Zulum to speak at UN dialogue on education transformation in Africa

Governor Babagana Umara Zulum of Borno state has been selected as one of the dignitaries to speak at the 2024 edition of the Africa Dialogue Series (ADS 2024), holding at the United Nations headquarters in New York from May 6th to 24th, 2024.

A publication by the UN on its website said the programme titled “Africa Month” is to mobilise actions by leveraging science, technology and innovation to transform education in Africa.

Governor Zulum, H.E. Mr. Dennis Francis, President of the 78th Session of the UN General Assembly, Ms. Cristina Duarte, UN Under-Secretary-General and UN Special Adviser on Africa, and many other stakeholders will be attending the dialogue.

This year’s dialogue series has the theme “Education through Science, Technology and Innovation toward the Africa We Want.” It will focus on obtaining a concerted Africa-centred policy shift needed to fast-track the transformation of the educational landscape on the continent.

The statement noted that the ADS 2024 will culminate with a High-level Policy Dialogue, including the participation of several ministers from African countries, heads of regional economic communities, young people, senior government and UN officials.

The statement added that the high-level segment will serve as a platform for in-depth exchanges, contributing policy recommendations to accelerate the continent’s progress toward achieving the 2030 Sustainable Development and the African Union’s Agenda 2063.

The United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres and the chairperson of the African Union Commission, H.E. Mr. Faki Mahamat, will also participate in the high-level policy dialogue, and would be delivering closing messages to wrap up “Africa Month.”

The United Nations Deputy Secretary-General, Amina Mohammed and the Deputy Chairperson of the African Union Commission, H.E. Dr. Monique Nsanzabaganwa, will set the stage for the dialogue with their perspectives.