KEYNOTE SESSION: ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION AND YOUTH EMPOWERMENT
Moderator: Colm Flynn
Best practices from different countries.
Empowering communities through environmental literacy. African educational programme. Stephan Senghor, Senegal
As the world faces unprecedented challenges, Africa, with the fastest-growing population and the youngest continent has the potential to take advantage of its demography as an opportunity for sustainable growth. Environmental education could help young people improve their learning processes while allowing them to play a key role in their communities and the world.
Environmental education project in TOGO. Noël Nyadanu, Togo
Aware of the importance and essential contribution of education to promote more eco-responsible social development with regard to our environment, the project therefore supports the state’s objectives in achieving the SDGs. Part of a dynamic of research, dialogue and action, it’s offers new insights into the potential role of national education systems in the fight against climate change.
Environmental Educational Project in Ghana. Kate Opoku, Ghana
Kate talks about an environmental educational project to be implemented in Ghana. It is a behaviour change communication project which seeks to build capacities of pupils and teachers in basic schools. The project adopts the peer-to-peer education model, where ‘Environmental Ambassadors’ will be trained and they will in turn transfer the knowledge and skills acquired to their colleagues.
Environmental education, Ecological School and intervention through Eco Centers in the Greater Maputo region. Carlos Serra, Mozambique
The role of environmental education in the education of a new generation, through the pilot experience of working in primary schools, through the Ecological School project, and the beginning of an integrated environmental approach, based on the installation Eco Centers.
Experience Sharing & Best Practices from Let´s Do It Mauritius. Ashley Gooljar, Mauritius
The speech will focus on providing a Mauritian perspective to the clean-up campaign. Ashley will share some strategies they have used to make their campaign a success. Ashley will also provide a personal account on how a whole school community united its force for a common goal – to clean up and protect the environment.
How to create a positive impact with help of sport. Moncef Zemmouchi, ACNOA
After organizing many events in relation of cleaning the world, Moncef always invited sports teams and famous sports personalities to be part of the events. Moncef also organized the same days with non sport side, the comparison between the two were surprising as Moncef noticed that the sport world had a better impact in all the figures the ACNOA participation has proven this positive impact thanks to sport.
Trash Hack – the educational programme for youth. Lily King, UNESCO
Trash Hacks are small actions to reduce waste which can lead to big ideas for the planet. Find out how to join UNESCO to Trash Hack your life, school, neighbourhood and the world with Education for Sustainable Development.
World Largest Lesson. Millie Edwards, United Kingdom
World Largest Lesson is launching a child-led campaign, facilitating students in their call for universal climate and environmental education. Children will access fun and interactive digital toolkit that leads them through activities culminating in a written call to action for climate and environmental education that they can share with decision-makers.
Relax! Nothing is under control – be you. Gafnit Salvi, Isreal.
Gafnit Salvi learned at the art academy in Jerusalem. In the last 27 years, she is the promoter of The Template Of Peace Youth Movement in Israel, and founder member of the GET School in Israel, developing of models of education to the 21st Century.