-General, UN
Ms Zeynep Gündüz, President, CEO & Board Member, RET International
Ms Mamta Saikia, CEO, Bharti Foundation
Ms Nezha Alaoui, President, Mayshad Foundation
Ms Magdalena Brier, Managing Director, ProFuturo Foundation
Ms Carola Tembe, Programme Manager, H&M Foundation

Closing Remarks

Mr Fahad Al-Sulaiti, CEO, Education Above All Foundation


"Humanity will not overcome the immense challenges we face unless we ensure that children get the quality education that equips them to play their part in the modern world." -- HH Sheikha Moza bint Nasser


14.5 million

enrolment commitments for OOSC




retention rate


Teachers trained


schools and classrooms