Knowledge Partners

Established in 2007, the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) is responsible for the growth and quality of private education in Dubai. KHDA support parents, students, teachers, schools, universities, investors and government partners to create a high-quality education sector focused on happiness and wellbeing.

KHDA believes that happiness, well-being and positive education have the power to transform lives, and transform education in Dubai. We build relationships with local and international partners and engage in conversations about happiness and positive education whenever we can. By working together with the community, we aim to spread this approach to all schools, parents, teachers and students for the benefit of Dubai and its people.

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GL Education

GL Education is a knowledge partner of IPSEF and a leading supplier of standardised assessments to schools in over 100 countries worldwide. We provide insight and advice to Ministries of Education, NGOs, investors and school leadership teams around the world to help them deliver better educational outcomes.

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ISC Research is the leading source of market intelligence on the world of international English-speaking schools. It has been a specialist in the sector for more than 25 years and has expert researchers based in the regions. ISC is the only organisation that has continuously operated in the marketplace to collect international school data, resulting in a unique set of current and historical data and market intelligence.

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Platinum Sponsor

L.E.K. Consulting is a global management consulting firm that uses deep industry expertise and rigorous analysis to help business leaders achieve practical results with real impact. We are uncompromising in our approach to helping clients consistently make better decisions, deliver improved business performance and create greater shareholder returns. The firm advises and supports global companies that are leaders in their industries — including the largest private and public sector organizations, private equity firms and emerging entrepreneurial businesses. The L.E.K. Global Education Practice has deep sector experience serving the most prominent clients across all education verticals. The team has led 600+ engagements on-ground across 90+ countries globally, and supported several >$200M education transactions worldwide.

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