Educate on Climate - The New York Times Climate Hub

Our CEO, David Hope-Jones sat on the 'Forming Partnerships with Schools in the Global South' panel at the 'Educate on Climate' day in The New York Times Climate Hub.

UK time 10:20 – 11:00 Malawi time 12:20 – 13:00
Location Online/ In person

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The panel discussion took place in the famous “Think Tank” of the New York Times Climate Hub, where Al Gore, Greta Thunberg, Emma Watson, Matt Damon and Malala Yousafza all spoke that week. Surrounded by 200 trees (and with real butterflies!) the discussion event explored what role youth partnerships between the global north and south can play in fighting the climate crisis. David spoke about the many inspiring school partnerships between Malawi and Scotland, and the need for an approach underpinned by partnership and not charity. In addition to the in-person audience, the event had around 1,200 watching online from countries across the world.

"Young people are uniquely invested in the future of our planet. But they need your help to learn how to lead the change.

‘Educate on Climate’ was a special one-day virtual and in person conference at The New York Times Climate Hub bringing teachers and lecturers together to tackle some of the biggest challenges in education. What world will our pupils inherit, and how can we prepare them to thrive in it? How should we nurture the next generation of climate leaders? How do we empower students to think critically about the challenges facing our planet, and how can we work hand in hand with young people to help shape climate solutions?" - The New York Times.

Panel: Forming Partnerships With Schools in the Global South

"The disparity in education between the Global North and South is a major focus for the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals. The difference in pupil-teacher ratios underlines how wide a gap exists: in North America, there is one teacher per 14 pupils, while in Sub-Saharan Africa, there’s one teacher for around 40. This inequality is a major driver of education poverty and, until now, partnerships have had a limited impact on closing the gap. However, with the pandemic revolutionizing global platforms for teaching, learning and assessment, greater opportunities have opened up. Join us on November 5 for a practical exploration of when, why and how schools in the Global North can form effective partnerships with the Global South." - The New York Times.

David Hope Jones 2021

David Hope-Jones

CEO, The Scotland Malawi Partnership

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Samantha Hunt

Deputy Headteacher, Sandhurst School

Tom Sherrington

Tom Sherrington

Education Consultant and Author, Teachhead Consulting

Saku Tuominen

Saku Tuominen

Entrepreneur, Author, Keynote speaker and Founder, HundrED