The World Economic Forum is committed to improving the state of education, skills, and learning globally.

World Economic Forum

Geneva, Switzerland
International or regional organization
Established : 1971
Education and COVID-19 Response

Support the equitable continuation of learning
During the COVID-19 pandemic
Ensure a full and fair return to education
Following the pandemic
Strengthen learning systems
For the future
Close digital divides and enhance connectivity for education

The EDISON Alliance cultivates meaningful partnerships between leaders in government and industry during a multi-year journey to enhance the case for rapid digital development. We do this by building a “network of networks” to identify and scale new and existing strategies, projects and initiatives leveraging connectivity as a key lever across the Sustainable Development Goals.

Our vision is for every person to affordably participate in the digital economy. Our mission is to mobilize a global movement and cross-sectoral action for social and economic outcomes through connectivity, enhancing the case for rapid digital development.

Regional Focus


Countries of Interest

United Arab Emiratess, Turkey, India, South Africa, Brazil


The World Economic Forum’s New Economy and Society Platform aims to work with its partners to provide better education, skills and jobs to 1 billion people by 2030. The urgency around this agenda has been given added impetus by the COVID-19 crisis, and there is an unprecedented opportunity to explore actions required to deliver new skills to the workforce, new delivery mechanisms for learning and training, and new learning ecosystems to enable the Reskilling Revolution.

The Skills Consortium is a community of online learning providers that aims to elevate online learning as an effective and accepted pathway to learning and employment. It aims to provide online learning solutions at scale to governments, businesses and individual workers as part of the Reskilling Revolution. To achieve these objectives, the Consortium will collaborate on five key areas:

Creating a shared language for skills

Mapping the supply of learning options

Delivering online learning solutions at scale

Proposing new financing mechanisms for online learning

Creating a framework for signalling quality in online learning

Action areas

Learner Wellbeing

Learning opportunities

Digital Learning Content

Digitize curriculum
Establish and expand repositories of learning resources
Develop or provide free and contextually appropriate learning content
Build or strengthen learning platforms

Capacity Development

Capacity development to support distance learning

Advocacy and Communication

Assess the short-term impact of educational disruption

Primary Contact

Mr. Abhinav Chugh

Acting Content and Partnerships Lead

Senior Contact

Mr. James Landale

Head of Content and Partnerships, Strategic Intelligence