• How to keep development programs grounded in the local

    It should be a question we reflect on with frequency in any good development organization. Are we truly keeping things grounded in the local? Do our programs reflect the beneficiaries’ thoughts, hopes and ideas in a real way? Are they the drivers of their own social change? Are we who live and work in developing

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  • Building Education for Sustainable Development: SERES joins UNESCO GAP meeting in Paris

    SERES founder Corrina Grace has arrived in Paris for UNESCO’s 2016 GAP conference, joining representatives from around the world who are working towards education for sustainable development (ESD) goals. Over the next three days, presentations and workshops will allow representatives from member states to share best practices and envision methods for scaling-up actions globally. Having

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  • How sustainability leadership provides both the will to learn and the will to change

    Jun Che’, Jun K’aslem (one tree, one life) was one of many action plans that came out of the community congress in Patzun in June 2015. The youth behind the plan, a group of change makers from the community of Chuacacai, were all filled with hope and belief that they can make a change. Education

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  • From 6′ to 30,000′: grassroots activism with strategic thinking for a sustainable future

    The award ceremony for the UNESCO-Japan prize on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) could definitely be considered one of SERES’ highlights for 2015. All that we believe in and work for – providing opportunities for unlikely leaders to lead the way towards a sustainable future – was culminated in the moment that SERES facilitator Abigail

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  • SERES leads the way in education for sustainability leadership

    Earlier this month, SERES co-Founder Corrina Grace traveled with Abigail Quic, facilitator to UNESCO’s Headquarters in Paris in order to receive the UNESCO-Japan prize for its innovative sustainability education programs. The award was presented by the Director-General of UNESCO in a ceremony on 5 November 2015 . Corrina and Abigail met with the other laureates, judges and

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