African Environmental Education and Training Action Plan

Inadequate and uncoordinated environmental awareness in many African countries has adversely contributed to environmental degradation within the continent. To address this challenge, the UN Environment, in collaboration with other stakeholders, is promoting capacity development for future professionals on environmental education.

The Africa Environmental Education and Training Action Plan (AEETAP) 2015–2024, as called for by the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN), is one of UNEP’s modes of facilitating and promoting environmental awareness, education and training. The Action Plan advocates for ecosystem resource management; communication and dissemination of environmental material in all forms of education; increased disaster risk management; holistic waste management; spatial planning and urban design through green campus designs; sustainable tourism and efficient transport; and water and sanitation, among other green practices.

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