Development of Educational Poster on Climate Change in Malawi: Workshop and Field Testing
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Malawi is one of five pilot countries that implement a UN CC:Learn Project on Strengthening Human Resources and Skills to Address Climate Change in 2011-2013. The projects aim at supporting countries in taking a strategic and results-oriented approach to climate change learning. The project in Malawi is coordinated through a National Coordination Mechanism bringing together different Government sectors, national universities, private sector and civil society organizations. Through a multi-stakeholder and multi-sectoral process the country will develop a National Strategy to Strengthen Human Resources and Skills to Address Climate Change.
In order to promote integration of climate change knowledge, skills and attitudes into the primary school curriculum of Malawi, Malawi organises a workshop to produce a poster centred on the message Climate change is real. Act now!. It is then going to be field tested in 15 primary schools covering the districts of Zomba, Machinga and Balaka.
UN CC:Learn, is a collaboration of 33 multilateral organizations with the aim to strengthen human resources, learning and skills development in Member States through country driven processes. It is included in the "One UN Climate Change Action Framework" of the UN System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB) through the High Level Committee on Programmes (HLCP). The Secretariat is provided by UNITAR. The pilot implementation phase of UN CC:Learn in 2011-2013 is supported by the Swiss Development Cooperation (SDC).
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