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[Workshop] Lancang-Mekong River Basin: Capacity Building Workshop on Education for Sustainable Rural Development

Date and Time: 9:00am-12:30pm 23 April, 2024

Venue: YingDong Academic Hall, Beijing Normal University

Organised by: Secretariat of National Commission of the People’s Republic of China for UNESCO, Beijing Normal University

Hosted by: China Institute of Education and Social Development at Beijing Normal University, UNESCO International Research and Training Centre for Rural Education

Co-organised by: The Chaipattana Foundation, Hebei Agriculture University, Yunnan Agriculture University

Conference Overview:

Education has always been considered a key force in promoting social transformation towards a more prosperous, inclusive, and sustainable future. However, globally, rural education has not received sufficient attention, and it still faces many challenges.

With a focus on “Education for Sustainable Rural Development”, this workshop endeavors to foster dialogue among key stakeholders including rural community leaders, experts in rural education and development, and practitioners from Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, and China. Its aim is to deepen their comprehension of essential concepts, trends, and best practices while sparking innovative solutions to the multifaceted challenges in rural education and development.


9:00-9:30 Opening remarks

9:30-10:15 Keynote speeches

10:15-10:30 Group photo and tea break

10:30-12:00 Country report and good practice showcase: China, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam

12:00-12:20 Q&A

12:20-12:30 Wrap up


English, Mandarin Chinese, Thai (interpretation provided)


Contact Information:

Ms Liu: