From 2003 to 2021
As a regional coordinator, HiESD in collaboration with UNESCO Hong Kong Association and World Institute of Sustainable Development Planners (WISDP) and in support of the UNESCO Chair in Regional Education Development and Lifelong Learning, promote ESD in Hong Kong.
HiESD is an interdisciplinary research-based and innovative application institute with the main purpose of proposing Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It is the partner-expert and service provider of United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) (IRD Ref No. 12958). HiESD focuses on promoting “The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development” and is the partner-expert of United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA), as well as the implementation agency of the UNESCO Global Action Programme on Education for Sustainable Development (GAP). HiESD is the member of the CNFUCA, founding association and secretariat of UNESCO HK, host of UN75 Dialogues, and the member of UN Sustainable Development Solution Network (UNSDSD).
History of HiESD
- UNESCO HKA and HiESD co-organised the First UNESCO World Heritage and Intangible Cultural Heritage Teacher Training Programme with World Heritage Education Center for Youth, and Academy of Cultural Heritage and Creativity of Jinan University.
4 Stages of Education for Sustainable Development in Hong Kong
Stage 4 (2021-2030): Promotion of SDGs and Formation Professional Committee for Further Enhancement of AI Integration into Education and Building of Lifelong Learning City of All People
In the 4th stage (2021-2030), an important stage of promoting ESD 2030 by creating new opportunities in global crisis, applied research will be carried out based on the forward-looking fundamental research by UNESCO, for the sake of building an inclusive, open, peaceful, adaptive and sustainable city to nurture elites, while bringing the effect of dual circulation by serving the local with national and international network and platforms. By reinforcing national and international exchange and cooperation, and through interdisciplinary and interdepartmental cooperation, solution towards problems and the road to sustainable development can be found for the promotion of learning cities with the emphasis of Ecological Civilization and ESD, and the realization of the 2030 ESD roadmap.