UNESCO Associated Schools engage in a whole-school-approach to sustainability
A workshop on “Quality Education and Sustainability in Europe and Africa” brought together 28 ASPnet National Coordinators and teachers from South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Swaziland, Germany and Poland in Windhoek, Namibia in December 2010
Invited jointly by the National Commissions for UNESCO of Namibia and Germany, participants presented ESD school-based projects and discussed how sustainability could be integrated in the school as a whole. In a final Declaration, participants stated that ESD should be more than a school subject and stressed the role of ASPnet schools as pioneers to promote schools as sustainable institutions.
Concrete school partnership agreements were signed and a dedicated website and further networking efforts in 2011 envisaged. This workshop is part of a series of three meetings between 2009 and 2011 within the framework of the Decade of Education for Sustainable Development.