Digital learning 2.0: Scaling up learning and skills @ 2021 Global Forum for Children and Youth

What is it?

Mass use of digital learning for nearly two years has taught important lessons and generated best practices. This session reflected on the learning, as well as focused on the need to skill older youth and connect them to employment and entrepreneurial opportunities as countries recover economically. Policymakers, businesspeople and young people discussed how to maximize digital learning to expand access to quality education and skills.


  • Christian Klein, CEO, SAP SE
  • Alice Albright, CEO, Global Partnership for Education
  • Mariya Gabriel, European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth
  • Kevin Frey, Chief Executive Officer, GenU
  • Robert Jenkins, Global Director Education and Adolescent Development, UNICEF
  • Jaime Saavedra, Global Director of Education, World Bank
  • Mats Granryd, Director General and Board Member of GSMA
  • Andrea Remes, Co-founder and CEO of Erandi Aprende
  • Emiliana Vegas, Co-Director Center for Universal Education, Brookings 
  • Sal Khan, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Khan Academy
  • Martha Newton, Deputy Director general, International Labour Organization
  • Jubilee Ayuba, Social entrepreneur and Co-founder of Street2school
  • Hon. Fidelis Molao, Minister of Basic Education, Botswana
  • Kate Behncken, VP, Lead of Microsoft Philanthropies