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JUNE 18: Message from Asian NGO Network on ESD (ANNE): Role of NGOs in Empowering the Local Community for Sustainable Development

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Message from Asian NGO Network on ESD (ANNE)
Role of NGOs in Empowering the Local Community for Sustainable Development
June 18(Mon), 09:30 – 11:00
Venue: Room: T-5 (capacity 60) (RioCentro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Organiser: Japan Council on the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD-J)
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Asia will be the key global driving force for development in the 21st Century and its development patterns might give significant adverse impacts if it is inappropriate. The actions for sustainable development patterns at the local community level is essential and should be an integral part of sustainable development both in Asia and the other parts of the world. This side event aims to highlight the importance of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD), particularly, (i) the significance of achieving sustainable development in the local communities, (ii) importance of local community empowerment, and (iii) key role of NGOs in local community empowerment. We will present Asia’s ESD good practices and experiences by NGOs, leading to an Asia NGO Network on ESD to be established by 2014, the final year of UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development.


Date/Time: 18 Jun(Mon) 09:30 – 11:00
Venue: Room: T-5 (capacity 60) (RioCentro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Organiser: Japan Council on the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD-J)
Co-Organisers: Centre for Environment Education (CEE), India, UN CSD Education Caucus, Sompo Japan Environmental Foundation, Sompo Japan Insurance Inc.

– Program –
 Background to the idea of Asia NGO Network On ESD / ESD-J and ANNE members
 ESD efforts in Asia and the role of NGOs / CEE India
 Discussion on education for sustainable development in CSD process / UN CSD Education Caucus
 Discussion

For any query, please email to:
Fumiko Noguchi (Ms), ESD-J fumiko at esd-j.org