Monday, 27 November 2017

AUC to Launch School of 2030: Education for Sustainable Development in Boulaq El Dakrour-EduCamp III



WHAT
The Center for Sustainable Development at the American University in Cairo (AUC) is organizing the inauguration of the project “School of 2030: Education for Sustainable Development in Boulaq El Dakrour – EduCamp III” . EduCamp has started in 2010 by the efforts of national and international institutions to introduce the concept of Education for Sustainable Development in Egypt. With the budget of 1.4 million euros granted by the EU Tempus program, the RWTH Aachen University in Germany, in collaboration with the Center for Sustainable Development at AUC, has launched the Education for Sustainable Development Beyond the Campus (EduCamp) initiative, which seeks to introduce sustainable development concepts in Egyptian schools over a period of three years.  
The main objective of the project is to promote and implement educational sustainability development in Egypt nationwide and within all education levels. The consortium members of this project include Egyptian and European universities, NGOs and international organizations. The objective of EduCamp III is to transform the schools in Egyptian informal areas into schools that meet the objectives of the country’s sustainable development strategy “Egypt 2030.”
The project will develop a role model for Mohamed Farouk Wahdan Preparatory and Gamal Abdel Nasser Primary schools in Boulaq El Dakrour; that enables them to deliver education in line with the Egyptian vision 2030.
The project is managed by professor Hani Sweilam, director of the Center for Sustainable Development at AUC and the academic director of the Department of Engineering Hydrology at the RWTH Aachen University in Germany. The project is in collaboration with Al Mofid Foundation for Development and Human Resources and Rowad Al Ghad for Local Society Development.

The event will be hosted and moderated by Sweilam and will be attended by representatives from AUC, the Ministry of Education in addition to representatives from Al Mofid foundation for Development and Human Resources and Rowad Al Ghad for Local Society Development and Deutche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH.





WHERE

Mary Cross Hall, AUC New Cairo

WHEN


Tuesday, November 28, 2017; 10:00 am 
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