Climate Science Literacy Event (31 March 2022)

Climate Science Literacy in support of the Sustainable Development Goals

Greetings from UNESCO, UNICEF, UN ESCAP, UNDP, UNEP, UNOSSC, IOM, ILO, UNDRR and UNFCCC,

We would like to invite you to join us at the Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development 2022 (APFSD) online side event on Climate Science Literacy in Asia-Pacific, which takes place on 31 March 2022, 12:45–13:45 (GMT+7) online on Zoom.

Climate Science Literacy in Asia-Pacific Invitation Banner

The side event, which is organized as part of the 9th APFSD, is providing a space to discuss Climate Science Literacy as critically important for ensuring that we all speak with the same vocabulary and build on science-based knowledge when addressing climate issues.

As you are aware, climate change poses a threat to global peace, economic development, and the future of the planet, and Asia-Pacific countries are currently far off target of climate-related SDGs. To achieve climate-related SDGs, including SDGs 13, 14, and 15, major progress in increasing public awareness, attaining relevant policy adjustments, and directing economic refocus is required.

To increase Climate Science Literacy across the Asia-Pacific, the United Nations in Asia-Pacific, through a joint UN working group under the umbrella of the Issue-Based Coalition (IBC) on Building Resilience and the IBC on Climate Change Mitigation and Air Pollution, is building climate science literacy among the public.

Online side event on Climate Science Literacy in Asia-Pacific:

Time (BKK)AgendaSpeaker
12:45–12:55Opening of side event
 

Welcoming remarks
Mr Aoyagi Shigeru, Director, Asia and Pacific Regional Bureau for Education, UNESCO Bangkok
 
Dr Dechen Tsering, UNEP Regional Director and Regional Representative for Asia and the Pacific,
 
Mr Kaveh Zahedi, Deputy Executive Secretary for Sustainable Development, UNESCAP (TBC)
12:55–13:00Youth SpeakerTBC
13:00–13:15Kick-off presentation of Climate Science Literacy Materials (Posters + Videos)
 
Digital walk-through of exhibition (TBC)
Mr Benjamin Korff
 

Mr Henning Schwarze (TBC)
13:15–13:35Plenary DiscussionModerator (TBC):
Mr Benno Boer
Ms Rika Yorozu
13:35–13:45ClosingMr Aoyagi Shigeru, Director, Asia and Pacific Regional Bureau for Education, UNESCO Bangkok
Climate Science Literacy Cover Poster

During the side event, a series of climate science literacy materials (poster series, video clips, social media graphics) will be launched, as well as complementary efforts addressing the importance of climate science literacy and ways to enhance the public’s literacy, will be discussed among panelists and participants.

Come join us at the event!

Nomination of SEAMEO SEN Special Education Innovation Award (SEIA) 2022

SEAMEO SEN is proud to call for nominations for the SEAMEO SEN Special Education Innovation Award (SEIA) 2022.
 
SEAMEO SEN welcomes nominations to recognize outstanding Special Education Educators and Advocates from SEAMEO member countries for their excellent achievements and contributions in developing innovation for learners with disabilities.  

Who is eligible?

  • Special education educators and advocates from SEAMEO member countries
  • At least ten (10) years’ experience or involvement in Disability Inclusive Education
  • Outstanding contributions in developing innovations for learners with disabilities. 

Important Dates:

Stage 1: Submission of nomination form and portfolio (Closing date: 15th April 2022)Stage 2: Submission of video and poster for finalist (by 31st July 2022)
Announcement of finalist (15th June 2022)Award Ceremony: 9th September 2022

Awards:
One (1) Grand Award: Innovation seeding grant (USD3000)
Eleven (11) Country Award for each SEAMEO member country: Innovation seeding grant (USD600)

Any inquiries regarding SEAMEO SEN Special Education Innovation Award 2022, please do not hesitate to contact us: seia2022@seameosen.edu.my