The Africa Environmental Education and Training Action Plan (AEETAP)

The Action Plan endorsed by the African Ministers at the 15th Ordinary Session of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN) in March 2015, seeks to enhance community environmental education and training within the continent, through various formal education; training; life-long learning; and capacity building programmes and projects.

It is in line with the UNESCO Global Action Programme (GAP) on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) that seeks “to generate and scale-up action in all levels and areas of education and learning in order to accelerate progress towards sustainable development”.

The Action Plan will fundamentally enhance the environmental, societal and economic state of Africa for the benefit of Africa’s people, and closely aligned to the 5 AMCEN Flagship Programmes.

This project has been developed by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) the leading global environmental authority that sets the global environmental agenda, promotes the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the United Nations system and serves as an authoritative advocate for the global environment. The work of UNEP encompasses assessing global, regional and national environmental conditions and trends, developing international and national environmental instruments and strengthening institutions for the wise management of the environment.

For more information:

- The Africa Environmental Education and Training Action Plan




United Nations Environment Programme

United Nations Avenue, Gigiri

PO Box 30552, 00100

Nairobi, Kenya

Knowledge Transmission
Sustainable Living
Level of education: 
Wider public
Primary education
Secondary education
Professional training
Higher education
Non-formal education