Public review was held over strategy framework for ecoeducation, eco-upbringing development


On the initiative of the RA Ministry of Nature Protection, a public review was held at the UN Conference Hall in Armenia over the preliminary draft over “Strategy Framework for Ecoeducation, Eco-upbringing Development”. The consultation was attended by officers as well as experts of interested departments, prominent higher education institutions of Armenia, NGOs, international organizations in Armenia. The adoption of strategy framework for ecoeducation, eco-upbringing development is conditioned by the necessity of ameliorating eco-educational system and the latter was included in Government 2017 Action Plan and priorities.

Head of RA Ministry of Nature Protection Information and Public Relation Department Armen Vardanyan extending a vote of thanks to the attendees for receiving the invitation, submitted the preliminary draft, the main principals of activities in progress and targets. A. Vardanyan responded to the questions of the participants; afterwards a diffused discussion was led.

The seminar partakers presented their proposals, a great deal of which will be taken into consideration while developing strategy framework for ecoeducation, eco-upbringing and especially strategy development concept. The representatives of non-governmental organizations and experts notably attached importance to well-organized partnership of the Ministries of Education and Nature Protection of RA to address ecoeducational issues.

There was offered to frequently organize similar discussion over strategy development performance. The RA MNP executives assured, that the law draft is developed in accordance with the requirements of Aarhus Convention and national legislation, moreover a public hearing will be held over the document.