Green Education

Green Education 2017-11-24T11:33:25+00:00

About the Working Group

The Working Group Green Education, a joint set-up between TUEWAS/SNRD Asia,  is part of GIZ company-wide Working Group on Green Education/Environmental and Climate Education which was established in 2013 by the then Sectoral Departments 47 (Environment and Climate Change) and 43 (Education, Health and Social Protection). The members believe that GIZ’s efforts to support emerging economies and developing countries in introducing sustainable ways of developing and doing business will only be successful if the necessary ‘green’ knowledge and skills are available and the required attitudes and patterns of behaviour are embedded in the population. Green education promotes a shift in values in relation to environmental sustainability and supports individuals and organisations in identifying, experimenting with and teaching environmentally sustainable models of behaviour. Green education brings together formal and non-formal education, awareness rising and communication tools in areas such as environmental protection, conservation of biodiversity and climate change.

Green Education plays a special role in the achievement of the objectives of the SDGs and supports the interaction between ecological, social and economic factors.

Immediate objectives of the WG are to:

  • maintain a network of green education practitioners who share knowledge and experiences with regard to Green Education in Asia and learn from Green Education projects in the region
  • provide “green” knowledge and develops attitudes and patterns of behaviour that support partner countries in introducing sustainable ways of developing and doing business
  • promote a shift in values in relation to environmental sustainability and supports individuals and organisations in identifying, experimenting and teaching environmentally sustainable models of behaviour 


Through its members and member projects, the WG has contributed to the work of the company-wide Working Group Green Education. In 2014, it provided input to a special Green Education session at the FATA, an expert talk organised by the relevant sector departments and to the group’s Product Modul 075-05 Green education. Although there was a slowing down in activities in 2015 due to the closure of member projects and personnel fluctuation, Green Education remains a key enabler for sustainable development. During the recent SNRD Asia/TUEWAS conference in Bangkok in 2016, the previously-established Task Force Green Education has evolved into a Working Group and is now open to members from both TUEWAS and SNRD Asia.

Main issues/topics that the WG is currently focusing on include:

  • Positioning the importance, concept, methodologies and formats of Green Education as a joint working group of  SNRD and TUEWAS
  • Identification and elaboration of new relevant approaches
  • Foster learning through life’s experiences and traditional knowledge systems
  • Counter narrow conception of rationality with emotional understanding 

Please get in touch for any further information regarding the Working Group’s activities.

Contact Details

Cristina Georgii
Joint Speaker for Green Education from SNRD Asia

A German- Brazilian, Cristina holds an MA on Environment and Education and Veterinarian with experience on wildlife medicine and environmental education. She has been working for ProCEEd since May 2015 as senior adviser for environmental education. Before coming to Laos, she worked as CIM expert coordinating the Charles Darwin Foundation’s environmental education programme, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador. Also, she was development adviser in the Philippines, advising on the management of rescue centers and captive breeding programs for endemic endangered wildlife species as well as on environmental education programmes.


Dr. Shailendra Dwivedi
Joint Speaker for Green Education from TUEWAS

Shailendra has 17 years of work experience in the development sector in the fields of rural development, urban and industrial environment and decentralisation. He has been working with GIZ for the last eight years as Senior Advisor on Capacity Development and Impact Monitoring. Currently, he is heading the Quality Assurance Cell of the Urban-Industrial Development Cluster in India. He possesses doctorate degree in Sociology and Post-Graduation in Rural Development.





Bangladesh, China, Fiji, Germany, India, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Tajikistan, Thailand, Timor- Leste, Viet Nam,


26 projects are represented in the Working Group, with 1 project exclusively dedicated to environmental education and 7 projects with Green Education components or sub-activities, 5 projects from SNRD Asia and 3 Projects from TUEWAS.