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Advocacy Sensitization and Capacity Building of Principals and Head Teachers.

Tuesday, 20th December 2016

Uganda NationalCommission for UNESCO organized an advocacy and capacity building workshop forprincipals and Head teacher from institutions in the Eastern districts ofUganda at Mbale Secondary School, Mbale District.

This activity was partof the sensitization programme of institutional leaders on Global CitizenshipEducation (GCED) with the purpose of reaching out to many stakeholders aspossible before it is (GCED) is streamlined into the Ugandan Curriculum.

The main objectives ofthe workshop were;

i.                 To create awareness among the school principals andhead teachers about GCED and

ii.             To develop professional capacity of school principalsand head teachers to understand, appreciate and promote the infusion of GCEDconcepts, attitudes and behaviours into school activities.

Despite the efforts putin to popularize GCED and equip stakeholders with relevant leadership andinterpretation, there is still a gap at the level of awareness andcontextualization of GCED by some stakeholders; especially school principalsand head teachers.


The principle goal of the sensitization, advocacy andcapacity building on GCED, for school principals and head teachers, is todevelop better understanding of GCED and assist to integrate it into the schooland college programmes - even before the national integration programme begins.

Sensitization, advocacy and capacity building is highlighted under SustainableDevelopment Goal 4 Target 7 (SDG4-target 7) and is held as an interventionafter several international, technical support on the conceptual understandingof GCED is provided. 
Therefore, it is imperative that school principals and head teachers besensitized to such pertinent issues as a measure in building their capacity toimplement GCED curriculum in schools and colleges.





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