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. 

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Educating for the Social, the Emotional and the Sustainable

 Global Education Monitoring Report

Earlier this year, the UN Secretary-General reported that “the shift in development pathways to generate the transformation required to meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) by 2030 is not yet advancing at the speed or scale required.” He noted with regret that “…the most vulnerable countries are bearing the brunt of the current obstacles to SDG implementation…. The bleak situation of countries in situations of conflict or fragility is all the more troubling given that, by 2030, more than half the world’s poor are projected to live in countries affected by conflict.” 

This blog looks at a new publication by NISSEM on the challenges facing poorly resourced or conflict-affected countries in addressing SDG Target 4.7. It argues that addressing this target can help change long-term behaviour to help achieve the SDGs. Learn more...


Source: World Education Blog

Educating for the social, the emotional and the sustainable ; Diverse perspectives from over 60 contributors addressing global and national challenges

Title: Educating for the social, the emotional and the sustainable ; Diverse perspectives from over 60 contributors addressing global and national challenges


NISSAM global briefs examines ways in which policymakers, researchers and practitioners can help address current global and national issues and thus contribute to realizing SDG Target 4.7. Many of the contributors work in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) and in conflict or post-conflict situations. These briefs explore the potential for embedding SDG 4.7 themes, as well as social and emotional learning (SEL), into textbooks and education materials. 

The vital themes of SDG Target 4.7, as well as the social and emotional learning (SEL) they entail, constitute a potent blueprint for transforming education to address many contemporary challenges. While the timeframe for progress is tight, significant steps to embed Target 4.7 themes and integrate SEL into policy, programs, materials and practice are feasible and clearly demonstrated in the briefs in this volume. 

Issue Date: 2019

Author: NISSEM 


A Teacher's guide on the prevention of violent extremism

Title: A Teacher's guide on the prevention of violent extremism

Description: This guidance seeks to provide countries with a set of resources that can help build and reinforce national capacities to address the drivers of violent extremism through holistic and pragmatic education sector-wide responses

Issue date: 2016

Author: UNESCO


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

Open Educational Resources Competency Framework

Title : Open Educational Resources Competency Framework

Description: Open Educational Resources (OER) offers the potential to provide broader and more equal access to knowledge and educational opportunities by making quality and affordable educational resources widely available, at a time when education systems worldwide are facing growing challenges to improve the teaching and learning environment while managing costs.

Issue Date : 2016

Author: IOF



Policy Handbook: Advancing Education for Sustainable Development

TitlePolicy Handbook: Advancing Education for Sustainable Development

Description: This handbook explores some of the central success factors in policy, process and practice in some of the pioneering countries and contexts where ESD is being effectively embraced. It examines some of the major trends, case studies and challenges in introducing this more holistic, progressive, hands-on education.

Issue date: 2019

Author: World Future Council


Three ways to develop education curricula for youth in emergency settings

Education is important for all young people, but it can be lifesaving to youth in emergency settings. Adolescence is a period of significant cognitive, emotional and social change for every young person. For youth in emergency contexts, education can help to protect them from recruitment into armed services, sexual exploitation, abuse and early marriage. It can also build inner resilience by offering stability, normalcy and hope.

Given the increase in emergencies worldwide and the number of youth who are out of school, it is critical to ensure that educational curricula are holistic, relevant and meet learners’ social-emotional and developmental needs. We believe there are three elements that must be considered to successfully develop curricula for youth in emergency settings. Learn more....

Source: FHI360

FGPEF Sensitizes Latriya Pupils On Peace Education

amily Gambia Peace Education Foundation (FGPEF) sensitized the pupils of Latriya Lower Basic School on peace education on   Friday at the school ground, Kombo North District, West Coast Region.

The forum aims at enlightening the students on the essential of peace, educate on the causes of conflict and mechanisms to maintain peace within the society brought together students, teachers and parents. It also sensitized the society on the relevant of peace education syllabus. Learn more ...

Source: TheVoiceGambia

The role of quality education in implementing SDGs

The United Nations sustainable development goals (SDGs), otherwise known as the Sustainable Development Goals for Development, are critical in their attempt to change the lifestyles of the people. The SDGs need everyone’s participation and active involvement as well as understanding what they mean in order to succeed. The fundamental issue with regard to SDGs is that, according to their mantra, they are inclusive, hence no one should be left behind. The SDGs are a collection of 17 global goals set by the United Nations General Assembly in 2015 for the year 2030. They are a universal call for all nations to end poverty, protect the environment and contribute to peace and stability. Learn more...

Source: NewsDay Zimbabwe 


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