Education plays a pivotal role in equipping future generations with the tools to tackle some of the most pressing issues, said Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland on Wednesday.
The official spoke at the council for education in the Commonwealth’s annual conference held in Windhoek.
Scotland said education and collaborative working were central to addressing challenges such as climate change, violent extremism, violence against women and girls, and strengthening the facilitation of trade promotion across the Commonwealth.
Addressing more than 200 attendees, including education ministers, academics, professionals and other stakeholders, the secretary-general added that education would help drive all 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Delivering the keynote address to the conference, which is taking place outside of London for the first time in 58 years, the Secretary-General said.
“This year’s conference theme highlights the dynamic and symbiotic relationship between education, employment, and economic development – on which we depend for a future of sustainable prosperity.” Enditem