Sustainability starts with teachers! This is the call to action of the Capacity Building Programme for Teachers on Education for Sustainable Development (CAP-ESD) being implemented in 11 southern African countries.
The project kicks at national level in Lesotho with a capacity building workshop from 3-4 March 2020. The workshop will share the vision, objectives and expected impact of the programme.
With funding from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA), CAP-ESD is responding to the major issues pointed out in the Global Education Monitoring Report (2016), namely, that teacher education needs to be more adequately aligned with Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and that teachers need to be supported to understand and implement Education for Sustainable Development. The aim is to strengthen implementation of the SDGs in teacher education institutions for teachers and educators from early childhood care and education (ECCE), primary, secondary and Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET). Special focus will be given to Sustainable Development Goal 4, which is oriented towards the achievement of educational quality within a lifelong learning framework.
30 participants have been invited from various teacher education and TVET institutions across the country. In total, approximately 45 participants are expected to attend with the balance comprised of ESD experts and representatives from the ministries of education and environment.
Using a mixture of presentations and participatory methods, the workshop features will cover topics that include ssustainability challenges in the country, ESD and SDGs in the school system, as well as Teacher/TVET education curriculum.