19.11.2013 - UNESCO Office in Ha Noi

MOET and UNESCO hold training for National Institute of Education Management on bringing the benefit of space technologies to the education sector


The Ministry of Education and Training (MOET), UNESCO and the National Institute of Education Management (NIEM) held a training in Ha Noi on 19 November for 15 trainers from NIEM and its Centre for Research and Training on Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction.

NIEM is responsible for the training of more than 10,000 education managers per year throughout Viet Nam, including senior education managers, school principals and education managers at the provincial and national levels. This training is part of a long-term cooperation between NIEM and UNESCO to build the capacities of the trainers from the Institute to enable them to design and deliver quality training for education managers at the national and local level.

As a result of the training, 15 trainers from NIEM have strengthened their capacity to use satellites to train education managers on climate change, disaster risk reduction and biodiversity. The training session was delivered by international expert, Mario Hernandez, as part of the MOET, UNESCO and Samsung Education for Sustainable Development Initiative in Viet Nam.

During the workshop, participants learned how to utilize and apply satellite images in their training courses for education managers, who will in turn be able to use satellite images to show their students the devastating impact of unsustainable development on nature and communities in Viet Nam. The trainings were an important step for furthering the education sector’s capacity to instill in Viet Nam’s future leaders a culture of using scientific evidence to effectively tackle future challenges brought by disasters, climate change and biodiversity loss.

For more information, please contact:

Vu Chien Thang, Assistant to the UNESCO Representative to Viet Nam, at vc.thang(at)unesco.org

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