The conference on Education Innovations for 21st Century Skills is jointly organized by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Kyrgyz Republic and the World Bank. The conference will be held in Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic on June 22 – 23, 2015.
The main objective of the conference is to facilitate inter-regional knowledge sharing and transfer on education innovations for developing 21st century skills, with a focus on Central Asian countries including Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. Country delegations will have an opportunity to engage with international experts and think creatively and practically about how they can boost the cognitive, socio-emotional, and technical skills of students to better prepare them for 21st century jobs. The conference will serve as a forum to share good practices from other parts of the world, and have frank discussions about what works but also what doesn’t work, and why. There will be a particular focus on developing strong leaders and principals, effective teachers, conducive classroom environments, and socio-emotional skills.
Key policy makers from education ministries and other key ministries involved in providing education and training services, experts of local education communities, representatives from civil society organizations working on education and skills development, international experts, as well as education and skills development specialists of the World Bank will participate.