INTERNATIONAL DAY OF EDUCATION 2024
To mark International Day of Education, celebrated annually on 24 January, GWI
held an open member’s Discussions Network dialogue within its global
community of graduate women during 22 December 2023 to 19 January 2024.
The initiative fostered exchange of ideas and insights among GWI members
about green education, an approach to education that focuses on teaching and
learning practices that aim to develop environmental awareness, sustainability
standards, and ecological literacy.
Below, you will find a compilation of the valuable contributions posted by GWI
Board of Officers, members, and interns. The collective wisdom and passionate
youth visions underscore the importance of education in empowering women
worldwide while aiming for sustainable societies and education.
The discussion aimed to provide more information about about the integration of
sustainable practices, teachings, or any related initiatives within educational
systems in GWI national federation and association countries and cultures.
Given how crucial this is for the future, the question was posed:
- What further proactive, action-based solutions do you envision in tackling
interconnected global challenges including climate change in education?
Considering the disproportionate negative impact of the climate crisis on women,
especially in the context of agriculture as the primary employment sector for women
in low and middle-income countries, they already face increased vulnerabilities and
- How can educational programs actively ensure that green education efforts.
contribute to supporting and empowering women rather than placing additional
burdens on them?
- Are these adverse effects already observable in your country? Alternatively, is
there evidence of positive effects?