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Education Kit on Combating Desertification Division of Ecological Sciences

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This kit includes a teacher’s guide, a series of case studies, a children’s cartoon story book and a poster.  Targeted at educators and pupils during their final years at primary school, it aims to clarify scientific knowledge on desertification.  Solutions and progress made to combat this crisis are also identified.  The teacher’s guide provides good background material and useful ideas for educational activities while the cartoon story book and map are brightly designed for children.  This is an invaluable resource for educators wanting to develop a programme on this topic.

FREE interactive web-based versions are available in English, French and Spanish here.

Hard copies of the kit can be ordered for Arabic, English, French, and Spanish. Also translated into Chinese, German, Hindi, Mongol and Russian.

UNESCO - MAB (2001, 2003), Education Kit on Combating Desertification
Division of Ecological Sciences 1, rue Miollis, 75352 Paris 07 SP, France.  Fax: (33) 1 45 68 58 04. www.unesco.org/publications. Price 30 Euros or 30 US Dollars.  

The kit was prepared by UNESCO's Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Programme in collaboration with the Secretariat of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD).