Commonwealth Education Conference 2022 to focus on how to impart quality education in the post-pandemic scenario
London, Kolkata/IBNS: Bridge India, a non-profit think tank engaged in discourse on public policy will be organising the Commonwealth Education Conference on May 19, 2022, in London.
The conference will be powered by International Skill Development Corporation (ISDC).
Over the past few years, ISDC has been working closely with Indian universities and autonomous colleges to address the skill gap across sectors.
According to ISDC, the partnership focuses on delivering quality education and skill development programmes and training, aimed at equipping students with future-ready career skills and expertise.
The Commonwealth Education Conference, according to the organisers, will be attended by over 150 participants – leading innovators from the fields of higher education, edtech and related fields – from the United Kingdom, India, Australia, New Zealand and other countries.
The keynote address will be delivered by Dr. Ashwath Narayan, Minister for Higher Education, IT, BT, Skill Development & Livelihood, Government of Karnataka.
The keynote session is themed on ‘How to build a national Higher Education system in the 21st century’.
Panellists for the session titled ‘What is my vision for a post-COVID realignment of education’ include Tom Joseph, Executive Director - Strategy & Development, ISDC; Supriyo Chaudhuri, Chief Learning Officer, ATMC; Kevin McCole, Managing Director, UKIBC; and Priyank Kharge, former Karnataka government minister for IT and Biotechnology.
The session will also include ISDC presentation on ‘Collaborative Approach - Building Partnerships is the New Way of Working’.
In this presentation, ISDC said it will describe how its collaboration with Indian education providers has provided the Indian education system with opportunities to experience British education.
Tom Joseph, Executive Director - Strategy & Development, ISDC, said, “In many ways, the pandemic has disrupted the education sector worldwide, from student experiences to business models. In response to the new challenges, educators from around the world have devised innovative solutions. The one-day forum will bring together education and policy leaders across countries and help build global partnerships.”
In another panel discussion, ‘Beyond Branch Campuses’, Professor Peter Francis, Deputy-Vice-Chancellor (Academic), Birmingham City University, and Dr. Manish Malhotra, Founder and Chairman, ATMC Education Group will explore different approaches to branch campuses and beyond.
In the session titled ‘Exploring Innovative Partnerships’, panellists Steve Waterworth, Head of International Partnerships, Liverpool John Moores University; Rosie Sweeney AIoA, Head of Membership, The Institute of Analytics (IoA); Teresa Jacobs, Executive Director - Learning, ISDC; and Dr. Clare Walsh FIoA; Head of Education, the Institute of Analytics (IoA) will present insights from ISDC's UK Collaboration Partners on the impact of innovative skill development and education partnerships for UK technical and higher education institutions abroad.
Nitin Bhalla, Head – Outreach and Partnerships, Sri Aurobindo Society and Sambhrant Sharma, the Society’s Executive Committee Member, will present a case study titled ‘Micro Incentives To Reward Achievement’.