Beijing International Forum on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD), organized by the Chinese National Working Committee for UNESCO Project on ESD, is a biennial event presenting an excellent opportunity for researchers, educators and practitioners to exchange perspectives, views, innovations and best practices nationally and globally in addressing education for sustainable development (ESD) for children and youth.

Date: 22-24 October, 2013
Venue: Beijing Marriott Hotel City Wall
Theme: Education for Sustainable Development: Education for Tomorrow – The Decade Review and Future Prospects
Parallel sessions:

  • ESD Policy Advocacy and Theoretical Innovation;
  • ESD Regional Implementation Practices;
  • School Approaches for Implementing ESD;
  • ESD Curriculum and Teaching-Learning Innovation;
  • ESD Youth Forum: Youth Low-carbon Actions;

Activities:

  • Keynote speech: ESD reports by UNESCO representatives and senior government officials
  • Parallel sessions: Representatives conduct deep communication on relevant topics
  • Exhibition: Achievements of Education for Sustainable development in China over the 15 years
  • Exhibition: ‘DESD in Hong Kong: Review and Way Forward’ Designated Venue for Hong Kong
  • School Visit: Visit to ESD Experimental schools in Beijing
  • Award Presentation: ESD Exemplary & Experimental Schools, ESD Outstanding Cases, ESD Innovation awards, etc.

Participants:

  • UNESCO representatives
  • Senior officials and administrators from federal/state/local government agencies
  • Scholars, academic researchers
  • School principals, teachers
  • ESD project managers
  • NGOs
  • Industry and business partners
  • Parents and students from both home and abroad

Cost:
Conference fee: HK$2,000 per person
(Including conference materials, visits, expert reports, conference meals* and other forum expenses, excluding accommodation, round-trip air tickets and travel insurance.)
Accommodation fee: Beijing Marriott Hotel Standard Room HK$550/night/bed*
Air tickets and accommodation expenses are reimbursed. *Note: Because Beijing Marriott Hotel is a five-star hotel, conference dining and accommodation costs will be increased accordingly.

DESD in Hong Kong: Review and Way Forward Designated Venue for Hong Kong

Invited by the Chinese National Working Committee for UNESCO Project on ESD, Hong Kong Institute of Education for Sustainable Development and UNESCO Hong Kong Association will organize an exhibition on ¡§DESD in Hong Kong: Review and Way Forward – Designated Venue for Hong Kong to showcase ESD Projects and share Hong Kong experience on developing ESD.

 

Date: 23 October, 2013
Time: 15:00-17:30
Venue: Marriott Beijing City Wall – Executive Banquet Hall A
Moderator: Professor Ngok LEE JP Chairman, Committee on Education, Hong Kong Institute of Education for Sustainable Development and Vice President (Education), UNESCO Hong Kong Association

Exhibition: Display ESD projects and programme by school over the past decade

Six major themes:

  • Quality Education
  • Peace and Cultural Diversity
  • International understanding
  • Deepen the interactive cooperation network
  • Researches
  • Life-long education

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