On 27th January 2022, Reboot the Future brought together headteacher Jane Lunnon, youth representatives Yumna Hussen and Jalidah Nabukalu, and experts from Pearson and Unilever to hear about how educators can equip young people for the future workplace.
Our speakers discussed which skills will be in most demand, and what skills young people want to see prioritised, as we all come together to build a more equal, compassionate and sustainable future.
The event was run in partnership with Pearson, and was part of UNESCO and CRI's #LearningPlanet Festival.
NOTE: Due to technical issues, the introduction and the first 30 seconds of the conversation were not captured.
About our speakers
Jane Lunnon, Headteacher, Alleyn’s School
Jane Lunnon became the first female Head of Alleyn’s School, Dulwich in January 2021 after previous tenures at Wimbledon College, Prior’s Field School and Wellington College. Named Tatler Head of the Year in 2020, Jane is also currently Chair of the Teenage Mental Health Commission, a Governor of the London Academy of Excellence Tottenham and a Trustee of the Royal SpringBoard Foundation. Her first book, “The State of Independence” was published in 2019.
Yumna Hussen, Youth advocate
Yumna is a multi-faceted change agent, campaigner across interconnected systems, co-author of Struggles of War, TEDx speaker, and recent Diana Award 2021 recipient. She is also the Youth MP for Birmingham and part of BiteBack 2030's Youth Board in Birmingham, which is a youth-led movement, redesigning the food system to put children's health first. An avid freelance writer, co-author of the book 'Struggles Of War' and public speaker, she believes in using creative approaches to tackle societal issues, often using the power of story-telling and spoken-word in her own work.
Jalidah Nabukalu, Restless Development Youth Researcher, Uganda
A graduate of Makerere University School of Public Health with a bachelors of Environmental Health Sciences, Jalidah possesses great passion in health promotion through research and leadership. Her love for research has led her to work in the field since the time she was in school. She believes in working hard to achieve life goals and also in team work for effectiveness of project's goals.
Paddy Hull, VP Global Learning and Future Work, Unilever
Paddy Hull is Unilever’s VP Global Learning & Future of Work, responsible for bringing Unilever’s social commitments on the Future of Work to life. He describes his job as helping people stay fit for work – now and in the future. Paddy first joined Unilever in1996 as a Management Trainee in Finance, before running his own business. He returned to Unilever in 2008, taking on various roles in Change Management leadership, Leadership Development, Global Learning and Global HR Strategy. Outside of work, he enjoys running marathons, telling jokes and dancing (to the embarrassment of his kids!).
Paul Ellingstad, Sustainability and Social Innovation Advisor with Pearson PLC
Paul is an evangelist and a practitioner of social innovation. Having worked for iconic companies like Gateway, Compaq and Hewlett Packard, he’s been on the front line of technology’s impact on society and planet. He’s experienced the power of business, government, and civil society working collectively to achieve breakthrough change. He works with a diverse array of leaders and organizations around the world who bring a global citizen mind-set to innovation and who embrace sustainability and responsible leadership. He’s especially inspired by the young leaders and entrepreneurs he works with and mentors.