The Ghana Commission for UNESCO has initiated a three-day stakeholder engagement to develop and implement Ghana's Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) Country Initiative.
The ESD, a UNESCO initiative, aims to guide member countries in achieving sustainable development through education by 2030, with a focus on all 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
The initiative encompasses five priority action areas: advancing policy, transforming learning environments, building educators' capacities, empowering and mobilizing youth, and accelerating local-level actions.
Mrs. AMA Serwah Nerquaye-Tetteh, Secretary-General of the Ghana Commission for UNESCO, emphasized the importance of the initiative in enhancing the quality and relevance of learning as a contribution to sustainable development.
She highlighted UNESCO's guidance to Member States to realign their education systems with sustainable development outcomes using the ESD Implementation Framework.
Mrs. Nerquaye-Tetteh noted that the initiative would enable UNESCO to monitor Ghana's education performance and emphasized the need to streamline and harness individual and institutional activities and initiatives to develop the comprehensive ESD initiative.
Following the three-day stakeholder input, a draft report will be submitted to the Minister of Education for validation and implementation.
Ghana's participation in the ESD initiative will also grant it membership in the ESD-Global Network 2030, facilitating the initiative's implementation.
Reporting by Jesse Ampah Owusu. Editing by Mariam Aminu.