Learning to Live Together (LTLT)

 

Context

4 7 sdg targetThe Education 2030 Framework for Action calls for the provision of opportunities for lifelong learning that permit all individuals to “acquire the knowledge, skills, values and attitudes that are needed to build peaceful, healthy and sustainable societies.”

Specifically, Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) target 4.7 indicates: “By 2030, ensure that all learners acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development, including, among others, through education for sustainable development and sustainable lifestyles, human rights, gender equality, promotion of a culture of peace and non-violence, global citizenship and appreciation of cultural diversity and of culture’s contribution to sustainable development.”

Within the West and Central African region, climate change, poverty, gender inequality, political instability and unemployment adversely affect peace and sustainable development. In particular, young people do not have access to quality learning opportunities where they acquire knowledge of human rights, sustainable development, environmental issues, a culture of peace, critical thinking and problem solving skills, respect for cultural diversity and gender equality. The inability of the available education opportunities in the formal, non-formal and informal sectors to provide citizens with these skills, combined with the rise of organized crime and extremist networks espousing violence, result in regional instability and insecurity.

 

Objectives

LTLT aims to increase collaboration and dialogue and share information among members of the RCG4-WCA who support areas related to education for sustainable development (ESD) and global citizenship education (GCED), with priority focus on climate mitigation actions and the prevention of violent extremism through education (PVE-E), which are particularly urgent issues in the region.