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Date
16 Sep 2020
Location
Virtual, Hong Kong Time (GMT+8)
Yidan Prize Conference Series: Asia-Pacific 2020

What will education look like in a post-pandemic world?

Is it possible to socially distance in a classroom? Will virtual learning eliminate economic differences in education – or exacerbate them? What does the research tell us about students’ mindsets in times of crisis?

Like many sectors, education is at a crossroads. For this year’s Yidan Prize Asia-Pacific Conference, we have considered the options with other experts from governments, universities, corporations and philanthropic foundations.

We have heard from Mr Nadiem Makarim, Indonesian Minister of Education
Mr Makarim has shared his perspectives on which issues need to be addressed first. We were also joined by expert panelists from Hong Kong SAR, India, Norway and the Philippines: an international line-up to share ideas with global impact. You can find the full program in the Program section at the bottom of the page.

Bringing changemakers together

The Yidan Prize Conference Series exists to bring experts, practitioners and educators together for frank discussions on education. As the landscape of learning recovers, now is the time for these conversations – both on the system-wide problems at play, and the potential solutions to alleviate them.

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2pm – Welcoming remarks

Dr Charles Chen Yidan, Founder of the Yidan Prize

2:10pm – The importance of understanding what works

Mr Ronnie C. Chan, Co-Founder and Chairman, CAPS

2:20pm – Overcoming challenges on all fronts: Education in Indonesia during COVID-19

A fireside chat between Mr Nadiem Makarim, Minister of Education and Culture of the Republic of Indonesia, and Dr Ruth Shapiro, Co-Founder and CEO, CAPS

3:20pm – Systemic challenges and solutions in a pandemic

Mr Li-Kai Chen, Global Lead in Education, McKinsey & Company

Mr Dankert Vedeler, Chair of the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) Governing Board and former Assistant Director General in the Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research

(Moderator) Professor Kai-ming Cheng, Professor Emeritus, HKU

4:05pm – The view from the ground: Putting in place solutions

Mr Chen Shujun, Vice President of Tencent Education and General Manager of Online Education Department (China)

Dr Milwida “Nene” Guevara, CEO, Synergeia Foundation (Philippines)

Dr Rukmini Banerji, CEO, Pratham (India)

(Moderator) Dr Ruth Shapiro, Co-Founder and CEO, CAPS

4:50pm – Closing remarks

Mr Edward Ma, Secretary-General, Yidan Prize Foundation

Opening & welcome remarks by Dr Charles CHEN Yidan
The importance of understanding what works by Mr Ronnie Chan
Education in Indonesia during COVID-19 by Mr Nadiem Makarim and Dr Ruth Shapiro
Systemic challenges and solutions in a pandemic Mr Li-Kai Chen, Mr Dankert Vedeler, and Professor Kai-ming Cheng
The view from the ground: Putting in place solutions by Mr Chen Shujun, Dr Milwida “Nene” Guevara, Dr Rukmini Banerji, and Dr Ruth Shapiro
Closing remarks by Mr Edward Ma
Opening & welcome remarks by Dr Charles CHEN Yidan
The importance of understanding what works by Mr Ronnie Chan
Education in Indonesia during COVID-19 by Mr Nadiem Makarim and Dr Ruth Shapiro
Systemic challenges and solutions in a pandemic Mr Li-Kai Chen, Mr Dankert Vedeler, and Professor Kai-ming Cheng
The view from the ground: Putting in place solutions by Mr Chen Shujun, Dr Milwida “Nene” Guevara, Dr Rukmini Banerji, and Dr Ruth Shapiro
Closing remarks by Mr Edward Ma