A High-Level Chinese Delegation headed by Mr. Hao Ping, Vice Minister of Education, Chairperson of National Commission of the People’s Republic of China for UNESCO, visited UNESCO IITE on Friday, August 19, 2016. The Delegation included Mr. Du Yue, Secretary General, National Commission of the People’s Republic of China for UNESCO, Mr. Shen Yubiao, Deputy Director, National Commission of the People’s Republic of China for UNESCO, Mr. Yang Hao, Assistant to the head of delegation, Mr. Zhao Guocheng, Minister-Counselor of Education, Embassy of People’s Republic of China in the Russian Federation, and Ms. Van Huei, Third Secretary of Education, Embassy of People’s Republic of China in the Russian Federation.
During the meeting with IITE staff, Mr. Hao Ping told about the key strategies for education development in the People’s Republic of China and plans for enhancing the use of ICTs in education and discussed cooperation perspectives with UNESCO IITE.
Mr. Tigran Yepoyan, UNESCO IITE Officer-in-Charge and Regional HIV and health education advisor, introduced the organizational structure, current activities, networking opportunities, implemented projects and publications of UNESCO IITE, some of which can be adapted and used taking into account the context and necessities of the People’s Republic of China.
Ms Svetlana Knyazeva, Chief of the Section of Digital Pedagogy and Learning Materials, presented the ongoing activities of the section and outcomes of the project “Access, Equity and Quality: Envisioning the Sustainable Future of Postsecondary Education in a Digital Age”. Ms. Natalia Amelina, UNESCO IITE Programme specialist, shared information about the UNESCO IITE project on ICT in primary education and on the results of the UNESCO IITE project “ICT in early childhood education.” IITE staff members also told about their participation in the International Conference “ICT and Post-2015 Education” and the International Forum for Partnerships on the Qingdao Declaration “Seize digital opportunities, lead education transformation” held in Qingdao, China.
The high-level delegation was very pleased to see the expertise and capacity of UNESCO IITE and learn about the cooperation with the People’s Republic of China. The parties discussed possible areas and modes of cooperation building on the already established relations between the UNESCO IITE and the Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China, National Commission of the People’s Republic of China for UNESCO and other partners.