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Report on Inter-RCE Collaborative Initiatives


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Report on Inter-RCE Collaborative Initiatives
Dr. Abdhesh Kumar Gangwar, RCE Srinagar
12th Asia-Pacific Regional RCE Meeting
4-6 June, 2019, Hangzhou, China

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Report on Inter-RCE Collaborative Initiatives

  1. 1. RCEs Collaborative Initiatives Working Together forging Inter RCE collaboration TEAM 10 May 2019 communication issued Brief title of the initiative, duration, reach out, significant achievements, challenges and future plans RCEs Responded 1. Greater Western Sydney - Brittany Hardiman 2. Greater Western Sydney - Helen Angelakis 3. Greater Dhaka 4. Central Semenanjung (CS) 5. Tongyeong
  2. 2. RCE GWS - Helen Angelakis Lucknow student Immersion program Funded by the Australian Government New Colombo Funding Australian undergraduate students to study and undertake internships in this region and to be transformational, deepening Australia’s relationships in Indo-Pacific region India around population, water health, climate action and wellbeing and it challenged the students to look at how we can take sustainable action – as individuals, communities and larger collectives 2 weeks in India in November 2018, attended by 20 WSU students and 4 WSU staff 4-day International certificate course on WASH for sustainability at Lucknow University Visit to Suhelwa farm including local schools and villages and Katernaighat wildlife sanctuary which included a safari and visits to local villages Taj Mahal visit The course aims were achieved through an immersive learning approach where students learned from local and international experts, interactive group works, field visits, cultural exposures and reflections
  3. 3. Very rewarding program  No challenges with the running and development of the program  Overwhelming emotions that you feel when you visit India Laura: One of the many memorable moments from this trip has been the resilience, persistence and tenacity of the kids we have met along our travels. The kids in the slum or the villages who are babysitting siblings when they themselves are so little; the kids so eager to learn and get an education no matter their struggle to get there; and the students standing up for their environment and implementing needed change.
  4. 4. RCE GWS – Brittany Hardiman RCE (ASIA-PACIFIC) YOUTH SDG CHALLENGE 10th Global RCE Meet, Yogyakarta in 2016 the RCE Youth Network was created Each region to have its own Youth Leader and each RCE its Youth Focal Point RCE Asia-Pacific Youth Network co-coordinated by Ms Brittany Hardiman, RCE Greater Western Sydney, Australia and Ms Emmy Yuniarti Rusadi, RCE Yogyakarta, Indonesia YOUTH SDG CHALLENGE Drive is 1. To empower youth to take action 2. Get involved with their RCE and 3. To work collaboratively on projects that address local issues
  5. 5. 2018 RCE SDG Youth Challenge 9 RCEs and 3 external organisations 23 global projects, coordinated by youth from around SDG 13 Climate Action and SDG 14 Life Below Water Youth leaders collectively engaged directly with 8,800 youth across the APR Projects includes school workshops, beach clean-ups, documentaries, art installations, youth conferences and more ‘Outstanding Flagship Award’ at the 11th Global RCE Conference in Cebu 2019 RCE SDG Youth Challenge 12 different RCEs and 2 external organisations 16 youth-led projects + 2018 projects continueing SDG 1 (No Poverty), SDG 6 (Clean Water and Sanitation) and SDG 10 (Reduced Inequalities). Challenges: Competing priorities between education, work and social life, 2018 drop out (31 to 23 projects) Getting people involved and passionate about this agenda can be hard and tiring, RCEs were reluctant to provide assistance/mentorships to the youth participants
  6. 6. RCE Greater Dhaka Title: Launching Institute of SDG Studies (IISS) at IUBAT Time: 23rd April, 2019 Achievements: launched IUBAT Institute of SDG Studies (IISS). The Institute has been set up to develop competent human resources to manage the implementation of the challenging Sustainable Development Goals(SDGs). It will offer training and educational programs, undertake research, provide consultancy services and run model projects for this purpose. Curtin University Sustainable Policy (CUSP) Institute, Perth , West Australia will extend cooperation to IISS .The CUSP has a MoU with GIU (Governance Innovation Unit) of the Prime Minister’s Office, GOB on implementation of the SDGs. Future Plan: The institute will offer certificate course on SDG and Master program on SDG.
  7. 7. RCE Greater Dhaka Title: Adaptation of Global Citizenship Education (GCE) document in Bangladesh for Education for Sustainable development (ESD) Duration: July to October 2018 Achievements: Project was jointly organized by Centre for Global Environmental Culture (CGEC) of IUBAT-International University of Business Agriculture and Technology and United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Bangladesh. The aim of the project was adaptation of GCE document translated by CGEC team of IUBAT as an educational guideline for national curricula to implement Sustainable Development Goal, SDG 4.7. The document will help Bangladesh Government to implement SDG 4.7 in preparing global citizen to face 21st century challenges. Future Plan: A more user friendly document will be made for common people.
  8. 8. Title: Environmental campaign in 100 +school and colleges Time: 2015-ongoing Achievement: IUBAT University is the central hub to many primary and secondary schools and colleges, surrounding 100 km diameter Volunteer engagement of youths in and outside campus. The goal of the program is to educate the students of all schools and colleges of this 100 km diameter on ESD practices to produce environmentally conscious citizens fully aware of the values of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The annual intake of Environmental Science and Sustainable Development course in the university is around 1500 students. The centre is giving students community development projects where students are mainly working as an environmental volunteer in nearby schools and colleges. The students have been trained to take classes over there. Future Plan: Organizing annual conference to exchange the views and ideas among the participant schools and colleges and principals.
  9. 9. Title: Joint Publication UNU-IAS and UNESCO Bangkok Time: 2019 Achievement: RCE Greater Dhaka is working on joint publication UNU-IAS and UNESCO Bangkok A peer reviewed book publication on the case studies of the Asia Pacific regions The centre is developing an ESD driven course curricula for the undergraduate following pedagogical approach. This is especially useful for higher education. ESD course in RCE Greater Dhaka had been introduced in 2012 in a systematic pedagogical way. In the last six years more than 8000 undergraduates from different disciplines have been trained-up on ESD knowledge and practices. This course is to fulfill the crisis of the country to supply immediate resource persons who are graduating every year. Future Plan: Assessment of ESD learning among students.
  10. 10. RCE Central Semenanjung (CS) Malaysia Walking Football: Fat to Fit for Better Persona ‘Walking Football Clubs’ (WFC) Overweight and the obesity National Health Morbidity Survey (NHMS 2015) 38% Malaysian children 11.9% population below 18 years ‘One Student One Sport’ policy by the Ministry of Education Malaysia WFC clubs have increased from 8 in 2017 to 17 in 2018 RCE Penang was introduced to this one-of its kind activity where they participated and conducted competition at their level on 31 October 2018. The final competition was held at UM on 17 November 2018 where 4 teams from each RCE matched to win the grand prizes. To ensure the sustainability of this program, UMCares hopes to establish many more WFCs in schools at national as well as international level. RCE Award 2018 Flagship Project SDG 3: Good Health and Well Being
  11. 11. RCE Tongyeong Sejahtera Centre Joint Platform for RCEs in Asia- Pacific & Beyond A UNESCO Global Action Program  Sejahtera Fellowship  Tongyeong ESD International Forum  Bridge to the World 2018  Teacher training with RCE Penang
  12. 12. 9th Asia Pacific Regional Meet, Cha-am WASH Bangalore, Srinagar, Lucknow, Goa, Delhi, Penang, (Kunming), Hohhot (Bohol- HSET),Central Semananjung, Eastern Arunachal Pradesh RCE Bangalore, Mr. Santosh R. Sutar
  13. 13. LOW CARBON EDUCATION IN SCHOOLS Iskander, Srinagar, Central Semenanjung, Chaam, Delhi, Trivandrum, Borderlands Mexico- USA, Penang RCE Iskander, Ms. Wai Yoke Wong
  14. 14. REGIONAL YOUTH NETWORK ON ESD Delhi, Penang, Greater Western Sydney, Tongyeong, Yogyakarta, Goa, Kitakyushu, East Arunachal Pradesh, Trivandrum RCE Delhi, Ms. Monmi Barua RCE Penang, Ms. Munirah
  15. 15. DISASTER RISK REDUCTION Sringar, Guwahati, Greater Sendai, Yogyakarta RCE Srinagar, Dr. Abdhesh Kumar Gangwar
  16. 16. MGIEP Penang, Central Semenanjung, Trivandrum, East Arunachal Pradesh, Delhi, Bangalore, Iskander, Hohhot Asia Pacific Coordinator, Dr. Kiran Banga Chokkar
  17. 17. Thank You