31 March 2009

10.30 - 11.45h Opening plenary
Venue: World Conference Center Bonn (1), Plenary Hall

  • Welcome by Koïchiro Matsuura, Director-General of UNESCO (download), and Annette Schavan, German Federal Minister of Education and Research
  • Keynote presentation by
    Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan
    Video message
  • Keynote presentation by Graça Machel, former Minister of Education and Culture in Mozambique
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  • Presentation by Claudia Matta (Lebanon) and Leonardo Velásquez (Honduras), representatives of the workshop "Young ESD Voices"
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  • Musical interlude: The German Bundesjugendorchester meeting African friends. A Deutsche Welle Music Project

11.45 - 12.45h First plenary
Venue:
World Conference Center Bonn (1), Plenary Hall
Chair: Nicholas Burnett, Assistant Director-General for Education, UNESCO

  • Introduction to the Conference
    Nicholas Burnett, Assistant Director-General for Education, UNESCO
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  • Presentation of the Key Findings of the draft “DESD Global Report” on Contexts and Structures of the Work on Education for Sustainable Development
    Mark Richmond,
    Director of the Division for the Coordination of United Nations Priorities in Education, UNESCO
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  • Introduction to the Conference Programme
    Walter Hirche, President of the German Commission for UNESCO Introduction to the Conference

11.45-12.00h Minister Photo at World Conference Center
Venue: World Conference Center Bonn (1), Lobby

12.00-12.45 Press Conference
Venue: World Conference Center Bonn (1), Press Room

12.45 - 15.00h Lunch break
Venue: World Conference Center Bonn (1), Press Room

14.30 - 17.30h High-level Segment
for Ministers and Heads of UN Agencies
Venue: UN Campus (2)

more information on the High-level Segment

15.00 - 18.00 Workshop Phase I, first part

        Workshop Cluster I: Relevance of ESD for Key Sustainable
        Development Challenges

  1. Education for Water Sustainability
    Organizers: Miguel Doria, UNESCO; Almut Nagel, German Federal Environment Ministry; Charlotte van der Schaaf, UN-Water Decade Programme on Capacity Development
    Venue: Deutsche Post Tower (4)
  2. Strengthening the educational response to climate change internationally?
    Organizers: Laurence Pollier, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change; Philippe Saugier, Carbo-schools; Reuben Sessa, United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization
    Venue: UN-Campus (2), Room 2105
  3. Advancing sustainable lifestyles and responsible consumption through ESD
    Organizers: Fabienne Pierre, United Nations Environment Programme;
    Victoria Thoresen, Consumer Citizenship Network
    Venue: Federal Network Agency (5)
  4. ESD and disaster risk reduction: building disaster-resilient societies
    Organizers: Christel Rose, United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction; Badaoui Rouhban and Kristine Tovmasyan, UNESCO; Olivier Schick, French National Strategy for Disaster Reduction Platform
    Venue: Deutsche Welle (3), Room Brussels
  5. Educating for food security: the contribution of ESD
    Organizers: Lavinia Gasperini, United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization; Benedikt Haerlin, Foundation on Future Farming
    Venue: UN-Campus (2), Room 2705
  6. AIDS, Health and Education for Sustainable Development
    Organizers: Donald Bundy, World Bank; Chris Castle, UNESCO
    Venue: Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (8), Filmsaal
  7. Mainstreaming Biodiversity into education and learning
    Organizers: David Ainsworth, Convention on Biological Diversity;
    Ana Persic, UNESCO
    Venue: Haus der Geschichte (6)
  8. The economic pillar of SD: educational approaches
    Organizers: Manzoor Ahmed, Institute of Educational Development, BRAC University; Gisele Mankamte Yitamben, Association pour le Soutien et l’Appui’ a la Femme Entrepreneur
    Venue: Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (8),
    Nelson Mandela Hall

    Workshop Cluster II: Building Partnerships for ESD

  9. UNESCO Biosphere Reserves as learning sites for integrating local and global sustainability issues
    Organizer: Natarajan Ishwaran, UNESCO
    Venue: Federal Press Office (7)
  10. The Role of Private Sector in Education Sustainable Development
    Organizers: Katherine Madden, World Business Council for Sustainable
    Development; Alex Wong, World Economic Forum
    Venue: Deutsche Welle (3), Room Trincomalee and Antigua
  11. Media as partners for ESD
    Organizers: Venus Jennings, UNESCO; Anne Marie Kalanga, Deutsche Welle
    Venue: Deutsche Welle (3), Room Kigali and Nauen

18.00-20.00h Various events

  • Special Event "Tune into Education for Sustainable Development", Deutsche Welle presents programs on sustainable development; Special guests: German-African music fusion
    Organizer
    :Deutsche Welle
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    Venue
    : Deutsche Welle (3), Gremiensaal
  • Special Event "Quality Education, Equity and Sustainable Development: A holistic vision through UNESCO's four World Education Conferences 2008-2009"
    Organizer: UNESCO
    Venue: World Conference Center Bonn (1), Plenary Hall
  • Special Event "Green at fifteen – benchmarking the successful generation of environmental knowledge and attitudes in OECD countries"
    Organizer:Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
    Venue: World Conference Center Bonn (1), Wasserwerk
  • Visit to ESD Projects Exhibition more information

20.00 Evening reception

by the German Federal Minister of Education and Research, the Prime Minister of the Federal State of North-Rhine Westphlia, and the Mayor of the City of Bonn
Venue: Art and Exhibition Hall of the Federal Republic of Germany (10)