President Julius Maada Bio has arrived in Paris, France ahead of the UNESCO Transforming Education Pre- Summit schedule for 29th and 30th June 2022.
The President who serves as Co-chair of the High Level Steering Committee is accompanied by the First Lady Madam Fatima Maada Bio, the Minister of Basic and Senior Secondary Education, Dr David Moinina Sengeh and other stakeholders in the education sector.
On the margins of the Pre-summit, President Julius Maada Bio is expected to engage different stakeholders in the education sector to forge pathways for the development of education in Sierra Leone.
The overall objective of the Pre‐Summit is to harness the evolving discussions on transforming education, elaborate initial content and establish a shared vision and suggested actions for the Summit, and generate greater momentum in the lead up to September.
More specifically, the Pre‐Summit aims to provide an inclusive and open forum for, among other things, countries having advanced their national consultations to present preliminary outcomes of their consultations and share key elements of their commitment to transform education to inspire other countries to come forward with bold commitments and actions at the Summit in September.
President Julius Maada Bio as Co-Chair of the HLSC Leaders Group is expected to reiterate the HLSC Call for Action at the Opening Session of the Pre-Summit.