‘INFORMAL’ EDUCATION FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT Grace Mwaura -‐ Advisor, Policy & CommunicaHons Africa Youth IniHaHve on Climate Change (AYICC)
When I am (not) a student…. ² EducaHon for SD ² ConservaHon ² Climate Change ² Agriculture ² Geographies ² Consultancies
Principle 21 of the Rio DeclaraHon “The crea(vity, ideals and courage of the youth of the world should be mobilized to forge a global partnership in order to achieve sustainable development and ensure a be;er future for all.’’
Session Structure l ParHcipants’ introducHons & Issues of concern in ESD l Introductory PresentaHon (What we know) l Group Dialogues (Our experiences, creaHvity and courage)
Session I (1) What we know …(ESD since 2005) l …Rio + 20 loves these words: Jobs, Energy, Ci3es, Food, Water, Oceans, Disasters l ….because everything seems to be coming to an end!
But…. l ….its the beginning of:-‐ l New knowledge l New social organizaHons l New paradigms l New ‘Change’ l New US…the young people ² We love these words….Future, skills, training, CHANGE, US, Workforce, demographic dividend, capacity, intergeneraHonal equity……endless world of dreams
EducaHon for Sustainable Development (2005-‐2014) and beyond l It’s everyone’s business l It’s constantly evolving (the old has gone, but sHll here with us; the future is far but right here with us) l It’s context based, but scalable l It’s has been (can be) delivered in diﬀerent forms and at diﬀerent levels l It’s to be found in naHonal plans, public awareness campaigns and media coverage
Cont’d l It’s about ciHzens and their leaders l It’s about change in how we learn, unlearn, and relearn-‐ how we produce knowledge (= power) l It’s about quality(basic), reorientaHon(curriculums), public understanding and awareness (acHve ciHzenship) and pracHcal training (workforce skills) l It’s however a sof law (Res. 57/104 of the UNGA,2002-‐ ambiHous but no commitments-‐ …..but we can hold ourselves to account for not allowing ourselves to learn, relearn, and unlearn….there is no end to knowledge
The Future we want is …… l UNCSD Major Group of Children l Rio +YOU! and Youth ….have a voice l Your government is you (Targets 1B online & 5M oﬄine youth) l Youth Blast l Oﬃcial youth delegate IniHaHves l MobilizeU InternaHonal CompeHHon l #Pushyourpresident Campaign l My City + 20 Events l Water and Youth
Successes so far… l Appropriate ESD programmes l ICT InnovaHon l Youth lifestyles l Commitments by ciHes
Challenges…. l Beyond teaching to pracHce l Knowledge Management-‐ Inventory of the decade and beyond l Partnerships and synergies l Media mobilizaHon
Session I (2)-‐ Our Experiences, crea3vity and courage l What is the nature of learning we should envision in ESD? The space, Hme, resources, environment, community, governance, etc How is this portrayed in exisHng case studies and best pracHces? l What is the role of young people in moving teaching to pracHce? What are the exisHng obstacles to overcome? l EducaHon and workforce-‐ what is the gap? How can informal educaHon for SD ﬁll this gap? Does the Rio +20 proposals address this gap? l Whom have we lef oﬀ the bus in ESD? Who should be involved, and how?
Structure of Session II l Feedbacks (Making knowledge travel) l ConsolidaHon by the Group reporters l QuesHon and Answers l Wrap-‐ up
Thengiu Asante Thank you J Amegesnalu Merci Arigato