Education New Zealand hosted its first-ever New Zealand-India Sustainability Conclave 2021 on 5th and 6th October 2021. The two-day virtual event witnessed a series of insightful sessions focusing on the sustainability agenda along with a universal call to action, and its relevance in the context of international education. As part of the New Zealand-India Sustainability Conclave, Vice-Chancellors and industry leaders from the New Zealand and Indian higher education sector shared their thoughts on themes such as Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs’) relevance to the International Education Sector and Conscious Choices for Sustainable Living.
Mr. Muktesh Pardeshi, High Commissioner of India to New Zealand graced the event and said, “It is the ambition of delivering on universal goals and targets that further creates a synergy between India and New Zealand. With India totally aligned to UN Sustainable Development Goals, it provides better opportunities to further strengthen its bilateral ties with New Zealand in terms of trade, investment, and people-to-people links. By working together, this conclave, with sustainability as a fundamental part of higher education, opens an avenue for both countries to collectively tackle required challenges and provide a new impetus to the learning models.