Education Leadership Through Crisis
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 Through Crisis” is a multi-week video series launching Thursday, September 24th and featuring two new guest speakers each week. Check back each week and follow us on social media for the latest interviews.
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.
Stay tuned for interviews with education leaders from across government, the private sector, and civil society including:
Former US Secretary of Education
Managing Director of Echidna Giving
Managing Partner of The City Fund
Dr. Dzingai Mutumbuka
Former Minister of Education in Zimbabwe
Founder and CEO of the African Leadership Group
Former Minister of Education in Liberia
Dr. Rebecca Winthrop
Co-Director of the Center for Universal Education at Brookings Institution
With more to come!
About the Host
“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.”
Mubuso Zamchiya is Managing Director of the Luminos Fund where he oversees strategic partnerships and advocacy, convenes high level discussions and events, and interfaces 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.
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The Luminos Fund is a 501(c)(3), tax-exempt charitable organization registered in the United States (EIN 36-4817073).