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Education Reform in Kuwait: Doing It Differently
October 12, 2016Washington DC

This event brings together representatives of the Government of Kuwait and a range of World Bank experts to share experiences from the Kuwait reform program and exchange views on relevant global experiences. Watch the lives discussion on Wednesday October 12, 2016 at 10:30 am EST.

The discussion will include:

  • A presentation on the reform program by H. E Dr. Bader Al Essa, Minister of Education, Government of Kuwait
  • A panel discussion convened featuring three World Bank Education Practice Managers
  • A question and answer session featuring H. E Dr. Bader Al Essa, the three panel members, and the Amit Dar, the World Bank’s Director of Strategy and Operations for the Human Development Practice

In 2010, the Government of Kuwait, in partnership with the World Bank, launched a bold, systemic reform program for its education system. The reform program encompasses the introduction of a competence-based curriculum across general education, developing a conducive environment for effective teaching, enabling schools to be active centers of learning, and strengthening systems for enhanced accountability and evidence-based decision-making. 

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    Presenter: H.E. Dr. Bader Al Essa

    Kuwaiti Minister of Education
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    Chair: Amit Dar

    Director, Strategy and Operations, Human Development, Acting Director, Education Global Practice
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    Moderator: Safaa El-Kogali

    Practice Manager
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    Discussant: Harry Patrinos

    Practice Manager, East Asia and the Pacific
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    Discussant: Cristian Aedo

    Practice Manager, Europe and Central Asia
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    Discussant: Reema Nayar

    Practice Manager, Latin America and the Caribbean
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    Closing: Firas Raad

    Kuwait Country Manager
  • Date: October 12, 2016
  • Place: World Bank, J building, Room 050