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Gavin Dykes      

Program Director of the Education World Forum; Co-Founder & Director of Education Fast Forward

Gavin Dykes is a Director of the Education World Forum and the Asian Summit on Education and Skills. These are annual meetings for ministers of education and government policy makers. His responsibilities include setting the themes developing the agenda and negotiating the programme. In January 2019, 93 Ministers attended the Education World Forum, and more than 100 countries were represented.

Dykes is co-founder and chair of Education Fast Forward’s debates. He also serves on Advisory Boards for Ed-Tech organisations including University of the People and BoClips, and is an advisor to the “Educate – Better Edtech Better Learning” Project in London and Lumiar Schools in Brazil. He has worked in consultancy and advisory roles for the OECD, UNESCO, the World Bank and for governments, agencies and foundations in countries from Ireland to India, and from Jordan to the US.

Among OECD initiatives, Dykes moderated the TALIS launch in Tokyo, the first Global Education Industry Summit in Helsinki and the Skills Summits in Bergen and Porto. He is co-author of “Aspire High – Imagining Tomorrow’s School Todat” and also co-author of the World Bank publication “Building and Sustaining National Educational Technology Agencies: Lessons, Models and Case Studies from Around the World."

Among other organisations, Dykes was Associate DIrector of the Innovation Unit, when it was part of government in the UK, and with Futurelab which developed research and guidance around innovative learning practice. His roles in each of these roles focused particularly in use of technology to support learning.

Among other roles, He has contributed to teaching in the Masters in Education Entrepreneurship program at the Graduate School of Education of the University of Pennsylvania. He has also worked with the NEA Foundation in the US to support their Global Learning Fellows program.

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