UNAM hosts EEASA conference
The University of Namibia, Namibia Environmental Education Network (NEEN), Regional Centre of Expertise in Education for Sustainable Development Khomas-Erongo Region is hosting the 32nd Annual Conference of the Environmental Education Association of Southern Africa (EEASA) which started on 8 September and will conclude on 12 September.
The EEASA conference is a very important annual event in the field of environmental education in Southern Africa. It has over the years proved to be a very useful forum for environmental education practitioners from diverse backgrounds in Southern Africa and outside the continent to share ideas, reflect on their practices and improve environmental education in the region.
EEASA is a regional organisation established to facilitate environmental and sustainable development education throughout Southern Africa.
The Association is co-ordinated by a council in which a number of countries in the region are represented. Part of the goals of the association is to provide environmental education (EE) practitioners with technical skills, information and opportunities to share ideas and experiences in the overall effort to sustainably protect environment and promote sustainable living for all.
EEASA conferences are attended by world-renowned educationists, environmentalists and writers from leading world universities and institutions.
The conference has been hosted in several countries including South Africa, Lesotho, Botswana, Swaziland, Zambia, Malawi, and Zimbabwe.
Namibia hosted the EEASA Conference ten years ago in 2003. As part of the commitment to support environmental education in the region the association encourages the rotation of the conference amongst members.
The overall objective is to share critically and reflect upon the activities in EE and ESD within the region and to identify and share best practices and challenges from the first UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development in order to inform the post DESD framework programme for the Southern African region and contribute to the framework programme globally.
The focus will be on current and emerging issues and practices in EE and ESD.