A two-day long Global Summit on Education-2018 styled Ensuring Quality and sustainable Education for all began on Friday at a hotel in the city.
Global Educators Initiative for Sustainable Transformation (GEIST) International Foundation, Bangladesh unit organised the summit.
Academics , researchers , educators from at home and foreign countries like India, Nepal, Turkey , Ukrine , Iraq, USA , Vietnam, Cambodia, Lithuania, Srilanka, Maldive, Phillipine, Columbia and Bangladesh joined the summit. Around 200 delegates including 46 internationals took part in the convention.
The first day program is comprised on different sections
Nicolas Papp, Public affairs officer of U.S. Embassy, Dhaka attended as the chief guest while, Sun Lei, Education Specialists of UNESCO was present as special guest with Biplob Deb, President , GEIST International Foundation , Bangladesh Team in the chair.
Biplob Deb, President, GEIST addressed the welcome speech.
Dr. Sabyasachi Majumder ( India) made the keynote presentation on Education and Environment, Dr Marshall G. Jones , Professor Winthrop University, USA presented key note paper on Open Educational Resources, Open Learning, Open Possibilities: Building the Future of Teaching and Learning’, Laxman Gnawali, Associate Professor (ELT), Katmundu University, Nepal presented a keynote paper on ‘Know your learner before you teach’ and Sharmistha Bannerjee , Professor, University of Calcutta made keynote presentation on ‘Education for Social Change and Empowerment’.
Olga Schrabachenko , Head of Operation, International Outstation of GEIST , Raihana Sultana , English Language Program Coordinator, The American center U.S Embassy, Dhaka , Auste Valinciute, Faculty of Communication, Vilnus University, Lithuania , Ha Thi Hi Nguyen, Lecturer, University of languages and International Studies, Vietnam National University, Hanoi, Taposh Kumar Biswas, Associate Professor , institute of Education and Research (IER) University of Dhaka spoke as panel members.
Speakers underscored the need for quality and sustainable education to build the future generation in order to make a better and safe world.
They emphasised on ensuring social, environmental, cultural awareness, waste management, taking care of biological diversity, girls empowerment, youth engagement, using open educational resources, games and games design in Teaching-learning, knowing the mindset of the learners and learning the global language to ensure quality and sustainable education. They also made the observation to build leadership and to create a sense of internationalism among the learners. Developing communication and collaboration with international partner schools is also important to ensure Quality and Sustainable education for all, they noted,
Around 5,000 teachers and 50,000 learners from different educational institutes across the country have been registered with GEIST. The organisation has developed network in other 14 countries where the members are working for better and safe world.