The World Economic Forum is committed to improving the state of education, skills, and learning globally.
World Economic Forum
International or regional organization
Established : 1971
Education and COVID-19 Response
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.
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