meet 9 Saffies who are now sustainable development educators

Submitted by incoming on Thu, 2012-03-15 13:00

After 6 months of exciting and intensive leadership training on how to empower children, adolescents and adults to shape their mindset and actions for a sustainable future, 9 South Africans have returned from Germany, each with some valuable knowledge, competences and innovation projects on their plates to be implemented here in South Africa.

OUR 9 SA LEADERS

Iris Gana - Bushbuckridge Municipality

Daniel Masote - Limpopo Dept of Education

Tatum Tarby – WESSA

Thea Holm - Holms and Friends Consultancy

Nakampe Makoti & Lethabo Mangale - Dept of Environmental Affairs

Thamsanqa Nkosi - Mpumalanga Dept of Education

Edwin Nkomo - Gauteng Dept of Education

Parks Leshaba - SA Zoological Gardens

The purpose of this Leadership Training was to provide a unique exchange and learning opportunity for participants selected from the most promising young professionals in government, research institutions, business and NGOs in the Germany, India, South Africa and Mexico, resulting in potential leaders in the field.

Contributing to the UN Decade of ‘Education for Sustainable Development’ (ESD), 2005-2014, coordinated worldwide by UNESCO, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusam- menarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, Germany, has taken up the initiative on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Co-operation and Development, to work with experts from India, Mexico, South Africa and Germany to develop a program aimed at improving the implementation of ESD.

Education for Sustainable Development is an important aspect of education quality that enables people to understand their own as well as the global contexts of sustainable development and to shape their actions and attitudes accordingly.

CONFERENCE ON EDUCATION FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

Attend the introduction to our projects, our visions and our cooperation would be highly appreciated.

DATE & TIME: 30 March 2012, 09h00-13h00 A Finger Lunch will be served at 13h00

PLACE: National Zoological Gardens of South Africa, Pretoria 232 Boom Street, Pretoria, Gauteng

RSVP: by 22 March 2012 to helga.wenhold@giz.de

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: tbc, from the Department of Environmental Affairs

SPEAKER: Dr Jim Taylor, WESSA

GIZ FACILITATOR & ESD COURSE TRAINER: Mr Andreas Behnsen

pic: from left to right (standing): Thami Nkosi (SA), Agnieszka Kedzierska (Poland), Iris Gana (SA), Tatum Tarby (SA), Dr Ingrid Jung (Programme director, Germany), Facilitator (Germany), Daniel Masote (SA), Lethabo Mangale (SA), Facilitator (Germany), Edwin Nkomo (SA), Deepika Joon (India), Maria O Campo (Mexico), Nakampe Makoti (SA), Shalini Nair (India) & Nadine Jauk (Austria).

Front left to right (sitting): Jennifer Krah (Germany), Mareike Beiersdorf (Germany), Giovanni Fonseca (Mexico), Supriya Singh (India), Britta Hetzel (Germany), Thea Holm (SA), & Parks Leshaba (SA).

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