New: research report #2 on good practice using ESD

Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) towards a COVID-19 Recovery and Indigenous Peoples

This second research initiative focused on collecting relevant examples of good practice that are based on ESD approaches, i. e. changing content and/or pedagogy.

In the examples of good practice, describing the rationale for the intervention, methodology, the specific role of ESD, and why it was deemed as successful, were essential components of the reports from researchers. It was planned to develop overall conclusions for future education policies and practices.

During the collection of reports from the second phase of this research in 2019/20, the world was hit by a pandemic and many researchers were forced to adjust projects and plans. The pandemic became central in many discussions about education with Indigenous communities. Unfortunately, some of the good practice reports were delayed or could not be finished. We are extremely grateful to have received 32 good practices from 21 countries. Thank you all for sharing your insights!

The Research Report focusing on the potential of quality education and ESD practices to contribute to the 'COVID-19 recovery and Indigenous Peoples' was shared with the Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples for the report to the Human Rights Council at its 48th session in September 2021.

The Research Report including the Annex with 32 practices is available for download. Formal publication is to follow during 2021.

If you have any questions, please contact the Global Coordinator Ms. Katrin Kohl, mailto kkohl(at)

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