UNESCO’s CCESD program supports mapping of Climate Change Education actors in Nepal
In order for the Climate change education for sustainable development (CCESD) to address right place and fulfill the gaps in climate change education, it is important to know, who is doing what and where. In this regards, UNESCO has come up with preliminary mapping of past and present actors and activities in the field of climate change education.
This mapping document supports the UNESCO Office in Kathmandu to conduct a more thorough national survey and will also show the future directives to implement the climate change education programs widely in Nepal.
A questionnaire was sent to fifty relevant organizations which have been working in climate change activities in Nepal. Twenty-four organizations have responded the questions. The target audience of the study was officials from the Ministry of Education, various UN agencies, development partners, relevant faculties of universities and research institutions.
Through the funding support of CCESD programme, UNESCO assists the government of Nepal to strengthen and mainstream trans-disciplinary climate change education in its education system. It will support the development of capacity in the areas of education policy and planning, curriculum development and teacher training in order for teachers to better understand and communicate climate change issues both for formal and non-formal education programmes, including Disaster Risk Reduction strategies.
Out of sixteen countries listed globally as being at extreme risk to climate change over the next 30 years, Nepal ranks as the fourth country most at risk. Millions of Nepalese are estimated to be at risk to climate change, so also achieving the Millennium Development Goals and Education for All are threatened.
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