PFI Contributions to the UNESCO ESD World Conference in Japan
The UCLA Paulo Freire Institute, in collaboration with the Instituto Paulo Freire Brasil and the
North South Centre of the Council of Europe, coordinated a workshop entitled Reviewing practical approaches to twenty-first century education: global citizenship, ecopedagogy and sustainable development at the UNESCO World Conference on Education for Sustainable Development in Aichi-Nagoya, Japan, 10-12 November 2014.
The Paulo Freire Institutes were represented at the conference byAssistant Professor Greg Misiaszek, Beijing Normal University (BNU), founding member of the UCLA Paulo Freire Insitute
Associate Professor Lauren Misiaszek, Beijing Normal University (BNU), founding member of the UCLA Paulo Freire Insitute
Distinguished Professor of Education Carlos Alberto Torres, Director of the UCLA Paulo Freire Insitute
Senior Administrative Analyst Susan Wiksten, Program Officer at the UCLA Paulo Freire Insitute
Celebrating traditional drum music at Nagoya castle together with Japanese on site staff, traditional drummers, colleagues from the Caribbean region, current UCLA PFI staff Susan Wiksten, UCLA alumnus Jaana Nougeira and a colleague from Namibia.
Conference goalsUnder the banner of “Learning Today for a Sustainable Future”, the Conference celebrated the end of a decade dedicated by UNESCO to Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). Efforts were made to identify lessons learnt while setting the stage for the future of ESD. The conference showcased initiatives, key players, networks and ideas cetrnal to ESD. Such examples from all over the world were presented by UNESCO as a support for the generation of a e future action under the Global Action Programme.
Follow up and outcomesThe outcomes of the World Conference will inform the deliberations of the World Education Forum to be held from 19 to 22 May 2015 in Incheon, Republic of Korea.
The conference closed with the adoption of the Aichi - Nagoya Declaration on Education for Sustainable Development
Inuyama Castle, Aichi Province, Japan.