UNESCO MGIEP partners with Penguin India

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The UNESCO Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development (MGIEP), a category 1 UNESCO institute focusing on peace and sustainability education, and Penguin Random House India, the largest English-language trade publisher in the subcontinent, have come together for a new strategic content partnership.

The partnership will combine UNESCO MGIEP’s expertise on education for peace and sustainable development to foster global citizenship, with the level of proficiency that is synonymous with Penguin Random House India‘s work.

Together MGIEP and Penguin Random House India are aiming at encouraging a new generation of leaders by sharing content that will not only enhance their understanding of critical issues facing the world, but will also be easily accessible.

One of the first collaborations of the partnership will be at UNESCO MGIEP’s ‘Talking Across Generation on Education’ (TAGe) New Delhi, where 50 youth delegates from around the world will engage in a no-holds-barred discussion with experts and policy makers from across the globe on the Prevention of Violent Extremism through Education.

Talking about the partnership, Dr. Anantha Kumar Duraiappah, Director of UNESCO MGIEP said, “UNESCO MGIEP is delighted to partner with Penguin Random House India for our flagship Talking Across Generations through Education (TAGe) series. Books have always had the power to provide perspective and insights into some of the most challenging issues faced and we are positive that through this partnership we will be able to carry forward the global dialogue on critical matters in an open and transparent manner. We look forward to a fruitful association through our joint efforts.”

Adding about the partnership, Penguin Random House India’s Sr. VP Marketing & Children’s, Hemali Sodhi, said, ”We’re thrilled to be partnering with UNESCO MGEIP for their flagship town-hall series ‘Talking Across Generations through Education (TAGe)’. Our authors are the thought leaders of today and tomorrow and through their work, we aim to provide a platform that can engage the audience in a free-flowing dialogue on critical issues that affect the world. We hope that our endeavor is a success and that a global discussion will be generated from the digital display of the works of our authors.”

UNESCO MGIEP and Penguin Random House India aim to work closely together to ensure co-operation and co-innovation to equip future generations with the content to lead change for a more peaceful and sustainable world.

Contacts

UNESCO MGIEP – Radhika Bhatnagar, Associate National Officer (Communications and Social Media)

r.bhatnagar@unesco.org

Phone: 011 2338 6603

Penguin Random House India – Rukun Kaul, Digital Head at Penguin Random House India

rkaul@penguinrandomhouse.in

Phone: 0124 478 5600

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