Diaspora Community Projects (DCP) – Kenya has made a mark at the ongoing 9th Word Environmental Education Conference being hosted by the Institute for Environmental Learning from September 9 – 15, 2017 at the Vancouver Convention Centre, Vancouver, Canada
The World Environmental Education Conference (WEEC) is an international meeting point for everyone working with education for environment and sustainable future or who has an interest in the field.
The event held once every 2 year offers an excellent opportunity to learn more about the latest in matters environmental and sustainability education giving the participants the opportunity to discuss the role and importance of education for environment and sustainability at all levels, both in higher education and for lower ages with people from all over the world, to share their own work and to learn from others.
Brian Waswala, an Environmental Education & Training Consultant is representing DCP family in this world event under the World Student Community for Sustainable Development (WSCSD) auspices champions youth advocacy on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD).
Brian will be conducting 2 sessions: The first one will be a UN Environment (UNEP) workshop session guided by the theme: “Supporting Policy through Education – No More Plastic Bags in Kenya”. The workshop organized by UN Environment in collaboration with Kenya’s National Environment Management Authority would highlight Kenya’s recent plastic bags ban.
The day’s event explores the environmental education initiatives that accompanied the ban and discuss their impact on public opinion, uptake and media coverage.
Secondly, will be a Youth Engagement in Environmental Education Round-table.
This session will highlight Kenya’s strides in promoting active youth participation in ESD policy development – resulting in outputs such as the Kenya Green University Network and the African Environmental Education and Training Action Plan 2015-2024.
Brian got the opportunity courtesy of UNEP and NEMA after submitting an abstract proposal. The proposal was open to all environmental students is Kenya’s higher education institutions in which Brian Waswala Olewe and Rebecca Nekesa from Karatina University were selected to represent Kenya on the environment world map.
Brian Waswala is a postgraduate student at the University of Nairobi and was formerly with UN Environment (UNEP). Brian is also part of the Africa Youth ESD leaders recognised by WWF-Africa and is among the over 800 participants drawn from different parts of the world.
More info: http://weec2017.eco-learning.org