Educate for the Future: Italy’s Development Cooperation across Africa

The project called “Educate for the Future” was developed to engage Italian schools in implementing development cooperation projects with Africa on issues such as climate change, new technologies and responsible consumption. The project entails creating multidisciplinary teaching materials and publishing educational products on web-based multimedia with the goal of establishing a "national network of schools for a sustainable future.”

"Educate for the Future" hopes to initiate collaboration between schools and the scientific research community to furnish  students with up-to-date knowledge on potential scientific and technological innovations that can help build a sustainable future.

Furthermore, the project developed the Campaign SUSTAIN - "Sustainable Future Students African Italian Network". SUSTAIN promotes partnerships between African and Italian schools, leading to educational exchange and cooperation projects focused on the diffusion of new technologies and renewable energy for the sustainable development of rural communities. The campaign has already led to the installation of 20 photovoltaic kits providing energy to 264 schools in rural villages in Mauritania and Burkina Faso.

The project was developed through a Memorandum of Understanding between the Ministry of Education, University and Research and the Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development (ENEA).

Organization: The National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development, Italy
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