UoH professor Pramod K Nayar invited to join UNESCO’s pilot IMAGEUoH professor Pramod K Nayar invited to join UNESCO’s pilot IMAGE

This pilot project, running for 16 weeks from Aug to Nov, seeks to provide mentorship and guidance to young people and students as they navigate various challenges and opportunities in today’s world. Pramod K Nayar, a Senior Professor in the Department of English, School of Humanities, University of Hyderabad (UoH) and UNESCO Chair in Vulnerability Studies, has been invited to join a project ‘Greening with Science, Innovation, and Technology‘ being organized by the UNESCO International Institute for

Hyderabad: Pramod K Nayar, a Senior Professor in the Department of English, School of Humanities, University of Hyderabad (UoH) and UNESCO Chair in Vulnerability Studies, has been invited to join a project ‘Greening with Science, Innovation, and Technology’ being organized by the UNESCO International Institute for Higher Education in Latin America and the Caribbean (IESALC) in collaboration with the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC).

University of Hyderabad’s Pramod K Nayar Selected for UNESCO Pilot Project

The UN’s South-South University Cooperation Network (SUCN) is set to unite 11 leading universities, creating a network of regional and sub-regional hubs along with other member universities from four UNESCO Global South regions.

The SUCN aims to achieve four key outcomes:

  1. Greater Access to Capacity Building: Enhancing opportunities for Global South youth to access higher education and capacity-building initiatives.
  2. Youth-led Technology and Innovation Transfers: Encouraging technology and innovation exchanges among SUCN leading and member universities driven by young people.
  3. Promotion of Innovative Partnerships: Fostering unique South-South cooperation partnerships to boost collaboration and mutual growth.
  4. Evidence-based Policy Advocacy: Strengthening policy advocacy in higher education institutions based on solid evidence and research.

These initiatives are designed to empower the youth of the Global South, promoting sustainable development and innovation across the participating regions.

The SUCN will operate through a network structure that facilitates cooperation in areas such as technology transfer, policy advocacy, and capacity building. It will leverage the strengths and resources of each participating university to address regional needs and promote sustainable development goals.

The UN’s South-South University Cooperation Network (SUCN) will bring together 11 leading universities, which will function as a network of regional and sub-regional hubs, and other member universities from four UNESCO Global South regions.

It aims for four outputs – Greater access to capacity building among Global South youth at higher education level, Youth-led increased technology and innovation transfers across SUCN leading and member universities, Promotion of innovative South-South cooperation partnerships, Greater evidence-based policy advocacy in higher education institutions.

Conclusion

The selection of University of Hyderabad’s Pramod K Nayar for UNESCO’s pilot project underscores the university’s commitment to global cooperation and innovation. As this initiative unfolds, it holds the potential to not only enhance educational opportunities for youth in the Global South but also to foster meaningful partnerships and advance evidence-based policies in higher education. By supporting youth-led initiatives and promoting technological exchanges, the SUCN aims to create a more inclusive and sustainable future for all participating regions.

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