Ministry talks shop on Education for Sustainable Development
The Environmental Education for Sustainable Development Policy was under review from 11-13 July and the Ministry of Environment and Tourism is looking into how civic education can be consolidated to promote public discourse on environmental issues.
Environmental Commissioner Teofilus Nghitila during the Environment Education for Sustainable Development Policy workshop in Windhoek said that if environmental education is promoted, the country will go a lone way in createing a responsible society towards its environment.
The workshop was hosted by the Hanns Seidel Foundation Namibia and the Namibia Environmental Education Network with the goal in mind to make a conscientious effort to reach the global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Nghitila further said that similar brainstorming sessions would go a long way in helping Namibia meet the needs of the current generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs.
Nghitila said, the country has problems of poaching, water, pollution and land degradation that need urgent attention.
“Addressing these challenges requires determination and deliberate actions which will meet sustainable goals both for people and the environment,” he added.
Hanns Seidel representative for Southern Africa, Wolf Krug said environmental education will lay a foundation for the people to better understand the natural environment.
Krug added that the biggest challenge is to inspire a sense of responsibility towards the environment and embed willingness among the people to take up duties as environmental citizens.