PROGRAMME

[Session 2] Education for Anti-Discrimination and Social Justice

  • KIM Ji Hye

    Special Talks 1

    KIM Ji Hye

    Gangneung-Wonju National University

    Professor

    KIM Ji Hye

    KIM Ji Hye

    Professor

    Gangneung-Wonju National University

    Jihye Kim is Associate Professor of Multicultural Studies at Gangneung-Wonju National University. Her academic research focuses on law and human rights, with particular interests in migrants, LGBTI and other minorities. She actively works with NGOs in advocating for minority rights and has published many articles in scholarly journals and books. She holds a Ph.D. in Social Welfare from Seoul National University and a J.D. from University of Washington School of Law.
  • BAE Sung Ho

    Special Talks 1

    BAE Sung Ho

    Songjoong Elementary School

    Teacher

    BAE Sung Ho

    BAE Sung Ho

    Teacher

    Songjoong Elementary School

    BAE Seong ho is a teacher at Song Joong Elementary School. As a teacher, he hopes to foster an environment for children to grow up healthy and happy. During the last 4 years, Bae Seong ho has strived to improve the educational environment and worked with students to resolve social issues in the local community. He has contributed to fostering peace and international understanding by facilitating a pen-pal project between the Japanese and Korean students. With an avid interest in democracy and global citizenship education, Bae Seong ho serves as a member or an advisor of various education committees. While serving as a member of the Elementary School Social Science Textbook Committee, Bae Seong ho is also an advisor of the Democratic Citizenship Education Committee for Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education and Innovative Learning Environment Committee of the Ministry of Education. Bae Seong ho is also an advisor for the Korean History Museum Steering Committee.
  • KIM Ee-gyeong

    Special Talks 1 Moderator

    KIM Ee-gyeong

    Chung-Ang University

    Professor

    KIM Ee-gyeong

    KIM Ee-gyeong

    Professor

    Chung-Ang University

    Dr. Ee-gyeong Kim is a Professor and Dean of the College of Education at Chung-Ang University in Seoul. She also currently serves as the President of the Korean Society for the Study of Teacher Education. Dr. Kim has been actively involved in international research and activities, and for the past five years, as a member of the Korean Commission for UNESCO, she has contributed greatly to the realization of the UNESCO vision. Dr. Kim received her Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the American University, and Ph.D. Degree in Educational Administration from the University of Iowa. With a deep interest in education policy and administration, Dr. Kim has studied various educational policy phenomena, and has been particularly focused on teacher policy research as a teacher educator.
  • Dylan WRAY

    Special Talks 2

    Dylan WRAY

    Shikaya

    Executive Director

    Dylan WRAY

    Dylan WRAY

    Executive Director

    Shikaya

    Dylan Wray is Co-founder and Director of Shikaya, a South Africa based non-profit organization that supports teachers and school leaders to ensure young people leave school thinking critically, and acting as compassionate, engaged, democratic citizens. Since 2005, in partnership with Facing History and Ourselves, Shikaya has trained over 10,000 teachers and reached over 1 million young people. Dylan works globally as a facilitator, materials developer, and an author. He is the co-author of A School Where I Belong - Creating Transformed and Inclusive South African Schools.
  • Sihle NONTSHOKWENI

    Special Talks 2

    Sihle NONTSHOKWENI

    Writer

    Sihle NONTSHOKWENI

    Sihle NONTSHOKWENI

    Writer

     

    Sihle-isipho Nontshokweni is co-author of South Africa’s best-selling children’s book, “Wanda” which deals with race and hair in Schools. Her second children’s book “Fly, Afrika, fly” cultivates children’s Sense of Imagination. She works as a Programme Manager at the University of Pretoria, providing holistic academic support. She is a Ph.D. candidate working in identity and racial desegregation in South African schools’ post-apartheid. Her interest in schools and people stems from her lived experience, where her studies spanned 12 schools in three continents, including Peking University in Beijing. It is this vast world experience, adapting to varying cultures, school norms, and people, that Sihle tells stories.
  • Roy HELLENBERG

    Special Talks 2

    Roy HELLENBERG

    Facing History and Ourselves

    Senior Associate

  • Kevin KESTER

    Session Moderator

    Kevin KESTER

    Department of Education, Seoul National University

    Assistant Professor

    Kevin KESTER

    Kevin KESTER

    Assistant Professor

    Department of Education, Seoul National University

    An educational sociologist, Kevin Kester researches and teaches educational responses to conflict, peace and development in local and global contexts. He is Assistant Professor of Comparative International Education and Peace/Development Studies at Seoul National University, where he directs the Education, Conflict and Peace Lab. His most recent book is The United Nations and Higher Education: Peacebuilding, Social Justice and Global Cooperation for the 21st Century. Kester serves in various leadership capacities with the Comparative and International Education Society, and he is on the Editorial Board of numerous international journals. He completed his PhD and postdoc at the University of Cambridge. For more on his work see https://kevinkester.weebly.com

[Session 3] Transformative Engagement and Education for Sustainable Development

  • Akpezi OGBUIGWE

    Panelist

    Akpezi OGBUIGWE

    Anpez Centre for Environment and Development, Nigeria

    Founder

    Akpezi OGBUIGWE

    Akpezi OGBUIGWE

    Founder

    Anpez Centre for Environment and Development, Nigeria

    A true nationalist and internationalist, Dr. Akpezi Ogbuigwe is a respected and high-profile expert in transformational change in Africa, environmental law, environmental education, and climate change education. She was a former Head of Environmental Education and Training (2002-2012) and later Coordinator of the Ecosystem Management Sub-Programme at the United Nations Environment Programme (2013-2014). Before that, she was Dean, Faculty of Law, Rivers State University. She is the Founder of Anpez Centre for Environment and Development - founded in 1992 to respond to the environmental degradation and pollution of the Niger Delta Region. She currently serves as Adviser for the African Region, UNU-RCE’s; Board Member, Earth Charter International; Member, Advisory Board, Network on Transforming Education for Sustainable Futures, School of Education, University of Bristol (www.tesf.network); Associate, KIKO Educational, London. Until December 2019 she served with four global experts as Juror for the UNESCO/Japan Prize for ESD.
  • Curmira GULSTON

    Panelist

    Curmira GULSTON

    ESD Youth Leader, Trinidad and Tobago

    Curmira GULSTON

    Curmira GULSTON

    ESD Youth Leader, Trinidad and Tobago

     

    Curmira Gulston stands at the forefront of youth development in Trinidad and Tobago. She actively advocates for the improvement of the lives of young persons while embracing core values of integrity, innovation, and collaboration. Curmira has a MSc. in Integrated Coastal and Ocean Management and a BSc. in Marine Biology and Conservation Biology.

    She represents the UNESCO ESD Youth Ambassadors and is the current director of Sustainable Solutions for Island Development. Her academic and career interests are multi- disciplinary. However, she has a strong passion for youth empowerment, water resource management, project management, environmental management, sustainable development, disaster management, climate change mitigation and special needs education.

    Curmira believes that the most powerful tools in life is to inspire persons to be part of global solutions. Young persons have the potential and capacity to not only exchange ideas but to be the movers and shakers that will drive positive action.
  • Bruno DERBAIX

    Panelist

    Bruno DERBAIX

    Citizen Expression

    Ambassadors

    Bruno DERBAIX

    Bruno DERBAIX

    Ambassadors

    Citizen Expression

    A sociologist and philosopher, Bruno Derbaix has an alternating path of theoretical reflection and innovative field projects. Successively researcher, educator, teacher of comparative religions and coordinator of citizen projects in a disadvantaged school in Brussels, he has direct experience in school professions. His success in the field quickly led him to accompany other schools. They have also resulted in expert missions to Belgium as well as to the European Commission, the Council of Europe or UNESCO. They have mostly been accompanied by articles and books on citizenship education, prevention of violence, the issue of cultural and religious diversity, school attendance, media education and violent extremism. Finally, with the help of young people from all these projects, he gets involved in "Ambassadors of Citizen Expression", an association that trains young people in eloquence and helps them to take their place in society as well as to train others in their wake.
  • Noa BALTAZAR

    Panelist

    Noa BALTAZAR

    Vers Demain

    Young Ambassador

  • Noa BALTAZAR

    Panelist

    Rudolf Moubarak

    UNESCO Associated School, Lebanon

     

  • BYUN Won Jung

    Moderator

    BYUN Won Jung

    UNESCO HQs

    BYUN Won Jung

    BYUN Won Jung

    UNESCO HQs

    Won Jung Byun is currently Senior Project Officer in the Section of Education for Sustainable Development(ESD) at UNESCO Headquarters. Byun’s work at UNESCO is mainly focused on ESD policy, in particular on preparing for the new global framework on ESD for the period of 2020-2030 called ‘ESD for 2030’. The new ten year framework will be launched at UNESCO World Conference on Education for Sustainable Development (May 2021, Berlin, Germany). Before joining UNESCO, she has worked for the United Nations University’s programme Regional Centre of Expertise on Education for Sustainable Development (RCE) Tongyeong, Republic of Korea since 2005 and worked as the first executive director of Tongyeong Education Foundation for Sustainable Development and an education centre called Sejahtera Forest, to promote ESD at local, national and regional level. Won also served in various committees including as Regional Coordinator for 42 RCEs in Asia-Pacific in 2009-2014.

[Session 4] GCED for/through Media & Information Literacy (MIL)

  • Kelly MENDOZA

    Special Lecture

    Kelly MENDOZA

    Professional Development, Common Sense Education

    Director

    Kelly MENDOZA

    Kelly MENDOZA

    Director

    Professional Development, Common Sense Education

    Kelly Mendoza oversees education programming and content strategy for Common Sense Education, including the Digital Citizenship Curriculum, interactive games, and online professional development for schools. She has experience developing research-based curricula in digital citizenship, media literacy, information literacy, and social-emotional learning (SEL). Kelly has built several education content and programs from the ground-up, including defining content strategy for curriculum, developing lessons and videos, interactive games, developing professional learning management systems, online courses, and in-person training. She develops programs that help students thrive in a world of media and technology, and that help schools create a positive culture around learning and technology.
  • Fabrice TEICHER

    Presentation

    Fabrice TEICHER

    MIL/PVE Expert

    Fabrice TEICHER

    Fabrice TEICHER

    MIL/PVE Expert

     

    Fabrice has been working for 20 years in education and international solidarity in Europe, Asia and Africa. In charge of the training programs then of the international projects of a Scouting association, he then coordinated the educational department of the Holocaust Memorial in Paris, and later directed a humanitarian development NGO for children in needs in 12 countries.

    Holding a MA in Contemporary History from the Sorbonne University in Paris, he has been working on the issues of racism, anti-Semitism and especially on issues of memory and victim competitions and conspiracy theories. This work led him to intervene for some years in P/CVE programs in prisons, schools and with professionals (civil servants, teachers, social workers, policymakers) as well as with International Organizations. He has been contributing to various PVE seminars and publications for UNESCO. Fabrice is a member of the Expert Pool of the Radicalisation Awareness Network of the European Commission.
  • YU Hyunjae

    Session Moderator

    YU Hyunjae

    School of Communication, Sogang University

    Professor

    YU Hyunjae

    YU Hyunjae

    Professor

    School of Communication, Sogang University

    Dr Jay (Hyunjae) Yu has been a professor at the School of Communication, Sogang University since 2010. Dr Yu teaches several classes related to Journalism and Media which he focuses on for his academic research as well. He has published about 50 papers in Korean and International academic Journals, including the Korean Journal of Health Communication and Asian Women. In addition, Dr. Yu co-authored the book ‘Multiple Pandemics’ published by APCEIU in the last September.

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