Learning & Leadership: Educational Skills & Infrastructure in the MENA Region

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24 Feb 2011
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The Middle East Association invites you to register for ‘Learning & Leadership: Educational Skills & Infrastructure in the MENA Region’. This high level conference is being supported by UK Trade & Investment, and will be held at the BIS Conference Centre, 1 Victoria Street, London SW1 on Thursday 24th February.

The Conference will provide a forum for senior representatives from the private sector, government and academia to share ideas and experience of the challenges involved in developing a skilled workforce in the MENA region and in educating tomorrow’s leaders.

HE Dr Rawya Al Busaidi, Minister for Higher Education in Oman, and Lord Brittan, Trade Advisor to the Prime Minister, will give opening addresses. The four panel sessions will be led by regional and UK experts, and each session will provide an opportunity for interactive dialogue and discussion. Among the issues the conference panellists will address are:

  • Bridging the skills gap between education and the workplace: addressing private sector needs in education and training
  • Enhancing access to skills development: empowering young people and women: providing training opportunities and developing leadership skills
  • The role of the UK in providing education & training in support of business development, and the need for English language training
  • Building and equipping the modern school: how can UK expertise help in building a sustainable future for education in the MENA region?

This Conference develops the themes discussed by the 2009 successful Learning and Leadership conference and by the Middle East Education & Training Working Group (MEET).

To register please complete the registration form and return to the MEA by the closing date, 18th February. If you have any further questions about the conference, please do not hesitate to contact Chris Moses at the MEA (chrism@the-mea.co.uk).