Information
  • Submitted by: France
  • Topic: Education
  • Keywords: Education and Training, Technology and Innovation
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  • Date of completion: 2006-12-01
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Action network
  • This voluntary initiative came from Partnerships for SD (CSD11/WSSD)
Université Internationale du développement Durable (UMDD)

Partner(s)

Governments:
Government of France - Ministry for Foreign Affairs (DGCID)ONG
Government of Hungary - Academy of Science of Hungary

Major Groups:
City of Lyon (France)
City of Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso)
Town of Lyon and Grand Lyon (France)
World Council of Hungarian Professors (Hungary)
National Council Environmental Industry of Mexico (Mexico)
City of Grenada (Spain)

UN System:
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) (France)

Other:
Université Lyon (France)
University of Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso)
SMICTOM (France)
Schools in the Rhone-Alps (France)
University of Debrecen (Hungary)
University de Puebla (Mexico)
University of Rabat (Morocco)
University of Astrakhan (Russian Federation)
University of Grenada (Spain)

Description/achievement of initiative

This initiative seeks to produce training modules from the results of research projects; to create skill centers as support structures for research, trails and training in local sustainable development practices; to create a knowledge base making use of all sources of information on sustainable development practices; to implement e-learning courses; and to make the information and skills required for sustainable development practices available and readily comprehensible to everyone.
* Making available in a way that is easily understandable by everyone (businesses, local authorities, associations, NGOs...) the knowledge and competences necessary for the planning, bringing into effect and evaluation of sustainable development policies
* Creating a knowledge base built up from all sources of information on the pracaticalities of sustainable development
* Putting in place training by e-learning as well as logistical platforms based in regional centres of competence (creation of centres of competence, initiation of research and experimental projects, production of training modules)

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