UNESCO Week for Peace and Sustainable Development: The Role of Education


The Irish delegates who attended the UNESCO week for Peace and Sustainable Development. Stephanie Kirwan and Bobby McCormack attended on behalf of Development Perspectives.

#SDGchallenge coordinator Stephanie Kirwan was one of only 6 Irish delegates invited to take part in the UNESCO Week for Peace and Sustainable Development currently taking place in Canada. Stephanie was there to present to the #SDGchallenge to 400 educators attending from 96 countries around the world.

DP director Bobby McCormack was also in the Irish contingent. Bobby facilitated a workshop on the transformative potential of Storytelling and Experiential Learning with delegates from all over the world.

The week provided space to share and discuss trends and innovation in pedagogical approaches and practices in Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) and Global Citizen Education (GCED), as well as exchange good practices in advancing GCED and ESD in our global context.

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