An innovative new BBC radio series will launch at the ninth Pan-Commonwealth Forum.
17 Ways to Change the World, based on the UN's sustainable development goals, will be showcased at the international education event in Edingburgh on Monday.
Each goal will be examined from the perspective of a different nation and expressed through the lives of 17-year-olds as they challenge the experts on what action (and inaction) will mean for their futures.
Academics Professor Giles Mohan, Eric Addae-Kyeremeh and Dr Aravinda Guntupalli will be the OU's lead academics on the programme, which will air on the BBC World Service, in March 2020.
PCF9 is a platform for ministers of education, government officials and academics to discuss and develop a roadmap to future-proof our education systems and meet the challenges of the fourth industrial revolution.