Draft 7 August 2002

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Draft 7 August 2002



    Organized by UNESCO and the South African Ministry of Education

    In cooperation with the NGO UNESCO Liaison Committee

    (Summer Place, Johannesburg, 2-3 September 2002)


2 September

    14:00 - 15:00 Registration

15:00 15:30 Opening

    Chairperson: Mr Thami Mseleku, Director General, South African Ministry of Education

15:00 15:15 Mr Kader Asmal, Minister of Education of South Africa

15:15 15:30 Mr Koichiro Matsuura, Director General of UNESCO

    Why Education and public awareness are indispensable for a sustainable future

15:30 17:00 Heads of State/Government Statements

17:00 18:00 Education and Sustainable Development.

     Chairperson: Mr. Thami Mseleku, Director General, South African Department of Education

17:00 17:15 EFA and Sustainability in Africa. Mr. W. Nkuhlu

    17:15 17:30 Mr. Paul Cappon. Director General, Council of Ministers of Education, Canada, and Commissioner,

     Policy Action Group on Learning (PAGL) of the Commission on Globalization

    17:30 17:45 Role of NGOs in advancing sustainable development. Ms. Monique Fouilhoux, President of NGO-

     UNESCO Liaison Committee

    17:45 18:00 Engaging the advertising industry to help communicate sustainability around the world.

    Mr. Tony Pigott, President and Chief Executive Officer, J. Walter Thompson Canada, and Global

    Director of Social Marketing, J. Walter Thompson Worldwide

    Launching of Type 2 Outcomes: Project:International Marketing/Communications Initiative for

    Sustainable Development

    Launching of the South African Version of “Teaching and Learning for a Sustainable Future” CD-18:00 18:30


    Mr. Kader Asmal, Minister of Education of South Africa

    Mr. Koichiro Matsuura, Director General of UNESCO

18:30 - 20:00 Reception hosted by the Director-General of UNESCO and the Minister of Education of South


    Sponsored by J. Walter Thompson

3 September


     8:30 9:00 Tea/coffee

    Chairperson: Mr Charles Hopkins. UNESCO Chair on Reorienting Teacher Education towards 9:00 - 9:30

    Sustainability, York University, Canada

9:00 9:10 EFA and poverty eradication for rural populations

     Mr Jacques Diouf, Director General of FAO

    9:10 9:20 Food Aid for Rural Education and Women's Empowerment

     Mr James T. Morris, Executive Director, World Food Programme

9:20 9:30 Launching of the Type 2 Outcomes Project: The FAO/UNESCO EFA Flagship Programme on

    Education for rural people

    Mr Koichiro Matsuura, Director-General of UNESCO

    9:30 10:45 Education and Sustainable Development.

    Chairperson: Mr Charles Hopkins, UNESCO’s Chair on Reorienting teacher education towards

     sustainability, York University, Canada

9:30 9:45 Lessons learnt from Rio to Johannesburg. UNESCO, Mr John Fien, Griffith University, Australia

     9:45 - 10:00 Emerging issues in education for sustainable development, Ms Daniella Tilbury, Director of

     Environmental Education and Sustainable Development Graduate Programs Macquarie University,

     Sydney. IUCN CEC Chair in Education for Sustainable Development

10:00 - 10:15 SADC regional environmental education programmes. Ms Heila lotz-Sisitka, Rhodes University

     10:15 10:30 Educating in Africa for transformation. IBIS Secretary General

     10:30 11:00 Discussion

11:00 11:30 Tea/Coffee break

    11:30 - 12:45 Understanding the context of education for sustainable development

    Chairperson: Mrs. C. Mpati, SA Council for Educators

    11:30 11:45 HIV/AIDS, education, and the quest for sustainable development.

11:45 12:00 Literacy and language in sustainable development. MsTove Skutnabb-Kangas, Terralingua

12:00 12:15 The role of science in reorienting Education towards sustainability. Mr Khotso Mokhele, Former

     representative of South Africa to the UNESCO Executive Board

    12:15 - 12:30 Sustainable cities. Mr. Hagiwara, Mayor, Okayama City, Japan

12:30 13:00 Discussion

13:00 14:00 Lunch

14:00 - 15:15 New Perspectives, New Actors, New Pathways.

    Chairperson: Ms Fay King Chung, Director, UNESCO International Institute for Capacity Building

    in Africa

    14:00 14:15 Reorienting higher education toward sustainability. Mr Hans van Ginkel, President, International

     Association of Universities

     Launching of Type 2 Outcomes project: The Global Higher Education for Sustainability Partnership

     (GHESP) Initiative

    14:15 14:30 Reorienting higher education in the SADC region. Mr Rob Finsham. Director Centre for

     Environmental and Development, affiliated to the University Consortia for Environment and


14:30 14:45 Building capacity for sustainable development: Maximizing international opportunities.

     Mr Bredich Moldan, Director, Charles University Environmental Centre, Czech Republic, and former

    Chair, UN Commission on Sustainable Development

    14: 45 - 15:00 Gender issues and education for sustainable development

     Mr Kul C. Gautam. Deputy Executive Director, UNICEF

15:00 15:15 Women‟s education: a key element for ESD

    Ms Griselda Keynon, Vice President, International Federation of University of Women

15:15 15:30 Tea / coffee break

    15:30 15:45 Training the world‟s 60 million teachers: Launching of the UNESCO/EI Dissemination and training

    Toolbox for the UNESCO Programme „Teaching and Learning for a Sustainable Future. Mr Elie

    Joeun, Deputy General Secretary, Education International 15:45 16:15 Discussion

16:15 16:25 Closure


     Ms Fay King Chung, Director, UNESCO International Institute for Capacity Building in Africa.

    Summary Mr Charles Hopkins. UNESCO Chair on Reorienting Teacher Education towards 16:25 17:00

    Sustainability, York University, Canada.

    16:25 16:40 Statement by Mr Vicente Fox. President of Mexico

16:40 17:00 Closing Statements:

    16:40 16:50 Mr Koichiro Matsuura, Director-General of UNESCO.

    16:50 17:00 Mr Kader Asmal, Minister of Education of South Africa.

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