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UNESCO Almaty Cluster Office for Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan and Coordination Council of UNESCO Associated Schools in the Republic of Kazakhstan organized a Sub-regional seminar for the schools belonged to UNESCO Associated Schools Project Network (ASPnet) from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. The seminar was held in Almaty, Kazakhstan from 14 to 15 October 2014. The theme was devoted to integration of issues on international understanding, peace and global citizenship into the secondary education content.

The seminar was oriented for ASPnet school principals and teachers from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. The discussions of the seminar focused on topics such as ‘the role of education in peacebuilding process’, ‘the role of teachers in peacebuilding education’ and ‘the use of interactive methods in teaching issues of peace, humanism and global citizenship’. Also, the seminar discussed ‘the reduction of violence against children in schools.’

UNESCO Associated Schools Project Network, commonly called UNESCO Associated Schools or ASPnet, is a global network of 9900 educational institutions in 180 countries. Member institutions ranging from preschools, primary schools, secondary schools and vocational schools to teacher training institutions work in support of international understanding, intercultural dialogue, peace and human rights, sustainable development and quality education in practice.


http://www.unesco.kz/new/en/unesco/news/2895/: Almaty Cluster Office for Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan




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Green Package for Central Asia and Kyrgyzstan’s Efforts




With Kyrgyzstan's President Almazbek Atambaev's visit to South Korea on November 20th of 2013, there has been a growing interest on the direction of Kyrgyzstan's national industries. Especially, after successful meetings with POSCO and the Korea Chamber of Commerce and Industry, President Almazbek Atambaev has clearly expressed his ambitions of continuing policies on the export of natural resources. Kyrgyzstan, in 1998, became the first of the Commonwealth of Independent States to join the World Trade Organization. With its abundance of natural resources, Kyrgyzstan has been able to continue to develop as a major economic power in Central Asia.

However, recently, Kyrgyzstan has focused not only on the export of resources, but also on the conservation of its natural products and education for sustainable development. On November 5th, the Regional Environmental Centre for Central Asia (CAREC) and Kyrgyz State Agency for Environmental and Forestry Protection met to discuss the direction of youth environmental education in Kyrgyzstan. During this meeting, CAREC's “Green Package for Central Asia” was brought into the spotlight. With various multimedia resources that covers a variety of topics about the environment, from melting glaciers to deforestation, the Green Package enables students from ages eleven to fifteen to actively learn about environmental problems. Moreover, because the Green Package is designed so that teachers can encourage the students to actively participate in the multimedia programs, many Central Asian nations have been using the package in schools. CAREC has also continued to develop the Green Package, through project promotion conferences, such as the one held in Kazakhstan in December of 2011.

Kyrgyzstan's new focus on education for sustainable development is bound to bring positive changes to a state economy dependent on exports and the Central Asia cooperation necessary to solve environmental problems.



http://www.carecnet.org/programmes-and-activities/education-for-sustainable-development-esd/green-pack-for-central-asia/?lang=en (The Regional Environmental Center for Central Asia)





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