Sustainable development

ICSD 2019 : 7th International Conference on Sustainable Development

SAVE THE DATE September 4-5 2019

The International Conference on Sustainable Development is organized by the European Center of Sustainable Development in collaboration with CIT University.

The 7th ICSD 2019 is inspired from the critical challenge of human, environmental, and economic sustainability concerning the present and future generations in a global-scale context. The Conference theme is: “Creating a unified foundation for the Sustainable Development: research, practice and education”. 


Transforming Education Conference for Humanity (TECH) 2019

SAVE THE DATE December 10-12 2019

Building on the success of TECH 2017 and 2018, TECH 2019, held in partnership with the State Government of Andhra Pradesh, India, aims at showcasing the role of digital technologies in enabling a shift from “transmissive pedagogies” to “transformative pedagogies” to create more peaceful and sustainable societies. TECH 2019 will be held in the coastal city of Vizag, Andhra Pradesh, India. Apply before July 1, 2019 for a chance to present at the Conference. Learn more...

Engaging world’s youth vital to preventing violent extremism, building sustainable peace

“Youth engagement has become a crucial factor in the global efforts to prevent violent extremism and to build sustainable peace”, said the moderator, Miguel Moratinos, the High Representative of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC), moderator of the event.

“They are not only our present, but our hope for the future,” he stated. Read more...

Source: News UN

Diversity and Inclusion: applying ancient wisdom to shift mindsets for more sustainable outcomes

On 28 May, Fleur Heyworth is co-directing an intensive workshop ‘Leverage Diversity to Increase Performance’ with Sandrine Tunezerwe, Associate Faculty with the Centre for Creative Leadership and author of an upcoming book on Diversity and Inclusion.  She explains why the strategic tool of ‘polarities’, a key tool in many of our leadership courses, including ‘Leading Strategically in Turbulent Times’, will enable participants to lead diversity and inclusion more effectively. Read more...

Source: GCSP

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

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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