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2018

On the occasion of the one-week international network meeting of the ESD Expert Net in Durban, South Africa, a public event took place in the botanical garden in Durban on the 22nd of November 2018. Main topic of the event was the global dimension of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD).

For one week, from the 17th till the 24th of November 2018, fifty active network members from Germany, India, Mexico and South Africa met in Durban, South Africa. In that week, they adopted common constitution for the ESD Expert Net and worked out a draft for the network’s further strategic planning as well as respectively national strategic plans. Furthermore, the existing working groups were continued and new ideas for international cooperations were developed.

In May of 2018, the South African academics Prof. Esther Kibuka-Sebitosi of the University of South Africa and Prof. Rob O'Donoghue of Rhodes University did an academic stay at the Institute of Educational Research of the Universidad Veracruzana in Xalapa, Mexico. They were supported by the German non-profit organization Engagement Global, the ESD Expert Net and the UNESCO Chair "Citizenship, Education and Environmental Sustainability of Development".

With their contribution "Feliz Birth Day – Mein Geburtstag in der Welt von morgen!” (My Birthday in the World of Tomorrow!"), the school Am Wingster Wald received the 2nd place of the School Competition for Development Policy 2017/18 in the category "elementary school".

At the end of May, all mentees from the first batch of the Mentoring for ESD-Leadership Programme met for the last time with their mentors in León (Mexico) for the six-day conclusion event.

The “Go! Global Do it yourself Manual” was honored as one of 24 best-practice projects at the WeltWeitWissen congress (03rd to 05th May 2018) in Bremen, Germany.

In February 2018, all mentees and mentors from the Mentoring for ESD-Leadership programme met for national mentoring workshops.

The manual “Teaching the Sustainable Development Goals” was published within the context of the 12th International Network Meeting of the ESD Expert Net.

The new manual for the project Go! Global is now for you available.