Forum for World Education (FWE) in collaboration with Charoen Pokphand Group (CP Group) held a summit, "Forum for World Education 2022" for leaders in education in public and private sectors around the world, under the theme “Shaping the Future of Education to Match Global Economic Trends” on 1-2 December 2022 at C.P. Leadership Institute, Pak Chong District, Nakhon Ratchasima Province, Thailand. More than 400 education professionals from different countries collaborated with international business leaders concerned with human development and education to come up with a model for education that will serve both the requirements of the future and businesses all over the world. Discussions at the forum covered a variety of topics, including "Strategies for Shaping the Future of Education in Line with Global Economic Trends" and "Educational Transformation & Human Capital Readiness to The World 5.0." with the goal of transforming education and constructing a strong human resource base for the future global economy in the 5.0 era.
World-class business leaders who value human development and education, as well as educational leaders from different nations, attended the Forum for World Education 2022, including: Dr. Cheng Yan Davis, co-founder and secretary-general of FWE; Mr. Anek Laothammathat, Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation; Dr. Tan See Leng, Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Singapore; Mr. Dhanin Chearavanont, senior president of Charoen Pokphand Group; Khunying Kalaya Sophonpanich, Deputy Minister of Education; Assoc. Prof. Dr.Khunying Sumonta Promboon; Andreas Schleicher, Director of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD); Mr. Michael Bloomberg, founder of Bloomberg News and former Mayor of New York City; Mr. Vikram Rao, Head of Enterprise, ASEAN from Amazon; Dr. Inoue Mitsuteru, Senior Executive Director, Kosen Institute, Japan; Mr. Collin Marson, Director of Education, Google Asia Pacific, and; Mr. Li Kai Chen, Senior Partner and Managing Partner, Mackenzie.
Dr. Cheng Yan Davis, co-founder of the Forum for World Education (FWE) and secretary-general of the Global Council for Education, noted that the FWE has existed for more than three years as a forum for businesses that believe education may spur economic progress. “Today, we invite global educational leaders to a discussion focused on the future, both online and offline,” he said.
"FWE will make every effort to assist on research and education since we think education will advance commerce. Because of the pandemic we have been experiencing, we would like to encourage everyone to utilise the potential of education to shape the global economy.”
Senior President of Charoen Pokphand Group, Dhanin Chearavanont, stated that the forum's main issues were education and human development. “Education is the key to human progress and determines how much a nation can develop,” he said. “There won't be any CEOs if strong organisations don't generate leaders with broad expertise. In the past, out of a fear that other organisations would take them away, we only created people to operate in silos. But at CP, we develop owners who are familiar with every aspect of the business—profits, accounts, losses, human resources, public relations, etc.—and we have no fear that they will leave the company. Instead, we believe we produce individuals for the nation and for society.”
"Selfish people will never become excellent leaders, so if we want to build leaders, we must create leaders who are appreciative, know how to give, to learn, and able the disadvantaged. Charoen Pokphand Group has six core values: Three Benefits, Speed with Quality, Simplification, Accept Change, Innovation, and the most important thing is Integrity. To be a good leader, yhou have to be a good person who understands how to return favours to the land, show gratitude to parents, love your family, love the organisation, and love your co-workers.”
“This FWE meeting is preparation for continuing workforce development to satisfy an increasingly complicated and unstable world,” Dr. Tan See Leng, Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Singapore, said. Singapore places a high priority on effectively developing its human resources from an early age. In particular, the development of 21st century values and capacities, world knowledge, skills and cultural distinctions which have become incredibly relevant in the modern world.”
"The pandemic crisis taught us to understand the importance of lifelong learning, which enables our workforce to adapt to unforeseen circumstances. Singapore continues to invest in lifelong learning and aiding those who have lost their employment by motivating them to be resilient and effective at work, especially through training and skill enhancement, along with future economic and technological progress.”
Mr. Andreas Schleicher, director of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), revealed that: “The most important thing that affects the quality of education is student and teacher attitude in supporting learning. Learning attitudes play a critical role in determining how the next generation will develop. Children will create a learning and creative environment if they are not scared to make mistakes, dare to make decisions, and are brave enough to take risks. If we provide everyone the chance to discover their aptitude and talent, they will be able to improve both individually and qualitatively. Additionally, the most crucial element in the process of learning and building a successful educational system is the teacher. The challenge is that there aren't enough competent teachers. How do we encourage teachers of the new generation to go beyond the classroom? How can we recruit more qualified individuals to work as teachers in the system?”
The Forum for World Education (FWE) is a non-profit world organisation with its headquarters in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. In order to influence and change the education system to suit the rapidly shifting global society and economic backdrop, FWE aspires to connect it with businesses and provide corporate opinions on educational management. The Forum for World Education symposium, annually hosted by FWE was first held in Paris, France, in 2019. The CP Group and Concordian International School collaborated to make this year's Forum for World Education 2022 possible in Thailand.