ESD (Education Sustainable Development)
Education is the key to development. In this respect Uganda has put in place policies and strategies aimed at providing every citizen at all levels, with an education that is holistic, relevant and of good quality. Issues of development have always been around us. The concept of “sustainable development’ is not entirely new.
What is new is the challenge it poses to society and particularly to the education system. How do we make sustainable development a living reality among our people through education? Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) is the answer.
The National Strategy for the Implementation of the Decade of Education for Sustainable Development is developed as a response to the UN General Assembly resolution in 2002 designating the period 2005- 2014, Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (DESD), as well as to the invitation by UNESCO to Member States to participate in the implementation of the Decade. The strategy was developed through a consultative process spearheaded by the Uganda National Commission for UNESCO (UNATCOM). It involved the participation of a cross-section of stakeholders in education, economy, environment and society sectors through meetings, workshops and seminars.