Dr. Blade Nzimande, Minister of Higher Education, Science, and Innovation, will attend the three-day G20 Education Ministers’ Meeting 2022 in Bali, Indonesia.
The Ministry of Education, Culture, Research, and Technology of the Republic of Indonesia will host the summit, which is slated to take place between 31 August and 2 September 2022.
This year’s topic for the G20 Education Working Group (EdWG) meeting is “Recover, Reimagine, and Rebuild Stronger.”
The G20 is a multinational institution with a critical role in ensuring future global economic growth and prosperity.
Collectively, the G20 countries account for almost 80% of the global gross domestic product (GDP), 75% of international trade, and 60% of the global population.
The G20, which began in 1999 as a gathering of Finance Ministers and central bank governors, has evolved into an annual summit of Heads of State and Government.
In addition, during the year, Sherpa meetings (responsible for conducting talks and creating consensus among leaders), working groups, and special events are organized.
The Fourth G20 EdWG Meeting will be held on August 31 in order to finalize the Education Ministers’ Declaration as well as the G20 Education Report 2022.
“On 1 September, the meeting will adopt these two deliverables, and Ministers will have the opportunity to offer their views on the G20 EdWG theme for this year. “During the conference sessions, Minister Nzimande will present the South African position on the topic,” the department said in a statement.
Nkosinathi Sishi, the General Director of Higher Education and Training, will accompany Nzimande.
Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkey, the United Kingdom, the United States, and the European Union are all members of the G20. Additionally, Spain is invited as a permanent guest.
Annually, the Presidency asks countries to participate fully in the G20 exercise. Several international and regional organizations are also represented, giving the meeting an even greater scope. – SAnews.gov.za