Transforming Education For Humanity

January 3, 2017 | UNESCO MGIEP

MGIEP is UNESCO’s Category 1 Research Institute focused on Transforming Education towards SDG 4.7 through programmes that promote social and emotional learning, innovate digital pedagogies and empower youth. Our Vision is “Building Kinder Brains”. We believe in Transforming Education with Social and Emotional Learning for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Rethinking Learning

At UNESCO MGIEP, we recognize the urgent need for Social Emotional Learning (SEL) to be mainstreamed into education systems to transform education and shape a future that is geared towards providing peace and human flourishing. SEL can be described as learning that allows all learners to identify and navigate emotions, practice mindful engagement and exhibit prosocial behaviour for human flourishing towards a peaceful and sustainable planet.

Mobilising Youth

Central to envisioning and shaping a more sustainable and peaceful future is youth. The mass mobilisation of youth towards sustainable development requires empowering youth with information and involving them in policy’s development, promotion and implementation. At UNESCO MGIEP, we work with youth organisations and young people worldwide by supporting their initiatives and curating youth action towards kindness and transforming education.

Framing Policy

In its pursuit of transforming education for humanity, UNESCO MGIEP focuses on key policy interventions in formal, informal and non-formal education systems. The Institute proposes key recommendations for policymakers, guided by its indepth and peer reviewed research.

The Global Collective for SEL and Digital Learning is a multi-stakeholder alliance mobilized to promote Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) and digital learning as critical new dimensions in achieving the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4— inclusive and equitable quality education and lifelong learning opportunities for all.

Governing Board

UNESCO MGIEP is administered by a Governing Board, comprising of members of repute, who determine the governance and nature of the Institute’s activities within the framework of the general policy of UNESCO. The Governing Board decides on the programme and budget of the Institute and ensures the implementation of its activities.

  • Bhagwati Prakash Sharma
    Chairperson, Governing Board, UNESCO MGIEP
    Former Vice-Chancellor, Gautam Buddha University, Greater Noida and at Present Member, High Power Committee on Indian Knowledge System of Ministry of Education.

  • Sangay Zam
    Former Secretary to the Ministry of Education, Bhutan

  • Aiko Doden
    Special Affairs Commentator and Senior Producer at NHK World TV, Japan

  • Richard Davidson
    Founder and Director of the Center for Healthy Mind, University of Wisconsin-Madison, United States of America

  • H.H GKR Hayu
    Chief of Tepas Tandha Yekti, Indonesia Department, in the Palace for Information Technology, Documentation Affairs

  • Professor Becky Francis
    PhD., FBA, FAcSS, Chief Executive of the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF)

  • Surina Shukri
    Independent Non-Executive Director of Capital A Berhad

  • Oyuuna Purevdori
    Director, General Education Integrated Policy and Implementation Department, Ministry of Education and Science Mongolia

  • Peter Rhee
    Advisor, Samsung Electronics
    Former Deputy Managing Director and Corporate Vice President, Samsung Electronics India Pvt Ltd.

  • Mohan Munasinghe
    Founder Chairman, Munasinghe Institute for Development (MIND), Colombo and Former Vice- Chair of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Sri Lanka

  • K Sanjay Murthy
    Secretary, Department of Higher Education, Government of India

  • National Institute of Educational Planning and Administration [India]