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Sébastien Turbot

Curator & Global Director, World Innovation Summit for Education

A strategist, journalist and social entrepreneur, Sébastien Turbot is a practiced champion of innovative, bottom-up approaches for solving top-down educational challenges. Prior to joining WISE, he spent a decade in Afghanistan where he founded social communication agency Sayara Strategies. He’s also an adjunct professor at the Paris School of International Affairs and the former editorial director of TEDxParis. Sébastien has spent 20 years in the global development and aid sector, and is constantly on the lookout for silent heroes of social change who are helping transform poverty into prosperity.