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ERIC Number: EJ891243
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jun
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0020-8566
UNEP's Work to Implement Good Practice at a Regional Level: Contribution to the UNDESD
Ogbuigwe, Akpezi
International Review of Education, v56 n2-3 p353-372 Jun 2010
This paper outlines the contribution made by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) towards enhancing the integration of sustainable development concerns in Africa through its initiative, the Mainstreaming Environment and Sustainability in Africa (MESA) Universities Partnership, during the United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (UNDESD). The paper underscores Africa's wealth and diversity of natural resources while illuminating sustainable development challenges facing the region in order to highlight the need for African universities to respond appropriately. It furthermore outlines the role of education in sustainable development and attempts to contextualise higher education in Africa by exploring universities' (historical and current) role with regard to ESD. The paper goes onto describe the MESA partnership and list the programme's key milestones by outlining ESD innovations in African universities, as well as by examining ESD in terms of its global impact and influence on policy to date.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Africa