Expo Faces: Jasarat Valehli, Theme Leader for Talent

‘Expo Faces’ is a series of stories looking at the faces and voices of people across Azerbaijan who support Baku’s bid to host World Expo 2025. Today we hear from Jasarat Valehli, who is the official Expo 2025 Baku Theme Leader for ‘Talent - the Future of Education.’

As Theme Leader for ‘Talent - the Future of Education’, I hope to start a global discussion on how to develop human capital through education and up-skilling.

My expertise is in education: I work at the Ministry of Education, have lectured at a number of universities in Azerbaijan and have chaired the Board of Directors of the National Council of Azerbaijan Youth Organisations.

For me, our bid sub-theme, ‘Talent - The Future of Education’, promotes a discussion about how to develop the potential of our people, particularly youth. This may mean questions of how to promote gender equality in the classroom, how technology can be harnessed to learn in new ways, or what skills future generations will need for an evolving labour market?

I hope to continue the conversation with you all at World Expo 2025 Baku.