Successfully reported this slideshow.
We use your LinkedIn profile and activity data to personalize ads and to show you more relevant ads. You can change your ad preferences anytime.

Higher Education For Sustainable Development: Actioning the Global Goals In Policy, Curriculum and Impact

32 views

Published on

Higher Education For Sustainable Development: Actioning the Global Goals In Policy, Curriculum and Impact
Dr. Isabel Franco, UNU-IAS
Asia-Pacific Regional RCE Meeting 2018
25-27 September, 2018, Parramatta (Sydney), Australia

Published in: Government & Nonprofit
  • I recovered from bulimia. You can too! learn more... ●●● http://tinyurl.com/yxcx7mgo
       Reply 
    Are you sure you want to  Yes  No
    Your message goes here
  • Be the first to like this

Higher Education For Sustainable Development: Actioning the Global Goals In Policy, Curriculum and Impact

  1. 1. ‘HIGHER EDUCATION FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT: ACTIONING THE GLOBAL GOALS IN POLICY, CURRICULUM AND IMPACT ’ Isabel B. Franco, Ph.D. JSPS-UNU-IAS
  2. 2. Outline • Context • Scope and Case Study Locations Okayama, Japan Western Sydney, Australia Lusaka, Zambia • Methodology and Research Design • Research Outcomes • Recommendations
  3. 3. •Irrelevant curriculums and capacity-building for local communities •Lack of resources •ESD effective in rhetoric but low impact at the local level (Vaughter, 2013; 2016) • Corporate interest in workforce development •Lack of corporate social sustainability (Franco, 2014) • Ineffective capacity-building and training for local communities •Overtraining • Governance issues and alignment with global goals (Kanie and Stevens, 2014) •Lack of resources •Weak institutional capacity to implement impactful projects (Davies, 2005; Minnery, 2007) Governments International Organizations and CBOs Higher Education Institutions The Private Sector Context Scientific Article: Franco, I; Saito, O; Vaughter, P; Whereat, J; kanie, N; Takemoto, K. (forthcoming). Higher Education for Sustainable Development: Actioning the Global Goals in Policy, Curriculum and Practice. Sustainability Science Impactful Research and Education for SD
  4. 4. Scope and Case Study Locations Locations that belong to the RCE Network and other collaborators Locations where existing multi- stakeholder collaboration for community education and research for ESD are in place Locations that display complexity in multi- stakeholder-collaboration processes
  5. 5. RCE Okayama, Japan
  6. 6. RCE Western Sydney, Australia
  7. 7. RCE Lusaka, Zambia
  8. 8. Methodology and Research Design GLOBAL CONTEXT COLLABORATIVE GOVERNANCE IMPACT COMMUNITY AREAS AT THE LOCAL LEVEL SUSTAINABLE OUTCOMES Focus Groups CASE STUDY Individual Interviews Method & Techniques Literature Review Policy and Stakeholder Analysis Survey SLF Framework, Modified after Rakodi et al, 2002
  9. 9. Data Collection Methodological Technique Literature Review Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) ESD and Governance Linkages ESD, Governance and Community Linkages ESD, Governance, Community and Gender Linkages Focus Groups 4 participants Japan 4 participants Australia 15 participants Zambia 15 participants Project Presentation Global Survey 35 participant RCEs Interviews Australian Case Higher Education Institution Civil Society Governme nt 5 4 1 Interviews Japanese Case Higher Education Institution Civil Society Governme nt 3 3 1 Interviews Zambia Case 2 1 1 Triangulation Survey Individual Interviews Focus Groups Literature Review Policy and Stakeholder Analysis Case Study
  10. 10. Preliminary Outcomes Gaps in Asia and the Pacific SDG 2: Zero Hunger SDG 3: Good Health and Well-being SDG 9: Industry Innovation and Infrastructure SDG 10: Reduced Inequalities SDG 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
  11. 11. Preliminary Outcomes Gaps in Africa SDG 1: No Poverty SDG 2: Zero Hunger SDG 3: Good Health and Well-being SDG 6: Clean Water and Sanitation SDG 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth SDG 9: Industry Innovation and Infrastructure SDG 10: Reduced Inequalities SDG 13:Climate Action SDG 14: Life Below Water SDG 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions SDG 17: Partnerships for the Goals
  12. 12. Preliminary Outcomes Gaps in Europe SDG 1: No Poverty SDG 2: Zero Hunger SDG 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth SDG 3: Good Health and Well-being SDG 5: Gender Equality
  13. 13. Preliminary Outcomes Gaps in the Americas SDG 1: No Poverty SDG 5: Gender Equality SDG 14: Life Below Water
  14. 14. Regional Commonalities and Differences Gaps across regions SDG 1:No Poverty SDG 2: Zero Hunger SDG 3: Good Health and Wellbeing SDG 10: Reduced Inequalities
  15. 15. Hindering Factors in Collaboration ‘ There is a major focus on environmental issues overlooking other areas equally important in ESD and social and economic pillars of sustainability cannot be longer overlooked by stakeholders involved’ (Respondent, December, 2017, Global Survey) ‘financial resources at the government level are limited and so, jeopardizing the sustainability of CB in the long run’ (Interview, higher education 2017 Japanese Case). ‘People are busy and there are not incentives to change existing lifestyles’ (Interview, higher education 2017 Japanese Case) ‘the environment is not given the right emphasis… many initiatives have been undertaken so that human society and nature can thrive together’ (Respondent December, 2017, Global Survey) ‘People are busy…timing of priorities (Interview, civil society 2017, Australian Case). ‘Lack of alignment with SDGs’ (Interview, Civil Society, 2017 Australian Case).
  16. 16. Recommendations Governing Approach to SDGs Social and Environmental Linkages Hindering Factors in Collaboration
  17. 17. Thank you! Isabel B. Franco, Ph.D franco@unu.edu @DrIsabelFranco

×