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 discuss the critical need to prioritize and invest in Ethics Education, share the results of the implementation in the six countries, and lessons learned, and provide critical recommendations to different stakeholders. The meeting will be composed of two-day technical discussions and planning, followed by a High-Level segment.

Convening of Champions - High Level Segment

Date: 25 April 2024 | Time: 09.30 AM (UAE Time)

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 framework!

Welcome Remarks

09.30 – 10.00 (UAE Time)

H.E. Dr. Khalid Al Ghaith

Secretary General of the Higher Committee of Human Fraternity

H.E. Judge Abdelsalam

Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Elders

Mr. Hironari Miyamoto

On behalf of Rev. Keishi Miyamoto, President Arigatou International

H.E Dr. Zuhair Alharthi

Secretary General, KAICIID International Dialogue Center

H.E. Saif Al Mazrouai

Advisor to the Minister of Education

Children representatives

Bangladesh, Indonesia, Mauritius, Nepal, Kenya and Keychelles

Keynote Speech

10.00 – 10.20 (UAE Time)

Ms. Stefania Giannini

UNESCO Assistant Director-General for Education

Ethics Education Fellowship: Insights from Implementation

10.30 – 10.45 (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) 

Mr. Michael Holländer

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

Mr. Layne Robinson

Head of Social Policy Development, Secretary General’s Office Commonwealth Secretariat

Dr. Fadi Daou

Executive Director, Globethics

Ms. Sophia Ashipala

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

Ms. Lydia Ruprecht (Moderator)

Global Citizenship Education Team Leader & Programme Specialist at UNESCO HQ

Country Leadership and Commitments

12.45 – 13.15 (UAE Time)

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. Md. Robiul Islam

Additional Secretary, Ministry of Education of Bangladesh


Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Nepal

Dr. Linda Barallon

Executive Director, Ministry of Education, Seychelles


Ministry of Education of Mauritius

Closing ceremony: Awards and Announcement of Second Phase

13.30 – 14.00 (UAE Time)

Mr. Alexandros Makarigakis

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

Ms. Scheherazade Feddal

On behalf of the Ethics Education Fellowship Partners

H.E. Dr. Khalid Al Ghaith

Secretary General of the Higher Committee of Human Fraternity ​

Register now to receive updates and participate the high-level segment sessions online!

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 Elders, UNESCO 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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