UNESCO Africa Regional consultation on an Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) post-2014 programme framework
When, local time:
Monday, 4 March 2013 - 9:00am to Tuesday, 5 March 2013 - 6:00pm
Côte d'Ivoire, Abidjan
Type of Event:
In its 190th session, the Executive Board of UNESCO expressed “its preference for a programme framework as follow-up to the United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development after 2014”. The Board requested the Director-General “to develop, in consultation with Member States, and in collaboration with relevant stakeholders, the proposal for a programme framework, led by UNESCO, which should cover at least the period of the forthcoming Medium-Term Strategy for 2014-2021.” Furthermore, the framework should “address education at all levels and in all forms, be based on a comprehensive sustainable development agenda, while also encouraging strategic focus and national commitment.”<br /><br />The regional consultations contribute to ensuring a transparent, participatory preparation of the post-2014 ESD programme framework through collecting input from relevant stakeholders from all regions.<br />The consultations seek to help:<br />• identify priority areas for ESD activities post-2014;<br />• identify ESD initiatives that could be scaled-up in a post-2014 framework;<br />• identify key partners to involve in a post-2014 framework;<br />• collect suggestions for the preparations of the UNESCO World Conference on ESD (10-12 November 2014, Japan).