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CSIR-NISTADS Vitarka/Policy Debate on India needs to improve its water efficiency | 28th September | IIC New Delhi

Vitarka: A CSIR-NISTADS Outreach Programme for Inclusive Policy Debate

Topic: "India needs to improve its water efficiency"

Date: 28th September 2016 at 6:00 PM (Tea: 5:45 pm)

Venue: India International Center, Seminar Hall 1, New Delhi

NISTADS is organizing a small group discussion comprising maximum 30 participants from various section of the society. Participation in Vitarka is by invitation based on direct invitation or selection from requests received through web registration. Kindly register on NISTADS website for participation by 26th September 2016. Email from NISTADS will be sent by 27nd September 2016 to the participants whose participation is confirmed.

About Vitarka
An active and inclusive public debate can make significant contribution to policy formulation and policy advocacy. CSIR National Institute for Science, Technology and Development Studies (NISTADS) is launching a public discussion forum Vitarka. The primary goal of Vitarka is to engage the public in policy debate for techno-socio-economic transformation, especially through S&T intervention.
Vitarka is planned as an open environment platform for informed and participative discussion. Vitarka sessions will be organized at India International Centre (IIC).
CSIR-NISTADS invites public and all stakeholders for their views, contribution and participation in this techno-socio-economic developments initiative. Vitarka will greatly benefit from your contribution and participation. The topics planned under Vitarka can range from Clean Water, Carbon Taxes, Energy, GM Crops, and Stem Cell Research to Space Mission and Nuclear Policy.
Further Details
Dr. Mohammad Rais
Coordinator: Vitarka-NISTADS Outreach Programme (NOP)
CSIR-NISTADS, Pusa Gate, K.S. Krishnan Marg, New Delhi 110012, India
T: +91-11-25843052 (office)
E: mohammad_rais[at]; rais[at]

[apeid.higher_education.bgk] 18th UNESCO-APEID International Conference

18th UNESCO-APEID International Conference

In Pursuit of Quality Education: The Past, Present and Future

26-28 October 2016, Holiday Inn Silom, Bangkok, Thailand



Your opinion is very important to us!


On 26 October 2016, UNESCO Bangkok will welcome participants to the 18th UNESCO-APEID International Conference, In Pursuit of Quality Education: The Past, Present and Future.


In conjunction with the event, we want you to tell us what you think quality education is, what the challenges are in achieving quality education, and what innovative options can be used to assess the quality of education. The findings of the survey will be shared during the conference and posted on the conference website after the conference.


The survey

Do take part in this short survey ( because your opinion counts!



If you are planning to attend the conference, please register online at if you have not done so yet. We are looking forward to learn from the interesting speakers listed below, and we hope you are as well.


List of speakers

·         Kishore Mahbubani, Professor in the Practice of Public Policy and Dean of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, Singapore

·         Sean Slade, Senior Director of Global Outreach, ASCD, USA

·         Dina Ocampo, Deputy Education Under Secretary, Philippines

·         Madhav Chavan, Co-Founder of and former CEO of Pratham, India

·         Kuroda, Professor, Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies and Director, Center for the Study of International Cooperation in Education, Waseda University, Japan

·         Kenneth Lim, Research Scientist, Centre for Research in Pedagogy and Practice, National Institute of Education, Singapore

·         Zhang Minxuan, Shanghai Normal University, China

·         Jim Tognolini, Director of the Assessment and Educational Measurement and Hub, University of Sydney, Australia and Distinguished Research Scientist at Pearson

·         Jimin Cho, Senior Researcher and Director, Division of Global Education, Korea Institute for Curriculum and Evaluation, Republic of Korea

·         Suzanne Grant Lewis, Director, International Institute for Education Planning, France

·         Manju Balasubramanyam, Principal of Delhi Public School, Bangalore, India



Join the conversation #QualityEd2016

Connect with us for updates and more via the following social media:

·         Conference's Facebook event page:

·         UNESCO Asia-Pacific Facebook page:

·         Twitter:


We encourage you to share your thoughts with our conference hashtag: #QualityEd2016



Conference fees

International participant  US$ 350

Full-time student             US$ 150

Resident of Thailand       US$ 150

Group registration**        US$ 250 each

** For 5 or more individuals from the same organization/institution.


Send bank draft payable to "UNESCO" at the following address:

UNESCO-APEID International Conference Secretariat

UNESCO Bangkok

920 Sukhumvit Road

Bangkok 10110, Thailand



For more information, contact:


UNESCO-APEID International Conference Secretariat

UNESCO Bangkok

920 Sukhumvit Road, Prakanong

Bangkok 10110, Thailand

Tel: (66-2) 391 0577

Fax: (66-2) 391 0866





"The right to a quality education is, I believe, the perfect path to bridge the gap between different cultures and to reconcile various civilizations. Without such a right, the values of liberty, justice and equality will have no meaning."

- Her Highness Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser Al Missned

Friday, September 16, 2016

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