The GAP Key Partner Network is growing!

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© UNESCO/Office Ha Noi
14 June 2016

UNESO is happy to welcome and present the five newcomers to the Key Partner Networks of the Global Action Programme on ESD (GAP).

UN CC:Learn, coordinated by UNITAR, has joined Partner Network 1 ( Advancing Policy). UN CC:Learn is a collaborative initiative, involving 34 multilateral organizations, that supports countries in designing and implementing country-driven, results-oriented and sustainable learning to address climate change.

Three Ministries have also joined Parter Network 1:

The Ministry of Environment, Green Development and Tourism (MEGDT) in Mongolia,  in collaboration with the Ministry Education, Culture and Science, is  implementing an Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) project. It aims to mainstream ESD in the Mongolian school system, as well as develop a national framework for sustainable development (SD) and green development (GD).  

Vietnam’s Ministry of Education and Training is dedicated to advancing ESD in national policies and programmes. It is raising awareness and building the capacity of national and Education Sector authorities, policymakers, teachers and students at all levels on environmental education, climate change adaptation and mitigation and disaster preparedness. At the same time, it is strengthening links and cooperation between national and international stakeholders in all sectors, levels and areas of education to promote ESD.

Costa Rica’s Ministry of Education works towards the incorporation of ESD in the national policies on education and on sustainable development. The Ministry has developed a Roadmap on ESD and will incorporate Education for Sustainable Development in the curriculum as well as an ESD Teacher Training Programme.

Partner Network 4 (Mobilizing Youth) was joined by the International Youth Foundation (IYF). IYF supports youth to develop the leadership, technical, and life skills they need to earn a livelihood. Rooted in the belief that young people are problem-solvers, change-makers, and leaders, IYF’s initiatives provide leadership training, coaching, advocacy and funding to innovative youth led ventures.

In total, the GAP Key Partners Network includes 87 member organizations.