United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development- Contributions from Scotland

21 January 2009

Edinburgh, Scotland, U.K.. CIFAL Findhorn in partnership with the Scottish Government will be hosting a day long conference which will provide the opportunity to explore Scotland‚s contribution to the first half of the Decade and plan for the second half. The focus of the day will be broad, we will look at contributions to ESD across all sectors, including schools, colleges, universities and community learning networks. The conference will open with keynote talks by Mark Richmond, Director of the Division for the Coordination of UN Priorities in Education, UNESCO, and Maureen Watt, Minister for Schools and Skills. We will listen to Scottish case studies and after lunch in small group format we will discuss where educational institutions, communities, UN agencies and the Scottish Government could work together in preparation for the second half of the decade and for the 2009 World Conference on Education for Sustainable Development in Bonn. The seminar will take place in the Royal Society of Edinburgh and is by invitation only.