National conference on ‘Collaborative initiative and partnership for Education for Sustainable Development’ wraps upSociety
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. Within the framework of the ‘Education for Sustainable Development-II’ project being implemented in Mongolia, the national conference on ‘Collaborative initiative and partnership for Education for Sustainable Development’ was organized online this week and wrapped up today, May 7.
According to the organizers, the event had the largest number of online participants in Mongolia, with nearly 10,000 people participating online, 15,000 viewers and 1,200 comments.
The national conference on ‘Collaborative initiative and partnership for Education for Sustainable Development’ involved representatives and participants from environmental, education institutions, the specialized inspection agency, professional and methodology institutions and general education schools. It was praised for its significance for providing cross-sectoral coordination on education for sustainable development and laying foundation for partnership and cooperation.
The conference highlighted the importance of protecting the environment and introducing eco-friendly method in providing education for sustainable development, and cited the example of humanity completing its natural resources of 2020 in the first eight months. Particularly, 2,700 liters of water are used to make a pair of pants and a cotton shirt. But 2 billion people are starving and malnourished, and as many are overweight. Ninety-nine percent of what we bought was wasted in six months.
The conference was held within the ‘Education for Sustainable Development-II’ project being jointly implemented by the Ministry of Environment and Tourism and the Ministry of Education and Science with the support of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation. Teachers and educators from 21 aimags and all soums of Mongolia, representatives of environmental and professional inspection organizations, and representatives from Germany, Australia, Indonesia, the European Union, Japan, China, and the United States made presentations and shared their experiences and contributed to the establishment of a cooperation mechanism.
The achievements of the ‘Education for Sustainable Development-II’ project and the experience of this virtual event will be presented to the world by the Swiss Confederation at the World Conference on Education for Sustainable Development to be held on May 16 in Berlin, Germany.