The Director of Amrita Multi Modal Applications Using Computer & Human Interaction (AMMACHI) Labs, Rao. R. Bhavani, presented a paper on "The New Role of Science and Technology in Education” in the rural context of women in Indian villages, at the Ethics in Action initiative held at Pontifical Academy of Sciences, Casina Pio IV, Vatican Gardens, from October 14-16, 2017.

Prof. Bhavani participated in the event as an invited speaker and expert on education and women’s empowerment and was accompanied by Dr. Sidney Strauss, Professor (Emeritus), Branco Weiss Chair for Research in Child Development and Education, Tel Aviv University. They had several key meetings around sustainability and women's empowerment.

The Ethics in Action, launched by Religions for Peace (RfP), is a new initiative to develop a moral consensus around the great challenges related to sustainable and integral development, and to convert this consensus into concrete action. The initiative entails a close and spirited partnership among the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences, the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network, the University of Notre Dame, and RfP.

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