Our CEO Betty Abeng delivers the 2022 Annual Gladwyn Lecture

The Annual Gladwyn Lecture is organised by the Council for Education in the Commonwealth in honour of its former Patron, Lord Gladwyn, a distinguished diplomat, and parliamentarian. The lecture focuses on an educational topic of relevance to the Commonwealth and is delivered by an eminent expert. 

This year, our CEO, Betty Abeng had the pleasure of being invited to deliver the 2022 Annual Gladwyn Lecture under the theme: How can we leverage technology to support, upskill and energise the most important resource, teachers? 

During the lecture, she stressed that while the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) provide a comprehensive and challenging framework for the nations and citizens of the world to tackle poverty, the Commonwealth and all Commonwealth accredited organisations have a vital role to play in order to help deliver the goals. Betty affirmed with confidence that with a shared commitment and a collective effort, we can make the next 8 years ones where we take action to deliver global goals.   

CET CEO, Betty Abeng with The Lord Leong CBE and another attendee.

She also discussed her own, lived experience of the global challenge of providing quality education, and the critical role low-tech, innovative and context-appropriate solutions play in enabling teachers and educational stakeholders to achieve SDG4. 

Today, the CET’s modern, innovative and web based online platform, Teach2030 reaches teachers in the most remote areas across the world, providing bite-size, digital learning courses contextualised for their setting.

You can download a copy of the lecture here  



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