Future Perspectives, the organization founded by the former Vice President of Nigeria’s, Yemi Osinbajo, is receiving support from the UNESCO International Institute for Higher Education in Latin America and the Caribbean to start the “Innovation to Transform Education Training”
According to a statement issued by Osinbajo’s media office on Monday, the non-profit organization co-founded by the former Vice President would collaborate with the UNESCO agency to train young educational stakeholders in innovation, policy, and project implementation.
“With a strong focus on Africa, the organization is convinced that in shaping the world’s future, the voices of Africa’s youth must be prominently woven into global conversations; their participation and activism will not only have a profound impact within the region, but will also bring forth invaluable perspectives of Africa to the global stage.
“This collaboration with UNESCO serves as a springboard for personal initiatives Prof. Osinbajo will work on after leaving office in May 2023, and as he has stated previously, ‘education must respond to the dynamism, speed of development, and massive changes in society, and educators must be trained to understand the skills required to take full advantage of a world dependent on technology.’
“This project is part of the United Nations Global Youth Initiative’s capacity-building component, which is a groundbreaking multi-stakeholder global initiative for ‘Youth to be equipped with policy and project implementation skills to transform education.'”
The project would also involve the UNESCO Better Innovation Better Outcome Academy, which focuses on “Youth Empowerment and Leadership” and is led by IESALC, according to the release.