Policy Dialogue Programme

Day 1 - 11 May 2021

9:00 - 9:40 Welcome and Opening Remarks

  • Prof. Hubert Gijzen, Director UNESCO Regional Office for Southern Africa

  • H.E. Ms Åsa Pehrson, Swedish Ambassador to Zimbabwe

  • Hon. Dr Douglas Letsholathebe, Minister of Tertiary Education, Research, Science and Technology, Botswana

  • Dr Makhube Ralenkoane, Chief Education Officer - Curriculum and Assessment in the Ministry of Education and Training, Lesotho

9:40 - 10:00 An Overview of the Sustainability Starts with Teachers Programme

Background, Objectives, Achievements, Lessons Learned and Policy Implications
by Prof. Heila Lotz-Sisitka, Distinguished Professor Environmental Learning Research Centre,
Rhodes University, South Africa

10:00 - 11:00 ESD in National Policies

National ESD Policy and Curriculum Development in Namibia
by Dr Simalumba, Director National Institute of Education Development,

ESD in Minimum Teacher Requirements in South Africa
by Ms Michelle Mathey, Director Teacher Education, Department of Higher Education and Training,
South Africa

Aligning ESD in Competence Based Education and Teacher Training in Zimbabwe
by Prof. Tagwira, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education, Innovation, Science and Technology Development,

11:00 - 11:15 Break

Zoom link for Parallel Session 1:
Webinar meeting ID: 935 7892 5782
Password: UNESCOesd

Zoom link for Parallel Session 2:
Webinar meeting ID: 991 8652 3142
Password: Welcome!

11:15 - 12:15 Change Project Initiatives (Parallel Session 1)

From waste materials to teaching resources

by Ms Taswika. P. Kanasi, Teacher Educator, Serowe College of Education, Botswana

11:15 - 12:15 Change Project Initiatives (Parallel Session 2)

Mwekera Beekeeping Educational Forum - Improving practical skill learning for better quality education and sustainable development using

by Ms Ruth Mulenga, TVET Educator, Zambia Forestry College, Zambia

From engineering as usual to engineering for sustainable development

by Ms Mary Chikuruwo, TVET Educator, Harare Institute of Technology, Zimbabwe

Implementing transformative pedagogies to promote sustainability education in Schools Development Unit courses and qualifications

by Ms Susan Brundit, Teacher Educator, University of Cape Town, South Africa

Mitigating wildlife and human conflict through cultural practices

by Ms Mulela Beauty Matengu, Teacher Educator,
University of Namibia, Namibia

Production of organic herbs for Home Economics kitchens

by Ms Masekholumi Lesetla, Teacher Educator, Lesotho College of Education, Lesotho

12:15 - 13:00 Reflection on Change Project initiatives

Prof. Overson Shumba, Director for Centre for Academic Development, Copperbelt University, Zambia
and Mrs Prisca Simukonda, Director for Standards and Curriculum in the Ministry of General Education, Zambia

Day 2 - 12 May 2021

9:00 - 9:15 Orientation of Day 2

9:15 - 9:30 Launch of the Sustainability Start with Teachers website

9:30 - 10:45 ESD for 2030
Interactive session on ESD country initiatives within the ESD for 2030 framework

11:00 - 11:15 Break

11:00 - 11.45 Implementing and Monitoring SDG 4.7

Main Challenges in Monitoring SDG 4.7 and Potential Contribution of the SST Programme

by Alison Kennedy, Programme Specialist and focal point on 4.7 monitoring at UNESCO
and Heila Lotz-Sisitka, Distinguished Professor Environmental Learning Research Centre, Rhodes University

11:45 - 12:00 Wrap up and closing

by Carolyn Medel - Anonuevo, Senior Programme Specialist UNESCO ROSA