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Finland to share education competences in the Global Learning Network

Ministry of Education and Culture
21.9.2021 19.33
Press release
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Finland joined the international Global Learning Network of the World Economic Forum. Minister of Education Li Andersson participated in the World Economic Forum’s Sustainable Development Impact Summit on 21 September. A central theme at the meeting was to find solutions to close the education gap in education systems around the world that arose during the pandemic.

Finland joined  the international Global Learning Network of the World Economic Forum. Minister of Education Li Andersson participated in the World Economic Forum’s Sustainable Development Impact Summit on 21 September.  A central theme at the meeting was to find solutions to close the education gap in education systems around the world that arose during the pandemic. 

As a member of the Global Learning Network, Finland can serve as a mentor and share good education and learning practices with others, in particular when it comes to actions to close the learning gap. The pandemic has shown that it is more important than ever to focus on educational equity .

Based on a report by UNESCO, UNICEF, OECD and the World Bank, around one in three of the 142 countries that  were studied have not taken concrete action to help students make up for lost studies  during the pandemic.   

In Finland, government funding  has been allocated to primary and secondary education providers to bridge the education gap during 2020-2021.

- In Finland, we have good reason to believe in constantly developing the quality of education and learning . By taking part in this collaboration network, we can share our expertise and views on how to develop learning practices worldwide. I am very pleased about this opportunity, says Minister of Education Li Andersson

Other speakers at the virtual summit was Henrietta Fore (Executive Director, UNICEF), Matsie Angelina Motshekga (Minister of Basic Education, South Africa), Mariya Gabriel (Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, EC),  Tariq Al Gurg (CEO, Dubai Cares) and Börje Ekholm (CEO, Ericsson).

Among the Nordic countries, Sweden and Iceland are already partners in the Gender Gap theme, while Denmark focuses on the Skills Gap.

Inquiries:
Touko Sipiläinen, Special Adviser: tel 0295 330 143
 
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