Education

The CEP supports the implementation of the United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development and promotes the improved understanding of the value and importance of marine and coastal resources through various educational activities.

Objective

Facilitate the design and implementation of collaborative projects and activities in environmental education at the national and regional levels and strengthen national educational systems to promote improved understanding of the value and importance of marine and coastal resources through attitudinal and behavioural change;

Activities

Collaborate with relevant organizations such as the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).to facilitate regional discussions on education for sustainable development and on its inclusion in national education curriculum.

Provide support to regional environmental training activities and develop educational and resource materials for teachers for dissemination within the WCR

Develop and enhance linkages with Ministries of Education to assist with raising awareness of the importance of a healthy marine/coastal environment.