Enhancing island capacities to achieve sustainable development through education and the reinforcement of human and institutional capacities

Priority 1

As highlighted in the SAMOA Pathway, the focus on quality education is essential to achieve sustainable development in SIDS. Reflection and action that is innovative and transformative requires a better understanding, in contexts specific to SIDS, of the complex interplay between the social, cultural, political, economic and environmental dimensions of sustainable development.

Four priority areas in education are particularly relevant to address sustainable development in SIDS:

  1. Policy development, including equity measures;
  2. Integrate education for sustainable development (ESD) in formal and non-formal education;
  3. Teacher education and professional development;
  4. Transforming and marketing of technical and vocational education and training (TVET).
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