MIET Africa was proud to serve as the local convener of the Global Education Leaders Partnership (GELP) event: Building Future Learning Systems: From exceptional innovations to systemic transformation. The event, held in Durban from 19-21 April 2015, was jointly hosted by GELP global, GELP South Africa and OECD CERI (the Centre for Educational Research and Innovation).
GELP is a global partnership of system leaders in education who:
· aim to radically transform education for the future (not just seek improvement in the existing paradigm).
· collaborate to learn with and from each other.
· focus on education systems and system conditions and understanding how these affect learners and learning at scale
The Durban event was attended by international and Southern African delegates, who came together to share their knowledge, insights and experiences around innovation and transformation for 21st century learning. Feedback has been overwhelmingly positive, and particularly encouraging has been the interest shown by the wide range of South African participants.