Sonia Bashir Kabir, Managing Director, Microsoft Bangladesh, Myanmar, Nepal, Bhutan, and Laos; has recently been nominated to serve as a member of the Governing Board of the Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development (MGIEP) in New Delhi, India. She will be acting as a member for the next four years in this organization.
As a member of the Governing Board of MGIEP, Ms. Sonia Bashir Kabir 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.
On this occasion, Sonia Bashir Kabir said, “It is honor for me to be nominated as a Governing Board member of UNESCO MGIEP. We will work towards sustainable development of making Socio-Emotional Learning as part of the education system in the world.”
The UNESCO MGIEP is UNESCO’s category 1 Research Institute that has been established in 2012 and it is the only one in Asia and the Pacific. The institute is an integral part of UNESCO’s Education Sector and substantially contributes to efforts on Sustainable Development Goal 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 to put youth as global citizens at the center of 2030 agenda for Sustainable Development.
The Board consists of twelve members chosen for their competence, serving in a personal capacity. Seven out of twelve members are from the UNESCO Member States of the Asia and the Pacific region.