Environment and Human Rights in Curriculum: Towards a Strong and Uniform Education Policy in South Asia

dc.contributor.author Annamalai, Visalaakshi
dc.date.accessioned 2021-07-21T14:30:54Z
dc.date.available 2021-07-21T14:30:54Z
dc.date.issued 2021
dc.description.abstract This policy paper aims to summarise the existing education policy with respect to the environment and human rights in the countries in South Asia as well as address gaps and challenges. While there is an emphasis on human rights education, its link to the environment and climate change is largely overlooked in curricula. It is, therefore, necessary to actively amend the education policy to include human rights and environment-centric courses that enable the youth to play an informed role in immediate and future policy making in the region. In conclusion, this paper will provide policy recommendations to governments in the region on the actions that can be adopted going forward in strengthening aspects of human rights and environment-linked education. It will strongly emphasise the need for the governments to educate the youth on these fronts with the consideration that most of the politicians and bureaucrats in the region are not very well versed in these subjects. This gap is likely owing to past education policies and education itself as a right that is still being realised. The policy brief advocates for a comprehensive and uniform national education policy on human rights, climate change and the environment in the region that will include the experiences from the region in battling climate change and protecting the environment to empower the youth in future decision making. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship European Commission - Operating grant - European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR) en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://doi.org/20.500.11825/2339
dc.identifier.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.25330/1231
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Global Campus of Human Rights en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Policy Briefs 2021;
dc.subject education en_US
dc.subject environment en_US
dc.subject human rights en_US
dc.subject South Asia en_US
dc.title Environment and Human Rights in Curriculum: Towards a Strong and Uniform Education Policy in South Asia en_US
dc.type Working Paper en_US
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