Behinderung und Entwicklungs­zusammen­arbeit e.V.

Inclusive Educational Work

Bildung für nachhaltige Entwicklung - BNE (Education for Sustainable Development) is an educational concept based on the guiding principle of sustainable development.

BNE aims at the sustainability of our society by securing the living and survival conditions for present and future generations. And this globally.

Inclusive education for sustainable development promotes the participation of all people in global issues and strengthens the process of sustainable development of our One World. Inclusive education for sustainable development is diversity-conscious and non-discriminatory.

bezev is committed to ensuring that BNE also takes place in inclusive education, both in and out of school, and works within the framework of individual projects to produce inclusive educational materials on BNE topics. At the same time, bezev supports partner schools in actions on inclusive BNE and offers educational materials on the situation of people with impairments/disabilities in countries of the Global South.

With the inclusion of inclusion in the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda, people with impairments/disabilities are now also taken into account.
 
The role of people with impairments/disabilities in the Global South is a focus of bezev's development education and outreach work.

Education in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

In 2015, the United Nations jointly adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which is to be understood as a further development of the Millennium Development Goals. With the inclusion of inclusion in the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda, people with impairments/disabilities are now also taken into account.

The education goal (Goal 4) of the SDGs aims at inclusive and equitable quality education worldwide, on the other hand it also serves as an instrument to contribute to the achievement of all other SDGs. Specifically, sub-goal 4.7 also highlights education for sustainable development.

"By 2030, ensure that all learners acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to promote sustainable development, including through education for sustainable development (...)".

National and International Resolutions

The starting point for the international recognition of the guiding principle of sustainable development were the resolutions of the World Conference on Environment and Development in Rio in 1992. In support of these goals, the United Nations proclaimed the World Decade of Education for Sustainable Development for the years 2005-2014. Following on from this, the UNESCO World Action Programme on Education for Sustainable Development (WAP) was adopted for the years 2015-2019. At the same time, the WAP contributed to the 2030 Agenda.

All actors are called upon to contribute to the implementation of the WAP. Germany is also contributing to its implementation and presented a National Action Plan on Bildung für nachhaltige Entwicklung (BNE).

To the website of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research on Education for Sustainable Development

UNESCO World Action Programme (WAP)<br />
© UNESCO

UNESCO World Action Programme (WAP)
© UNESCO

ESD-Expert Net

The ESD-Expert Net is a network that promotes international exchange on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) and develops transnational approaches and strategies. The members from Germany, India, Mexico and South Africa jointly develop offers for further education as well as materials and ideas for educational practice. In the participating countries, politicians as well as schools, universities and other educational institutions are supported in the implementation and concrete realisation.

As an institutional member of the ESD-Expert Net (ESD - Education for Sustainable Development), bezev is actively involved. Within the framework of the cooperation in the network, among other things, the inclusive educational material "Cashew-Lernen mit Kernen" has been developed in four country perspectives.