Mountain Protector Programme


The ZWDP Mountain Protector Education and Training Programme is a key action to implement the Children‘s Call to Action was launched with support of the Mountain Partnership at COP21 Climate Change Summit in Glasgow, Scotland 2021.

ZWDP is collaborating with UNESCO Alpine World Heritage Site Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch  to develop and roll out the Mountain Protectors Training Programme. See details of the MPTP below.

UNESCO centre is based in the town of Naters, Switzerland. The centre has an attractive educational programme for primary and secondary school level I in the framework of the project «Learning the Alps» (2013 – 2016). Main topics such as tourism, use of water, forestry, or mountain farming can be easily linked to the living space of the scholars, which is basic for successful learning. Beside the theoretical und conceptional foundations for the lessons, the material offers learning exercises with teaching comments, lecture notes, planning tools, proposals for excursions and project weeks.


Programme -at a glance-

Mountain Protector Education and Training Programme (MPTP) has five learning modules.  

1. Module 1: Classroom based learning based on the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 SDGs (SDGs). This module introduces students to the interconnected and interdependent nature of the SDGs through the lens of planetary and human health.  
2. Module 2: empowering Children and Youth advocacy for sustainable development, and provides real-world opportunities for groups to engage in global discussions and events;
3. Module 3: supporting the development of whole school, whole community action plans and research; 
4. Students participate in ‚Saving the World‘s Water Towers‘ Campaign‘ and share of local projects and experiences across the ZWDP network of schools around the world;
5. Project Week for example at the UNESCO World Heritage Centre Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch