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Professors Share Success Stories in Adapting New Climate Change Curriculum in Asia-Pacific

Dr. Cao Thuy Anh of Da Lat University in Vietnam leads workshop participants in a low emission land use planning role play.
13 August 2015

Over 70 professors from 14 universities across the Asia-Pacific region met this week in Bangkok at a regional workshop on “Success Stories in Climate Change Education Advancement” to share their success stories and lessons learned in applying USAID LEAF’s Regional Climate Change Curriculum and how they have been advancing climate change education in their institutions. USAID LEAF, the US Forest Service and professors from Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia and Papua New Guinea collaborated over the past three years to develop innovative new curriculum materials focused on key climate change topics. This week’s workshop provided professors an opportunity to share how they have integrated the materials into their teaching, and to discuss opportunities for the network of professors to remain active in the future. Dr. Bui The Doi of Vietnam Forestry University said, “We’ve modified the material from USAID LEAF, integrated it into our existing courses and our colleagues are using it. We’re following the idea of use, teach, customize, and we’re very proud of it.”