Sustainability Leadership in the UK and Uzbekistan

Next week sees EAUC delivering an important milestone in the development of s...
Next week sees EAUC delivering an important milestone in the development of sustainability across all universities in Uzbekistan in a partnership between EAUC, British Council, NUS and University College London. Representing EAUC, Professor Steve Martin and Quinn Runkle for NUS, with support from Iain Patton and Jamie Agombar, designed the week-long workshop in Tashkent for Rectors, Deans, Support staff and students from all Uzbek universities.
The programme aims to draw out from participants what their institutions’ opportunities and challenges are, alongside articulating where they want to go in the future. EAUC members are global leaders in sustainability and we recognise the benefits of sharing our collective experience and understanding. We hope that our partnership with Uzbek colleagues will grow to give new opportunities and benefit UK and Irish members.
The first day of the workshop will be focused on systems thinking approaches to enhance the group’s understanding of sustainability and ESD. The team will use diagram, drawing and mapping techniques to help participants to articulate their own understanding and broaden it to include all components of sustainability. The second day will then go on to use case studies to demonstrate good practice, alongside asking participants to share their own institutions’ experiences. The final day will use back-casting techniques and existing ESD frameworks to help participants to articulate their own next steps. The output on day three will be a fairly detailed action plan which each person can take back to their institution for implementation. Other meetings are planned with Government, British Council and Education representatives alongside national media outlets.
Delivered by EAUC