SEPN’s Director Marcia McKenzie, Co-Investigator Alan Reid, and Project Manager Nicola Chopin attended the UNESCO Week for Peace and Sustainable Development: The Role of Education in March 2017.  

The week presented a unique platform for discussion on two key programmes of the Education Sector, namely Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) and Global Citizenship Education (GCED), and their practical contribution in achieving Target 4.7 of the Sustainable Development Goal 4 on Education. The Week focused on the issue of teachers and teacher training, and highlighted best practices in the fields of ESD and GCED. 

The event was jointly organized by UNESCO and the Canadian Commission for UNESCO and brought together two important events organized back-to-back with sessions open to all participants:

·       Review Forum for the UNESCO Global Action Programme (GAP) on ESD: implementation and innovation

·       Third UNESCO Forum on Global Citizenship Education (GCED): the Role of Teachers

SEPN’s participation allowed us to explore our work’s links to UN and UNESCO evaluation processes related to the Global Action Programme for ESD and the Sustainable Development Goals, particularly through SEPN+.