Reported by Esnath Kalawe, Mana
Malawi is among the first countries to adapt and integrate climate change learning strategy in its curriculum which will help the country to achieve some of Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).This was learnt on Thursday during a one day Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) Country initiative Consultative Workshop which was organised by United Nations Education , Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) as a Roadmap to 2030.
Deputy Director For Quality Assurance in the Ministry of Education, Lindiwe Chide applauded Malawi for being one of the first countries in putting Climate change materials in its curriculum saying other countries will emulate.”We are happy that Malawi is first to respond to this issue in curriculum materials of climate change learning strategy integrating with other programs saying various communities are able to adapt,”she added.
Acting Deputy Executive Secretary for Malawi National Commission for UNESCO David Mulera said the workshop was organised to capacitate stakeholders with information contained in the a five years climate change learning strategy .UNESCOs work on ESD focuses on five priority action areas including advancing policy, transforming learning environment, building capacities of educators,. Empowering and mobilizing youths, as well as accelerating local level action.