Inclusive Education is Good: But How to Do It?
The Fourth International Conference on Inclusive Education was held on 12-14 January 2017 in Dhaka with an aim to share and disseminate ideas and research findings on Inclusive Education from different countries in line with SDG 4.
Asian Centre for Inclusive Education (ACIE) in partnership with Save the Children and other organizations, arranged the conference in promoting inclusive education. The three-day conference brought the policy makers, government, academic, practitioners, researchers, civil society and media from different countries like the UK, Australia, Sweden, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Indonesia, India and Bangladesh under the same roof.
On the opening day of the conference, Bushra Zulfiqar, Director-Education, Save the Children in Bangladesh presented Save the Children’s stand for inclusive education. While addressing the conference Bushra said, "Save the Children’s Post-2015 strategy, also sets out a clear target that by 2030 we will ensure Every Last Child has access to good-quality, safe and inclusive basic education systems, including those who are caught in emergencies.”
Along with others, Advocate Mostafizur Rahman, Honorable. Minister, MoPME, was present as the Chief Guest, while Dr. Umesh Sharma, Associate Professor, Faculty of Education, Monash University chaired the inaugural session.
Total 76 presentations on Inclusive Education were made by the experts from different countries among those, Save the Children presented the following papers:
1. Sharing the study findings of Child Rights Situation Analysis findings by HOPE project.
2. Ensuring educational rights of CWDs through child friendly local govt.-experience of HOPE Project
3. Towards Inclusive Education for Unreachable Children: Learning Opportunities for the Children of Sex Workers in Bangladesh.
There was also a display centre, where Save the Children exhibited different materials and documents on Inclusive Education for the visitors.