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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 Work Groups Training

3 – Initial and vocational training on sustainable development

It is fundamental to organise initial and professional training courses to meet the needs of teachers, local authorities, companies and society in sustainable development.

Initial training must be given by persons able to transfer their knowledge of the subject through global and cross-subject programmes that are specific to sustainable development.

Vocational training is part of “life-long” learning developed by working closely with socio-economic partners who expect a lot from universities in dealing with the challenges of sustainable development whatever the level of training.

These initial and professional training courses must use the results of research and more specifically of educational research.

Training for teachers

Whether directly or indirectly, universities play a major role in teachers’ initial and professional training.

Universities are directly involved in planning and implementing educational resources and the associated digital systems (TICE (IT and communication resources for education), e-learning, UNT).

Vocational training

The University also plays a important role in professional training that concerns a wide range of people. It is carried out in various ways (face-to-face training and alternate work/study placements) and try to bring an appropriate answer to the concrete needs of the society. This involves analysing these needs in order to offer courses that meet employers’ requirements.

Those already in active employment can still advance professionally by the recognition of VAE (knowledge gained through experience) and VAP (professional knowledge).


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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