Since 2005, CEE is working with State Departments of Education (SDEs) across India towards Strengthening Environment Education in School System (StrEESS). Under the project, CEE initiated discussions with various State Education Departments. CEE has facilitated the development of proposals by various State Departments of Education focusing on the action plan for various activities such as developing / facilitating implementation of the EE curriculum, orientation of text book writers, development of text books, development of teaching-learning materials, teachers training etc.
The Gujarat Council of Educational Research and Training (GCERT) have submitted the proposal to MoEF during last financial year. The Ministry has request the GCERT to revise the proposal. The Council has responded to Ministry that they now do not need the funds as EE is already being implemented through State funds. The discussion on proposal development is presently going on with the Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board. CEE has facilitated orientation of state resource group and review of text books for infusing EE in existing textbooks of Std. VIII to Std. X. CEE is having rounds of meetings and discussions with the Board for development of the proposal. CEE has compiled a status report of EE in Gujarat which was approved by the Education Secretary.Contact:
Centre for Environment Education
Nehru Foundation for Development
Ahmedabad - 380 054
Established as a Centre of Excellence of the Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Government of India.