The Learning to Live Together Sustainably (LTLT) platform aims to support the achievement, in Africa and the Francophonie[1], of Target 4.7 of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4, which aims to "ensure by 2030 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."

Of the two components of SDG 4.7, global citizenship education (GCED)[2] and education for sustainable development (ESD)[3], the platform initially focuses on two themes: preventing violent extremism through education (PVE-E) and climate change education.

Respect, solidarity and freedom are all values[4] that make it possible to live together, and these values must be promoted and brought to life by humankind. Thus the objective of this platform is to create a virtual community of practitioners engaged in the theme of ''living together'' to share resources and experiences, to inform each other of current, past and future activities and events, to identify synergies, etc. in order to develop innovative and sustainable solutions for more inclusive, peaceful, healthy and environmentally friendly societies.

To this end, the platform will regularly aggregate content  from different websites concerning news, announcements and resources relevant to Africa and the Francophonie and related to these two themes. The platform also provides a forum where policy makers, experts, researchers and development practitioners can exchange and share information.

If you are a sustainable development actor in Africa and in the French-speaking world, you want to become one or learn more about the themes, this platform is yours!

Feel free to propose news, announcements or resources related to the content of the platform at this address: http://vivons-ensemble.net/en/contact 

[1] At the 17th Summit of the Francophonie held in Yerevan on 11-12 October 2018, the Heads of State and Government launched a Yerevan Francophone Appeal for Living Together. This call encourages the pursuit and development of actions in favour of "social cohesion, fraternity, respect for otherness and humanist values" in accordance with the "values of the Francophonie and its commitments to just and sustainable human development."
[2] Global citizenship education aims to provide learners with the following basic skills: (b) cognitive skills for critical, organized and creative thinking, including a multidimensional approach that takes into account the different dimensions of the issues, as well as the different perspectives and angles of attack from which to approach them; (c) non-cognitive skills, including social skills such as sensitivity to the problems of others and conflict resolution skills, or communication skills and ability to network and interact with people whose background, origin, culture and point of view are different from one's own; and the ability to act collaboratively and responsibly and work for the common good. (UNESCO,2013). Final document of the Technical Consultation on Education for Global Citizenship: "Education for Global Citizenship: A New Vision".
[3] ESD empowers learners to make informed decisions and take responsible actions for environmental integrity, economic viability and a just society for present and future generations, while respecting cultural diversity. Linked to lifelong learning, ESD is an integral part of quality education. It is a holistic and transformational education that concerns the contents and outcomes of learning, pedagogy and the educational environment. It achieves its goal by transforming society. (UNESCO. 2014. Roadmap for the implementation of the Global Action Program on Education for Sustainable Development.
[4] The skills framework of the “Libres Ensemble” initiative launched by the International Organization of the Francophonie in 2015 offers specific educational tools to raise awareness and promote these three values (respect, solidarity, freedom) among young people.