In recognition of the important role of education for sustainable development (ESD), the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) of Japan has contributed to supporting UNESCO since 2005 via the Japanese Funds-in-Trust (JFIT) for ESD.
Japanese Funds In Trust (JFIT) support
The objective of the Fund is to promote and ensure UNESCO’s leadership in Education for Sustainable Development while recognizing the need for education to be reoriented – within the framework of UNESCO ideals – to meet the challenges of the 21st century.
The projects under the Fund aim to support UNESCO’s actions in the implementation of the Global Action Programme (GAP) on ESD, in particular through its work of leading, supporting and coordinating the efforts of key partners at national, regional and international levels. Through these projects and inter-sectoral activities, capacities of Member States, stakeholders and partners are strengthened to play their role in achieving the objectives of the GAP.