UNESCO Lima presents its experience in the Framework of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)

The Edgar Morin Institute of Complex Thought based out of Ricardo Palma University, The United Nations University (UNU), UNESCO, the Ministries of Education and the Environment and the Regional Centre of Expertise on Education for Sustainable Development (RCE Lima-Callao), among other institutions, came together to organise the global event entitled “America Proposes Paths to Sustainable Living,” held from February 27 to March 2. The conference aimed to analyse education as a function of sustainable development. UNESCO Programme Coordinator Fernando Berrios took the opportunity to share the experience of a project to strengthen the Network for Public Higher Education Institutions (Spanish acronym IESPPs) through advocacy efforts oriented towards ESD.

Salvador Herencia, representing SALGALU and in charge of designing the advocacy training module and facilitating learning sessions, helped present the experience. The module, as well as its content, material, lectures and other details may be found at the following link: www.salgalu.tv/unesco

Over 500 teachers participated in the training sessions, despite an expected group of 80 participants. As a result, 28 advocacy plans were presented by IESPPs.

Five of these advocacy plans have benefitted from seed funding to implement efforts in their respective communities as of May 2013.

Sustainable living on our planet is facing greater danger now than ever before in the history of humanity. The social and climatic changes we are experiencing require new ways of thinking and acting and new relationships among human beings and between humans and their habitat, which call for solidarity and the dignity of life.

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