Education Leadership through Crisis
“Education Leadership through Crisis” is a multi-week video series from Autumn 2020 featuring eleven diverse education leaders across government, the private sector, and civil society.
With over one billion children out of school, education leaders today are experiencing the challenge of a generation. How can historically slow-moving education systems turn on a dime? What can leaders across the public and private sector do to help children recover from COVID-19 learning loss—and lift children out of learning poverty?
The coronavirus pandemic is not the first calamity to put learning at risk. Powerful lessons can be drawn from recent history—such as in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina or Liberia after Ebola—to inform today’s pathways to relief, recovery, reform, and resilience in education delivery.
Education Leadership Interviews
Watch interviews featuring education leaders from across government, the private sector, and civil society including:
Former US Secretary of Education
Dr. Dzingai Mutumbuka
Former Minister of Education in Zimbabwe
Managing Director of Echidna Giving
Founder & CEO of the African Leadership Group
Former Minister of Education in Liberia
Min. Matthew Prempeh
Education Minister of Ghana
Sir Michael Barber
Founder & Chairman of Delivery Associates
Managing Partner of The City Fund
Founder, President, & CEO of the Gam Africa Institute for Leadership
Dr. Rebecca Winthrop
Co-Director of the Center for Universal Education at Brookings Institution
Director General of School Improvement in Ethiopia
Featured by the Global Partnership for Education
Read the latest blog from series host Mubuso Zamchiya introducing “Education Leadership through Crisis” and how we can apply words of wisdom from Nelson Mandela to the COVID-19 crisis.
About the Host
Mubuso Zamchiya is the former Managing Director of the Luminos Fund where he oversaw strategic partnerships and advocacy, convened high level discussions and events, and interfaced with our Advisory Board. Previously, he led the Global Partnerships team of Ashoka as Senior Vice President, led organizations in the US charter sector, and worked at the International Finance Corporation (IFC). He is a Pahara-Aspen Education Fellow, a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network, and a Rhodes Scholar. He is the author of a children’s book, “The Adventures of Lula and Buso.” Most importantly, Mubuso is husband to a superhero and the proud dad of three sporty boys.
“As the COVID-19 crisis is testing the next generation of leaders across education and beyond, I am honored to amplify the voices of those who have triumphed in the face of past crises. Indeed, it is clear at this dark moment that we need to lean on each other’s wisdom if we are to have a fighting chance of providing quality education for all.”