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[ March Free Report ] : Overcoming the Lack of Effective and Accessible Environmental Education in Bangladesh

by Tanzeel Rashid | 28-03-2023 17:23 recommendations 0

Introduction:


Bangladesh, a low-lying country, is one of the most vulnerable nations to the effects of climate change. The country faces an increasing number of natural disasters, including cyclones, floods, and droughts, which disproportionately affect the country's marginalized communities. However, the lack of effective and accessible environmental education in Bangladesh is a significant challenge that hinders the country's capacity to address the growing climate crisis.


Current State of Environmental Education in Bangladesh:


According to a 2021 study by the Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies, only 16% of schools in Bangladesh provide environmental education. This is a significant problem that contributes to the lack of awareness among young people about climate change and their role in mitigating it. Additionally, the UNICEF study found that 50% of respondents reported not being able to explain climate change or global warming, while 94% stated that they were keen to act to address climate change if given necessary support.
Challenges Faced by Environmental Education in Bangladesh:
The 2019 UNESCO report highlights the fact that the majority of environmental education materials in Bangladesh are outdated and not interactive, failing to engage students effectively. This is a significant problem that undermines the effectiveness of the limited environmental education that is available in the country. Moreover, the lack of resources, trained educators, and appropriate teaching methods also pose a challenge to the development and implementation of effective environmental education programs.


Importance of Effective and Accessible Environmental Education:


To effectively address the climate crisis, it is essential to prioritize the development and implementation of effective environmental education programs that are accessible to all, particularly those in underserved communities. Such programs must equip young people with the necessary knowledge, skills, and resources to become active and confident agents of change in addressing climate change. With the right knowledge and skills, young people can play a crucial role in advocating for environmental protection and implementing sustainable practices in their communities.


Conclusion:


In conclusion, the lack of effective and accessible environmental education in Bangladesh is a significant challenge that undermines the country's capacity to address the growing climate crisis. It is essential to prioritize the development and implementation of effective environmental education programs that are accessible to all, particularly those in underserved communities, to equip young people with the necessary knowledge, skills, and resources to become active and confident agents of change in addressing climate change. With a focus on environmental education, Bangladesh can take significant steps towards building a sustainable future for all.

 

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3 Comments

James Mentor

  • James Mentor says :
    Hello Tanzeel! This is your mentor James!
    First of all, sorry for the late comment!

    I see that you have explained the current adversities that Bangladesh is facing regarding abrupt climate changes. Thus, environmental education is surely needed to know how to solve the corresponding problem. Even though there isn't a practical solution to "stop" climate change, education regarding recycling methods, green architecture, waste treatment, and filtration systems are still crucially needed.

    Thanks for the meaningful report! Looking forward to reading your next one!
    Posted 04-05-2023 19:32

  • Tanzeel Rashid says :
    Thank you for your kind words .
    Posted 04-04-2023 17:52

Yewon Mentor

  • Yewon Mentor says :
    Hello Tanzeel! This is your mentor Yewon.

    You have written a report about a very important topic, 'environment education'! Your report is so well-structured with reliable sources and is convenient to understand!

    I also think that proper education about environmental issues and solutions is essential for young people to protect the environment. What kind of environmental education do you think is desirable?

    I think it can be a good opportunity to get to know how other countries are educating young people. I hope many ambassadors who read this report would explain their own ways to educate about the environment!!

    Thank you for your great report!
    Posted 31-03-2023 02:45

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