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ESD
Understanding and appreciating Education for
Sustainable Development in a practical
context
Dianah Nampijja
Philemon Mukisa
Understanding ESD

Climate Change is happening and now rampant. ESD is among
the strategies to respond to climate change

Education is a key to steering the world on a more sustainable
path

UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (2005 –
2014)

EDS lies at the heart of the quest to solving global problems
threatening the entire humanity like poverty, disease, economic
exploitation, wasteful consumption, environmental degradation,
Climate Change implications
Over 300 people buried
in landslides – Bududa (2010, 2012)
Prolonged droughts in some
areas leading to loss of
livestock – eg in Karamoja
Floods due to
unusually heavy rains
Sustainable Development Concept
Economy
Society
Environment
Education and Sustainable
Development
Social
justice
Democracy
Peace
Ecological integriry
ESD Focus (Chapter 36)
1st Priority
Improving basic
education
2nd Priority
Re-orienting existing
Education
3rd Priority
Public Understanding and
awareness
4th Priority
Training
Overarching principle for ESD
club
• to be the leading practical and
•Of
the
three
academic mobiliser of efforts
to ensure adoption and
pillars of SD, we
implementation of sustainable
take our vantage
development practices in
Makerere University and
from the Society
surrounding areas in support
and or complement of other
pillar
as
the
pivot
efforts by other government
and civil society institutions.
Activities
1.Tree planting around
environs of CEES
Tree spraying
the
2. Esteem and leadership mentorship
At a dinner in 2011, we chose to have our own
Chief guest from among the guests

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