The Policy Forum will examine the role policies play in fostering innovation in the education sector and facilitating the acquisition of e-skills, particularly for disadvantaged and displaced populations.

The Forum will bring together ministers of education as well as ministers of ICT to discuss how newly affordable mobile devices can help address urgent educational challenges related to e-skills and meet the needs of students, teachers and administrators.

This invitation-only event will also elaborate strategies to create synergies between national policies in the areas of technology, education, telecommunications and innovation.

The Policy Forum will be jointly organized by UNESCO and ITU, the United Nations specialized agency for information and communication technologies, in collaboration with UNHCR.

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