On 4 February 2021, the cross-faculty Institute for Sustainable Development and Learning at Leuphana University Lüneburg (ISDL) hosted Distinguished Professor of Education Heila Lotz-Sisitka from Rhodes University to speak at its inaugural dialogue series on ESD for 2030. The dialogue mobilized members from education and sustainability learning communities from around the world focusing on the theme "Building forward better through ESD for 2030: The next chapter for sustainability learning" to generate conversation on the role of the new framework in recovery and reconstruction from the pandemic.
"In Conversation" is a new series that was launched on 4 February 2021. It features inspirational leaders, academicians, practitioners and innovators who make an important impact in the field of sustainability learning and have interesting stories and examples to share to make this world a better place. The dialogue series aims to open a space for conversation on key educational and learning interventions on global and local challenges and to bring forth the voices from the Global South to the international domain.
In the first dialogue, Prof. Heila Lotz-Sisitka shared a powerful message to over 120 attendees on designing regenerative cultures to foster sustainable development and the need to view ESD as a systematic and emancipatory transformation process instead of limiting it to technical or pedagogical aspects. The inaugural dialogue was opened by Prof. Matthias Barth and moderated by Prof. Daniel Lang.
As a cross faculty institute, ISDL is creating a research hub at Leuphana to bring together researchers who are working on ESD projects to foster exchange and ideate on generating solutions for change as its contribution to Lüneburg 2030 and the new framework ESD for 2030.
A recording of the session is available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aPsgN4GaBMU