By Rachele Viard

The Qatar Foundation is organizing the 7th World Innovation Summit for Education, WISE 2015 (World Innovative Summit for Education) scheduled to take place Nov. 3 to Nov. 5, in Doha, Qatar. Michèle D. Pierre-Louis, president and founder of the foundation for Knowledge and Liberty (FOKAL), will attend the event.

Yvens Rumbold, responsible for communication at FOKAL, along with his international team will present an education project in rural and urban areas of Gonaives and Poteau in front of potential partners and donors.  The team is comprised of the following students: Deena Newaz (Bangladesh), Ana Plavsic (Serbia) and Sanchirmaa Althankhuyag (Mongolia).

The theme for this summit is “Investment in Quality Education.” Approximately 1,500 participants, experts and practitioners in the education sector, as well as leaders of national and international organizations from over 110 countries are expected to participate.  Their goal is to exchange experiences and innovations that will meet the challenges of 21st century in education.

Organizers believe that a stronger global action in education is imperative in order to strengthen weak education systems, create opportunities for new players, develop a talent pool “ready to use,” where inequalities and marginalization persist.

Launched by the Qatar Foundation in 2009, WISE 2015 is the first global conference of education, since the United Nations ratification in September 2015 of Sustainable Development Goals.

For the past three years, Pierre-Louis has been a member of the WISE Prize for Education international jury, which awards a prize annually during the summit. The recipient of the WISE Prize receives $500,000.

Born into a Haitian family in Stone Mountain GA. , Rachele visited Haiti several times in her youth and connected to the country and the culture. She moved to Haiti in 2009, where she put her English degree to use as a writer, using her voice and pen to promote tourism in the country and highlight the richness of the Haitian culture and people.

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