An educated population is key to transforming economies, building inclusive and peaceful societies, and ensuring the lasting protection of the planet and its natural resources, that is, to bringing about the ultimate goals of Agenda 2030. As research highlights, the more skilled a country’s population is, the greater is its capacity to understand and process new information; to absorb, adapt and catalyse the technological advances that drive sustained long-term development; and to be receptive to environmental and social challenges and seize green opportunities.
Quality education is critical for the advancement of science, technology and innovation (STI) in support of sustainable development. A nation’s capacity to innovate and create is reliant on quality education as a core component of an IP and innovation ecosystem.
This session seeks to stimulate discussions around the following topics:
• How development of entrepreneurial learning in schools contributes to broaden students’ perspective on how economies work and abilities to set their own goals and combine technical and social skills
• How modern digital technology can potentially help in building youth’s cognitive, technical, social and learning abilities and enhance quality of teaching and the role of non-state institutions (including the private sector) in developing educational technologies
• How IP learning at incremental pace can boost innovative and entrepreneurial capacity particularly among young people
• What else is needed to advance quality education for economic and digital transformation
The event is structured as a virtual panel discussion. It will be concluded by a Q&A session.
The event is co-organized by ITU, UNIDO, WIPO, Austria, and Sao Tome and Principe