Dina Buchbinder

Founder and President, Education for Sharing

United States

Dina is a social entrepreneur who strongly believes that the power of play is a game changer to experience “why we care”, and that it can make a difference in the world, beginning with educational systems.

In 2007, she founded Education for Sharing (E4S) as her response to address systemic inequity and discrimination so that every person can thrive. Since then, she has been committed to educational innovation using play to engage entire communities in building global citizenship.

Dina is an Ashoka Fellow since 2010, selected in 2017 Edmund Hillary Fellow to bring the E4S methodology to New Zealand, obtained the UBS Social Entrepreneur award, was selected as World Economic Forum Global Shaper, BMW Responsible Leader, awarded the Emerging Global Leader Award from the Harvard Kennedy School (2018). In 2020, Dina was invited by Prof. Jeffrey Sachs, UNESCO, and the Ban Ki-moon Center for Global Citizens to be a member of the Mission 4.7 Education Task Force.

Also in 2020, E4S was honored with the World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) Award by the Qatar Foundation, becoming the first Mexican organization to receive this prestigious recognition. E4S was selected as a member of Ashoka’s Changemakers network to work on developing strategies to address the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. E4S was recognized as one of the most important innovations in LatinAmerica by HundrED, a global non-profit based in Finland that improves education through impactful, scalable innovations.

Dina shares her voice at several global events, Davos World Economic Forum, UNESCO Youth Forum in Paris, LEGO IDEA Conference in Denmark, Learning for Holistic Wellbeing Summit in India among many others. She has inspired several academic articles, case studies, and papers and has also participated as a TED speaker, in Costa Rica, Mexico, Colombia, and India.


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