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Education for sustainable development (ESD) enables every human being to acquire the knowledge, skills, attitudes and values necessary to shape a sustainable future. Therefore, the United Nations has declared 2005 to 2014 the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development. ESD entails including key sustainable development principles in teaching and learning, covering topics such as climate change, disaster risk reduction, biodiversity, poverty reduction and sustainable consumption. It also requires participatory teaching and learning methods that motivate and empower learners to change their behavior and take action for sustainable development. ESD consequently promotes competencies such as critical thinking, imagining future scenarios and making decisions in a collaborative way. ESD sets out to achieve far-reaching changes in the way education is often practiced today.

The CSD is committed to promoting the integration of sustainable development principles into teaching practice. To this end, the graduate program in sustainable development and EduCamp project serve as a basis to further consolidate our efforts and streamline ESD in Egyptian schools, communities and universities.