Dr. Md. Sabur Khan, Founder and Chairman of Daffodil International University (DIU) and Daffodil Family presenting  keynote speech at SUSTAINABLE EDUCATION MEETING 2019 (SEM2019). SEM 2019 which took place during the United Nations General Assembly Opening Week in New York City during September 25-27, 2019 partnered by UNESCO Global Action Program on Education for Sustainable Development on “Reinforcing partnerships SDGs 4 & 17- Sustainable Education and Technology” and the  event was organized by Millennium@EDU Sustainable Education

Dr. Md. Sabur Khan, Founder and Chairman of Daffodil International University (DIU) and Daffodil Family presented his keynote speech at SUSTAINABLE EDUCATION MEETING 2019 (SEM2019). SEM 2019 which took place during the United Nations General Assembly Opening Week in New York City during September 25-27, 2019 with the General Theme of the Meeting “Investing in Education Pays Well! - Financing@EDU 2.0 - Education Finance in a Data-Driven Society and the EduTech Value Proposal” and Dr. Md. Sabur Khan has made his presentation on “The Development of Education in Bangladesh and the Role of International Financial Entities: The Asian Context”.

Partnered by UNESCO Global Action Program on Education for Sustainable Development on “Reinforcing partnerships SDGs 4 & 17- Sustainable Education and Technology” the event was organized by Millennium@EDU Sustainable Education. More than two hundred representatives from business firms, academic institutions participated in the event and discussed about possibilities on the bi-lateral educational potential and academic collaborations between countries.

HE José Ulisses de Pina Correia e Silva, Honorable Prime Minister of Cape Verde as well as more than seven honorable Education Ministers from different countries were present on the occasion. Among others, H.E. Prof. Dr. Mohamed Ould Aamar, Director General, Arab League Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization (ALECSO); H.E. Dr. Dautarin da Costa, Minister of National Education and Higher Education, Republic of Guinea-Bissau; H.E. José Manuel Durão Barroso, Former President of the European Commission 2004-2014, Member of Education Commission; H.E. Teresa Ribeiro, Prof. Dr. Bernardo Ivo Cruz, Executive Board Member, SOFID – Portuguese Sustainable Development Finance Institution; Secretary of State of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation; H.E. Prof. Sarah Anyang Agbor, Commissioner for Human Resources, Science and Technology, African Union Commission (AUC), Portuguese Government were also present in the event.

Focusing the presentation on “The Development of Education in Bangladesh and the Role of International Financial Entities: The Asian Context”, Dr. Khan has addressed different areas like development of higher education, in regards to global phenomena and Bangladesh and shared the case of Daffodil International University, where sustainable growth and success stories were depicted. The presentation tells various topics, especially, management of higher education, different acts and public policies, role of University Grants Commission of Bangladesh, diverse initiatives of private universities, higher education projects, quality education (IQAC) domain, continued growth and achievements of Daffodil International University and its internationalization. Apart from these the presentation also rotates around several initiatives of DIU like introducing student portal, one student one laptop, 1-card solution, lots of entrepreneurial activities and international initiatives, DIU research and publications on entrepreneurship, Daffodil Institute of Social Sciences, Entrepreneurship Development, Fund (EDF) , DIU online forum, amenities provided for the development of students and faculty members and DIU blended learning center, in his presentation.