International Cooperation Forum Switzerland «Education4Future»

Wednesday, 15.02.2023 – Thursday, 16.02.2023

Public event

Visual invitation to the International Cooperation Forum Switzerland to be held in Geneva on 15 February 2023. The event is free of charge, CO2-neutral and hybrid.
Together Different: For the Planet. For the People. © SDC

Named ‘Education for Future’, the international Cooperation Forum Switzerland (IC Forum) on 15 and 16 February 2023 will focus on education. As part of “Youth for Solutions”, the focus of the second day (16 February) will be on young people and their ideas and approaches. 

Location: Geneva, hybrid

Good basic education and training are crucial for sustainable development. And yet education systems around the world are facing major challenges. Even before the pandemic, six out of ten children were not reaching basic levels of proficiency in reading and maths. COVID-19 exacerbated this situation. Scores of schools were closed, children could no longer study, and young people had to abandon their training programmes. 

  • What have been the consequences of this disruption?
  • What can we learn from the last two years for the future?
  • And how can we make education systems more resilient and better equipped for future challenges and the consequences of climate change? 

Switzerland has been championing the right to education for many years. Both basic education and vocational skills development are vital cornerstones of Switzerland’s international cooperation. 

The IC Forum brings together diverse voices and perspectives. Representatives of politics, research, the younger generation, the private and financial sectors, NGOs and civil society work together to develop solutions to global challenges. The hybrid event format with working sessions combining practice and theory as well as the interactive platform allow all interested parties to actively participate in the discussions.  

Further information and opportunities to participate can be found on the IC Forum platform.