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Associate Professor of NUGSE Duishon Shamatov participated in the high profile international conference “Conference on Education for Social Cohesion and Peace” as a key note speaker

Associate Professor of NUGSE Duishon Shamatov participated in the high profile international conference “Conference on Education for Social Cohesion and Peace” organized by the Aga Khan Foundation and UNICEF in the Kyrgyz Republic (KR) on February 6th, 2020 in Bishkek, as a key note speaker.  The conference was attended by Roza Otunbaeva, former President of the KR, Founder of International Foundation Roza Otunbaeva Initiaive, Mr Charles Garret, UK Ambassador to the KR, Dr Shamsh Kassim-Lakha, Diplomatic Representative of the Aga Khan Development Network in the KR, Ms Christine Jaulmes, UNICEF Representative in the KR, Dr Patrick Vinck, Research Director of the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, representatives of government agencies, development partners, researchers, practitioners, representatives of youth development organisations, civil society organisations and other key stakeholders.

 

Participants presented and discussed approaches, practical challenges encountered and solutions to promote and maintain peace and social cohesion through both formal (curricula-based) schooling available to children and youth, and non-formal (non-governmental, civil society or community-led) spaces of learning and training.  The conference focused on the following themes:

 

 

  • Education policy: integrating education for peace into education sector plans and policies
  • Peace education curriculum
  • Teacher agency and social cohesion
  • Gender, education, and peace
  • Youth civic engagement and leadership for social cohesion and peace
  • Media as a space for peace education and social cohesion.

Key note address of Professor Shamatov titled “Promoting Social Cohesion in Central Asia through Education in the Context of Global Uncertainties and Challenges” aroused great interest among conference participants. It should be noted that Professor Shamatov has been contributing greatly to the development of educational sectors of the two countries - Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan.

 

The conference was captured in the following media:

http://www.ktrk.kg/post/37558/kg

http://jashtar.gov.kg/v-bishkeke-proshla-konferencija-obrazovanie-dlja-socialnoj-splochennosti-i-mira/

https://edu.gov.kg/kg/news/v-bishkeke-obsudili-rol-obrazovaniya-v-podderzhanii-i-sohranenii-mira-i-socialnoj-splochennosti/

https://edu.gov.kg/ru/news/v-bishkeke-obsudili-rol-obrazovaniya-v-podderzhanii-i-sohranenii-mira-i-socialnoj-splochennosti/

https://www.facebook.com/minobrkg/posts/3450632415011630?__tn__=-R-R-R

http://roza.kg/2020/02/07/v-bishkeke-obsudili-rol-obrazovaniya-v-podderzhanii-i-sohranenii-mira-i-socialnoy-splochennosti