Collaboration for ESD Capacity and Awareness

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The challenge that the project addresses

Unsustainable life styles that have contributed to climate change, biodiversity degradation, reduced agricultural production, increased poverty, and social and environmental injustice.

What is your project doing to respond to this challenge?

Working in partnership with local and regional (Southern Africa) educational institutions to conduct hybrid workshops (online and in-person participation) for educators and educational managers on Education for Sustainable Development

Describe the project's impact

This project contributes to increased awareness and enhanced capacity for Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) of educators and education managers. For instance, through a workshop conducted at Phalombe TTC between 16th and 18th May 2023, 33 teacher educators attended in person while others joined online. During the workshop, participants examined the teacher education curriculum in relation to the 17 Sustainable Development (SD) objectives and planned action-oriented activities for critical curricular – SD related issues. In addition, some ESD practitioners from Rhodes University and the University of Free State joined and facilitated online, responding to SDG 17 (Partnerships for the Goals). Above all, this project is a wider strategy towards institutionalization of Education for Sustainable Development. This award will be used to cover transport and subsistence costs of facilitators to all the 11 public teacher training colleges in Malawi for similar workshops