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Sonia Kabir made UNESCO MGIEP governing body member

  • Published at 10:36 pm December 19th, 2018
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Sonia Bashir Kabir Courtesy

With her tenure slated for the next four years, Sonia will be responsible for determining the general policy and nature of the institute; adopt its program of work and annual budget and ensure that the institute’s activities respond to the needs of the Member States of the region

Sonia Bashir Kabir, Managing Director, Microsoft Bangladesh, Myanmar, Nepal, Bhutan, and Laos; was nominated to serve as a member of the governing board of UNESCO’s Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development (MGIEP) in New Delhi recently, according to a press release.

“It is an honor for me to be nominated as MGIEP’s governing body member,” she said, “We will work towards sustainable development of making socio-emotional learning as part of the education system in the world.”

With her tenure slated for the next four years, Sonia will be responsible for determining the general policy and nature of the institute; adopt its program of work and annual budget and ensure that the institute’s activities respond to the needs of the Member States of the region.

The UNESCO MGIEP is UNESCO’s category 1 research institute that was established in 2012 and is the only one in the Asia Pacific region.

It is an integral part of UNESCO’s education sector and substantially contributes to efforts on sustainable development goals (SDGs) with a target of 4.7 on education for peace and sustainable development.

In line with its vision of “Transforming Education for Humanity,” the institute’s programs are designed to mainstream socio-emotional learning in education systems, innovate digital pedagogies and put youth as global citizens at the center of 2030 agenda for sustainable development. 

The board consists of 12 members chosen for their competence, serving in a personal capacity.

Seven members are from the UNESCO members of the Asia Pacific region.

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