Minister Dr. Aishath Ali participated in the UNESCO World Conference on Education for Sustainable Development 2030 that was hosted virtually in Berlin, Germany.
She addressed the gathering in the closing ceremony representing the Asia and Pacific region.
In her remarks, Minister highlighted three recent developments in the Maldives that will accelerate integration of ESD2030 in to our policies;
1. The Education Act that stipulates education for sustainable development as an objective of schooling, making it a legal imperative;
2. The review of the national Curriculum that is in progress which gives us the opportunity to integrate the curricular and pedagogical requirements of ESD2030 in to the school curriculum; and
3.The National Resilience and Recovery plan which propagates the governmental efforts to build our economy post-Covid.
This Conference, which was commenced on 17th May, was attended by more than 180 countries and continued for 3 consecutive days.