The Minister of Education, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum, has been invited to be part of a high-level advisory group for Mission 4.7.
It is a new global initiative to put into practice the bold vision articulated by the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on education and target 4.7.
Mission 4.7 is a partnership between the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), United Nations Economic Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the Ban Ki-Moon Centre for Global Citizen, and the Centre for Sustainable Development at Columbia University.
Dr. Adutwum would be delivering a virtual keynote address on July 20th, 2021 between 09:00 and 10:00 am during one of the group’s meetings.
This was carried in an invitation letter dated 23rd June 2021 and signed by Jeffrey D. Sachs, President of United Nation’s (UN) Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) and Stephanie Giannini, Assistant Secretary-General, UNESCO on behalf of Audrey Azoulay, Patron, Mission 4.7 and Director-General UNESCO.
It is expected that Dr. Adutwum, who is a career educationist with many experience bring to bear his remarkable leadership in global education to the benefit of the rest of the world.
Mission 4.7 will be led by two patrons: Mr. Ban Ki-Moon, the 8th Secretary-General of the UN and Audrey Azoulay, the Director-General of UNESCO.
The advisory group on the other hand would be co-chaired by Ms. Stephanie Giannini, the Assistant Director-General of UNESCO, Mr. Tan Sri Jeffrey Cheah, the Chairman of the Sunway Group, Monsignor Marcelo Sanchez Sorondo, the Chancellor of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences and the representative of Pope Francis and Prof. Jeffrey Sachs, the President of SDSN.
In his response letter to the agency, dated and signed on July 9th, 2021, Dr. Yaw Adutwum reaffirmed his readiness to take part in the project to get the best for practising the bold vision articulated initiative.
He said it is prudent for all to offer expertise to help generate ideas and initiatives that stand the chance of supporting the development of education in every part of the world.
He said the assemblage of such a powerful team of education experts would go a long way to gather the best of ideas and visions, which will bring great change to the world through the transformation of education.
Dr. Adutwum assured the world of his preparedness to spend quality time towards the planning, discussion and implementation of any good vision for the good of the world.
The UN’s Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4 aims to ensure inclusive education and promote lifetime learning opportunities for all.
Several targets under SDG 4 are concerned with access to various levels of education, especially for vulnerable populations.