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Global Schools’ Program Manager, Amanda Abrom, Named WISE Emerging Leader


Tags: Global Schools, SDG Academy


Global Schools’ Program Manager, Amanda Abrom, was recently named a WISE Emerging Leader, an initiative of the World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) and the Qatar Foundation. Amanda is the Manager of the Global Schools Program at SDSN, which supports a network of K12 educators across 1,500 schools in 100+ countries. Amanda received this honor due to her work conceptualizing the Global Schools Advocates program for teachers and educators to integrate SDGs into school communities, curricula, and operations. Under her leadership, Global Schools has scaled three-fold and directly reached 276,000 students, teachers, and community members. She is extremely passionate about transforming education and grateful to WISE for extending this incredible opportunity to her to join an international cohort of 14 other education leaders from 12 different countries.


WISE is an initiative of the Qatar Foundation that aims to transform education through innovation and collaboration. As part of its efforts to nurture the next generation of education leaders, WISE launched the Emerging Leaders program. This professional development program is designed for young professionals who are passionate about education and are committed to making a positive impact in their communities. Through a series of workshops, mentorship opportunities, and networking events, Emerging Leaders gain the skills, knowledge, and networks they need to become effective change-makers in the education sector. By investing in the development of emerging leaders, WISE is helping to create a pipeline of talent that can drive the transformation of education and build a brighter future for all. Through her participation in the program, Amanda will develop an innovative education project, and will participate in a residential session in Italy, as well as present the work of the Global Schools Program at the 3-day WISE Summit in Doha, Qatar.


As we approach the SDG Summit and the Summit of the Futures, Amanda believes that youth play a crucial role in transforming education for the better. As the next generation of learners and leaders, they bring a fresh perspective, innovative ideas, and a deep understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing the education system. By engaging youth in the design, implementation, and evaluation of educational policies and programs, Amanda hopes to ensure that their voices are heard and that their needs are addressed. Moreover, youth-led initiatives have the potential to spark meaningful change, promote equity, and enhance the quality of education. Therefore, it is essential to empower youth and provide them with the tools and resources they need to become agents of change and drive the transformation of education. 

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