Webinar 'Industrial Skills Development in Developing Countries: Non-cognitive Skills, Works, and Productivity'

This online workshop aims to bridge the concept of non-cognitive skills with workplaces, through discussions based on data obtained in the field. Within the area of technical and vocational education and training (TVET), there has been much attention paid recently to non-cognitive skills — the skills that enable workers to appropriately adapt themselves to different situations and collaborate well with colleagues for more effective operation in the workplace.

UNAI SDGs Workshop "SDGs in College Curricula: Mainstreaming & Mapping"

The United Nations Academic Impact are organising the second of their new series of workshops for capacity-building oriented to universities and colleges around the world, to provide training and enhance skills related to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development while fostering the involvement of institutions of higher education as valuable stakeholders to achieve the Goals.

This second workshop will take place on Monday, 24 January 2022, from 10:30am to 12pm New York time on SDGs in College Curricula: Mainstreaming & Mapping.

ESD Okayama Award 2021 Winners Announced

The ESD Okayama Award rewards outstanding ESD practices in local communities around the world to support organisations carrying out ESD activities and to promote ESD to local communities globally through showcasing their initiatives. The Award has been presented annually since 2015. 

This year, 118 applications from 48 countries/regions were accepted. After the first round, 10 applications were selected as finalists, and two projects were awarded as winners in the final stage.

RCEs Come Together to Focus on Strengthening Action on Global Crises through the 'Heart', 'Head', and 'Hands'

Key points:
  • From 16-18 November, 2021, 351 attendees from across the Global RCE Network gathered online for the 12th Global RCE Conference (hosted by RCE Scotland and the Global RCE Service Centre) to explore action through learning in a time of global crises.

International Symposium on Ocean Education

The International Symposium on Ocean Education aims to bring together countries' commitments on the role of ocean education for sustainable earth across countries to address climate change and other sustainability challenges through ocean education. This event is organised by the Marine Education Center, Graduate School of Education, The University of Tokyo and The Nippon Foundation, under the theme, 'The Role of Ocean Education for Sustainable Earth’. Dr.

Science & Films: The New Inspiration Couple?

A side event, ‘Science & Films: The New Inspiration Couple?’ was held at COP26 this month in Glasgow, UK, which explored how film, arts and creative communication can help tell the climate emergency story and inspire hope and action. Organised by the UNU Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS), UNCCD, the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity, and UNFCCC, speakers discussed new ways of communicating climate science and policy to reach more people.

UN University to Launch Postgraduate Degree Specialisation on the Paris Agreement

The UN University (UNU) has begun developing a new postgraduate degree specialisation on the Paris Agreement on climate change, in collaboration with the Secretariat of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). It will be the first of its kind to be offered by a UN organisation.