A vibrant stall, an interactive discussion and signing of MoUs… CEE’s participation at the Vibrant Gujarat Summit 2015 put forth a whole new world to many visitors who knew little about education for sustainable development.
The 7th Vibrant Gujarat Summit (VGS), which was organized from 7th January to 13th January 2015 in Gandhinagar, Gujarat, proved to be an ideal platform for other states and countries to showcase their strength, highlight the business opportunities and facilitate knowledge dissemination
The CEE Stall at Vibrant Gujarat Summit 2015
The visitors at the stall included students, teachers and foreign delegates.
CEE’s stall at the Education Pavilion of VGS 2015 drew in scores of visitors - some who were fascinated with the concept of education for sustainable development, while others who got intrigued with the vast range of environment-centric work CEE had done.
Mr. Kartikeya Sarabhai addressing the audience
From L-R – Mr. Parthesh Pandya, Mr. Pramod Sharma, Ms. Shivani Jain, Dr. Nandini Kannan (Principal Secretary, VGS – Education Department, Government of Gujarat), Mr. Kartikeya Sarabhai, Dr. Prithi Nambiar, Ms. Machtelijn Brummel and Johan Oost (Manager of the Wetskills programme - Netherlands Enterprise Agency)
Dr. Nandini Kannan with other dignitaries.
The audience in rapt attention during the interaction.
Dr. Prithi Nambiar highlighting the GCS project.
The audience took down notes, even as it posed questions on environment education at the end of the session.
Organized on 9th January, the interactive discussion on ‘Partnerships & Synergies – School Education and College Education’ had CEE members sharing the various pioneering efforts taken by the Centre. Steered by Mr. Kartikeya Sarabhai, the session had Ms. Shivani Jain talking about the ‘Use of technology in education’, Mr. Parthesh Pandya highlighting the ‘Gyansetu application’, Dr. Prithi Nambiar speaking on CEE’s innovative project of ‘Global Citizenship for Sustainability (GCS)’, and Mr. Pramod Sharma putting forth details of the ‘Paryavaran Mitra’ programme. Ms. Machtelijn Brummel, Advisor Learning for Sustainable Development, Netherlands Enterprise Agency, Ministry of Economic Affairs, spoke about the Wetskills Water Challenges Student exchange programme.
Signing of some key Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) was yet another facet of CEE’s participation at Vibrant Gujarat Summit 2015.
CEE signed a MoU to scale up the existing Global Citizenship for Sustainability (GCS) school programme, with special reference to the marine and coastal areas in Australia and India.
CEE signed a MoU for the Wetskills Water Challenges Programme, which intends to address the issues of water quantity and quality by providing a platform to graduates and young professionals to share ideas and innovation and develop social-entrepreneurship models.