SEEd accepted as Key Partners on the UNESCO Global Action Programme

SEEd are delighted to have been accepted as Key Partners on the UNESCO Global Action Programme for Education for Sustainable Development. The Global Action Programme resulted from a desire to continue promoting, implementing and enabling the positive initiatives which emerged out of the UN Decade for Education for Sustainable Development (2005-2014). The Global Action Programme’s two main objectives are:

  • To reorient education and learning so that everyone has the opportunity to acquire the knowledge, skills, values and attitudes that empower them to contribute to sustainable development – and make a difference;
  • To strengthen education and learning in all agendas, programmes and activities that promote sustainable development

Ninety organisations world-wide were selected and grouped into five Priority Action Areas:

  • Advancing policy;
  • Integrating sustainability practices into education and training environments (whole-institution approaches);
  • Increasing the capacity of educators and trainers;
  • Empowering and mobilizing youth;
  • Encouraging local communities and municipal authorities to develop community-based ESD programmes.

SEEd are working in Priority Action Area 2 and will be looking at how, through collaboration and other approaches, we can bring about the transformation of learning and training environments to embed a ‘Whole School/Institution Approach’. Our work as part of this project will involve gathering evidence around Whole School Approaches as well as our own focus on the evidence of the impact of Sustainable Schools.

For further information on Whole Schools Approaches, read this blog piece which Ann Finlayson wrote following her visit to UNESCO: