The Heat is On!

Towards a Climate Resilient Education System in Sri Lanka




The report examines the direct and indirect impacts of climate change on the education system in Sri Lanka, including the impacts of floods on learning facilities and on heatwaves that pose a challenge in the quality of teaching and learning. The report has also examined education sector responses to climate change exploring seven key education systems components (i.e. policies, plans and strategies; finance; curriculum, teaching and learning; teacher capacity development; communication, coordination and partnership; school/community student participation platforms; monitoring, evaluation and accountability) offering key recommendations to make the education system in Sri Lanka more resilient in the face of increasing climate change risks. The report was commissioned by UNICEF Regional Office for South Asia.


Author/s: Fumiyo Kagawa, PhD


Publication date: 23 August, 2021