20 October 2015, Lilongwe, Malawi - Last week, during the first ever Climate Week in Malawi, the Minister for Natural Resources, Energy and Mining, H.E. Mr. Bright Msaka launched a new Climate Change Sourcebook for Secondary School Teachers in the presence of the UN Resident Coordinator Ms. Mia Seppo. This sourcebook, which intends to support teachers in imparting climate change messages, has been developed by the Malawi Institute of Education, with support from UN CC:Learn and UNDP.
The National Climate Week was held in Lilongwe on 12-16 October 2015, gathering a wide range of stakeholders and promoting a number of awareness raising activities at district level. The Ministry of Education, Science and Technology also had an exhibition booth where education materials developed with support from UN CC:Learn and UNDP were showcased.
About UN CC:Learn
UN CC:Learn is a partnership of more than 30 multilateral organizations supporting countries to design and implement systematic, recurrent and results-oriented climate change learning. At the global level, the partnership supports knowledge-sharing, promotes the development of common climate change learning materials, and coordinates learning interventions through a collaboration of UN agencies and other partners. At the national level, UN CC:Learn supports countries in developing and implementing national climate change learning strategies. Through its engagement at the national and global levels, UN CC:Learn contributes to the implementation of Article 6 of the UNFCCC on training, education and public awareness-raising, and the 2012-2020 Doha Work Programme. Funding for UN CC:Learn is provided by the Swiss Government and UN partners. The Secretariat for UN CC:Learn is hosted by the United Nations Institute for Training and Research.
Image 1: Launch of the source book
Image 2: Exhibition booth of the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology