Learners, facilitators and managers of Kominkan (Community Learning Centres in Japan) and Community Learning Centres (CLCs) and other institutions that promote community-based learning, governments, civil society organisations, United Nations (UN) agencies, development partners, members of academia, the private sector and media from 29 countries, gathered in Okayama City, Japan at the Kominkan-CLC International Conference on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) – “Community-Based Human Development for Sustainable Society” – commit to continuing and expanding Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) through community-based learning.
Okayama City is a place where several exchanges have already taken place between Kominkan and Community Learning Centres during the United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (DESD), including the Kominkan Summit in Okayama in 2007; moreover, support for Kominkan and community-based learning has a long history in Japan. In recognition of the principles of ESD, we have actively participated in an open and transparent process of drafting these commitments and share in the ownership of this outcome.
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- Author/Editor: UIL
Okayama Commitment 2014: promoting ESD beyond DESD through community-based learning
- UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning, 2014
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