13 April 2017The second expert meeting under the umbrella of the “Sustainability Begins with Teachers in Central Asia” project took place in Almaty, Kazakhstan, on 5-6 April 2017. UNESCO Almaty Cluster Office, in cooperation with the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Regional Office in Bangkok and the Regional Environmental Centre for Central Asia (CAREC) and with support of the Japanese Funds-in-Trust, organized the meeting to prepare for the sub-regional workshop for teacher education institutions (19-23 June 2017).
The project “Sustainability Begins with Teachers in Central Asia” is a part of the Global Action Programme (GAP) that strives to reach sustainable development in all areas of education through five Priority Action Areas (policies, learning environment, trainers and educators, youth, and sustainable solutions). The project focuses on the GAP Priority Action Area 3 – “building capacities of educators and trainers,” which has already been put into action in Southern Africa, South East Asia and Central Asia.
National and international experts from UNESCO, CAREC, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Georgia and Sweden participated in the meeting. They reviewed the project’s progress, clarified the focus, roles and actions for the upcoming workshop, outlined the programme and learning materials of the event, and discussed a preliminary plan for the sustainability of the project.
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