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Education as a driver for SDGs, 11-13 January 2016, CEE, Ahmedabad, India

The conference is organised in partnership with UNESCO, UNEP, the Government of India and Nature protects if she is protected.

The Decade of Education for Sustainable Development has demonstrated how education can play a vital role leading to sustainable development. As the UN is about to finalize Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) proposed by Open Working Groups, it is important for ESD communities to look specifically at each goal and determine how education can play an effective role in helping achieve this.

The Conference aims to recognize education as a key enabler to the broader realization of SDGs.

Stakeholders are in the process of consolidating and taking stock of MDGs which were targeted primarily at developing countries, but the proposed SDGs are applicable to the world as a whole. Increasingly the emphasis has moved away from a solely economic view of development to a larger view that included the three pillars of sustainability; environmental, social and economic. With this new emphasis also comes the recognition that policy instruments or technological solutions are not going to be enough and that education is critical to achieving Sustainable Development. 

Thus the role of education in its broadest sense including training and capacity building, communication and creating public awareness, scientific research, sharing and access to information and networking; and partnerships becomes a key strategy for achieving the SDGs.

Objectives
The objective of the conference is to bring together the global experience and expertise of using Education as a way of achieving SDG and showcasing the India experience in doing so.

The conference spread over 3 days will have 5 Plenaries and 17 Working Groups  

ESDG Conference Workshop Themes

The workshop themes are organized on the lines of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Goal 1: Poverty Alleviation
Goal 2: Sustainable Agriculture, Food Security and Nutrition
Goal 3: Health and Well being
Goal 4: Quality Education
          4.1 Formal Education System
          4.2 Early Childhood Care and Development
          4.3 Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) and Higher Education (HE)
          4.4 Youth Empowerment
          4.c Capacity Building of Teachers
Goal 5: Gender Equality and Empowerment
Goal 6: Sustainable Management of Water and Sanitation
Goal 7: Access to Sustainable and Modern Energy
Goal 8: Sustainable Economic Growth
Goal 9: Sustainable Industrialization and Infrastructure
Goal 10: Reduce Inequality
Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Human Settlements
Goal 12: Sustainable Consumption and Production 
Goal 13: Combating Climate Change and its impacts
Goal 14: Conservation and Sustainable use of Marine Ecosystem and Resources
Goal 15: Conservation and Sustainable use of Terrestrial Ecosystems and Resources; combating desertification and land degradation
Goal 16: Peaceful and Inclusive Society and Institutions
Goal 17: Strengthening Means of Implementation

The full details on the conference can be found here.

Dates: 
Tuesday, October 27, 2015 - 07:30