Education For Sustainable Development

Education For Sustainable Development

GGAF is rooted in UNESCO’s Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) which seeks to empower people to change the way they think and work towards a sustainable future. Ultimately, it is the world’s people that must institute the change, whether they are based in government, the private sector, academia or importantly, the general population advocating for change and championing a green lifestyle.

Education For Sustainable Development ESD is one of the key building blocks for the Green Growth Strategic Framework and a crucial means of disseminating the green growth agenda within the circle of the school, the home, universities, influence and leadership. The youth of today are the leaders of tomorrow. With early and expanding knowledge of green growth, its impact and necessity for a better future, youths are our most important and valuable advocates. Embedding Green Growth principles, actions and lifestyle into the lives of the populace requires a multi-partner effort. GGAF is strongly committed to ensuring that the Green Growth knowledge and awareness is transferred smoothly from teacher to student, from student to family and friends, from employee to organisation and onwards to government.

Our Goals & Targets

GGAF is responding to the following action areas corresponding to 10 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

To empower and
mobilise youth

By 2030 , ensure substantial number of youths acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development.

To build capacity
of educators

By 2030 , ensure a substantial number of educators are empowered & equipped with knowledge, skills, values and behaviours required to achieve sustainable development.

To accelerate
local level action

By 2030, substantially increase the number of people in the local community actively interested in key sustainability challenges, develop skills to compare different future scenarios for their community, embrace values and attitudes that support a sustainable future, engage in public decision-making processes and take action as responsible members of the community.

To promote
Green Entrepreneurship

By 2030, substantially increasing the number of graduate green entrepreneurs by exposing them to green entrepreneurship awareness, scope, potential and green business acumen during their degree or diploma programmes.