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Thematic Process T.4.5.1

Water Education and Capacity Building: Key for Water Security and Sustainable Development

· Coordinator :
UNESCO International Hydrological Programme
· Co-Coordinator :
UN-Water Decade Programme on Capacity Development (UNW-DPC)

Water education and other forms of capacity building remain critical areas for achieving water security and sustainable development. This session will focus on the current status of water education, including the progress achieved during the International Decade for Action - Water for Life and the Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (UNDESD), and contribute to the identification of the necessary tools to advance water capacities in the context of internationally agreed development goals and the post-2015 Development Agenda. For this purpose water education is considered in all forms (formal, non-formal and informal) and levels (K-12, Technical Vocational Education and Training TVET, higher education, community and long-life learning approaches), for water sector professionals but also for decision-makers, stakeholders, local communities, mass-media professionals, among other target groups. Special attention will be paid to water education as an empowerment tool for children and youth, encompassing also a focus on gender equality and Africa.
The session will present an opportunity to operationalize the concept of water education for sustainable development and water security, through clear results-based objectives. Water education and capacity building must ultimately be the tool that will provide the knowledge, skills and values needed to achieve positive and sustainable behavioural changes.
Following keynote presentations, participants will focus on specific thematic areas in roundtables devoted to higher education, TVET, K-12 and youth, community education, Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) and post-2015, water education and gender equality, and capacity building in Africa. Table rapporteurs will present roundtable outcomes to the session plenary for general discussion.

Keywords :
Africa, Education, Gender & Women, Post-2015, SDGs, Water Security, Youth

Session Data

· Date :
April 16, 2015 (목)
· Time :
11:20-13:20
· Venue :
DEC_312
DAEGU - EXCO
3F Room 325BD
· Session Code :
T.4.5.1
· Language :
English
Korean