The First Workshop on Promotion of Environmental Education in Primary Schools in Phnom Penh

The First Workshop on Promotion of Environmental Education in Primary Schools in Phnom Penh

Phnom Penh Capital Administration (PPCA), Department of Education, Youth and Sports (DoEYS), and IGES Centre Collaborating with UNEP on Environmental Technologies (CCET) have jointly organized the First Workshop on Promotion of Environmental Education in Primary Schools in Phnom Penh, with the aim of facilitating a discussion for developing a teaching material for environmental education (E.E.). The event was organized as a part of pilot project to support the implementation of Phnom Penh Waste Management Strategy and Action Plan 2018-2035 recently published as a result of joint efforts by PPCA and CCET, and intended to improving waste management and 3R practices in primary schools thereby addressing waste management challenges in schools.

In many Primary Schools in Phnom Penh is facing difficulty in managing the generated waste, with increasing waste mainly generated from snack vendors on one hand, and lack of budget for implementing waste management services on the other. The project aims to address such waste management challenges on the ground by promoting recycling of both organic and inorganic materials through source segregation, while introducing E.E. to bring about behavioral change. The two activities are designed to be mutually supportive containing information oriented components and action learning.

Date/Time
28 November 2018
Venue

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Organizers

Department of Environment, Youth and Sports (DoEYS)

Phnom Penh Capital Administration (PPCA)

IGES Centre Collaborating with UNEP on Environmental Technologies (CCET)

Supporters

Cambodian Education and Waste Management Organization (COMPED)

VVOB Cambodia

Tuol Kok Primary School

Seng Sok Primary School

Languages
English
Capacity
120
Fee
Free
Schedule

Time

Topics

Presenter

Opening Session

9:00-9:20

Welcome message from CCET and General Introduction of Pilot Project

Title: Invitation for Collaborative Learning and Action: Environmental Education for Sustainable Society through the lens of Waste

Ran Yagasa, Policy Researcher, IGES Centre Collaborating with UNEP on Environmental Technologies (CCET), Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)

9:20-9:40

Welcome and key messages from PPCA

Mao Kolmardi, Director, Waste Management Division, Phnom Penh Capital Administration (PPCA-WMD)

9:40-10:00

Photo Session and Networking

 

Session 1 : Understanding the Current Status of Environmental Education (E.E.) and Waste Management

10:00 – 10:20

Short Video targeting Raising Public Awareness on Littering

Mr. Mao Kolmardi, Director, Waste Management Division, Phnom Penh Capital Administration (PPCA-WMD)

10:20-10:40

(20 min)

Actions in Primary Schools 1

Title: Environmental Education and Waste Management in Tuol Kok Primary School: Current State and Actions

 

Phath Sokha, Director,

Tuol Kok Primary School

10:40-11:00

Actions in Primary Schools 2

Title: Environmental Education and Waste Management in Seng Sok Primary School: Current State and Actions

 

Svay Sarun, Director,

Seng Sok Primary School

11:00-10:20

Report of Quick Survey on E.E. and Waste Management

Title: Current State of Awareness and Behaviour on Waste Management

 

Rithy Uch, Director,

COMPED – Waste Management

10:40-10:50

Q&A and Facilitated Group Discussion

(Current Actions, challenges, opportunities for Improving E.E. and Waste Management)

Facilitation:

Phalla Sam, Director, COMPED

 

10:50-11:00

Coffee Break

 

Session 2 : Development of Educational Material for Environmental Education

11:00-11:30

Introduction of Draft Educational Material

Title: Advancing learning and inducing behavioral change: Examples of Promoting 3R through Environmental Education in Myanmar and “Ecology Note” as supplementary teaching material

Dr. D.J.G. Premakumara, Programme Manager, CCET

 

 

11:30-12:00

Q&A and Facilitated Discussion

 

Dr. D.J.G. Premakumara, Programme Manager, CCET

Phalla Sam, Director, COMPED

12:00-13:30

Lunch

 

13:30-14:00

Introduction of Draft Educational Material

(Continued)

Title: Advancing learning and inducing behavioural change: Examples of Promoting 3R through Environmental Education in Myanmar and “Ecology Note” as supplementary teaching material

Premakumara,

Programme Manager, CCET

 

14:00-14:20

Q&A and Facilitated Discussion

 

D.J.G. Premakumara,

Programme Manager, CCET

Phalla Sam, Director, COMPED

14:20-14:30

Coffee Break

 

Session 3: Example of Actions for Promoting Environmental Education

14:30-15:00

Introduction of Eco-School Program

Title: Eco-school Program – Practical Steps

Ms. Roosje Sprangers,

Education Advisor, VVOB

 

15:00-15:30

Integration of Lecture and Learning-by-doing

Title: Environmental Education through Composting: bridging knowledge and experience

 

Rithy Uch, Director,

COMPED – Waste Management

15:30-15:45

Q&A and Wrap-up

 

Closing Session

15:45-15:50

Conclusion and the way forward

Ran Yagasa, Policy Researcher, CCET

Photos
Director Tuol Kok Primary School
Phnom Penh Workshop on Environmental Education 1
Director Seng Sok Primary School and Premakumara