3rd February 2017

Leadership Training – UNESCO Global Action Programme Flagship Project

Deadline to apply for prestigious UNESCO Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) Youth Leadership Training, Dublin Ireland – Monday February 6th** – Open to young people aged between 18 and 35 interested in Education for Sustainable Development and Leadership for Sustainable Development

ECO-UNESCO (Clubs) Ireland, in conjunction with UNESCO, is running the Flagship ‘Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) Youth Leadership’ training on the 21st and 22nd February.  We are delighted to announce that we are now accepting applications. ECO-UNESCO is a Key Partner of UNESCO for the implementation of the UNESCO Global Action Programme in ESD; this joint UNESCO and ECO-UNESCO training is part of the UNESCO Global Action Programme (GAP) and aims to empower young people to inspire and mobilise others to take action towards a more sustainable and just future. It is a fantastic opportunity for young people to be part of a global network of youth leaders.

The training will take place 21-22 February at the Clock Tower, Department of Education and Skills, Marlborough Street, Dublin 1, Ireland and is open to young people (18-35) who are interested or engaged in sustainable development. Participants will engage with the theory and practice of ESD in order to build their capacity as ESD leaders. The training covers themes including; Sustainability and the Sustainable Development Goals,  ESD; Systems Thinking; Conflict Transformation; Leadership; Visioning; Communication; Facilitation; Networking; and Monitoring and Evaluation. Course material and an online session will be provided prior to the training. Following the training it is envisaged that participants will become part of a UNESCO Global Network of Youth Leaders who will carry out activities, develop projects and continue links to UNESCO.

The training is free of charge, and travel, accommodation, and meals will be provided. Places are limited, and the deadline to apply is February 6th. Please refer to the Training Flyer attached for information; also attached are the Application Guidelines and an Application form. For further information please contact [email protected], call +353 (0)1 6625491, or visit our website

The training in Ireland is one of five UNESCO Flagship training events being held internationally. In 2015, ECO-UNESCO was selected as a key partner in the GAP in recognition of its leadership in ESD in Ireland, to contribute in particular to Key Priority 4 ‘Empowering and mobilizing youth’, towards the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.   This programme is supported by UNESCO.


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