Combining technology and education: UNESCO and Huawei set up UNESCO youth campuses in 20 countries

SHENZHENChina, May 12, 2022 / PRNewswire / – To date, UNESCO and Huawei have organized ten UNESCO campus sessions focused on technology and education, which benefited students in 39 schools in 21 countries.

The UNESCO Campus is an ongoing program that gives young people aged 14 to 18 the opportunity to share their views with UNESCO and civil society experts. Topics covered in each 90-minute session, in English or French, relate to key UNESCO topics such as education, artificial intelligence, sustainable development, gender equality and citizenship.


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One of the real-time campus screenshots

Huawei has been a partner of UNESCO in this program since June 2021. The sessions covered a wide range of topics, including the relationship between technology and education, new technologies today and tomorrow, and how whose technologies can be used to improve the situation. Students particularly enjoyed topics related to current issues on the international agenda when the pandemic led to the closure of schools in 2020, including changes in schools that use or do not use technology and the need for full-time schools. when everything can be found online.

“We believe that the challenges of the Sustainable Development Goals and COVID are a huge asset for innovation,” said Valtensir Mendes, UNESCO’s Senior Program Specialist, during a session.

Campus meetings also highlighted the importance of digital skills and new behaviors to be adopted to prevent cyberbullying, which is a growing threat to many adolescents in an increasingly digital world where social media is ubiquitous when young people leave school.

By sharing your experiences and perspectives with expert speakers, you can raise awareness among young people not only about the impact of new technologies on the world today and tomorrow, but also about the role that adolescents today can play in shaping the future.

University in French in real time

People from the organization’s networks, such as NGOs, IGOs ​​and startups, work alongside UNESCO experts. Stakeholders play a variety of roles; we find, in particular, scientists, researchers and local development project managers.

In line with the objectives of the UNESCO Campus, Huawei and UNESCO are also cooperating in the framework Project “Schools are open to all through technology”.implementation of which began in 2021 Ghana, Egypt and Ethiopia. This three-year project encourages the development of powerful education systems that can withstand global disruptions, such as the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to unifying schools, the project will teach teachers and students how to use digital tools, create online platforms to integrate learning at school and at home, and develop remote digital learning curricula.

The Inclusive Schools through Technology project joins the Tech4Education domain of Huawei’s TECH4ALL Digital Inclusion Initiative, which aims to promote equity and quality education through technology as part of TECH4ALL’s main goal: to ensure that no one is left behind in the digital world. .

For more information, visit the official Huawei TECH4ALL website:

https://www.huawei.com/en/tech4all/stories/bridging-technology-education-campus-unesco

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