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How African RCEs Can Be Engaged with Mobilizing Education and Learning Towards SD & SDGs Implementation

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Presentation and panel discussion 'RCE Engagement in National and International Sustainability Processes'
How African RCEs Can Be Engaged with Mobilizing Education and Learning Towards SD & SDGs Implementation
Dr. Mary Otieno, Senior Lecturer, Kenyatta University, Retired RCE Coordinator, RCE Greater Nairobi, Kenya
11th Global RCE Conference
7-9 December, 2018
Cebu, the Philippines

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How African RCEs Can Be Engaged with Mobilizing Education and Learning Towards SD & SDGs Implementation

  1. 1. How African RCEs can be engaged with mobilizing education and learning towards SD & SDGs Implementation Dr Mary Otieno Senior Lecturer, Kenyatta University Retired RCE Coordinator, RCE Greater Nairobi, Kenya
  2. 2. Why? ! Engage in National and International Sustainability Processes ! To accelerate progress towards SD & implementation of SDGs
  3. 3. Role of RCEs ! Regional Centre's of Expertise on ESD (RCEs) were introduced as a multistakeholder initiative of learning for change, with higher education and school communities as the lead actors
  4. 4. What has been the issue? 1.  RCE was introduced in a personalized manner 2.  University leaders have not grasped its origin and importance 3.  Faculty members lack of interest – need for advocacy/awareness drive 4.  Strategies to penetrate government relevant agencies to buy in are slow/stagnating
  5. 5. What has been the issue Cont’d? ! Integration of analysis and planning between national, subnational, regional levels of government and international processes ! The current state of practice in Africa with respect to integrated planning and analysis through vertical alignment and partnerships shows very limited good examples in the region. ! National, regional and international coordination activities in crosscutting sectors is limited
  6. 6. Possibilities to continue engaging? !  Re-introduce RCE to university/community leaders ! Adopt a school or a community based organization !  Conduct project based advocacy
  7. 7. ……………………………………………… ……………………………………………… ……………………………………………… ……………………………………………… ……………………………………………… ……………………………………………… ……………………………………………… ……………………………………………… ……………………………………………… ……………………………………………… ……………………………………………… Who we are Purpose People Environment How we work together Structures Decisions Processes Motivators Development Measurement What we’re able to achieve
  8. 8. Effective Multi-Stakeholder Partnership/Engagement in SDGs ! GOVERNMENT LEADERSHIP • Recognize the need; • Create enabling environment and making use of it not just ticking the box !  •STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT • Political/Policy space • Capacity and confidence • Initiatives & Action ! COMMUNICATION AND OUTREACH •Adapting SDGs to local contexts: Messaging, outreach mechanisms • Access to information ! SDG REPORTING AND FEEDBACK • Enhanced Statistical capacity SDG reporting as an accountability mechanism to citizens & not the UN system
  9. 9. ASANTE SANA!

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