6th International Conference-2022

6th International Conference on Equity and
Inclusion in Education
19-21 May, 2022

Organized by: Asian Centre for Inclusive Education (ACIE),


Conference Venue

Host country: Dhaka, Bangladesh
Venue: Bisswo Shahitto Kendro, Dhaka, Bangladesh &  Virtual Platform

Conference Overview

Conference Partnership


There were four types of partnerships- Organizing partner, Technical partner, Contributing partner, and Sponsor Partners

Technical Partner

  • SP Pune University, Pune, India
  • Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Independent University, Bangladesh
  • Centre of Excellence for Teaching and Learning (CETL), Green University Bangladesh

Organizing Partners

  • UNESCO Dhaka
  • CBM Global Disability Inclusion

Contributing partner

  • PLAN International Bangladesh
  • Room to Read Bangladesh
  • Sesame Workshop Bangladesh

Sponsor Partners

  • Agni Systems Limited, Bangladesh
  • National Bank Limited, Bangladesh

Conference Modality

The 6th International Conference on Equity and Inclusion in Education 2022 was conducted via a blended/hybrid approach.

The approach of the conference was as following:       

  • Day 1: Blended/Hybrid
  • Day 2: Virtual
  • Day 3: Blended/Hybrid

The whole conference was conducted virtually via Zoom Meetings and streamed live from the Facebook Page of ACIE Bangladesh and the event page of the 6th International Conference on Equity and Inclusion in Education 2022.The face to face venue for the conference was Bishwo Shahitto Kendro, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

The first day of the conference and the closing ceremony of the conference took place on the face to face venue and was streamed live from there on the online meetings and live platforms. The second day of the conference and all the concurrent sessions of presenters, partners, and practitioners from day 2 and 3 from all across the globe was conducted via Zoom Meetings online and it was streamed live on Facebook. 

Discussion Type

1.      Plenary Sessions

Ø  Plenary Session 1

a.      Key Note Speech 1: Dimensions of Equity and inclusion in education in a time of disruption; Professor Tim Loreman, Ph.D., President & Vice Chancellor, Concordia University of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

b.      Key Note Speech 2: Educational Reforms and the Demands of Global Change: An Overview; Dr. Syed Manzoorul Islam, Department of English, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh

Ø  Plenary Session 2

c.       Key Note Speech 3: Policy Reform for Future Education: A Reflection from South Asian Initiatives; Professor Sanjeev Sonawane, Ph.D., Dean, School of Education & Director, Faculty of Interdisciplinary Studies, SP Pune University, India

2.       Panel Discussions

Ø  Panel Discussion 1
Theme Paper: Community engagement is key for inclusive education of children with disabilities: CBMG’s experience from the fields

Chair: Mr. Monsur Ahmed Chowdhury, Disability Rights Activist; Founding Director, Impact Foundation Bangladesh

Presenter: Lila Ratsifandrihamanana, Country Director, CBM Global Madagascar.
Asim Dio,
Advocacy and Communication Manager, CBM Global Bangladesh
Md. Jahangir Alam,
General Secretary, Visually Impaired People’s Society, Bangladesh

Ø  Panel Discussion 2
Theme: Future Curriculum, Pedagogy, Assessment, and Equity

Dr. Syed Md. Golam Faruk,
Former Director General, Directorate of Secondary & Higher Education, Ministry of Education, People’s Republic of Bangladesh
Professor Chris Forlin, Research Fellow, The University of Notre Dame, Australia

Professor Md. Mashiuzzaman, Member (Curriculum), National Curriculum & Textbook Board, Ministry of Education, People’s Republic of Bangladesh

Moderator: Mr. Iqbal Hossain, Executive & Advisory Committee Member, ACIE


3.      Partner Organization Profile Video Presentation

Chair: Professor Dr. Mohammad Ali Zinnah, IER, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh

Ø  Technical Partners:

Associate Professor Dr. ASM Shihavuddin, Department of CSE, Independent University, Bangladesh

Ms. Arifa Rahman, Faculty & Lead Facilitator, Centre of Excellence for Teaching and Learning, Green University of Bangladesh

Ø  Organizing Partners:

Ms. Shereen Akther, Program Officer, UNESCO Dhaka

Mr. Asim Dio, Advocacy and Communication Manager, CBM Global Bangladesh

Ø  Contributing Partners:

Mr. Md. Saydul Huq, Integrated Sponsorship Project Manager, Plan International Bangladesh

Shakina Khanam, Manager-IDTS, Room to Read Bangladesh

Mohammad Shah Alam, Managing Director, Sesame Workshop Bangladesh


4.      Thematic Presentations (Concurrent Sessions 1-20)

Sub Themes

Ø  Global Citizenship for Sustainable Future (GCED, ESD, Learning for Empathy)

Ø  Future Skills for Changing Contexts (Rethinking Soft skills, Transferrable skills, Foundational skills, Disability Inclusive TVET)

Ø  Holistic Diversity Focused Child Development (ECCD, Adolescent Development, ASRH, Mental Health)

Ø  Education in Emergencies (Covid-19, Displaced Children, Climate Change, Conflict Zone, School Reopening)

Ø  Educational Innovation for Ensuring Equity (models and practices) 

Ø  Gender Equity

Ø  Social Inclusion

Ø  Digital Transformation ( Ed Tech., AI, LMS)

Ø  Transformation in Pedagogy Learning Environment and Assessment

Ø  Collaborative Approaches for Development (Multi Level Stakeholder Engagement, OPD engagement)