Building upon the successful implementation of the UNESCO and Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) ESD Initiative in Viet Nam (2013-2015), UNESCO Ha Noi, MOET, the Viet Nam National Commission for UNESCO and relevant ESD partners developed the project: Strengthening Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) Policy in Viet Nam, with financial support from the Government of Japan.

This project contributes to the implementation of the Global Action Program (GAP) on ESD which was launched in November 2014 at the UNESCO World Conference on ESD in Aichi-Nagoya, Japan with the overall goal of generating and up-scaling actions at all levels and in all areas of education and learning to accelerate progress towards sustainable development and contribute to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

This project will further enhance the Government’s contribution, capacity and advancements towards the GAP commitment as well as its policies and national action plans on socio-economic and environmental development.

The general goal of the project contributes to strengthening the knowledge, skills and capacities of Education Sector authorities and policymakers to enhance ESD policy development and implementation in Viet Nam and the region.

Under the GAP on Education for sustainable development, Vietnam was nominated as a key partner (on April 13th 2016) and had committed to implement this program through Ministry of Education and Training (MOET). Vietnam Institute of Educational Sciences was assigned to collaborate with the Department of Science, Technology, and Environment of MOET and UNESCO Hanoi in reviewing national policy system on Education for sustainable development, focusing on preschool education and general education.

To successfully implement the above-mentioned project, a Policy Dialogue with topic The Policy Dialogue on Education for Sustainable Development in Vietnam is planned to take place under the collaboration between UNESCO Hanoi Office and VNIES.

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