The UNESCO International Institute for Higher Education in Latin America and the Caribbean is providing support for former Vice President Yemi Osinbajo’s newly formed Organisation, Future Perspectives, to launch the “Innovation to Transform Education Training” in Nigeria.
According to a statement on Monday by Osinbajo’s media office, the non-profit organisation co-founded by the former VP would work with the UNESCO agency to equip young educational stakeholders with skills of innovation, policy and project implementation.
“With a keen focus on Africa, the organisation is convinced that in shaping the future of the world, the voices of Africa’s youth must be prominently woven into global conversations, their participation and activism will not only create a profound impact within the region but also bring forth the invaluable perspectives of Africa to the global stage.
“This collaboration with UNESCO serves as the springboard of personal initiatives Prof. Osinbajo would be working on since leaving office in May 2023 and as he stated in the past, ‘ education must respond to the dynamism, speed of development and massive changes in society, and educators must be trained to understand the skills required to take full advantage of a world dependent on technology.’
“This project is part of the capacity-building component of the United Nations Global Youth Initiative, a ground-breaking multi-stakeholder global initiative for ‘Youth to be equipped with policy and project implementation skills to transform education.’
The statement added that the project would also include the UNESCO Better Innovation Better Outcome Academy which focuses on “Youth Empowerment and Leadership”, led by IESALC.