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Education for Sustainable Development

Enhanced quality teaching and learning materials with regard to education for sustainable development

The United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (2005-2014), for which UNESCO is the lead agency, seeks to integrate the principles, values, and practices of sustainable development into all aspects of education and learning, in order to address the social, economic, cultural and environmental problems we face in the 21st century. Sustainable development is a vision of development that encompasses populations, animal and plant species, ecosystems, natural resources and that integrates concerns such as the fight against poverty, gender equality, human rights, education for all, health, human security and intercultural dialogue. Education for sustainable development (ESD) aims to help people to develop the attitudes, skills and knowledge to make informed decisions for the benefit of themselves and others, now and in the future, and to act upon these decisions.



WWAP4 small.jpg19 Mar 2012 Open dialogue and launch of the United Nations World Water Development Report (WWDR4) and commemoration of World Water Day 2012 UNESCO Office Windhoek
Water indispensable to economic growth in Africa More

08 Mar 2012 Request for Proposals (RFP) National Implementation Partner for Climate Change Education for Sustainable Development (CCESD) Country Programme South Africa UNESCO Office Windhoek
UNESCO contracts in consultation with the national government a National Implementation Partner in South Africa to support and facilitate the development and implementation of its national CCESD Programme. The CCESD Programme offers support to UNESCO Member States in Sub-Saharan Africa and Small Island Developing States (SIDS) to strengthen their educational responses to mitigate and adapt to climate change. More

14 Dec 2011 The Ubuntu Committee of Peers for the Regional Centres of Expertise Khomas-Erongo to be acknowledged by the Institute of Advanced Studies of the United Nations University UNESCO Office Windhoek
The Ubuntu Committee of Peers for the Regional Centres of Expertise (RCEs) in Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) has recommended the Institute of Advanced Studies of the United Nations University (UNU-IAS) to acknowledge RCE Khomas-Erongo (Namibia) as one of 10 new RCEs worldwide. More

Step UP.jpg12 Oct 2011 Message from Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO, on the occasion of the International Day for Disaster Reduction 2011, 13 October UNESCO
Disasters strike our societies to the heart. This year alone, we have lived through the triple disaster in Japan (the Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami, and the accident at the Fukushima nuclear reactor), a heavy monsoon in Pakistan, floods in Australia and Thailand, an earthquake in New Zealand, hurricanes in the Caribbean, and a devastating drought affecting 13.3 million people in the Horn of Africa. More

02 Jun 2011 UNESCO partners with local media to promote Education for Sustainable Development UNESCO Office Windhoek
Following the UN Declaration of the period 2005-2014 as the Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (DESD), during which the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) needs to work with different partners, including the media, to promote public Education for Sustainable Development (ESD), UNESCO Windhoek Office has identified the Namibian media as a key partner towards promoting ESD. More

18 Mar 2011 Graduation Ceremony of the Project “Leadership and skills training for the San and other underprivileged Youth in Ohangwena Region” UNESCO Office Windhoek
A total number of 21 trainees graduated in skills training from Kayec Vocational Training Centre in Ondangwa and the Eenhana Multipurpose Youth Resource Centre on March 11, 2011. A graduation ceremony was held at the Eenhana Multipurpose Youth Resource Centre and tool kits were handed over to the recent graduates. More

08 Mar 2011 Consultation Workshop on a Regional Centre of Expertise (RCE) in Namibia UNESCO Office Windhoek
The University of Namibia (UNAM) is organizing and hosting the 2nd consultation workshop on the establishment of a Regional Centre of Expertise (RCE) in Environmental Education (EE)/Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) in Namibia. More

07 Dec 2010 Training of Lesotho Media as partners in Education for Sustainable Development UNESCO Office in Windhoek
The Lesotho National Commission for UNESCO and UNESCO Office Windhoek will hold a series of workshops focused on Educating media on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). The first workshop that will identify priority actions to strengthen media as partners in ESD will take place on 11 November 2010 and a second three-day workshop from 8 to 10 December 2010 will focus on effective reporting on Education for Sustainable Development. More

San trainees-Life Skills Training 31 Aug to 3 Sep.JPG05 Sep 2010 Project launch: Leadership and Skills training of San and Underprivileged Youth in Ohangwena Region (10 September 2010, Eenhana Multi-Purpose Resource Centre) UNESCO Office in Windhoek
On 10 September, the Eenhana Multipurpose Youth Resource Centre will kick off the project Leadership and Skills Training for the San and Underprivileged Youth in Ohangwena Region funded by the Kingdom of The Netherlands. More

11 Aug 2010 Namibia Environmental Education Network (NEEN) 2010 Annual Conference UNESCO Office in Windhoek
About 80 participants from various ministries and non-governmental institutions attended the Namibia Environmental Education Network (NEEN) conference at the Okatjiona Environmental Education Center, in the Waterberg Plateau National Park. The conference started on Thursday, 5 August, and ended on Saturday, 7 August and was organized by the Ministry of Environment and Tourism (MET) and funded by UNDP. More

Biodiversity Bush Telepgraph.jpg01 Aug 2010 Bush Telegraph: Biodiversity UNESCO Office in Windhoek
In 2009, the UNESCO Windhoek Cluster Office sponsored the development, production, and distribution of 2 issues of Bush Telegraph. They connected two Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), sanitation and gender equality, to the MDG at the core of NaDEET’s work: environmental sustainability. More

New Picture.bmp14 Mar 2010 Workshop on the role of community radio in disaster risk reduction, Eenhana (Namibia) 17-18 March 2010 UNESCO Office in Windhoek
Freedom of expression and improved access to information for affected populations, including marginalized and vulnerable groups, is an essential pillar of disaster risk reduction, preparedness and management. Training of media professionals in fair, unbiased and conflict-sensitive reporting will add to mutual understanding, reconciliation and ensure appropriate dissemination of life saving information. More

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