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17 May 2021  | Virtual conference

HUC at the UNESCO World Conference on Education for Sustainable Development

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17 May 2021 to 19 May 2021
Chi H Truong


Organizer: UNESCO, in cooperation with the Federal Ministry of Education and Research of Germany, and with the German Commission for UNESCO




Himalayan University Consortium (HUC) is participating at the UNESCO World Conference on Education for Sustainable Development. This conference will be held virtually from 17 to 19 May 2021.

HUC will set up a virtual booth, “Building an impactful alliance for sustainable mountain education in the Hindu Kush Himalaya“, showcasing a dynamic and effective way to build impactful partnerships to make higher education a lever of change for sustainable mountain development in the Hindu Kush Himalaya, one of the regions most affected by climate change and other global processes. The booth will showcase printed media (posters and flyers) and a short video on the HUC journey.

The event will host a 30 minute live session on Tuesday, 18 May 2021 (13:00-13:30 CET), with panelists sharing inter-related stories about HUC and its role in Sustainable Mountain Education in the HKH region. The panelists are:

Chi H Truong, HUC Secretariat Lead, who will speak on building a strong lasting partnership through increasing ownership and shared leadership among the Consortium’s members

Anne Zimmermann, CDE University of Bern and SME Task Force member, who will speak on operating a task force linking global top-notch experts in ESD with senior educators and administrators of rich regional expertise 

Brian Stout and Hayley Saul of Western Sydney University who will share their stories on HUC thematic working groups through a pre-recorded video

Yangka, Director of Academic Affairs, Royal University of Bhutan, who will speak on the imperative of mountain-focused, HKH-specific curriculum and regional cooperation in research and training

Sara Nowreen, Bangladesh University of Science and Technology, an HUC fellow, who will speak on empowering faculty through experiential learning and continued provision of support for ESD curriculum uptake