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National Education for Sustainable Development Workgroup (NESDW) 

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Improving life on land for indigenous communities

Students and staff of Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, in collaboration with Camfil Malaysia, the National Education for Sustainable Development Work Group and WWF-Malaysia embarked on a community education initiative on May 19 2018 at the Kg Batu 20 indigenous village in Tapah, Perak.


What is NESDW?

National Education for Sustainable Development Workgroup (NESDW) was formalized on February 16th 2015, in line with advocating a more holistic and transformative ESD agenda. The formation of the workgroup was a key result of a brainstorming session with Malaysian ESD experts, practitioners and stakeholders on the future of ESD in Malaysia, in August 2014. The National ESD Workgroup is advised by Yang Berbahagia Tan Sri Dzulkifli Abdul Razak, President of the International Association of Universities, and co-chaired by WWF Malaysia’s Mr Thiaga Nadeson and Universiti Teknologi Petronas’s Dr Subarna Sivapalan. Since its inception WWF-Malaysia has played the role of a host to the group. Members of the workgroup include academicians from Malaysian public and private institutions of higher learning, Malaysian environmental NGOs, educationists from Malaysian local and international schools. The workgroup has presently identified 11 key areas to streamline within present WWF domains and beyond, in line with local, regional and global dialogues on sustainable development and ESD, post the Decade for Education for Sustainable Development (DESD) and Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) agendas.

The workgroup welcomes ideas from all stakeholders towards the advancement of ESD in Malaysia. Please write to the workgroup.

Our Team

NESDW Committee Members 2015

Our Vision

Empowering Communities for Greener Lifestyles through Education for Sustainable Development

Our Mission

The mission of the National ESD workgroup is to advocate, research, recommend, implement, support and empower the infusion of Education for Sustainable Development into all levels of formal and non-formal education. We do this through:.

  1. The research of best practices. 

  2. Providing consultation and recommendations to national, regional and international bodies and institutions. 

  3. Networking and collaborating with like-minded national, regional and international bodies and institutions.

  4. Aligning our work with that of other organizations and institutions at the national , regional and local level, to generate balanced views and recommendations regarding ESD.

  5. Providing evaluation and expert views on the formulation and implementation of ESD in Malaysia.

  6. Engaging and empowering ESD stakeholders by developing and implementing recommended practices, educational materials and training to support them in their roles as ESD change agents within their respective social institutions.


Our Work


Contact Us

The workgroup welcomes ideas from all stakeholders towards the advancement of ESD in Malaysia.

If you or your organisation wants to work with NESDW, please write to the workgroup.

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