28.04.2015 - UNESCO Office in Doha

Green School and Biodiversity Initiative launched in Oman


Following a study visit by Omani teachers to Indonesia to learn about the Green School Initiative in March 2015, UNESCO Doha Office in cooperation with Oman National Commission to UNESCO organized an Inception Meeting for the Green School Initiative in Oman on 26-27 April 2015 in Muscat, Oman.

Teachers who travelled to Indonesia last month to lear from Indonesian schools' experience in implementing the Green School Initiative were invited to share information gathered durin their mission with the rest of the participants.

The Green School and Biodiversity Initiative in Oman will be launched through pilot projects in 3 schools across the country. Three teachers from each school presented their proposal for implementation during the meeting.

Officials from the Ministry of Agriculture, the Ministry of Environment, the Ministry of Municipality as well as local NGOs representatives working on sustainability participate in the event and were invited to provide feedbacks, expertise and in-kind materials to the three schools.

The three selected schools were visited during the workshop to have first-hand observation on the readiness and commitment of the school to engage in and to realize the Green School Initiative.

The initiative is supported by the Oman National Commission to UNESCO, the ESD Coordinator and Sultan Qaboos University/College of Education.

A finalized workplan will be submitted to the ESD Coordinator and to UNESCO Doha Office for further reference and guidance.

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