Oil has been the key to prosperity in the Middle East – but it is a finite resource. As alternate energy sources gain traction globally, the long-term sustainability of the MENA region will depend the quality of its human capital, says Navin Valrani, CEO of Arcadia Education. For Valrani, the top priorities are providing children access to quality education, equity and inclusion. Arcadia Education is Al Shirawi Group’s foray into K-12 education. In a recent conversation with Knowledge@Wharton at the Arcadia Preparatory School in Dubai, Valrani spoke about his vision for Arcadia and the future of education in the region.
Following is an edited transcript of the interview.
Knowledge@Wharton: I am reminded of a conversation that I had with a leader of this region almost