Education for Sustainability IGEE (http://eosd.org/en/igee.html) is one of the distinctive conferences that brought educationists and other stakeholders from around the world in Germany to discuss translating education for sustainability into actions. It was planned within the framework of the “European Year of Creativity and Innovation”. This multi-stakeholder event was an opportunity to discuss how the fast changing technological, environmental, social and economic factors are influencing the entire education sector and to deliberate on strategies needed to make education and training more responsive to the 21st century challenges. The delegates shared their inspirations and experiences about making sustainability an integral part of teaching and learning.
This year’s conference addressed the COP21 agreement in Paris and the roles, responsibilities and opportunities for academic community in translating Paris Climate Pact into actionable initiatives. One of the key benefits of this event was networking in addition to latest innovations in education and getting insights of various programs and best practices from across the globe, the participating delegates interacted to get the pulse of what is happening in respect to education for sustainability, share new ideas and explore possibilities of cooperation.
The Environment Agency, Governmental Agency, Abu Dhabi delegated Ms. Bhakti More, Associate Professor, School of Design & Architecture to present on ‘Sustainable Campus Initiative of Manipal University, Dubai at the ‘Education for Sustainability’ – International Greening Education Event, Innovating Education for the 21st century, October 2016 at Karlsruhe, Germany. This was part of the SCI project. The presentation was titled ‘Sustainable campus initiative of the United Arab Emirates’. Manipal University, Dubai and American University of Sharjah represented SCI out of 13 participating universities in the initiative registered with Environment Agency.
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