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Teach for ESD

Teach for ESD is a teacher professional development programme focusing on integrating Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) into schools across Namibia. Teach for ESD builds the capacity of Namibian teachers in delivering quality ESD as a cross-curricular theme throughout their subjects, leading ESD in extra-curricular activities, and promoting ESD leadership in the daily management of their school. Through Teach for ESD, teachers commit to learning, sharing, and acting with the support of a community of practice. Teachers become ESD multipliers, impacting their entire school communities through the power of ESD. The overall aim is to improve the protection of the environment through education.

“Thank you NaDEET team for empowering us with the skills to implement ESD activities in our school & in the community. We will never be the same again & will continue to spread the message even after this program.”

Programme Overview:

The Teach for ESD programme equips Namibian teachers with environmental knowledge and skills to become ESD champions at their schools and in their communities. It is a 2-year programme commitment, supported by the Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture and currently fully funded.

The programme includes 4 main components:

Participants: The project is based on dedicated and passionate teachers teachers working together in teams of two. This will give teachers a head-start in bringing about meaningful change at their school and teaching practices. Ideally teachers are from the same school, but where that is not possible teaching teams of close-by schools are eligible. Successful teachers will receive a certificate to recognise his/her professional development (Please note that is programme is non-accredited). Top performing teachers will be awarded throughout with additional exciting networking and educational opportunities.

240 teachers were enrolled during the first programme cycle (2021-2022), implementing more than
740 different ESD activities at schools across Namibia and reaching more than 
75 000 schoolchildren and teachers through various aspects of ESD integration into school environments.

Download the 2021-2022 Teach for ESD Final Report

More information about Teach for ESD 2024-2025

Head Office
Libertina Amathila Ave 41, Swakopmund
Tel: +264 (0)81 367 5310 Email:

Postal address
PO Box 8702, Swakopmund, Namibia

NaDEET Centre - NamibRand Nature Reserve - Maltahöhe
Tel: +264 (0)81-1257681

Trust Certificate No : T168/2003

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