Author Archive | Madeleine

Changing World, New Relationships - the World Islamic Economic Forum

By Madeleine White, capacity building and communications specialist. Changing World, New Relationships - a Message from the World Islamic Economic Forum in London I am at the opening session of the 9th World Islamic Economic Forum in the Excel conference centre London. Before me are 16 world leaders - from HM King Abdullah II of Jordan, to […]

Driving Risk, Reaping Rewards: G8 Investment Conference

By Madeleine White, capacity building and communications specialist. Driving Risk, Reaping Rewards: Perspectives from the G8 Deauville Partnership Investment Conference It’s nearly a year since I wrote my first blog. Having spent time at the World Bank in Washington and linking that to the great experiences I had had when I visited Kurdistan I felt compelled […]

Different Voices – Harnessing the Diaspora

By Madeleine White, educationalist, writer and Head of Strategic Partnerships, Whizz Education. Last month saw the US Ambassador Fund offering grants from $200k to £2 million in order to find “creative and effective approaches to promote reconciliation and stability in Iraq and to improve the institutional capacity”. Other events include next month’s signing of a five year […]

Education for All – Cultural Empowerment, Political Imperative

Picture: Dr Mahmoud Osman, Member of the Council of Representatives Iraq, speaking at yesterday's conference.   By Madeleine White, educationalist, writer and Head of Strategic Partnerships, Whizz Education.   I was going to write about Educational Technology, as Bett (the world’s leading educational technology event) is happening in London at the end of the month. I also […]

Recycling Natural Resources into Knowledge

By Madeleine White, former teacher and educational writer and Head of Marketing, Whizz Education. This month’s announcement of closer collaboration between Europe and Iraq, coupled with last month’s WISE 2012 summit in Qatar, provides a great starting point for exploring the role of the Middle East in driving global collaboration and knowledge-share in Education. It is clear that oil […]