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Advisory Board

The Futures of Education Advisory Board is composed of leading figures and key strategic partners in global education, research and innovation. The Board provides strategic guidance to UNESCO on the Futures of Education initiative, including input on content, process and outreach.

  • Report on first Advisory Board meeting (March 2020) available here

Advisory Board Members

Mr Tariq Al Gurg

Chief Executive Officer, Dubai Cares


Ms Alice P. Albright

Chief Executive Officer, Global Partnership for Education (GPE)

GPE 75

Mr Gordon Brown

UN Special Envoy for Global Education

UN 75

Ms Annette Dixon

Vice President for Human Development, The World Bank Group 

WBG 75

Ms Henrietta Fore

Executive Director, UNICEF


Ms Susan Hopgood

President, Education International

EI 75

Mr Carlos Moedas

Commissioner 2014 2019, European Commission, Research Science and Innovation

EC 75H 2

Mr Matías Rodríguez Inciarte

President of Santander Universidades and Vice President of Universia

SU 75

Mr Refat Sabbah

President, Global Campaign for Education

GCE 75

Mr Jeffrey D Sachs

Director, Center for Sustainable Development, Columbia University

CU 75

Ms Cecilia Scharp

Deputy Director General, Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency


Mr Andreas Schleicher

Director for the Directorate of Education and Skills, OECD


Ms Alette Van Leur

Director, Sectoral Policies Department, International Labour Organization

ILO 75

Ms Hilligje van’t Land

Secretary General, International Association of Universities

AIU 75

Ms Yume Yamaguchi

Director, Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability, United Nations University



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