Education for change: a case study on education for sustainable development in Southeast Asia

The Capacity Development and Education (CDE) Project has an opportunity to seek insights through research into the question of how can promote Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) programmes in the Southeast Asia region, a region which faces urgent environmental problems due an incredible rate of economic growth while a considerable percentage of the population are exposed to extreme poverty. The challenges of poverty and the contrasting possibilities of economic growth are just one part of the reality of the region, as the environmental impacts remain as issues for all to consider now, and as a part of the future plans regionally and in every community. As a result, this paper reports a case study which identifies critical factors for promoting good practices and of ESD programmes and implementation at the local level.