Going Global 2018 session
Monday 01 June 2020 - 09:00 to Wednesday 30 September 2020 - 23:00

This event took place on 26 June at 2pm, UK time.

Making higher education systems inclusive and connected to society requires providing the right conditions for students of different backgrounds to succeed. This goes beyond the question of offering financial support to disadvantaged groups, to encompass holistic approaches to admissions, teaching and assessment and the provision of both academic and non-academic support.

Anchored by the findings from the newly released 2020 Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report from UNESCO on inclusion and education, this interactive panel discussion will examine evidence based policies to enhance diversity and inclusion in higher education.

This session was chaired by Michael Peak, HE Research Lead at the British Council.  Our speakers were:

  • Anna Cristina D'Addio - Economist and Senior Policy Analyst for UNESCO's GEM Report
  • Liesbet Peeters - Founder and managing partner of Volta Capital
  • Dr Tania Lima - Director of Global Engagement at King's College, London


Michael Peak

British Council

Michael has 15 years’ experience of researching international education, and has been integral to the inception, development and management of the British Council’s research work. He has been involved with many projects and partnerships concerned with surveying and forecasting international student mobility and he established the British Council’s ‘Shape of global higher education’ series which measures the internationalisation activities of different countries.

GG2020SDE - Speakers - Anna Cristina D'Addio

Anna Cristina D'Addio

Anna Cristina D'Addio is an Economist by background and has worked as a Senior Policy Analyst in the GEM Report team at UNESCO since March 2017. Prior to this position, Anna worked at the OECD on a comprehensive list of issues ranging from financial education and literacy, inequality, poverty, the intergenerational transmission of education, ageing, social protection, the life course approach to social policy and the decline of fertility, with a particular emphasis on the role of policies.

GG2020SDE - Speakers - Liesbet Peeters

Liesbet Peeters

Volta Capital

Liesbet is founder and managing partner of Volta Capital, bringing over fifteen years of impact advisory experience, working with major players in the impact economy to establish strategies that mobilize funding to meet the needs of underserved communities and generate increased impact in social sectors in emerging markets.

GG2020SDE - Speakers - Dr Tania Lima

Dr Tania Lima

King's College London

Dr Tania Lima is the Director of Global Engagement at King’s College London, responsible for the College academic partnerships and country offices. She leads on partnership strategy, including implementation, delivery and evaluation, working closely with all Faculties at King’s. She has experience in international collaborative initiatives in genomics, bioinformatics and proteomics, as well as collaborations in cancer research, with a focus on international consortia and global partnerships.

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Going Global sessions, Universities and higher education, Equal opportunities and diversity, Gender and inclusion, Disability Inclusion
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