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The Speakers

Prof. Sarah Anyang Agbor

Vice President UNESCO Institute for LifeLongLearning (UIL ) Vice Chairperson FAWE Africa Board. Board Trustee Member United Nations Institute for Training and Research ( UNITAR), Former African Union Commissioner for Education, Science, Technology and Innovation (ESTI- AUC)

Sarah Anyang Agbor is Vice Chairperson of the Governing Board of the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL) as well as the Vice President, Africa Board, Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE). Sarah is a Trustee Board Member of the African Progress Group (APG) and Board Member of Coalition on Media and Education for Development Africa Forum (CAFOR). Sarah is the African Union (AU) Consultant for Policy Renaissance leading the AU project in providing strategic support and establishing key links with the AU decision-making machinery that shapes the opportunities for current and future foundation interventions.

In 2017, Sarah was elected as the African Union (AU) Commissioner for Human Resources, Science & Technology which consists of three divisions: Education, Youth and Capacity Development, Science and Technology and headed several bodies. From 2017 to January 2022, Sarah ensured the coordination of AU policies and programmes on human resource development matters, science and technology as well as encouraged and provided technical support to Member States and RECs in the implementation of continental strategies such as CESA 16-24, STISA 2024 and the TVET strategy. Sarah also played key roles in promoting research and development and inter-African cooperation on education and training, encouraging youth empowerment and participation in the integration of the continent.