Research and Advocacy Programme to Promote Management of Natural Resources for Sustainable Development Activities

Promoting natural resource management through partnerships with educational institutions
Integration of educational and natural resources management in Africa has not achieved the desired results because people are busy concentrating on issues of survival. Other than delivering on academic concepts education has fallen short of capacitating students on the value of resources found in their communities and innovations that can be used to manage those resources for sustainable utilization. Today communities are ignorant about the resources found in their communities and the long term effects is their mismanagement.CRD is engaging academic institutions for partnerships in research whose outcome is critical in disseminating information on the impacts of resource exploitation in the communities. The research findings will also influence policy to ensure the incorporation of sustainable development concepts in the curricular at all levels. This partnership with institutions of higher learning will ensure quality of research projects and will provide platforms for sustainable development.

CRD is inspired by the overall goal of the United Nations’ Education for Sustainable Development which is:

To integrate the principles, values and practices of sustainable development into all aspects of education and learning. The education effort will encourage change in behaviour that will create a more sustainable future in terms of environmental integrity, economic viability and a just society, for present and future generation,. (UNESCO, 2005).


























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