As a key raw material employed in the textile and apparel industry, cotton production provides income for more than 250 million people across the world and employs close to 7% of all labor in developing countries. Although cotton is widely used, the T&A industry’s capacity to continue producing cotton textiles in the future is eventually threatened by the unsustainable nature of existing cotton production methods. Immediate sustainable measures are required for protecting the livelihoods of multiple cotton industry stakeholders and the textile industry itself.
Center for Research and Implementation of Sustainable Practices (CRISP) and Center for Business and Social Research (CBSR), an independent global action-based research institution, jointly organized an online certificate program on “Leadership for Sustainable Development”. The objectives of this certificate course were to enable stakeholders from different sectors, including employees, researchers, industry managers, teachers, students, and research scholars, to …
The write-up outlines the idea of sustainability in the education sector, its importance, major challenges, potential disclosures, and leading examples for a way forward. Sustainability in this area envelops aspects of participation and capacity building of all stakeholders, monitoring student-teacher learning, instructional delivery, curriculum design reforms, socio-economic and environmental best practices by individuals and the educational institutions in a good governance framework to ensure effective results in lifelong learning. A thorough analysis of strengths and weaknesses of existing models, addressing major bottlenecks and ensuring an evidence-based holistic mechanism to measure quality education can enable progress towards Agenda 2030.