Education for Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship Education: Transforming and Sustaining our world through learning, Regional Technical Workshop for Eastern Africa
This regional event will focus on four thematic areas:
• Promoting peace education/prevention of violent extremism through education (PVE-E),
• Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) and the Global Action Programme (GAP),
• Empowering learners through health education for sustainable lifestyles
• Defining and addressing Global citizenship education (GCED) through inclusion (including gender equality) and cultural diversity. Harmonization of curriculum on ESD/GCED will be discussed also.
This regional event will gather representatives from the thirteen countries under the UNESCO Regional Office for Eastern Africa (Comoros, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda) as well as key partners, such as UNICEF, UNEP, UNWOMEN, Interpeace, and Southern African Development Community (SADC).
UNESCO’s work in this field is 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 “By 2030, to ensure that all learners acquire the 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”.
Furthermore, participants are expected to exchange and link good policies and practices including youth/peer initiative and relevant partnerships and existing regional, national cooperation on both concepts and related issues in view of establishing a regional network. Participants will also identify regional and national issues, capacity needs including monitoring, gaps, challenges and relevant entry points/opportunities to integrate or mainstream the SDG 4 Target 4.7 into education system planning and responses.