Sustainable Development

Call for Papers : PASCAL TRENDS2017 Conference, South Africa

The PASCAL Centre for Africa, in partnership with CENLED (under the Auspices of The University of Johannesburg) and the BELGIUM CAMPUS iTversity, presents its showcase prestigious flagship conference in Africa that will provide a platform for all our public and private sector participants to rethink and reinvent the way that the international community shapes and forms the field of education, government, job creation, products and services that use new “trends” in the global and local economy, social environment, demographics spheres and the never ending field of new technology.

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Geothermally Sourced Combined Power and Freshwater Generation for Eastern Africa

This project is researching and developing the capacity within local and community resources to generate water and energy from beneath the surface of the land. It is a large and exciting environmental sustainability project, starting in May for 3 years (the EPSRC contribution is £1,330,441.31). Mia's role will be focused on ensuring the social, community, and qualitative aspects of the research, engagement and education around the project.

Strengthening the Regional Engagement Role of Universities in Africa and Asia

Strengthening the Regional Engagement Role of Universities in Africa and Asia builds on the work of the PURE project and was funded by the Scottish Funding Council. PURE provided valuable insights into the possibilities of developing common, but regionally sensitive, methods for universities and regional governments to better understand the nature, quality and extent of their current engagements, and the potential for growth.

Building Sustainable Futures in Africa: Using Capacity-Strengthening Activities to Design and Pilot Methods for Cross-Disciplinary Research

The Sustainable Futures in Africa (SFA) Network project has since 2016 designed and piloted a range of activities that: (1) address the need for innovative methodologies that cut across the natural and social sciences, arts and humanities; (2) translate existing ODA-focused projects into opportunities for new networks of trust and commitment, and new lines of inquiry; (3) shape new opportunities for impact that address locally-articulated socio-ecological problems and challenges; and (4) underpinning all of this, generate research that cr

The CSPE (Communities of Science and Practice Engage) Network: Mitigating the implementation gap in environmental initiatives through community engagement and public pedagogies

It is estimated that 70% of the population of Uganda, Botswana, and Nigeria directly depend on the biodiversity of their ecosystems for their livelihoods, health and well-being. These ecosystems are being damaged at alarming rates in conjunction with a deterioration of social, cultural, and economic prosperity. While research, innovation, and policy addressing these environmental and social realities is carried out nationally and internationally, these occur largely without community involvement or qualitative input and mostly without successful implementation (Adelle, 2016; Oluka, 2016; Rwakakamba, 2009; Wingqvist & Nilsson, 2013). The CSPE Network brings together environmental and social scientists in community and public pedagogies with the following key aims:

An emerging shift in the purposes of education? Reflections based on the new 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

GCID and Robert Owen Centre Lunchtime Talk, 22 November: An emerging shift in the purposes of education?

Although the Universal Declaration of Human Rights included a specific paragraph on the purposes of education, the main thrust of international education policy since 1950 has been to universalize access to primary education (and, to a lesser extent, ‘fundamental’ education).

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ASEM LLL Hub Symposium in Glasgow

Supporting Adult Education for a Sustainable Life Course: Asian and European perspectives on Education, Work and Citizenship

This Symposium jointly hosted by CR&DALL at the University of Glasgow and the Centre for Learning and Life Chances in Knowledge Economies and Societies (LLakes), UCL Institute of Education, London on behalf of the ASEM LLL Hub has just successfully completed its first day with some 70 delegates from Asia and Europe.

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Education and Lifelong Learning for Sustainable Development

This is the report of an Asia Pacific consultation held on 12 – 13 February 2015 by ASPBAE, the Asia South Pacific Association for Basic and Adult Education, the Department of Non-formal Education of the Ministry of Education and Sports, and the Regional Office for South and Southeast Asia of DVV International based in Vientiane, Lao PDR.

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