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Communities in Action Lifelong Learning for Sustainable Development Fumiko Noguchi Jose Roberto Guevara Rika Yorozu

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

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Communities in Action Lifelong Learning for Sustainable Development Fumiko Noguchi Jose Roberto Guevara Rika Yorozu

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

Published in 2015 by UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning Feldbrunnenstrasse 58 20148 Hamburg, Germany © UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning

This publication is available in Open Access under the Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 IGO (CC-BYSA 3.0 IGO) licence (http://creativecommons.org/ licenses/by-sa/3.0/igo/). By using the content of this publication, the users accept to be bound by the terms of use of the UNESCO Open Access Repository (http://en.unesco.org/open-access/ terms-use-ccbysa-en). The UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL) is a non-profit international institute of UNESCO. The Institute undertakes research, capacity-building, networking and publication on lifelong learning with a focus on adult and continuing education, literacy and non-formal basic education. Its publications are a valuable resource for educational researchers, planners, policymakers and practitioners. While the programmes of UIL are established along the lines laid down by the General Conference of UNESCO, the publications of the Institute are issued under its sole responsibility. UNESCO is not responsible for their contents. The points of view, selection of facts and opinions expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily coincide with official positions of UNESCO or the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning. The designations employed and the presentation of material in this publication do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of UNESCO or the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning concerning the legal status of any country or territory, or its authorities, or concerning the delimitations of the frontiers of any country or territory 2 Communities in Action: Lifelong Learning for Sustainable Development

Design: Christiane Marwecki Cover photos: © UNESCO Dhaka, DVV International Regional Office for East Africa/ Horn of Africa, Kunitachi City, Okayama City Japan Copy-editing: Natasha Hogarth

ISBN: 978-92-820-1197-3

Table of contents

Acknowledgements Message from the Mayor of Okayama City Acronym list

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Introduction

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The purpose of the handbook The structure of the handbook The muscat grape metaphor

Part 1 Global frameworks and local practices

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Towards the Sustainable Development Goals and Education 2030 agenda Challenges to ESD Local communities – the foundation of sustainable development CLCs and community organizations as key players for ESD

Part 2 Community-based ESD practices and policy case studies

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Practice case studies Okayama Kyoyama ESD Environment Project – Japan Disaster Risk Reduction Functional Literacy Project – Philippines GRAM NIDHI (Village Treasures) – India VITAL Lifelong Learning Villages – Mali When Abroad Becomes Home – Slovenia Moyog Family Literacy Project – Malaysia Ganokendra and community learning centres – Bangladesh Integrated Women’s Empowerment Programme – Ethiopia Policy case studies Brazil Indonesia Japan Namibia

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Part 3 Summary of action principles and policy support mechanisms for community-based ESD

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Bibliography Annex: Okayama Commitment 2014 About the authors

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Acknowledgements

As national governments and their partners discuss international development goals for 2030, hopes for sustainable develo