On the 9th April 2019, ESD Network and CECOD together with partners held a workshop guided by the theme “Creating Awareness on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) Contribution to Science, Technology and Innovation using the ESD Eco-Schools Approach” at Imperial Royale Hotel, Kampala. In attendance were officials from Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MSTI) headed by the Permanent Secretary Mr. David .O. Obong.
The major focus of the discussion was on the rationale behind the need for institutionalizing of the ESD Eco-Schools programme in our Education system since it’s the basis its innovation and creativity as an approach to achieving ESD. ESD is about re-orienting the education system so that learners can take on what is of their interest since the problem is not only skills but rather values and attitudes.
The Permanent Secretary in his remarks acknowledged that ESD and Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) go hand in hand and further proposed a merger of the policy for inclusive of all the ministries as ESD promotes an education that unlocks learners potential to apply innovations to address the real life sustainability issues in the changing world and the ESD eco-schools approach is one of the best practices that perfectly suites ESD. Therefore the Ministry is more than willing to partner with Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) Network Uganda and Conservation Efforts for Community Development (CECOD) as Development Partners.