Education for Sustainable Development – Advocacy Campaign

Education for sustainable development (ESD) in Mongolia is becoming major concern through the period of intensive economic change, societal transformation and environmental degradation. Therefore, in the frame of the vision that “meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs”, Swiss Development Cooperation funded this project and the Ministry of Environment, Green Development and Tourism, the Ministry of Education Culture and Science are implementing the “Education for Sustainable Development” project (ESD) which is managed by GIZ, Mongolia.

The overall goal of the project is “Education for sustainable development (ESD) is integrated in the Mongolian school system and a framework (institutional, legal, and organizational) for sustainable development (SD) and green development (GD) is in place.” Within a framework of component 2 and its activities, the project aims not only to disseminate the knowledge on ESD, SD, GD, but also to develop their skills and attitude to value GD, SD in more sustainable way. Therefore, component two focuses on the society as a whole and on an increased awareness about Sustainability and Green Development.

Another expected result is to generate a social movement that will spread throughout the country by 756 primary/secondary schools in all aimags/districts. Schools will work closely with communities and “Green businesses” to educate community members in general and students in particular. The vehicle to drive this social movement ahead is ESD that will be introduced at various levels and be streamlined into the Mongolian education system.

Our organization worked on the design and organization of the project advocacy and communications activities including organizing events on ESD/GD/SD in different aimags and Ulaanbaatar city towards general public by engaging key stakeholders to capitalize the results and achievements reached during implementation of the Education for Sustainable Development project Phase 1 (2015- 2018).