Mr. Basil Tibanyendera, a lecturer in the Dept of Education , recently won the MESA Award (Mainstreaming Environment and Sustainability in African Universities) for MUST for the best practices in the integration of sustainability in teaching, as a result of his Change Project. MESA is a programme under the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP).
Mr Tibanyendera is currently organizing the Youth Climate Gathering – MUST Chapter. The World Youth Climate Gathering will take place in Lund, Sweden from 13th to 15th November, 2009. There will be a world teleconference discussion, among other activities, to come with a common position of the youth to feed into the Copenhagen Summit, COP 15 of December 2009. MUST has been allowed to do our own local “gathering” and send the outcomes to the organizers of the Lund Climate Gathering for inclusion in the final youth statement. MUST Climate Gathering will take place on 13th November 2009 at 2.00 pm.
Basil in his own words: I appeal to other universities and organisations to collaborate with us in our efforts to champion Education for Sustainable Development in this United Nations Decade of ESD, as well as the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals. I am tasked with the duty of coming up with a curriculum of Environmental Education for our undergraduate students. An input to this exercise will be highly appreciated.