With a view to understand the impact and change that the Sida sponsored advance international training programme (ITP) has been able to bring about in the ESD sector in formal education system in Asia region, an alumni follow-up workshop of the ITP (after 5 annual batches) was conducted by CEE in partnership with Ramboll Natura AB, with support from the Swedish International Development cooperation Agency (Sida).
The Alumni follow-up workshop was conducted in Ahmedabad in November 2007. The workshop brought together former participants of the ITP that Ramboll and CEE, with financing from the Sida, had implemented over the past six years.
28 professionals (working in the fields of environmental education, education for sustainable development, institutions for higher education and formal education) from eight Asian countries attended the alumni follow-up workshop. Participants represented their respective institutions like textbook writing boards, NGOs, Ministries of Education, Cabinet Divisions, etc.
The objectives of the alumni follow-up workshop were to create an opportunity for alumni of the Sida ITP in EE and EES to meet in order to:
• Exchange, analyse and enhance processes of change in the field of EE and ESD particularly in the context of the United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (DESD);
• To clarify opportunities for participants and their institutions to contribute to the UN DESD in local, national and sub-regional contexts.