The Global Search for Sustainable Schools is being implemented by the multi-stakeholder advisory committee of the Sustainable Lifestyles and Education programme, with the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies as the co-ordinating body.

Co-ordinating Team

Simon Gilby, IGES, Japan

Simon Gilby has been with IGES since July 2011. He is the day-to-day lead on the Global Search for Sustainable Schools project under the SLE programme and is also contributing to the monitoring and evaluation of 10YFP projects. He previously worked on ASEAN Environmentally Sustainable Cities Model Cities Programme and has been involved in a diverse range of areas from community based urban sustainability projects, environmental knowledge management, and green growth among others. He received his MA in International Development from the University of East Anglia in 2007 and has worked in a variety of fields most notably business intelligence and education in both the UK and China.

Atsushi Watabe, IGES, Japan

Atsushi Watabe has a strong background in the Sociology of Rural Development, Population Movement, and Migration in the South-east Asian Countries. He is also experienced in monitoring and evaluating environmental policies (in particular climate policies) in the developing countries. He has been engaged in the tasks as follows: Monitoring and Advisory of Indonesia Climate Change Program Loan (2008-2012), Fukushima Action Research (2012-14), UN 10-Year Framework for Sustainable Consumption and Production (2014-), and Policy Design and Evaluation to Ensure Sustainable Consumption and Production Patterns in Asian Region (2016-).

Implementing Countries

Information coming soon

Observer Countries and Advisors

Information coming soon

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