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Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation: A Simple Guide to Schools in Africa


Climate change education provides an important window into individual and societal responsibility. As educators, schools not only have an interest in teaching subjects that will prepare students for careers and earn them good test scores, but to teach them to be mindful and responsible citizens. Teaching on climate change means teaching on topics like environmental stewardship and collective responsibility — teaching students that they and those around them have a responsibility to something larger than themselves. Real climate change education confers onto students an appreciation of the role they play in their environment — both their physical, changing environment, and their civic environments. Incorporating the topic into school curriculum only stands to bring students closer to their communities. Civic engagement, one of the most important lessons schools impart on their students, can be taught through student engagement with local institutions.

With the curricula as hectic as they are, and such a breadth of material to cover, UNESCO has compiled a small volume giving reference to Africa: Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Simple Guide to Schools in Africa which will be used in the STEM mentorship Camps for secondary schools to support efforts by educational institutions to impart knowledge on climate change to students in secondary level education.

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UNESCO World Conference on Education for Sustainable Development


UNESCO is kicking off its new framework: ‘Education for Sustainable Development: Towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals’ – ESD for 2030 and its roadmap for implementation during the UNESCO World Conference on Education for Sustainable Development in Berlin, Germany.

800 participants from around the world will gather for the occasion: policy-makers working in education and sustainable development, education practitioners, civil society, development community and private sector experts. 

For further information: https://en.unesco.org/events/ESDfor2030

Application site: https://www.esdfor2030.berlin/call-for-proposals/en/



How does climate change impact education in the tropics?


School children now lead the advocacy for action on climate change. Greta Thunberg, a 16-year-old Swede and global climate activist, made headlines this year when she chose to skip school to protest decades of political inaction on the issue. In Davos this January at the World Economic Forum, she delivered this scolding message: “Adults keep saying, ‘We owe it to the young people to give them hope’. But I don’t want your hope. I don’t want you to be hopeful. I want you to panic. I want you to feel the fear I feel every day. And then I want you to act.” Learn more ....

Source : Study International



Ground water and climate change


Title Ground water and climate change

Description: The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) International Hydrological Programme (IHP) initiated the Groundwater Resources Assessment under the Pressures of Humanity and Climate Change (GRAPHIC) project in 2004 to better understand the effects of climate change on global groundwater resources.

Issue Date: 2015

Author : UNESCO

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World heritage and climate change


Title : World heritage and climate change

Description:The emerging threat of climate change brings added emphasis to the role of World Heritage sites and other protected areas for conserving biodiversity, promoting ecosystem adaptation, enhancing scientific knowledge about climate change impacts, and engaging communities in learning and stewardship activities

Issue Date: 2015

Author : UNESCO

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Solar Africa Expo 2019


SAVE THE DATE The overwhelming response from the Solar Industry has encouraged Expogroup to launch "SOLAR AFRICA" and after successful editions in Kenya and Tanzania Solar Africa is all set to step in the Ethiopian Market.

Solar Africa in Ethiopia will be held concurrently with Power &Energy Africa from 21st to 23rd March 2019. Learn more...



The Solar show Africa 2019


SAVE THE DATE The Solar Show Africa is Africa’s largest and longest running power and electricity show. For 22 years we have helped shape the regional energy market through sharing knowledge, educating the market and facilitating influential meetings.

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