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Ministry of Education and UNESCO Consultant Collaborate on Sustainable Development Strategy


by Kevon Browne

St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN)—On Monday, June 17, 2024, the Ministry of Education of St. Kitts and Nevis held follow-up consultations with Daniel Abreu, UNESCO Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) Consultant. This session aimed to refine the Education for Sustainable Development Strategy and Action Plan, building on initial discussions from March.

These consultations included senior management, department heads, school principals, youth representatives, and other stakeholders. The goal is to ensure educational strategies align with the nation’s sustainable development goals.

Daniel Abreu noted, “St. Kitts and Nevis will become the first country in the Caribbean to have such a policy. We are presenting the draft to ensure we capture the most relevant actions, activities, and objectives. We believe the federation can become a model and motivate neighbouring nations to follow similar paths of sustainable development.”

The consultation sessions featured input from educational leaders and stakeholders. Michelle Rochester, Principal of Newton Ground Primary School, emphasised the role of education in achieving sustainable development goals. “Education is key to achieving our ESDs. This must start from early childhood through tertiary education. Our children need to understand sustainable development because they will benefit from our evolving economies,” Rochester stated.

As the Ministry of Education moves forward with its ESD initiatives, the collaboration with UNESCO and experts like Daniel Abreu aims to integrate sustainable development into the educational experience. The consultations and the development of the ESD Strategy and Action Plan seek to equip future generations with the knowledge and skills needed to support sustainable development.

The Ministry’s efforts to incorporate sustainable development principles into the education system aim to position St. Kitts and Nevis as a potential leader in the Caribbean region. The successful implementation of this strategy could inspire other nations to adopt similar approaches, contributing to a collective movement towards a more sustainable future.


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