Environmental Education Program

Implementing Organisation : ETC

Type : Training of The Trainers

Overview :

National Level: (1) Focus on awareness raising especially in rural areas; education; training and information. (2) Integrated with human resources development program; national environmental action plan; other national priority programs and ASEAN environmental education action plan; (3) Assign responsibilities, and monitor implementation; (4) Secure support of donors, international organizations etc. 

Improved Coordination: (1) Networking such as partnerships and starting central level and moving to provincial level; (2) EE is not sole responsibility of any one organization (government, mass); (3) Enhance coordination such as among government and party institutions including central and provincial; with mass organizations; with private sector especially between institutions. (4) Build on the success of the Inter-Ministerial working group. 

Education: (1) Integrated environmental themes into the formal education curriculum such as at all levels (basic, vocational), and focus on learning by doing (plus observing); (2) Enhance access eg. Distance learning, community learning centers; (3) Implement programs to address shortages of: teachers, materials, infrastructure and financial resources. (4) Draw on experiences, expertise and resources from neighbouring countries including ASEAN Action Plan. Training: (1) Key to ensuring environmental concerns are addressed by all government officials (technicians, management and educators); (2) Ensure consistency and continuity in training for programs and individuals; (3) Evaluate, monitor and report on training “build on success, address shortcomings”. International Coorperation: (1) Assistance of experience, equipment, materials, and financial resources; (2) Focus on ASEAN countries especially Mekong countries; (3) Encourage consistency and continuity eg. ASEAN EE Action Plan 

Objectives :

(1) incorporation of environmental education at all levels of formal education and non-formal education in environmental education, awareness and training in sectors by integrating cultural, traditional and contemporary knowledge to target local, regional and international environmental issues 

(2) to build a pool of manpower trained in environmental education, awareness and training in sectors; 

(3) promotion and improvement of the manner of exchange of environmental information, skills and resources in region; and 

(4) getting support for environmental education and training through formal and non-formal networks at local/ national, regional, and international levels.

Duration : April to December, 2002