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Pune To Host The G-20 4th Education Working Group Meeting


Pune To Host The G-20 4th Education Working Group Meeting

The Ministry of Education is gearing up to host the 4th Education Working Group (EdWG) meeting in Pune, Maharashtra. The highly anticipated event will take place from 20 to 21 June 2023 and will witness the participation of 85 delegates from G-20 member countries, guest countries and esteemed organizations such as OECD, UNESCO and UNICEF.

Additionally, Ministers from 15 countries have confirmed their attendance for the Education Ministers’ gathering on June 22, 2023, along with senior representatives from UNICEF, OECD and UNESCO.

Ahead of the event, the Secretary of Higher Education K. Sanjay Murthy, and Secretary of the Department of School Education & Literacy (DOSeL) Sanjay Kumar, interacted with the media during a pre-event press conference. They provided an overview of the ongoing G-20 4th EdWG meeting, Ministerial Meeting, Jan Bhagidari events and precursor events taking place in Pune.

K. Sanjay Murthy highlighted the successful conclusion of the seminar on ‘Accessible Science: Fostering Collaborations’, organised in collaboration with IISER, Pune, and ELSEVIER. He informed that the report titled “The status and relevance of research collaborations for development, considering G20 nations” which was released by MoS for Education Dr Subhas Sarkar earlier in the day at IISER, Pune, encapsulates essential insights on research collaborations and the surge in India’s scientific community. 

He further shared that a seminar and exhibition will precede the main G20 EdWG Meeting. The seminar, themed “Ensuring Foundational Literacy and Numeracy, especially in the Context of Blended Learning,” will be held at Savitribai Phule Pune University on June 19th, 2023. 

The event will be inaugurated by the Union Minister of State for Education and External Affairs Rajkumar Ranjan Singh.  

A multimedia exhibition will also be held, showcasing best practices in education, FLN, digital initiatives, research and skill development. Over 100 exhibitors, including UNICEF, NSDC, NCERT, National Book Trust, Indian Knowledge Systems Division (IKS) and startup initiatives will present their contributions.

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