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Unesco appoints first chairholder in Singapore

UNESCO has appointed M Ramesh, a professor at Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, as the first Unesco chairholder in Singapore.

As the first chairholder for Social Policy Design in Asia, Prof Ramesh will spearhead research in the area of social policy design in the region. His role will include promoting the understanding of social policy in Asia, strengthening cooperation between public and private sectors in the field, and offering training programmes.

Prof Ramesh will join a select group of international scholars in the Unitwin/Unesco Chairs Programme aimed at building research capacities of universities to address pressing social problems and promote sustainable development.

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