2018 World Literacy Summit opens on March 25th
The theme for this year's summit is "closing the literacy gap in the 21st Century.”
The 2018 World Literacy Summit will be held on March 25-27 at the Sheldonian, Oxford University, UK. The theme, “Closing the literacy gap in the 21st Century,” is set to initiate discussion, collaboration and bring forward solutions to help 750 million people globally who are unable to read or write.
Her Royal Highness Princess Laurentien of the Netherlands, former Project Literacy ambassador Lily Cole, Noella Coursaris Musunka and the 2017 UNESCO Confucius Prize Winners for Literacy, The Citizens Foundation will be presenting at the Opening Ceremony.
Keynote Speakers include representatives from: The Malala Fund, BRAC, UN Women, Project Everyone, World Vision, Deaf Children Worldwide, Pencils of Promise, Malaika, World Literacy Foundation, National Literacy Trust, Books for Africa, LitWorld, Plan International, SIL International, Sun Books, STIR Education, Book Aid International, Aid Afghanistan for Education, Nelson Mandela University, Queen’s University, Libraries Without Borders, San Diego State University and Pro Literacy.
Established in 2012 and having attracted over 800 delegates from around the world over since its founding, this year’s Summit will be a key moment in the 2018 education calendar. It presents an excellent platform to set out your own ambitions for education in the UK and abroad in front of some of the world’s most ardent literacy and educational leaders, institutions, organisations and pioneers, as well as attending international media. Find out more here.