Regional Training on Awareness Raising and Education for Sustainable Development14-07-2021/14-09-2021
The interconnected crises of global depletion of natural resources, food shortages, biodiversity loss, and climate change are strongly linked to the fact that more is demanded from nature than it can provide. In order to avoid catastrophic consequences and move forward, values, attitudes and behaviours must change at many levels.
In order to find responses to address these problems, WES will organise a three day on-line regional training workshop on Awareness Raising and Education for Sustainable Development: Training of Trainers on campaigns for sustainable consumption. The purpose of this regional activity is to provide technical assistance and strengthen the capacities of participants to effectively implement ESD campaigns and initiatives on sustainable consumption.
The on-line training will consist of three distinct 3-hour webinars spreading over a 4-month period as follows:
Webinar 1: July 14th |Distilling the priorities for a renewed ESD Action Plan for 2030 for the Mediterranean
This module will elaborate on the ESD priorities in the region and in the contexts of: (i) “ESDfor2030”, (ii) the draft 2030GreenerMed Agenda of the UfM; (iii) the UNEP/MAP system, including the MCSD and MSSD framework and the Regional Plan on SCP; (iii) the process leading to the UNFCCC COP26; (iv) the EU Green Deal; (v) the UNECE Strategic Planning for 2030, highlighting aspects of Education for Sustainable Consumption.
Webinar 2: September 14th | Designing and coordinating campaigns and ESD actions on Sustainable Consumption related to Food
The second webinar aims to enhance the competences of the participants in designing and coordinating campaigns and ESD actions focusing on sustainable consumption, using food as the vehicle.
Webinar 3: October 25th| Designing and coordinating campaigns and ESD actions on Sustainable Consumption and Packaging
The last webinar will take a closer look at the issue of current excess in packaging production and use and its part in the pollution problem. Participants will be sufficiently capacitated to design a mini project/campaign on their SC/food-related topic based on the template/guidelines provided by the WES experts.
Through the training, participants will be enabled to:
- Enhance their capacity to implement the Action Plan of the MSESD and also contribute to the forthcoming revision of the Action Plan (2022-2030).
- Facilitate the design and coordination of ESD actions on Sustainable Consumption aligned with the 2030 Agenda and other international/regional frameworks.
- Develop the necessary competences to design and implement campaigns on sustainable consumption with emphasis on different aspects of the food chain, as well as on packaging issues.
The regional training is inviting participants of Ministries of Education and of Environment/ Water/ Development, etc., relevant associations and organisations (consumers, women, youth, etc.) including CSOs/NGOs working on ESD and ESC and relevant academics/researchers.