Asia Good ESD Practice Project (AGEPP):

ESD-J is a networking NGO for promotion of ESD / UNDESD in Japan, founded in 2003. ESD-J is now conducting variety of activities including, networking of individuals / organizations that are related to ESD in Japan and Asia, sharing information through ICT, supporting community-based ESD in Japan, and political advocacy. Japan Council on the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD-J) has undertaken a three-year project starting from 2005 - Asia Good ESD Practice Research Project (AGEPP), to explore the local community-based good ESD practices in each country, to develop the case report database and to network ESD activists throughout Asian countries. In order to proceed this project, 8 NGOs from 8 Asian countries / areas, including ESD-J (Japan), Local Sustainability Alliance of Korea (LSAK), Friends of Nature (China), BINTARI (Indonesia), Centre for Environment Education (India), NRC-NFE (Nepal), EBC (Philippines), and Earth Passenger (Taiwan, Province of China) participated in AGEPP. These NGOs gathered in Tokyo, 2006 and in Korea, 2007, and discussed the direction of the project, report format, ESD perspectives to be included in the case reports and ESD networking in Asia. 31 cases have been reported from AGEPP member NGOs, and members NGOs are translating the reports into 6 Asian languages, including Chinese, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Nepali and Tagalog. These multilingual reports will be published on the AGEPP web site http://www.agepp.net/.

Centre for Environment Education (CEE), India as a part of AGEPP member NGO has taken up task of documenting Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) cases from India. CEE has documented five ESD case studies from various parts of the India. Three case studies were form Gujarat state, one each from the states of Andhra Pradesh and Nagaland. These case studies were from diverse ecosystems and from various parts of India i.e. from Western, Southern and Eastern part. The level of development also was very different in the study regions Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat are relatively more developed and Nagaland is still quite under developed. The sectors covered for case studies are ESD in Micro-finance, Micro-enterprise, Livelihood, Poverty, Agriculture, Higher Education, Cadre Building, Tribal development, Eco-tourism and Biodiversity. In short, care is taken to study a variety of factors while documenting the cases. Another notable feature is that the case studies were documented by various people who have worked in that particular sector and have in-depth experiences of grassroots level implementation.

 

Contact:

CEE Ahmedabad
Centre for Environment Education
Nehru Foundation for Development
Thaltej Tekra
Tel: 079 - 26858002 to 8009
Fax: 079 - 26858010
E-mail: rpg@ceeindia.org