Former Minister of Education in Bhutan, Lyonpo Thakur S Powdyel, at 10WEEC

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The WEEC Permanent Secretariat is proud to announce that Mr. Lyonpo Thakur S Powdyel (former Minister of Education in Bhutan) will be a key note speaker at 10th WEEC (Bangkok, Thailand, 3-7 November 2019)

Lyonpo Thakur is the founder and great supporter of the concept of Green Schools in Bhutan. He wrote a book called “My Green School”. He calls it a meditation on the core function of education. In “My Green School” he develops eight elements that are the vital claims that education systems and educators must affirm and advance to make teaching and learning more purposeful and integral. There are some fine examples or models of Green Schools in Bhutan, which Lyonpo Thakur can refer to.
Thakur S Powdyel was awarded the prestigious International Gusi Peace Prize in 2011 for Life-time Contribution to Education, and the Global Education Award in 2012 for Outstanding Contribution to Education. He has experience in speaking at many international meetings and conferences.
We hope you can find his speech very motivating and inspiring. We look forward to seeing you soon at 10th WEEC!