Workshop on 27th May: Sustainability in Higher Education: Integrating sustainability into university teaching and learning locally and globally. Register now!

The Teachers for Sustainability network at the University of Helsinki, and UNESCO IESALC welcome you to explore the key challenges for sustainability in higher education, both locally and globally, and co-create and evaluate possible tools and solutions. Register now to participate via Zoom.

When: Monday 27th May 2024, at 14:00–16:00 Finland time (UTC+3)
Where: in Zoom:
Meeting ID: 696 1092 9825, Passcode: 409025
Please fill in the pre-registration form by Sunday 26th May.
Registration link:
Language: English

Welcome to the first workshop of the UNESCO IESALC-University of Helsinki Greening Higher Educations series!

The first workshop aims to bring together teaching personnel, management, and support staff from various higher education institutions in the Global North and Global South. The goal of the workshop is to explore the challenges, existing practices, and opportunities in pedagogical transformation towards sustainability from local to global levels.

Through concrete examples and discussions, the workshop will touch upon relevant drivers, barriers, risks, actors, and stakeholders related to sustainability in pedagogical design in higher education. It will provide a platform for co-creating and evaluating possible tools and solutions to embed sustainability into university teaching and learning.

Taking away from the workshop, not only expertise and actions from various regions in the globe will be presented, but also ways forward will be shared to move into potential next steps for higher education stakeholders to support pedagogical transformation.

Climate Justice Activist, Campaigns Organizer & Demographer Edwin Namakanga (Fridays for Future International, Rise Up Movement, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda) will present examples of local and global climate action.

AGENDA (Finland time, UTC+3)

14:00 – 14:15 Welcome, Presentation of the series of workshops, and Keynote on Pedagogical Transformation
  • Rami Ratvio, University Lecturer, University of Helsinki
  • Yuma Inzolia, Chief of Capacity Building, UNESCO IESALC
14:15–15:00 Pedagogical Transformation across Borders: challenges, existing practices, and opportunities towards sustainability in higher education curriculum
  • Anniina Tammisalo, Generation Green, University of Helsinki, Finland
  • Edwin Namakanga, Makerere University, Uganda
  • Maria Toro, ALDESD director and UN Consultant
15:00–15:50 Concrete Examples and Discussions of Pedagogical Design on Sustainability at Higher Education
  • Discussions in Zoom Breakout Rooms
15:50–16:00 Conclusions and Ways Forward

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