Act, innovate and implement – UNICEF and Ministry of Education launched the first digital Training Course on Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction
21 June 2022, Ashgabat – Yesterday, UNICEF Turkmenistan hosted the launching ceremony of the first digital Information-educational Course on Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction for Recreation Centers for Children of Turkmenistan. Composed of electronic games, quizzes and interactive contests, the course is aimed at expanding the knowledge and skills of the schoolchildren of Turkmenistan in climate change, environment protection and disaster risk reduction.
Turkmenistan was one of the first countries to nationalize the Sustainable Development Goals and Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction Agenda 2030. In line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) agenda, specifically SDGs 4 and 13, Turkmenistan is committed to ensuring integration of the Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction Agenda into the education sector strengthening resilience of the children of Turkmenistan towards the climate change impacts. To further support the efforts of the Government of Turkmenistan in implementation of the Climate Change and Environment Agenda, UNICEF and the Ministry of Education developed a short training course on Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction for the children attending the Recreation Centers in Turkmenistan.
“Development and use of modern interactive teaching methods, audio visualization of information, and subsequent adaptation to local conditions in teaching is one of the key areas of our cooperation with the UNICEF in the framework of the National Strategy of Turkmenistan on Climate Change. We are very pleased that our cooperation in this area is becoming more effective every year, and we hope that this course will become one of many such trainings that will help the schoolchildren of Turkmenistan learn more about climate change,” said Bayram Bashimov, Director of the National Institute education of Turkmenistan
As part of the event, 14 senior teachers of all Summer Recreation Centers for Children in Geok-Dere resort area have been trained on delivering this course by applying the interactive teaching and learning methodologies. It is expected that in the near future, the course will be accessible to and used by all Recreation Centers across Turkmenistan, which is fully in line with the country’s goal to use the latest technologies and implementation of digitalization trends in the field of education.
“This event is a great opportunity to initiate the nation-wide discussion on climate change adaptation, environmental and disaster risk reduction issues, and to use this for awareness raising and behavior change of the schoolchildren in Turkmenistan. We hope that this course will contribute to this important initiative and would like to thank the Government of Turkmenistan for its valuable contribution incorporating the Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction Agenda into the education system of Turkmenistan.” said Mohammad Fayyazi, UNICEF Representative to Turkmenistan.
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