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3rd international conference of the UNESCO chair,

Rectors and presidents in charge of the different francophone higher institutions members of the Unitwin network will meet in Bordeaux (27, 28 and 29 May 2019) in order to take stock of education, training and research activities on sustainable development during the three years since the March 2016 conference and to define the 2019-2022 strategy of the chair in association with its different private and public partners. The theme of the conference will be: "Education for sustainable development, a transition lever for our societies"


Associated organizations


French International NGO for
education about environment
and sustainable development

Environment and School Initiatives

International Network for the Development of Education for Sustainable Development


Home Objectives
Objectives of the chair

The project, developed as part of an extended inter-university partnership, has several objectives :

1. To train teachers in order to improve education and training on sustainable development by taking into account the specific environmental, socio-economic and cultural issues of the countries involved.

2. Develop education and training systems on sustainable development :

  • A course with a qualification such as Masters and advance training courses favouring a more practical approach;
  • Various professional training courses for institutions as well as the private sector and civil society.

3. Focus on basic and educational research together with the transfer of knowledge.

4. Ensure a “global institutional approach” to sustainable development in universities in the network and promote the establishments’ Agenda 21 by a three point implementation :

  • Inform University staff on sustainable development;
  • Work with the University’s partners to promote the various aspects of sustainable development;
  • Ensure that the University campuses are more integrated in local urban areas by strengthening the relationship between the universities and local authorities, associations, companies and citizens.

5. Include in the network information on the scientific developments on sustainable development : UNESCO, OECD, UNEP, AUF (Francophone University Agency), IEPF (Francophone Institute of Energy and Environment), ENSI (Environmental School Initiatives) and distribute this information.


Network's members

French University of Armenia (UFAR, Erevan, ARMENIA)
Université d'Abomey-Calavi (UAC, Cotonou, BENIN)
2iE Institut, Ouagadougou (2iE - BURKINA-FASO)
UQAC Université du Québec (Chicoutimi, CANADA)
Université Laval (Quebec, CANADA)
Université Yaoundé 1 (Yaounde, CAMEROON)
Université Nangui Abrogoua (Abidjan, IVORY COAST)
Université Félix Houphouët-Boigny
(Abidjan, IVORY COAST)
Université Jean Lorougnon Guédé (Daloa - IVORY COAST)
Suez University
(Suez, EGYPT)
Université des Antilles (Pointe-à-Pitre, FRANCE)
Université Jean Moulin (Lyon3, FRANCE)
Université Bordeaux Montaigne (Bordeaux, FRANCE)
University of Reunion Island (Saint-Denis, FRANCE)
Campus Véolia (Jouy Le Moutier, FRANCE)
University of Pannonia (Veszprém, HUNGARY)
La Sagesse University
(ULS, Beirut, LEBANON)
Université Cadi Ayyad (Marrakech, MOROCCO)
Université Mohammed V (Rabat, MOROCCO)
Université de Maurice
Université Cheikh Anta Diop (UCAD, Dakar, SÉNÉGAL)

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