FWE Webinar | Global Perspectives on Strategies for Strengthening Education to Employment Pathways
May 18 @ 9:30 am11:00 am UTC-4
Date: May 18th, 2021
Time: 9:30 am – 11:00 am EST (UTC-4)
Global Perspectives on Strategies for Strengthening Education to Employment Pathways
This panel will discuss the range of common challenges in preparing young people for the rapidly changing needs of employers, both locally and globally. Panelists will consider both common and location-specific conditions that prevent many young people from achieving their potential and hamper the economic development and productivity goals of employers and regions. The panel will showcase a range of strategies that have been successful in strengthening the education to employment pathways for youth and young adults, building some that foster the continual learning and adaptation on the job that today’s employers demand.
FORUM for WORLD EDUCATION May 18th, 2021 Zoom Webinar
THEME: Global Perspectives on Strategies for Strengthening Education to Employment Pathways.
9:30 am EST
|Introduction to FWE||Rebecca Maynard, FWE Steering Committee Member, Trustee Chair Professor of Education and Social Policy at the University of Pennsylvania and former Commissioner of the National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance at the Institute of Education Sciences (IES).|
|10 min||Opening Remarks||Jochen Kluve, Head of the Evaluation Unit at KfW Development Bank & Professor of Economics at Humboldt University Berlin|
|60 min||Presentations||Victoria Levin, Senior Economist, Global Strategies Group, World Bank
Boris Bulayev, CEO & Founder, Educate!
Garrett Warfield, Chief Research Officer, Year Up
Reflections from a Young Leader
|Patricia Kalkofen, Marketing Manager International – Henkel Beauty Care, Germany & Forum for World Education, Young Leader|
Rebecca Maynard is Trustee Chair Professor of Education and Social Policy at the University of Pennsylvania and former Commissioner of the National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance at the Institute of Education Sciences (IES). She has served on numerous National Academy of Sciences panels, including the highly influential Panel on Child Care Policy and, most recently, the Committee on the role of Authentic STEM Learning Experiences in Developing Competencies in Computing.
She is a Board Chair for the American Academy of Political and Social Sciences, a Fellow of the American Education Research Association, an elected member of the Society for Research Synthesis Methodology, recipient of the Peter H. Rossi Award for Contributions to the Theory and Practice of Program Evaluation (2009). She is past President of both the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM) and the Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness.
Head of the Evaluation Unit at KfW Development Bank and Professor of Economics at Humboldt University Berlin. Previously, he was Head of the Berlin Office and Head of the Labor Markets unit of RWI, and a postdoctoral fellow at the University of California, Berkeley. His research focuses on empirical labor and development economics, including impact evaluations and meta analyses of labor market policies, educational programs and interventions to reduce informality. He has collaborated with, inter alia, the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, and the ILO, and his research has been published in World Development, the Economic Journal, and the Journal of the European Economic Association, among others.
Senior Economist in the Education Global Practice and a co-Lead of the Skills Global Solutions Group, World Bank. Her current work focuses on issues related to student assessment, measurement and development of socio-emotional skills, and innovations in adult literacy. In the past, Victoria has worked in the Social Protection and Jobs Global Practice in the Europe and Central Asia region on strengthening labor market policies, challenges and opportunities of population aging, and on the performance of social safety net systems in the Middle East and North Africa region. Before joining the World Bank, Victoria worked at Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, DC. Victoria holds a Ph.D. in Public Policy from Harvard University.
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) & Co-Founder of Educate! which provides youth in East Africa with the skills they need to succeed in today’s economy. Under his leadership, the organization has grown to become the biggest youth skills provider in East Africa and has received various recognition for its impact, including the World Bank’s S4YE’s Impact Portfolio, BBC, Forbes, the UNICEF-led Generation Unlimited, The Brookings Institution, and by the Gates Foundation as a 2020 Goalkeepers Accelerator. Before jumping into Educate! full-time, Boris worked at startup incubator Loeb Enterprises. Boris is a recipient of the 2011 Grinnell College Young Innovator for Social Justice Prize, and a two-time Forbes Top 30 Under 30 Social Entrepreneur.
Chief Research Officer, Year Up. He oversees work designed to improve and test the impact of the program, including large federally sponsored studies and partnerships with dozens of leading research firms and universities across the country. As a social science expert determined to make research fun, Garrett frequently travels nationwide presenting to nonprofits, philanthropists, local and state agencies, and scholars about the latest and greatest developments in research methodologies and results. Garrett has spent 20 years as a researcher and all-around data nerd for government agencies, nonprofits, and universities. Currently, he lends his time and expertise to the social and public sectors by serving as a Leap Ambassador and as an Advisory Board member both for Results for America and the Possible Project. Garrett holds a B.A. in Psychology and Statistical Methods from Boston University, an M.Sc. in Criminology with Forensic Psychology from Middlesex University in England, and a Ph.D. in Criminology and Justice Policy from Northeastern University.
Intl. Marketing Manager – Henkel AG & Co. KGaA, Global HQ Duesseldorf, Germany. Born and raised in Germany, lived in Norway and the UK. B.Sc. in Business Administration, University of Mannheim, Germany. M.Sc. in Intl. Management, Cass Business School, London, UK (with distinction and best in class). Experienced Marketeer with +9 years of experience (specifically in Brand Building, Marketing Strategy and New Product Development) and a global professional network. Social commitment: Involvement in social services, leader of the „RISE Network“ aimed at fostering gender balanced leadership at HENKEL, mentor for young talents at HENKEL, supporting recruitment of young talents, guest speaker at universities, volunteering work at Naankuse wildlife sanctuary in Namibia, supporting the running of a school in Indonesia, mentor for incoming students during own studies. I am truly honoured and excited of having been announced a Young Leader of the FWE‘s Young Leaders Programme and look forward to driving and shaping its future!