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Communities in Action: Lifelong Learning for Sustainable Development
Place of publication | Year of publication | Collation: 
Hamburg | 2015 | 56 p.
ISBN 978-92-820-1197-3 (eng); ISBN 978-92-820-2135-4 (fre); ISBN 978-92-820-3297-8 (spa)
Fumiko Noguchi; Jose Roberto Guevara; Rika Yorozu
Corporate author: 
UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL)
Asia and the Pacific
Europe and North America
© UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning 2015

This handbook identifies principles and policy mechanisms to advance communitybased learning for sustainable development, based on the commitments endorsed by the participants of the Kominkan-CLC International Conference on Education for Sustainable Development, which was held in Okayama City, Japan, in October 2014. To inform policymakers and practitioners new to this field, the handbook clarifies the international vision and goals for sustainable development and Education for Sustainable Development (ESD), and identifies the potential contributions of community-based learning centres and organizations. It documents both policy and practice from different regions and concludes with a summary of principles and policy support mechanisms.

Resource Type: 
Curriculum, teaching-learning materials and guides
Research papers / journal articles
Civic / Citizenship / Democracy
Sustainable development / sustainability
Level of education: 
Lifelong learning
Non-formal education