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The Heat is On! Climate Change and Education UNICEF South Asia Report and Reflection Tool

by | 10th May 2022

Fumiyo Kagawa completed a 2020-2021 UNICEF Regional Office for South Asia (ROSA) study on the impacts of climate change on education systems in the South Asian region as well as educational system responses to climate change.  Arising from this research is The Heat is On! publication series and the Rising to the Challenge series.  The countries covered are: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, the Maldives, Pakistan, Sri Lanka.

Drawing upon all the country-specific reports produced (see below), the regional synthesis report, The Heat is On! Towards Climate Resilient Education Systems in South Asia highlights overall findings focusing on common trends, gaps and noteworthy practice examples followed by key recommendations for the region covering seven key education system components (i.e. Policies, Plans, Strategies; Finance; Curriculum, Teaching and Learning; Teacher Capacity Development; Communication, Coordination and Partnership; School/Community Student Participation Platforms; Monitoring, Evaluation and Accountability).

Towards Climate Resilient Education Systems: A Tool for Reflection, Dialogue and Progress Assessment for Ministries of Education and its Partners is designed to raise awareness and promote reflection, dialogue and assessment among national and sub-national level education authorities and their partners about structures and processes aimed at making the education system more climate resilient. The tool includes system-wide standards and progress indicators for climate resilient climate systems covering each of the above-mentioned seven key education system components.

The following country-specific education system analysis reports are available online:

The Rising to the Challenge series produced by a UNICEF ROSA team has explored youth perceptions on climate change and education, Fumiyo making a significant contribution.

The following regional and country-specific reports are available online: