In late April, UNU-IAS and UNESCO hosted an online panel discussion as part of the 65th Comparative International Education Society (CIES) conference under the theme of “Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) Beyond Schools: Translating Global Goals to Local Actions through Lifelong Learning“. The panel discussion was chaired by Shinobu Yume Yamaguchi (Director, UNU-IAS) and consisted of a panel from UNU-IAS and UNESCO who shared research perspectives highlighting the importance of local implementation in the achievement of the SDGs and addressing education for sustainable development (ESD) beyond the classroom.
Panellists from UNU-IAS presented on education initiatives by Regional Centres of Expertise on ESD (RCEs) working on climate action projects, as well as how ESD activities throughout the RCE network have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, focusing on the findings from a survey carried out with RCEs in 2020. Another presentation looked at how peer-to-peer social learning can impact policy-makers actions and decision-making through UNU-IAS’s Mayors’ Academy for Sustainable Urban Development training programme.
For a detailed report from this online panel discussion, please click here.