Alexandre Saad, vice-president of UNESCO-HidroEX, participated today, May 7th in Praia (Cape Verde) the opening of the workshop “Water, Education and School environment”, which is being realized by UNESCO’s International Hydrological Program and by the National Executive Secretary of Cape Verde.
After de opening ceremony a visit to the UniPeaget (Jean Peaget University of Cape Verde) was done, where the participants of the workshop knew about the work of the University which follows the principles of the Swiss pedagogue. The university offers 25 courses and serves 2,400 students with 12 Master courses and 3 new courses on Renewable Energy, Medicine and Translation within Interculturality.
On Wednesday, may 8th, Mr. Saad will make a presentation of the water education projects of UNESCO-HidroEX, among them the one on “Agent Cousteau” which will be developed by the Minas Gerais Government along with Cousteau Society, and which will be applied in public schools of the Brazilian State of Minas Gerais, beginning in the municipalities of Frutal and Uberaba.
Today, Mr Saad will have a meeting with the Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, also president to the National Commission of Cape Verde for UNESCO, Dr Antonio Correia e Silva. They will talk about the cooperation agreements which will be signed among UNESCO-HidroEX and Cape Verde.
Representatives from São Tomé and Prince, Angola, Guinea Bissau, Mozambique and Cape Verde are also participating from the workshop. The event, which will finish on the 9th of may, looks forward developing a curriculum within the participation of the representatives of each country for Education and Water, certifying the alignment with national politics and plans of development for the elaboration of a manual for teachers. On the other hand, it looks forward developing the adequate training of teachers in this matter.