Description/achievement of initiative
This partnership aims to enhance regional cooperation on sustainability challenges by leveraging the resources and expertise of UNESCO and the Malaysian Higher Education Leadership Academy to build the capacity of teacher training institutions in small island pacific states to deliver locally-relevant Climate Change Education.The partnership will build upon prior and ongoing initiatives in CCE in Asia-Pacific SIDS, with the ultimate goal of upstreaming CCE approaches and materials to pre- and in-service training provided through MoEs
1. Needs Assessment and Stakeholder and Beneficiary Engagement - A thorough assessment of current CCE activities and capacity levels at participating SIDS will provide a baseline for training and materials adaptation/development. The assessment will provide information on current standards, knowledge gaps, educational infrastructure capacity, and will identify for priority areas. 2. Materials Adaptation/Development and Production - the production of CCE materials (teacher-training guides, learning materials). Materials produced based on findings from activity 1 and done so in coordination with UNESCO and target SIDS3. Master Training in Malaysia - Delivery of training to master-trainers and educational personnel from TTIs in target SIDS. The training will cover both the CCE materials and the training techniques for delivering large scale pre- and in-service training with such materials4. Cascading Training in SIDS / Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning UNESCO will conduct follow up to Master Training by supervising cascading training in target SIDS, accompanied by M,E&L 5. Repeat Master Training and Follow up in Target Countries Based on M,E&L in step 4, further ToT will be administered and further in-country follow-up will be conducted6. Development of Guidelines for UNESCO/Malaysia/SIDS partnership in CCE based on experiences and lessons learned from project activities, guidelines will be developed for future activities and adoption of training by target MoEs
Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer
Training sessions at AKEPT in Malaysia will be followed up by monitoring, evaluation and learning sessions at schools in the target countries. Localized CCE teaching and learning materials will be distributed to trainers following each session.
Coordination mechanisms/governance structure
The project will be managed by UNESCO Office in Jakarta which will undertake responsibility for the overall coordination and development of the project. Technical backstopping will be provided by UNESCO Apia and UNESCO Bangkok. Coordination with local education authorities will be facilitated by UNESCO Apia and the respective National Commissions for UNESCO. Research and capacity building activities will be implemented by the Malaysian Higher Education Leadership Academy (AKEPT), under the co-coordination and supervision of the Malaysian Educational Planning and Research Division (EPRD), and UNESCO Jakarta.
UNESCO Jakarta, UNESCO Apia, Malaysian Ministry of Education (Educational Planning & Research Division, Higher Education Leadership Academy (AKEPT)), Ministries of Education and Teacher Training Institutes in target SIDS.