Dear friends and colleagues,
I am pleased to share with you our recent article in Forbes Mexico and an interview we did with Fernando Reimers, a professor at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education. He spoke about universities and their role and challenges preparing students for the job market, of key interest for investors and experts. We’ve also launched a webinar series on education, with more information below.
We look forward to your comments, including what else you’d like to read about in these updates.


Elena Sterlin
Head of Health and Education, IFC

Expert Voices: An interview with Dr. Fernando Reimers 

Dr. Fernando Reimers, a professor of international education at Harvard, discusses how to prepare young people for the jobs market and provides insight into how the COVID-19 pandemic is transforming the education sector. Read the interview here.

Thought Leadership

Juliana Guaqueta-Ospina, IFC Education Specialist, explains how two universities, in Brazil and Colombia, adapted to the COVID-caused campus closures, in a blog for Forbes Mexico.
IFC organized the first in its Learning in the Age of Disruption webinar series, this one on the future of digitalization and global technology in education.

Chris McCahan—New Sector Lead, IFC Education

Congratulations and a warm welcome to Chris McCahan on his appointment as IFC Sector Lead for Education Services, replacing Salah-Eddine Kandri, who led the sector since 2014. Click here for Chris’ short bio.  
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