International Conference in Okayama, Japan on Community-based learning and education for sustainable development

7 October 2014

In the final year of the United Nations Decade for Sustainable Development (2005–2014), more than 650 policymakers and practitioners of community-based learning and education from Japan and other countries are gathering in Okayama City to share experiences and exchange opinions during the ‘Kominkan-CLC International Conference on ESD’  from 9 to 12 October 2014. Okayama’s kominkan (community learning centres) have played a major role in supporting collaborative learning and promoting sustainable development. The conference is organized by Okayama Municipal Government and the Lifelong Learning Policy Bureau, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan. UIL is co-organiser together with UNESCO Asia-Pacific Regional Bureau for Education, UNESCO Asia-Pacific Regional Bureau for Science, and the National Kominkan Association. The outcomes will feed into in a workshop on community-based learning and ESD, organized by Okayama Municipal Government and UIL, at the UNESCO World Conference on ESD in Nagoya in November 2014, to mark the end of the United Nations Decade of ESD, and the launch of the Global Action Programme on ESD. Presentations and discussion are streamed live. You can watch the broadcast of the Kominkan-CLC International conference at the following links.

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