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KEA, Circular Economy hosts ‘Educators Summit’

To address global issues international forum platform PI Apparel together with Institute of Future Creations, KEA and Circular Economy organized a global summit Sustainability in Education - The Educators’ Summit 2020 recently.

This virtual summit welcomed academics, students and industry from around the world to gather virtually to discuss the pressing issues of what role does fashion design education play in creating the change needed for a sustainable future and Sri Lanka will be heard!

Co-founder and organizer of the summit Robert Meeder who resides between Hong Kong and Sri Lanka says, “It’s been a perfect opportunity to invite and ensure all the key design schools of Sri Lanka participate in this very important global event. I am excited to see the positive response and participation of key schools; University of Moratuwa, Lanka Institute of Fashion Technology, Academics Group, AoD, AMDT as well as key industry players such as Selyn and Hirdaramani Group.

Nikhil Hirdaramani, Director, Hirdaramani International Exports says, “Industry participation and support for academia through collaboration and international partnerships is fundamental. We’ve been working with schools from around the world for many years and with a changing market and landscape it’s fundamental for the future of fashion that Sri Lanka engages and connects with the world.”

Academics Group, Sri Lanka’s first cross-sector education think tank founder Kandeban Balendran says “Such a global event that unites and brings together cross-institutional participation in Sri Lanka is crucial! We need to see more international collaboration between schools, research institutes and industry in order for Sri Lanka to develop the leaders of tomorrow.”

Even more exciting is Sri Lanka’s representation by University of Moratuwa fashion design student, Sanjani Wijekoon on the global youth panel discussion which aims to “listen” to the future leaders of tomorrow. Sanjani Wijekoon was selected amongst many global students vying to represent their country, their concerns and vision for a better tomorrow.