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Her Royal Highness Princess Sirindhorn to preside over the opening ceremony of the International Conference on Equitable Education: All for Education, at Siam Kempinski Hotel, Bangkok. Joe Horn-Phatnaothai invited as VIP guest.
The event is jointly organized by the Equitable Education Fund (EEF), the Princess Maha Chakri Award Foundation, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the Ministry of Education, the Ministry ofthe Interior, the Ministry of Social Development and Human Security and network partners.
This virtual conference focuses on ways to make equitable education possible after the COVID-19 situation subsides, as many more millions of children are at risk of dropping out of the education system. Some 60 academics, economists and experts in education from 14 countries are sharing their knowledge and experience in the conference.
On this occasion, Her Royal Highness Princess Sirindhorn delivered a keynote speech on “Four Decades of Working in Education and Disadvantaged Children’s Life’s Development”. The Princess discussed education development in the country and the work of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej the Great (Rama IX) and Her Majesty Queen Sirikit the Queen Mother in developing people through education, so that they can become self-reliant and provide for their families.
Lecturers on this events are :
Prof. Amartya Sen, an Indian economist and philosopher, who was awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 1998, via video conferencing.
Ms. Alice P. Albringht, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Global Partnership for Education (GPE)
Mr. Andreas Schieicher, the founder of the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA)
Dr. Mechai Viravaidya, founder of Population & Community Development Association (PDA) to address health and long-term sustainability issues in Thailand and Mechai Viravaidya Foundation. He was chosen as one of TIME Magazine’s “Asian Heroes”
Dr. Prasarn Trairatvorakul, Chairman of the EEF’s Board of Governance and Former Governor of Bank of Thailand
The meeting’s resolutions will be proposed at the Conference of Southeast Asian Ministers of Education next year, with the aim of achieving sustainable education development in 10 years.