Sonia Bashir Kabir, managing director of Microsoft for Bangladesh, Myanmar, Nepal, Bhutan and Laos, has recently been nominated member of the Unesco Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development's (MGIEP) governing board.
She will take on the role for the next four years, determining the institute's general policy and nature, adopting its work programme and annual budget and ensuring that its activities respond to member states' needs.
“It is an honor for me…We will work towards sustainable development of making socio-emotional learning as part of the education system in the world,” said Kabir in a statement.
The board consists of 12 members, including seven from the Unesco member states, all chosen for their competence.
The research institute is situated in New Delhi and was established in 2012. It contributes to attaining Sustainable Development Goal 4.7, which is education for peace and sustainable development.