Opinion: Education for Sustainability Key to Resilience

It is a well known fact that education plays significant roles in securing the rights of citizens by ensuring equity, equality and justice for citizens on the over all economic development of a country. Quality education, as an opportunity for all, is essential for nation's development and to secure peace and security. Hence, many countries are working to offer better education for all.

Ensuring equitable access to education is key in alleviating poverty as well as in addressing the root causes of conflict and instability in Africa. And it is with this view in mind that stakeholders attending the Pan- African Symposium on Education, Resilience and Social Cohesion that was held here in Addis Ababa recently underlined the need for an education program that is meant to building sustainable development through building peace and security.

Education for Sustainable Development allows every human being to acquire knowledge, skills, attitudes and values necessary to shape a sustainable future. Education for Sustainable Development refers to the act of including key sustainable development issues into teaching and learning; for example, climate change, disaster risk reduction, biodiversity, poverty reduction, and sustainable consumption.

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