Round Table 5 Concept

 The concept of the round table No. 5

 "Searching for Solutions in Sustainable Development at Local Level through ESD"

within the framework of the international conference on education for sustainable development


Khanty-Mansiysk,10  June 2015  


On 10 June 2015, Khanty-Mansiysk will hold a round table "Searching for Solutions in Sustainable Development at Local Level through ESD" within the framework of the international conference on education for sustainable Development.



Nina Dagbaeva, Doctor of Pedagogical Sciences, professor, director of the Pedagogical Institute of Buryat State University, Ulan-Ude (Russia);

Manfred Niekisch, Vice-President of the Global Nature Fund, professor of the University of Greifswald, Director of a zoo in Frankfurt am Main (Germany);

Elena Dzyatkovskaya, Doctor of Biological Sciences, professor, Institute for Strategy of Education Development RAE, Deputy Chairman of the Scientific Council on Problems of Environmental Education under the Presidium of the RAE, Рead of the UNESCO Chair branch at the Department of Global Processes MSU (under RAE Institute of Strategy of Education Development)


The purpose of the round table: Discussion of the effective experience and development of recommendations on ESD programmes integration in planning and decision-making at local level. Consolidation of all stakeholders for searching forms and mechanisms of strengthening the role of local communities, for defining effective forms of formal and non-formal education, for extending networking within the local community, for raising the role of civil society as a driving force of changes for sustainable development at local level.


The objectives of the round table: 

         To generalise ideas and examples of effective practice which allow to forecast the launch and development of local platforms for learning and cooperation.

         To ensure accessibility of available innovation experience of Russian regions in extending rights and opportunities for citizens and further developing civil society.

         To define problem fields and mechanisms of involving executives of private companies, representatives of civil society, NGOs, associations of indigenous peoples, local media and online resources for solving ESD objectives.

To build mutual position on addressing objectives of the Global Action Programme on ESD at local level.


Moderators' opening speeches N. Dagbayeva (Russia);Manfred Niekisch (Germany)


Part 1. Positive experience in establishing a single platform to address objectives of sustainable development at local level in Russian regions and abroad


Topics for reports and discussion                               

Social partnership for policy activating in the field of sustainable development in the local community.

Successful examples of effective interaction between educational institutions and local administrations, businesses, NPOs and mass media for sustainable development of local communities.

Measures and mechanisms for solving problems of sustainable development that local communities are facing in the field of sustainable development that will be effective within the next few years.


Reports and presentations: Nina Dagbayeva, Doctor of Pedagogical Sciences, professor at Buryat State University (Ulan-Ude); prof. Manfred Niekisch, Vice-President of the Global Nature Fund (Germany), Nikolay Pustovoy, Doctor of Engineering Sciences, Novosibirsk State Technical University (Novosibirsk) - 12 min. each



Addresses in discussion: Nikolai Kharchenko,  Doctor of Biological Sciences, Vice Rector for academic affairs FSB EI HE Voronezh State Academy of Forestry and Technologies (Voronezh), Elena Khlyshcheva, Doctor of Philosophical Sciences, Head of Department of Cultural Studies, Astrakhan State University (Astrakhan) – 5 min. each


Part 2. Social Partnership as a basis for addressing ESD objectives in the local community


Topics for reports and discussion                               

The role of NGOs in implementing ecological and educational projects for regional sustainable development.

Local authorities' potential for establishing local ESD centres.


Reports and presentations: Dr. Joseph Gebbe, Osnabrück (Germany)Antonina Kulyasova, Candidate of Social Sciences, Centre for Independent Social Research (St. Petersburg) – 12 min. each



Addresses in discussion: Zaringul AlimshoevaCandidate of Pedagogical Sciences, Tajik National University (Dushanbe); Galina Kudinova, Candidate of Economic Sciences; Gennadiy Rosenberg, RAS correspondent member, Doctor of Biological Sciences, Institute of Ecology of the Volga Basin RAS (Toliatti) – 5 min. each


Part 3. Scale up the capacity of civil society and the use of indigenous population experience


Topics for reports and discussion                                       

Preservation and support of the Russian cultural diversity, local and traditional knowledge and ecological traditions of indigenous peoples.

Local communities' experience in developing resource-saving technologies, improving social conditions, population health, youth involvement in ecological projects and educational activity.


Reports and presentations: Innokentiy Aktamov, Candidate of Pedagogical Sciences, Buryat State University, Head of the Centre of Oriental Studies (Ulan-Ude): prof. Badrakh Zhadambaa, Honourary President of Mongolian National University of Education (Mongolia); Yash Shileegma, Head of the Academic Division of Mongolian National University of Education (Mongolia); Elena Fedotova, Head of Child Ethnocultural Nomads Camp Numsangyokh (Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug); 12 min. each



Addresses in discussion: Evgeniy Vyazov, Chairman of the Regional Youth Social Ecological Movement "Third Planet from the Sun" (Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug); Ekaterina Kornilova, Candidate of Historical Sciences, Associate Professor, educator of Ministry of the Interior Centre for Professional Training in Sakha Republic (Yakutia); Anatoliy Sleptsov, Candidate of Legal Sciences, UNESCO Chairholder "Social and Human Adaptation of the Arctic Regions to Climate Change and Globalization", North-Eastern Federal University (Yakutsk) – 5 min. each


Part 4. The resolution discussion and adoption – 15 min.