• Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces
• Under the theme of “Teaching For Global Competence”, Qudwa aims to strengthen UAE’s teachers skills
25 August 2019, Abu Dhabi, UAE: Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, the Education Affairs Office of the Crown Prince Court of Abu Dhabi announces the third edition of Qudwa, to be held on 5 and 6 October 2019 at Manarat Al Saadiyat, Abu Dhabi.
Qudwa is a platform for teachers, by teachers that aims to elevate the teaching profession in the UAE by educating on the latest teaching innovations and facilitating networking with education leaders, while placing teachers at the heart of the education conversation. Under the theme “Teaching For Global Competence”, Qudwa Forum 2019 seeks to position the UAE as a global leader in the education sector with a future-ready education system by evaluating the ability of students to thrive in a rapidly changing global environment.
This increasingly depends on the capacity of teachers to impart a new set of skills to foster global competencies, in addition to impacting regulation and policy. The Forum will bring together more than 600 teachers from across the United Arab Emirates, as well as high-profile experts and decision makers.
Qudwa continues to be held in Abu Dhabi as part of the Emirate's strategic plans in order to invest in the education sector. These plans aim to strengthen Abu Dhabi's position as a leader in the education sector worldwide, which aligns with the goals of Abu Dhabi Government Accelerators Program 'Ghadan 21'.
“Since its launch, Qudwa has been endorsed by His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, who continues to give the highest support to the teaching profession and to developing competencies to meet global education standards. The event aligns with UAE Vision 2021, which emphasizes the development of a first-rate education system where all schools have exceptional leadership and internationally accredited teaching staff. In turn, Qudwa supports Abu Dhabi Plan, which aims to transform the education and teaching systems across the Emirate,” said Mohamed K. Al Neaimi, Director of the Education Affairs Office at the Crown Prince Court of Abu Dhabi.
“Qudwa is an important platform to share best practices that can improve and reinforce teaching skills across the UAE, as it invites teachers to discuss their challenges and debate issues in the education system. It also sheds light on leading initiatives that have transformed education around the world,” he added.
Held biennially, Qudwa is supported by strategic partners including the Ministry of Education, the Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge, the Knowledge and Human Development Authority of Dubai, and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), as well as by knowledge partners among which Teach For All, and the Center for Global Education at Asia Society.
Past editions of the Forum also sought to empower teachers to advance the future of education, and engaged teachers, experts, education leaders and government officials from over 80 countries in interactive discussions about their experiences and successes in the education sector.