Environmental Forums
and Educational
Conferences
Carmen Zamudio Rodríguez
Universidad Distrital Francisco José de Caldas
R...
Source: http://www.ias.unu.edu/sub_page.aspx?catID=108&ddlID=183
Regional Centers of Expertise on ESD -
RCE
A RCE is thought as a
network that is
designed to strengthen
the collaboration ...
Institutions of RCE Bogota
 12 universities (public and
private)
 Government institutions
(Ministry of Environment,
Envi...
Actions of RCE Bogota
Environmental
Forums
Comunication
Memories
Educational
conferences
RCE´s Young
Network
Teacher
Train...
 The objective of the Environmental
Forums and Educational Workshops,
which are carried out with the
proposed theme for e...
 The work of planning and
carrying out the different
Educational Forums and
Conferences is collaborative,
cooperative and...
 The lecturers involved in the
Forums and the Educational
Workshops are experts in the
subjects proposed by the
Decade. T...
 The closure of the session is
done at the end of each event
with some conclusions that
are created together with the
par...
 To the present there have
been 40 Educational Forums
and Conferences, with an
average attendance of 200
participants per...
 Having completed the Environmental Forums and
Educational Conference each year, the best papers
presented are assessed a...
Contributions
construction
of a citizen
culture
covers a
range of
population
who is
normally
excluded
Non - formal
educati...
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  1. 1. Environmental Forums and Educational Conferences Carmen Zamudio Rodríguez Universidad Distrital Francisco José de Caldas RCE Bogotá, Colombia Blending Higher Education and Traditional Knowledge for Sustainable Development IAU 2014 International Conference 19-21 March 2014 Universidad Científica del Perú (UCP) Iquitos, Peru
  2. 2. Source: http://www.ias.unu.edu/sub_page.aspx?catID=108&ddlID=183
  3. 3. Regional Centers of Expertise on ESD - RCE A RCE is thought as a network that is designed to strengthen the collaboration for ESD among regional and local actors. The localized network is voluntary, flexible and inclusive (United Nations University – UNU: RCE concept paper). RCE UNU – IAS Goal: Global Learning Space for Sustainable Development. UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (DESD, 2005-2014) RCE Bogota Acknowledged in 2009 Promotes ESD through interdisciplinary work and partnership between universities, governments, organizations, civil society.
  4. 4. Institutions of RCE Bogota  12 universities (public and private)  Government institutions (Ministry of Environment, Environment District Secretary, Local Government)  NGOs (Dame tu mano– Econciencia)  Schools (primary – secondary)  Coordinator: Olga María Bermúdez G.
  5. 5. Actions of RCE Bogota Environmental Forums Comunication Memories Educational conferences RCE´s Young Network Teacher Training Investigation International Cooperation Innovative forms of collaboration
  6. 6.  The objective of the Environmental Forums and Educational Workshops, which are carried out with the proposed theme for each year by the Decade, is creating a Citizen Environmental Culture for the people of Bogota.  These events are free of charge, they are open to public participation besides students, teachers and researchers interested in environmental issues and interested in orienting our city towards sustainability. Environmental Forums and Educational Conferences
  7. 7.  The work of planning and carrying out the different Educational Forums and Conferences is collaborative, cooperative and through an interdisciplinary team of professionals who belong to the 12 Universities which are members of the RCE Bogota. Each institution that is participating is responsible for the organization, both academically and logistically of each of the events. Environmental Forums and Educational Conferences
  8. 8.  The lecturers involved in the Forums and the Educational Workshops are experts in the subjects proposed by the Decade. The lecturers are invited to submit their contributions and create an open dialogue with the participants. There is always a space for discussion and public input in each forum  The conferences are spaces to socialize Pedagogical research experiences and projects developed by communities and students on issues related to Education for Sustainability. Environmental Forums and Educational Conferences
  9. 9.  The closure of the session is done at the end of each event with some conclusions that are created together with the participants. The purpose is promoting actions that contribute to friendly environmental changes in both the individual and the collective life of the participants. Environmental Forums and Educational Conferences
  10. 10.  To the present there have been 40 Educational Forums and Conferences, with an average attendance of 200 participants per event. Environmental Forums and Educational Conferences
  11. 11.  Having completed the Environmental Forums and Educational Conference each year, the best papers presented are assessed and collected to organize the publication of the respective memoirs, which were published in a physical version and in 2 digital books until 2012.
  12. 12. Contributions construction of a citizen culture covers a range of population who is normally excluded Non - formal education Universities are getting closer to communities productive dialogue of knowledge academia and the experience of common people creating new learning and knowledge about environment
  13. 13. Thank you!

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