Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) in Higher Education Consultation Report
Event Report - ESD in Higher Education Consultation 10th December
Posted: 14 April, 2021
Graphic harvest by Maia Thomas, capturing the key messages of the event
On Thursday 10th December 2020, the Higher Education Authority hosted a very successful and lively virtual consultation event on the topic of Education for Sustainable Development in Higher Education.
This event was a precursor to raise awareness of the wider consultation that will be led by the Department of Education in 2021 as part of the process of developing a new National Strategy for ESD. It also provided higher education institutions (HEIs) and other stakeholders with an initial opportunity to reflect on progress and consider future priorities.
Over 70 participants from across the sector participated. Keynote addresses were provided by Alexander Leicht, Chief of Section for ESD at UNESCO and Leona De Khors, Department of Education. These were followed by a lively panel discussion and group breakout sessions. A summary of the event, including the key themes and issues that emerged, can be found in the event report.
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Presentation from Alexander Leicht, Chief of Section for ESD at UNESCO