06.04.2018 - UNESCO Office in Tashkent

Regional Workshop on Mainstreaming Education for Sustainable Development and Evaluation of the Project “Sustainability Begins with Teachers in Central Asia”

©UNESCO,Regional Workshop on Mainstreaming Education for Sustainable Development and Evaluation of the Project “Sustainability Begins with Teachers in Central Asia”

11-13 April 2018

Hotel Radisson Blu, Tashkent, Uzbekistan

The 7th target of the Education Sustainable Development Goal (SDG4) states that learners should “acquire the knowledge and skills needed … 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…”. Since Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) and Education for Global Citizenship (GCED) are the keys to achieving these 21st century competences, educators need to be empowered with the correspondent knowledge, skills and values, in order to support the transition to a sustainable society.

Recognizing this crucial role of educators and trainers, in 2016, UNESCO launched the global Project “Sustainability Begins with Teachers”, supporting member-states with the implementation of the SDG4.7 and the Global Action Programme (GAP) on ESD.

In this context, the regional project “Sustainability Begins with Teachers in Central Asia” builds the capacities of selected universities and teacher education institutions (TEIs) to draft and implement change processes on Sustainable Development within their establishments.

As continuum of this project, we are hosting the second Regional Workshop under the framework of “Sustainability Begins with Teachers in Central Asia” in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, on 11-13 April 2018. The meeting will last 3 days and employ a combination of keynote speeches, plenary sessions, presentations, and group discussion as well as a visit of the Tashkent State University of Uzbek language and literature named after Alisher Navoi.

This event aims at establishing synergies between teacher development and education policy on ESD; evaluating project activities on mainstreaming education for sustainable development and global citizenship, including methods and principles into programmes of TEIs; and agreeing on the sustainability of the project at sub-regional and national level in Central Asia.

Specific expected results include:

  1. Recognition of the necessity for the creation of a suitable learning environment that enables thinking and action for sustainable development;
  2. Recommendations for policy makers on integrating ESD/GCED into the national and regional education and sustainability policies;
  3. Building on the success of the Change Project, identified scaling up opportunities of the learning centered initiatives to mainstream ESD and GCED in policy, curriculum, pedagogical materials, capacity development, etc.;
  4. Developed advocacy and communication plan on mainstreaming ESD/GCED at institutional, national and regional levels;
  5. Elaboration of the evaluation tools which will support project TEIs in implementing the changes to integrate ESD/GCED;
  6. Developed advocacy and communication modalities on mainstreaming ESD/GCED at institutional, national and regional levels.

For this occasion, we will bring together international representatives of the Ministries of Education and Science, initial and new project participants from TEIs from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, national project coordinators, international experts from Georgia, Sweden and Lithuania, education specialists from UNESCO Headquarters, Bangkok, Almaty and Tashkent offices and other international agencies.

Contact:

Mr. Abdugani Bazarov
Education Assistant
UNESCO Tashkent Office
email: a.bazarov@unesco.org
tel.: +998 71 120 7116
fax: +998 71 120 7159
mob: +998 94 618 3869




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