SWEDESD becomes member of GAP Partner Networks

19 May 2015

UNESCO is setting up a global community of practice aiming to contribute to the five Priority Action Areas of the Global Action Programme (GAP) on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). The programme was launched 2014 as the successor to the UN Decade of ESD (2005-2014).

The aim of the GAP Partner Networks is to create synergies for the activities of their members and catalyse actions by other stakeholders. They are one of the main implementation mechanisms of the new programme on ESD. SWEDESD will become a member of the Partner Network for Priority Action Area nr 3 “Building capacities of educators and trainers”.

Together with UNESCO and Southern African Development Community (SADC) Regional Environmental Education Programme (REEP), SWEDESD has made a commitment to facilitate a multi-stakeholder workshop in Harare, Zimbabwe on how national strategies for high quality teaching and learning can be reoriented to support sustainable development. The workshop is one of many global commitments launched at the UNESCO World Conference on ESD 2014 to support the Global Action Programme.

The first meeting of the GAP Partner Networks will take place at the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris 26-27 of May.