Ms. Vicky COLBERT
Ms. Vicky COLBERT is founder and director of Fundación Escuela Nueva. Ms. Vicky COLBERT is a Sociologist from Javeriana University in Colombia and pursued her graduate studies in Sociology of Education and Comparative International Education at Stanford University in the USA. In 2015, the American University of Nigeria distinguished her with an Honoris Causa Doctorate in Philosophy. Ms. Vicky COLBERT is co-author of the worldwide renowned Escuela Nueva model and was its first National Coordinator.
She has pioneered, expanded and sustained this educational innovation from many organizational spheres: as Vice minister of Education of Colombia, UNICEF´s Education Adviser for LAC and now from Fundación Escuela Nueva (FEN), an NGO she founded to ensure its quality, sustainability and innovation.
Ms. Vicky COLBERT has been recognized with several awards and distinctions in the fields of leadership and social entrepreneurship, such as the Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship, 2013 WISE Prize for Education Laureate, the Clinton Global Citizenship Award and the Kravis Prize. She has also been recognized as Outstanding Social Entrepreneur by the Schwab Foundation, Ashoka and the World Technology Network.
Ms. Cherie CBE, QC BLAIR
Chancellor, Asian University for Women; Founder, Cherie Blair Foundation for Women
Ms. Ellen PINCHUK
Deputy CEO, Mikhailov & Partners;
former correspondent for Bloomberg News TV and bureau-chief for CTV Canada in Moscow
Professor Fernando M.REIMERS
Professor of the Practice in International Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education
Mr. Bruce RODRIGUES
Deputy Minister Responsible for Early Years and Child Care
Deputy Minister, Ministry of Education
Ms. Miho TAGUMA
Senior Policy Analyst/ Project Manager of the OECD Education and Skills 2030, Early Childhood and School Division, Directorate for Education and Skills, OECD