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The Global RCE Network – Achievements and Ambitions


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The Global RCE Network – Achievements and Ambitions
Dr. Philip Vaughter, UNU-IAS
11th Global RCE Conference
7-9 December, 2018
Cebu, the Philippines

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The Global RCE Network – Achievements and Ambitions

  1. 1. THE GLOBAL RCE NETWORK – ACHIEVEMENTS AND AMBITIONS December 7th, 2018 Cebu,The Philippines
  2. 2. RCE RELATED ACTIVITIES •  RCEs come together at a variety of levels to meet and share best practices •  National: Examples include RCE Meetings for British, German, South Korean & Japanese RCEs •  Regional: Annual meetings for Africa,Americas,Asia-Pacific, and Europe RCEs •  Africa: Zomba, Malawi (August 8th-10th, 2018) •  Europe:Vannes, France (August 29th-31st, 2018) •  Asia-Pacific: Sydney,Australia (September 25th-27th, 2018) •  Americas: Posadas,Argentina (October 25th-27th, 2018) •  Global: All RCEs gather at a global meeting •  Thematic: RCEs working on particular themes gather to share best practices and discuss ways forward •  IAU panel on university-community engagement (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; November 13th-15th, 2018) •  Youth: Youth networks active in Africa and Asia-Pacific Region •  APYouthVirtual Conference (Sydney,Australia; September 24th)
  3. 3. DEVELOPMENT WITHIN AFRICAN RCES •  New African Region RCE Secretariat elected •  President: RCE Buea;Vice-President: RCE eSwatini •  Discussions on development of a journal on ESD •  Agreement to engage with private sector more among each RCE •  Agreement to engage with UN offices on the continent more among the RCEs •  UNESCO, UNDP, UN Environment •  Trying for more effective communication between RCEs in the region •  Engagement with IPBES at regional meeting
  4. 4. DEVELOPMENT WITHIN AMERICAS RCES •  Largest regional meeting to date, including participation of UN offices on the continent and national government of Argentina •  Workshop on regional priorities •  Agreed to four – more to be discussed in Americas regional session of Global RCE Conference •  RCE Georgetown has successfully secured two prestigious grants from NOAA •  Expressed interest in working on a joint RCE publication as a region
  5. 5. DEVELOPMENT IN ASIA PACIFIC REGION •  VirtualYouth Conference held day before AP Regional meeting •  10th RCE Tongyeong ESD Forum held on November 7th, 2018 •  Development of Asia-Pacific Action Plans on Community, Schools &Youth, and Higher Education in the context of GAP and SDG implementations. • Engagement with IPBES at regional meeting • Upcoming publication between UNESCO-Bangkok and UNU-IAS on case studies of ESD within Asia-Pacific RCEs
  6. 6. NEW PUBLICATION: “GOOD PRACTICES FOR ESD -CASE REPORTS FROM JAPANESE RCES-” Published in Dec 2018, aiming at contribution to the global RCE activities, as well as further development of RCE activities, by introducing some Japanese RCE initiatives. Good practices from 7 RCEs in Japan are introduced. Cases include various ideas such as Development of local SDGs indicators Collaboration with local communities Youth competition Policy academy ESD Study Tour Virtual Museum International cooperation etc. GoodPracticesforESD%2020181203.pdf
  7. 7. DEVELOPMENT WITHIN EUROPEAN RCES •  Largest regional meeting to date, including participation from RCE Hangzhou •  Workshop on regional priorities •  Agreed to four – more to be discussed in European regional session of Global RCE Conference •  Large EU Erasmus Grants awarded to RCE Crete and RCE Euroregion Tyrol; large national grants for RCE Nuremberg and RCE Skane •  Ongoing cooperation between German and Chinese RCEs
  8. 8. GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT OF RCE NETWORK •  Network of RCEs has grown to over 160 as of November, 2018 •  First thematic conference of the RCEs held in Okayama, Japan in December, 2017 •  Biodiversity (Goals 14 & 15) •  Climate Change (Goal 13) •  Sustainable Consumption & Production (Goal 12) •  Updated RCE brochure – available on RCE portal! •  Two publications of RCE case studies were published in 2018: •  Health (Goal 3) •  Universities & Communities (Goal 17)
  9. 9. GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT OF RCE NETWORK •  UNU-IAS and the RCE Network are connected to the following Global Sustainable Development Platforms: •  UNESCO’s Global Action Programme (GAP) on ESD •  Partner Network 5 met in San Jose, Costa Rica and Bangkok,Thailand in 2018 •  MoU with CBD’s International Platform on Biodiversity & Ecosystem Services (IPBES) •  Workshops at African and Asia-Pacific RCE Meeting •  Member of UN Climate Alliance •  Connecting RCEs to ACE Focal Points
  10. 10. NEW-LOOK RCE PROFILES August 2018
  14. 14. NEW-LOOK PROFILE PAGE Sub-sections •  Divides information into sections for easy access to specific areas (Overview, Activities, Projects, Communication Channels, Contact Details) •  The page will automatically scroll to a sub-section if it is clicked on Space for photos and logos
  15. 15. NEW-LOOK PROFILE PAGE Space to showcase activities (current, upcoming, and achievements)
  16. 16. NEW-LOOK PROFILE PAGE Projects submitted will automatically appear on the Profile page Communication Channels such as website, Facebook page, etc can be added Contact Details can be added
  17. 17. HOW TO UPDATE? To update or create your RCE new-look profile, complete the RCE Profile form (found on the RCEs Worldwide page on the RCE Portal) and send it through to the RCE Service Centre at
  18. 18. RCE INITIATIVES September 2018
  19. 19. RCE PROJECTS In addition to asking all RCEs to submit and keep their RCE Profile up-to-date, we also ask all RCEs to upload their projects to the RCE Portal as a reflection of their activities. To do so, log in to the RCE Portal (username is ‘RCE[RCE name]’) e.g.‘RCEghana’ and the password is ‘rcereporting’ Once logged in, click on Community > RCE Projects > Create Project > Create RCE Project Complete the form and click ‘Save’ ! " # Login details can also be checked here * For assistance with submitting an RCE Project, please view the tutorial video:
  20. 20. OPEN CALLS: 2019 HOST FOR RCE REGIONAL MEETINGS RCEs interested in hosting an RCE Regional Meeting are encouraged to apply as the open call has been released. •  RCEs may host as individual RCEs or work with other RCEs as joint hosts •  The Global RCE Service Centre will assist in designing a conference programme and coordinating a timeline •  Note that the conference host is requested to cover the organisational costs in most cases Applications will need to contain: •  Proposed dates (usually 2-3 days) •  Location and capacity of proposed venue •  Proposed theme or thematic areas for the conference •  Timeline showing preparation of the proposed conference •  Tentative sources of funding •  Contact person(s) with relevant assigned tasks and/or responsibilities •  Any events that will be held back to back with the conference (for Regional Conferences)
  21. 21. ESD RESEARCH 0 2000 4000 6000 8000 10000 12000 14000 16000 Higher Education Postsecondary Education Primary Education Secondary Education Primary & Secondary Adult Education Early Childhood Education Preschool Education Education level addressed in journal articles on ESD, 1999-2018
  22. 22. ESD RESEARCH 51% 13% 11% 10% 6% 4% 2% 2% 1%0% Percentage of ESD research articles by subject of research, 1999-2018 Teachers Policymakers Practitioners Researchers Administrators Students Parents Media Staff Counselors Community
  23. 23. ESD RESEARCH United Kingdom; 17% Australia; 13% Canada; 6% China; 4% South Africa; 4% Turkey; 3% United States; 3% New Zealand; 3% Germany; 3% Hong Kong; 2% Netherlands; 2% Sweden; 2% Russia; 2% Finland; 2% Spain; 2% Taiwan; 2% India; 2% Ireland; 2% Nigeria; 2% Japan; 1% Malaysia; 1% Israel; 1% Other; 20% Journal articles on ESD (by country) 1999-2018 (%)
  24. 24. ESD RESEARCH Australia; 12% United Kingdom; 11% Canada; 6% Turkey; 5% China; 4% South Africa; 3% Russia; 3% Germany; 3% United States; 3%New Zealand; 3% Sweden; 3% Netherlands; 2% Spain; 2% Finland; 2% Taiwan; 2% Hong Kong; 2% India; 2% Nigeria; 2% Ireland; 2% Norway; 2% Malaysia; 2% Indonesia; 2% Japan; 2% Other; 22% Journal articles on ESD (by country) 2014-2018 (%)