EEASA Annual International Conferences
EEASA (est. 1982), has hosted conferences throughout the southern African region. Conferences are a flagship tool for the association to strengthen awareness of the environmental sustainability discourse and associated practices. Our conferences provide a platform for practitioners to share and learn together; to propose, agree upon, and support campaigns that strengthen environment and sustainability education; and to continuously raise the agenda of education for sustainable development in various sectors.
Our conferences also play a key role in growing academic scholarship. We not only accept academic papers, but also encourage presentations, workshops, posters that demonstrate practice on the ground. Presenters are encouraged to convert their presentations to academic papers, and news articles for our publications. To this end, most of the southern African countries are encouraged to host the conference.
Our conferences have over the decades provided a platform for members to deepen and localise the meaning of quality education especially with respect to shifts in global, regional and sub-regional policies and associated discourses. Consequently, conference themes have also evolved with the changing times: showing shifting tendencies from focusing on the traditional concept of Nature Conservation, to a broader approach of Environmental Education, to Education for Sustainable Development. Most recently the themes have reflected strongly the global issues of Climate Change and the Green Economy.
The process leading to hosting the conference is outlined in the EEASA Conference Hosting Guidelines. Any entity in southern Africa who wish to host an EEASA conference have to submit a written letter of intent to the EEASA Council at firstname.lastname@example.org and copy email@example.com and supply a bid at the EEASA Annual General Meeting.