Director-General of the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) Salem bin Muhammad al-Malik, announced the organization’s commitment to provide support and proposals to member states in terms of tools and approaches, in order to achieve the fourth goal of the Sustainable Development Goals, related to ensuring quality, equitable and inclusive education for all, especially Through its partnership with the Education Relief Foundation.
ISESCO considers the Foundation’s approach an opportunity to unleash the energies of millions of girls and boys in order to secure a prosperous, fair and resilient future for all, thanks to a balanced and comprehensive education.
Salem bin Muhammad al-Malik emphasized that the meeting, organized by the Education Relief Foundation in cooperation with Djibouti, is an occasion to celebrate the outcomes of the consultative and participatory path in which senior thinkers, practitioners, decision-makers and technical frameworks in the field of education were involved, in order to develop an effective educational approach.
This approach guides current and emerging generations on a changing continent along with changing world, ISESCO S-G said explaining that ISESCO realizes (as included in its new strategic vision) that the future of education is multidisciplinary, taking into account the complexities and multiculturalities, and most importantly, it is vital to enhance the ability of member states to adapt and contribute to achieving a future Sustainable for everyone.
He noted the complexity of the educational challenges faced by its member states, due to conflicts, and the alarming increase in human flows and migrants, explaining that the Arab region alone is housing 32% of the refugee population, and 38% of the internally displaced In the world.
Salem bin Muhammad al-Malik pointed out that, in North and sub-Saharan Africa and Western Asia, there are about 32 million uneducated children, in addition to depriving girls of their right to education; there are countries that are members of ISESCO, in which citizens, especially children, are exposed to multidimensional poverty, disasters and displacement due to climate change and migration, although it hosts the world’s oldest schools, universities and knowledge hubs.