Ms. Vicky COLBERT

Yidan Prize for Education Development Laureate 2017;
Founder, Fundacion Escuela Nueva

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.

OUR SPEAKERS

Professor Anant AGARWAL

CEO, EdX

Dr. H.E.AI Eissa AHMED

Minister of Education, Saudi Arabia

Mr. Richard BARANIUK

Founder and Director, OpenStax

Ms. Cherie CBE, QC BLAIR

Chancellor, Asian University for Women; Founder, Cherie Blair Foundation for Women

Mr. Stanley BUCHESKY

Partner and Founder, EdTech Fund

Dr. Charles CHEN Yidan

Founder, the Yidan Prize

Mr. Ryan CRAIG

Co-Founder, Managing Director, University Ventures

Mr. Yves DACCORD

Director-General, International Committee of the Red Cross

Ms. Carol DWECK

Lewis and Virginia Eaton Professor of Psychology, Stanford University

Mr. Michael GOLD

Editor, The Economist Intelligence Unit

Mr. Matt GREENFIELD

Managing Partner, Rethink Education

Mr. Lord Jim KNIGHT

Chief Education and External Officer Tes Global Ltd

Mr. Martin LAU

President, Tencent Holdings

Mr. Clive LEE

Chief Executive Officer, Yidan Prize Foundation

Mr. Peter LEWIS

Presenter of “Money Talk”, RTHK Radio 3

Ms. Yuan LI

Columnist, The Wall Street Journal

Mr. John MCDERMOTT

Public Policy Editor, The Economist

Mr. Sandeep MURTHY

Partner, Lightbox

Ms. Ellen PINCHUK

Deputy CEO, Mikhailov & Partners; former correspondent for Bloomberg News TV and bureau-chief for CTV Canada in Moscow

Mr. Alex RAPPAPORT

Co-Founder & CEO, Flocabulary

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

Dr. Jaime SAAVEDRA

Global Director, Education, World Bank Group

Mr. Koichi SAITO

Founder & General Partner, KK Fund

Mr. Anthony SALCITO

VP of Worldwide Education, Microsoft

Mr. Jonathan SCHOR

CEO, CodeMonkey

Mr. Jan SMEJKAL

Head of China and APAC, Startup Grind

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

Dr. Qian TANG

Assistant Director-General for Education, UNESCO

Mr. John WOOD

Founder, Room to Read