Education and human capital development – including literacy, basic education, higher education, and workforce development – are critical to any country’s growth and development. Diasporas often represent an important human capital resource for developing countries. This panel identifies how diasporas and public institutions work together to address global education challenges. Panelists are Manjula Dissanayake, President and Founder, Educate Lanka Foundation; Ashraf Hegazy, Co-Founder and Former President, Harvard Arab Alumni Association and Executive Director, Harvard-Dubai Initiative; Nini Legesse, Founder and President, Wegene Ethiopian Foundation; and John Wanda, Founder, Arlington Academy of Hope. Moderated by Patrick Fine, Vice President for Compact Operations, Millennium Challenge Corporation.

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