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Progress of the Global RCE Network 2017-2018

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Progress of the Global RCE Network 2017-2018
Professor Mario Tabucanon, Visiting Senior Research Fellow, UNU-IAS
Asia-Pacific Regional RCE Meeting 2018
25-27 September, 2018, Parramatta (Sydney), Australia

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Progress of the Global RCE Network 2017-2018

  1. 1. Progress of the Global RCE network 2017-2018 United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS)
  2. 2. 1. Development of the RCE Network 2. Overview of RCE-related activities implemented since 2017 3. Strategic Directions and Strategy Roadmap for the RCE Community and the progress on GAP on ESD
  3. 3. 2005 7 99 120 2009 74 Mid-Decade Year Framework for the UNDESD International Implementation Scheme * Number in Red: Number of RCEs Acknowledged by UNU 2013 20142007 2011 47 DESD Launch 2003 Establishment of ESD Programme at UNU-IAS 2004 Development of the RCE Concept UNESCO World Conference on ESD (Bonn, Germany) 8th International RCE Conference (Nairobi, Kenya) 1st Global RCE Conference 9th International RCE Conference (Okayama, Japan) End of the DESD UNESCO World Conference on ESD (Aichi-Nagoya) Launch of GAP 2008 Emergence of thematic & strategic networks 2007 Emergence of continental networks 138 1. Development of the RCE Network 149 2015 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 3 RCE Network 2017 164 and beyond 1st Thematic RCE Conference (Okayama, Japan) 2018 166... Assessment of RCEs/ Engagement with international processes and capacity development
  4. 4. Newly acknowledged RCEs Global Network: ▪ 166 RCEs worldwide Asia-Pacific: 60 Europe: 44 Africa and Middle East: 38 Americas: 24 New RCEs: 8 RCEs were acknowledged since December 2017 until now: Asia-Pacific: RCE Hangzhou (China), RCE Kuching (Malaysia) Europe: RCE Galica (Spain), RCE Warsaw (Poland) Africa and Middle East: RCE Greater Yenagoa (Nigeria), RCE Ilorin (Nigeria), RCE Ogun (Nigeria) Americas: RCE Greater Atlanta (United States) RCE Network 4
  5. 5. The Global RCE Network 166 RCEs as of September 2018 RCE Network 5
  6. 6. 6 RCE Recognition Award 2017 Activities ▪ 10 projects were submitted by RCEs: (1) Outstanding Flagship Projects: 4 projects - RCE Georgetown - RCE Severn - RCE Saskatchewan - RCE Greater Portland (2) Acknowledged Flagship Projects: 7 projects - RCE Greater Dhaka - RCE Greater Eastern Uganda - RCE Severn - RCE Helsinki Metropolitan - RCE Greater Masaka - RCE Kano - RCE Zaria (3) Honorable Mention: 3 projects - RCE Chandigarh - RCE Penang - RCE Port Harcourt ▪ Contents of each project can be checked on the RCE Portal: https://www.rcenetwork.org/portal/2016-rce-awards-innovative-projects-education- sustainable-development-esd
  7. 7. 2. Overview of RCE-related activities February 2017 • Japanese RCE Meeting (FY2016) • Nagoya, Japan March 2017 • Review Forum for the UNESCO Global Action Programme (GAP) on Education for Sustainable Development: Implementation and Innovation • Ottawa, Canada April 2017 • The 2017 United Nations Alliance on Climate Change Meeting • Bonn, Germany August 2017 • The 7th African RCE Meeting • Lusaka, Zambia September 2017 • European RCE Meeting • The 6th Americas RCE Meeting • Dortmund, Germany • Vancouver, Canada November 2017 • The 10th Asia-Pacific RCE Meeting • Japanese RCE Meeting (FY2017) • Asia-Pacific Regional Workshop on the Global Action Programme on ESD and Cities • New Delhi, India • Hokkaido, Japan • New Delhi, India December 2017 • The 12th Ubuntu Committee of Peers for the RCEs • The First RCE Thematic Conference • Okayama, Japan Activities 7
  8. 8. 2. Overview of RCE-related activities April 2018 • Third GAP Key Partner meeting • San Jose, Costa Rica July 2018 • Technical Consultation Meeting on the Future of ESD • Bangkok, Thailand August 2018 • European RCE Meeting • The 8th African RCE Meeting • Brittany, France • Zomba, Malawi September 2018 • The 11th AP RCE Meeting • Parramatta, Australia October 2018 • The 7th Americas RCE Meeting • Posadas, Argentina November 2018 • IAU 2018 International Conference • Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia December 2018 • The 13th Ubuntu Committee of Peers for the RCEs • The 11th Global RCE Conference • Cebu, the Philippine Activities 8
  9. 9. AP RCE Coordinating Committee Current members (since 2017): • RCE Penang: Prof. Munirah Ghazali • RCE Greater Western Sydney: Ms. Jen Dollin • RCE Chennai: Dr. Karthikeyan Subburaman • RCE Iskandar: Dr. Fatin Aliah Phang • RCE Tongyeong: Mrs. Su Yeon Park Ms. Unji Lee • RCE Waikato: Ms. Betsan Martin • RCE Yogyakarta: Dr. Puji Astuti Dr. Nanung Agus Fitriyanto • RCE Hyogo-Kobe: Dr. Mieko Kiyono 9 Activities
  10. 10. RCE Portal 10 “Search” Function <Top Page> “Capacity Building” • Fellowships & study grants • Call for papers or proposals • e-learning • Jobs & internships etc. Activities
  11. 11. 11 Facebook - Global RCE NetworkActivities
  12. 12. Activities How to access FB for RCEs ▪ Access Top page of the RCE Portal ▪ Click FB Icon at the bottom 12
  13. 13. RCE E-Bulletin ▪ Issued monthly ▪ Upcoming ESD-related Events ▪ Latest News ▪ Invitations for collaboration ▪ New Publications and Resources ▪ Created a template for RCEs to submit an article to the bulletin Activities To subscribe, click here and send a subscription form RCE portal > News > RCE Bulletin
  14. 14. Activities Submitting an article to the Bulletin 1. RCE Portal- Click “NEWS”, then “RCE BULLETIN” 2. Click “Submit RCE Bulletin” 3. Fill out the submission form 4. Send it to the Global RCE Service Centre by 15th of every month.
  15. 15. RCE-related PublicationsActivities UNU-IAS Policy Briefs 1. Beacons, not Towers: How Higher Education Can Help Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (Dr. Philip Vaughter, 2018) 2. Climate Change Education: From Critical Thinking to Critical Action (Dr. Philip Vaughter, 2016) 3. Unmaking Disasters: Education as a Tool for Disaster Response and Disaster Risk Reduction (Dr. Philip Vaughter, 2016) How to access our Policy Briefs: 1.RCE Portal- Click “Publications” 2.Click “Policy Briefs”
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  17. 17. Roadmap for RCEs RCE Portal: http://www.rce-network.org/portal/unu-ias-roadmap-rce-community-2016-2020 17
  18. 18. Roadmap for RCEs 18 3 Strategies: 1. Strengthening governance to better coordinate ESD/SD learning and actions within the RCE Community 2. Enhancing the capacity development of local and regional stakeholders to contribute to both local and global sustainable development initiatives 3. Strengthening the impact of actions related to SD/ESD by linking local and regional SD and ESD debates and processes with international platforms
  19. 19. Roadmap for RCEs Strategy 1: Strengthening governance to better coordinate ESD/SD learning and actions within the RCE Community 19
  20. 20. Roadmap for RCEs Strategy 2: Enhancing the capacity development of local and regional stakeholders to contribute to both local and global SD initiatives 20
  21. 21. Roadmap for RCEs Strategy 3: Strengthening the impact of actions related to SD/ESD by linking local and regional SD and ESD debates & processes with international platforms 21
  22. 22. Thank you very much! For more information, please visit: UNU-IAS Website (http://ias.unu.edu/en/) & RCE Online Portal (https://www.rcenetwork.org/portal/)

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