International GAP Conference 2017 in Italy

International GAP Conference 2017: 'Integrating Education into Sustainable Development'

The Learning Teacher Network's 3rd International GAP/ESD Conference will be held at the charming four star Grand Hotel et Des Palmes in Palermo, Italy on 19-21 January 2017 with the title 'Integrating Education into Sustainable Development'.


Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) allows every human being to acquire the knowledge, skills, attitudes and values necessary to shape a sustainable future. ESD means including key sustainable development issues into teaching and learning. The United Nations has adopted the UNESCO Roadmap for implementing the Global Action Programme (GAP) on Education for Sustainable Development.
The GAP has two objectives:
* to reorient education and learning so that everyone has the opportunity to acquire the knowledge, skills, values and attitudes that empower them to contribute to sustainable development – and make a difference;
* to strengthen education and learning in all agendas, programmes and activities that promote sustainable development.
The Learning Teacher Network is an official UNESCO GAP Key Partner on the capacity building of educators and trainers (GAP, Priority Action Area 3).

The Conference

With input from internationally recognized experts and interactive discussions among the participants, the Palermo Conference will explore, learn more and elaborate on how schools and teacher education institutions can integrate education into sustainable development and integrate sustainable devlopment into education. The conference programme will be published on this website during spring 2016.

We welcome you to participate in the Palermo Seminar, which will be enjoyable, inspiring and addressing key issues crucial to the development of education and training.
Amar Bahadur Sherma (ELT)

Mr Sherma is HOD of English at Euro School, Online English Teacher and Content Writer at MiDas Education, English Textbook Writer at KEDC and Editor-in-Chief of Writers' Diary.

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