22.06.2017 - UNESCO Office in Nairobi

Regional Technical Workshop on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) and Global Citizenship Education (GCED): Transforming and Sustaining Our World through Learning

A Regional Technical Workshop on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) and Global Citizenship Education (GCED) will take place in Nairobi to discuss about SDG 4, target 4.7 and the way forward for priorities for education planning and monitoring.

22 June 2017 Nairobi, Kenya- Countries in the Eastern Africa Region have been actively engaging, since 2016, in putting into practice the 2030 Education Agenda-SDG 4 and have identified Sustainable Development Goal 4, Target 4.7 as one of the priorities to be addressed in their education sector planning and monitoring.

UNESCO in particular, has been guided by the Continental Education Strategy for Africa (CESA) and the Education 2030 Agenda and Framework for Action, notably Target 4.7 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG 4 on Education), which calls on countries to ensure, by 2030, that all learners acquire knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development, including among others through education for sustainable development and sustainable lifestyles, human rights, gender equality, promotion of a culture of peace and non-violence, global citizenship, and appreciation of cultural diversity and of culture’s contribution to sustainable development”. 

For this, from 4 to 7 July 2017, UNESCO Regional Office for Eastern Africa (Comoros, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda), in collaboration with key partners such as UNICEF, UNEP, UNWOMEN, Interpeace, and Southern African Development Community (SADC), will host the regional event “Regional Technical Workshop on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) and Global Citizenship Education (GCED): Transforming and Sustaining Our World through Learning for Eastern Africa”,  to discuss about four main thematic areas: Promoting peace education/prevention of violent extremism through education (PVE-E); ESD and the Global Action Programme (GAP), Empowering learners through health education for sustainable lifestyles, and Defining and addressing GCED through inclusion (including gender equality) and cultural diversity.

 

This workshop will provide technical support to integrate ESD and GCED through formal, non-formal and informal education structures in order to ensure quality and inclusive education and life-long learning for sustainable development and societies. In particular, the workshop aims to increase awareness of ESD and GCED, as well as of related thematic areas. It will be an opportunity to discuss amongst the participating countries how they intersect with other related fields such as health, peace and human rights education, education for culture of peace, fights against discrimination, social justice and inclusion, media and information literacy, share good policies and best practices and identifying regional and national issues and capacity needs, including monitoring, gaps, challenges and relevant entry points/opportunities to integrate and mainstream the SDG 4, target 4.7 into education system planning and responses.

 

Venue: Southern Sun Mayfair, Nairobi, Kenya

Contact person:

Scheherazade Feddal:  S.Feddal(at)unesco.org

Gaia Paradiso: g.paradiso(at)unesco.org

 

Related documents:

The African Union Continental Strategy for Africa (CESA)

Education 2030: Incheon Declaration and framework for action, in English and French

Education for Sustainable Development: Learning Objective

UNESCO roadmap for implementing the Global Action Programme on Education for Sustainable Development

UNESCO Strategy – Education for Health and Well-Being, in English and French

Preventing Violent Extremism through Education, in English and French

Global Citizenship Education Topics and Learning Objectives (2015), in English and French

 

Download the Press Release, in English, by clicking here

 




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