UNESCO supports Vietnam’s sustainable development education

  • 09:02 - 2013/09/06

A UNESCO education initiative for sustainable development was launched in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue on August 24.

The project is part of UNESCO-Samsung Group global collaboration to improve education systems and help local communities cope with pressure of sustainable modernisation and industrialisation.

Vietnam is the first nation to benefit from the agreement.

UNESCO’s Head Representative in Vietnam Katherine Muller Marin said the project aims to cultivate a learning Vietnamese society capable of addressing repercussions from climate change, natural disasters, and the loss of bio-diversity.

Active and enthusiastic community and school involvement will determine the project’s success, she added.

The initiative encompasses online pedagogical training courses for teachers in five primary schools, preparing them for including sustainable growth concepts in their curricula.

It will also guide local authorities, parents, and school rectors on disaster risk evaluation and using satellite imagery in decision-making.

The techniques are also applicable to heritage site management, including Thua Thien-Hue province’s Royal Citadel.

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