Malawi folktales project shown in Japan
24 November 2014
The Documentation of Malawi Folktales project was presented at the UNESCO World Conference on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) in Japan in November.
To introduce the beautiful storytelling of Malawi to conference participants, an audiovisual exhibition was staged in Okayama for the stakeholder meetings and in Nagoya for the high-level conference.
The exhibition used material gathered in the Documentation of Malawi Folktales project, a collaborative work by the Malawi National Commission for UNESCO, National Library Services of Malawi, Global Future Charitable Trust, Sony Corporation and Rei Foundation Limited.
As well as showcasing the richness of traditional Malawian culture, we hoped to remind our audience of how useful storytelling can be as an effective method within education for sustainable development.
This exhibition also aimed to demonstrate the significance and practicality of a multi-sector approach (collaboration between public and private sectors) for enhancing outcomes.
UNESCO World Conference on ESD 2014.