The Ethics Education Fellowship is a unique collaborative effort to promote Ethics Education to contribute to global citizenship and building more inclusive and peaceful societies.

The Convening of Champions in Abu Dhabi is a milestone in the Ethics Education Fellowship collaboration and an opportunity to amplify its importance and the gains made so far. It will provide a platform to reflect on the critical role Ethics Education plays in the current context and how it can contribute to building more inclusive and peaceful societies. 


Convening of Champions - High Level Segment

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Join decision-makers and key stakeholders in this high-level panel, live from Abu Dhabi!

In this event, we will reflect on the importance of ethics education, and its contribution to fostering social cohesion, promoting human fraternity, and empowering children and young people to make a difference in their societies.

This event will provide a space to share challenges, opportunities, and recommendations to transform education, as well as commitments to strengthen national teacher training, policies, and investment in ethics education programs.

Thank you for Joining with the Convening of Champions under the Ethics Education Fellowship!

Welcome Remarks

09.30 – 10.00 (UAE Time)

H.E. Dr. Ahmad Belhoul Al Falasi (Video Message)

Minister of Education, United Arab Emirates

H.E. Dr. Khalid Al Ghaith

Secretary General of the Higher Committee of Human Fraternity

Mr. Hironari Miyamoto (Video Message)

On behalf of Rev. Keishi Miyamoto, President Arigatou International

Children Representatives (Video Message)

Bangladesh, Indonesia, Mauritius, Nepal, Kenya and Seychelles

Ethics Education Fellowship:
Insights from the Implementation

10.20 – 10.40 (UAE Time)

Mrs. Mary Kangethe

Director Education, Kenya National Commission for UNESCO

Dr. Itje Chodidjha

Chairperson, Indonesia National Commission for UNESCO

Mrs. Maria Lucia Uribe

Executive Director, Arigatou International Geneva

Panel Discussion:
Ethics Education - Catalyzing Transformative Learning

11.15 – 12.45 (UAE Time)

Mr. Lim Hyun Mook

Director of the Asia-Pacific Centre of Education for International Understanding (UNESCO - APCEIU) 

Dr. Sameera Abdulla Alhosani

Director of Humanities Curriculum and Languages Department, Ministry of Education, UAE

Ms. Sophia Ashipala (Video Message)

Head of Education Division of ESTI Department, African Union – Section on Education

Mr. Michael Holländer (Online)

Head of Section, Education, Vocational Education and Training, Labour Markets at Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ)

Dr. Fadi Daou

Executive Director, Globethics

Country Leadership and Commitments

12.45 – 13.15 (UAE Time)

Hon Mrs. Leela Devi Dookun-Luchoomun (Video Message)

Vice-Prime G.C.S.K and Minister, Minister of Education, Tertiary Education, Science and Technology

Hon. Dr. Justin Davis Valentin (Video Message)

Minister - Ministry of Education, Seychelles

Dr. Linda Barallon

Executive Director, Ministry of Education, Seychelles

Dr. Rachmadi Widdiharto

Director of Teacher for Primary Education - Ministry of Education, Culture, Research, and Technology of the Republic of Indonesia

Mr. Kariuki Mugwe

Ambassador of Kenya to the UAE

Mr. Deepak Sharma

Additional Secretary, Director General, Centre for Education and Human Resource Development, Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Nepal

Mr. Habibur Rahman

Additional Secretary, Director General, Directorate of Madrasah Education, Ministry of Education, Bangladesh

Closing ceremony:
Awards and Announcement of Second Phase

13.30 – 13.45 (UAE Time)

H.E. Dr. Khalid Al Ghaith

Secretary General of the Higher Committee of Human Fraternity ​

Mr. Alexandros Makarigakis (Online)

Acting Regional Director and Representative, UNESCO Regional Office for Eastern Africa

Ms. Scheherazade Feddal

On behalf of the Ethics Education Fellowship Partners

Prayers from Religious Leaders

13.45 – 14.00 (UAE Time)

Dr. Chinthamani Yogi

Hindu Spiritual Leader, Nepal

Rt. Rev. Willybard Lagho

Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Malindi, Kenya

Dr. Mahmoud Nagah

Ahmed El-Tayeb Mosque Imam, UAE

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The Ethics Education Fellowship was launched in 2022 by:

Arigatou International together with the Guerrand-Hermès Foundation for Peace, KAICIID International Dialogue Centre, the Muslim Council of EldersHigher Committee of Human FraternityUNESCO New Delhi Cluster Office, and UNESCO Regional Office for Eastern Africa, with the engagement of the Ministries of Education of Bangladesh, Indonesia, Kenya, Mauritius, Nepal and Seychelles, and the support of the respective UNESCO National Commissions.

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