HLPF Side event “The importance of SDG Target 4.7 for a just and sustainable future in a post-COVID era”

Tuesday, 6 July 2021, 13.30 – 15.00 CEST

Target 4.7 of the Sustainable Development Goals is key to achieving Agenda 2030. It highlights the power of transformative education, education that promotes global citizenship, sustainable development, human rights, gender equality, peace and appreciation of cultural diversity. Transformative education is education that fosters engaged, active and critical learners that take action for sustainable development. It equips us to better respond to the challenges exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic and helps set us on the path towards a sustainable and resilient recovery.

This participatory session co-organised by the Slovak Republic, ICAE, Bridge 47, Unesco Institute for Lifelong Learning and the Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens, explored what role transformative education can play in responding to the global challenges, risks and trends of the future, and what capacities, skills and knowledge are needed to cope with the changing realities, in and beyond a pandemic recovery. ICAE was represented by Shermaine Barrett, ICAE Vice-President for the Carribean Region.

Together looked for steps we can take now in order to help us better prepare for the future of our planet, through the power of transformative education.

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