UN International Day of Education
“to invest in people, prioritize education”.
UN International Day of Education
The fifth International Day of Education will be celebrated on 24 January 2023 under the theme “to invest in people, prioritize education”. Building on the global momentum generated by the UN Transforming Education Summit in September 2022. This year’s celebration is jointly organized by the Chulalongkorn School of Integrated Innovation and GEN Thailand supported by the Diplomatic Council. The focus is on Entrepreneurial mindset Education and problem-solving skills as we prioritized accelerating progress towards all the Sustainable Development Goals against the backdrop of a global recession, growing inequalities, and the climate crisis.
UN International Day of Education Celebration
Tuesday, 24th January 2023, (1.30 PM - 16.30 PM)
Veuue: 7th Floor, Auditorium, Chulalongkorn University School of Integrated Innovation (BASCii)
Chaloem Rajakumari 60 Building, Chamchuri 10, Phaya Thai Rd, Wang Mai, Pathum Wan, Bangkok 10330
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13.30 Guest Arrival at the 7th Floor, Auditorium, Chulalongkorn School of Integrated Innovation (BASCii)
13:45 Welcome by Master of Ceremony
13:50 Welcome Remarks by Professor Worsak Kanok-Nukulchai, Ph.D.
Executive Director of Chulalongkorn School of Integrated Innovation
14:00 Opening Remarks by Dato' Jojie Samuel
Ambassador of Malaysia to the Kingdom of Thailand & Board of Presidents of the Diplomatic Council
14:10 Opening Ceremony of UN International Day of Education 2023
Ambassadors, UN representatives, and Partners are invited on stage for a group photo
14:15 Presentation on Entrepreneurial Education mindset to nurture problem-solving skills for 21st Century youths
by Dato Steve Cheah
Founder of the Pitch at School Entrepreneurial Mindset Education Programme - designed for students to gain hands-on experience to solve real-world problems and manage the entrepreneurial process firsthand to unleash their creativity, apply & sharpen their analytical & problem-solving abilities pitchatschool.org
14:25 Pitching and Presentations by Students
Two teams of High-School Students will pitch their Sustainability projects in front of a live audience.
Student sharing on the Chulalongkorn school of integrated Innovation
14:40 Presentation on Mechai Bamboo School
by Mr. Mechai Viravaidya
Founder of The Mechai Bamboo School, an innovative secondary school, which is also engaged in community development. mechaipattana.ac.th
15:00 Break time (20 min)
15:20 Panel Discussion on "Investing in People and Prioritizing Education"
Against the backdrop of the UN Day of Education Day theme "to invest in people, prioritize education" and taking the examples of the Pitch at School and Mechai Bamboo School Education Projects, the panelist will discuss how Education practices are being adopted for different environmental and cultural needs generate debate around how to strengthen education as a public endeavor and common good, how to steer the digital transformation, support teachers, safeguard the planet and unlock the potential in every person to contribute to collective well-being and our shared home.
H.E. Dr Pichet Durongkaveroj
Thailand's Former Minister of Digital Economy & Society, Former Minister of Science & Technology. Senior Advisor GEN Global
Mr. Ilja Riekki
UNESCO Non-Formal Education and Literacy, Equitable and Inclusive EducationNon-Formal Education and Literacy, Equitable and Inclusive Education
Mrs. Pamela Kiptinness
Educationist and Ambassador's Spouse, Embassy of Kenya
Mr. Mechai Viravaidya
Founder of Mechai Bamboo School
Dr. Pietro Borsano Ph.D
Deputy Executive Director, Chulalongkorn School of Integrated Innovation
16:15 Closing Remarks
16:30 Session End
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International Day of Education is observed on 24th January 2023, this being the fifth International Day of Education to be celebrated. https://en.unesco.org/commemorations/educationday A variety of celebrations take place on this day with global events organized at UNESCO Headquarters in New York and Paris.
Covid-19 has disrupted mainstream education globally and at the same time it has also opened up new insights and possibilities, presenting us with new challenges, technologies, and opportunities. It is important that we recognize and adopt these changes in educating and preparing youths. The aim of having the event is to promote awareness about education as a fundamental human right and a public responsibility
Making people aware of various initiatives taken by governments, organizations, and education institutions- from global to local- along with spreading the role of equal and relevant education for all.
Education is a human right, a public good and a public responsibility.
Without inclusive and equitable quality education and lifelong opportunities for all, countries will not succeed in achieving gender equality and breaking the cycle of poverty that is leaving millions of children, youth and adults behind.
Today, 258 million children and youth still do not attend school; 617 million children and adolescents cannot read and do basic math; less than 40% of girls in sub-Saharan Africa complete lower secondary school and some four million children and youth refugees are out of school. Their right to education is being violated and it is unacceptable.
This 24th January 2023 celebration in Bangkok, under the theme "to invest in people, prioritize education" seeks to build on a global momentum. Education must be prioritized to accelerate the process toward all the Sustainable Development Goals against the backdrop of a global recession, growing inequalities, and the climate crisis.
The event in Bangkok, supported by the Diplomatic Council ( UN Consultative Status) and jointly organized by Chulalongkorn School of Integrated Innovation (BASCii) and GEN Thailand serves as a platform to showcase the most important transformations that have to be nurtured to realize everyone’s fundamental right to education and build a more sustainable, inclusive and peaceful future. It will generate debate around how to strengthen education as a public endeavor and common good, how to steer the digital transformation, support teachers, safeguard the planet and unlock the potential in every person to contribute to collective well-being and our shared home.
The first part of the celebration is a general overview of the UN International Day of Education theme with two presentations on alternative education projects in Thailand that includes a Pitching demo by high-school students presenting their ideas to the audience. A panel discussion will follow after the break where embassy representatives are invited to share about their education projects in their countries with the speakers and the audience.