06.05.2014 - UNESCO Office in Hanoi

Education for Sustainable Development to support schools and communities


Hue City, 5 May 2014 – Coordination between schools and local authorities has been enhanced as a result of a half-day workshop on Education for Sustainable Development. Through participatory methodologies, participants produced recommendations on how to increase their support of schools and their surrounding communities to make them more prepared, resilient and sustainable.

A group of 50 participants worked together at Hue University to reflect on their roles and responsibilities while sharing their achievements on Education for Sustainable Development, School Preparedness and addressing the challenges of climate change. Mr. Thế Thị Hoa from Thanh Toan School expressed ‘the training enhanced the knowledge for each of us today, and for the future’.

The group included local authorities from the Department of Education and Training (DOET) of Thua Thien-Hue Province, representatives from five districts’ Bureaux of Education and Training Steering Committees for Flood and Storm Prevention and Control and Natural Disaster Mitigation, experts from Hue University and members of the Management Boards and School Steering Committees for Flood and Storm Prevention and Control and Natural Disaster Mitigation from five schools in the province, one of the most affected by the impacts of climate change.

Dr. Katherine Muller-Marin, UNESCO Representative to Viet Nam, shared the progress and achievements from the MOET, UNESCO and Samsung Education for Sustainable Development Initiative in Viet Nam, including methodologies for assessment, planning and development of School Preparedness and Community Action Plans.

‘The workshop will have positive effects on the school and the community, providing support for the implementation of activities in response to climate change, disaster risk reduction and biodiversity conservation. Today we have learned that coordination and the exchange of information in this response process is fundamental to help us reinforce our work for the welfare of the school and its students’ noted Nguyen Thi Nhu Y, from Thanh Toan School.

The creation of an enabling environment for ESD in Viet Nam will continue to make progress as celebratory school events will take place in five schools in Thua Thien – Hue Province on 23-25 May 2014.



For more information please contact:

Juan Pablo Ramirez Miranda

Monitoring and Reporting Officer

UNESCO Ha Noi Office 23, Cao Ba Quat Street

E-mail: jp.ramirez-miranda(at)unesco.org

Thang Vu Chien

Assistant to the Head of Office

UNESCO Ha Noi Office 23, Cao Ba Quat Street

E-mail: vc.thang(at)unesco.org

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