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Update from the Global RCE Service Centre and the UN System


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Update from the Global RCE Service Centre and the UN System
United Nations University-Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability
Americas Regional RCE Meeting 2018
24-27 October, 2018, Posadas, Argentina

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Update from the Global RCE Service Centre and the UN System

  2. 2. 3 UNITED NATIONS UNIVERSITY The UNU Council UNU-CRIS Bruges, Belgium UNU-EHS Bonn, Germany UNU-IAS Tokyo Japan UNU-FLORES Dresden, Germany UNU-GCM Barcelona, Spain UNU-IIGH Kuala Lumpur Malaysia UNU-INRA Accra Ghana UNU-CS Macao, SAR, China The Rector Vice-Rector UNU-INWEH Hamilton, Ontario, Canada UNU-WIDER Helsinki, Finland UNU-MERIT Maastricht, The Netherlands UNU-BIOLAC Caracas, Venezuela UNU-FTP, UNU-GTP, UNU-LRT & UNU-GEST Reykjavík, Iceland The UNU Office at UNESCO UNU Office at the United Nations in New York Senior Vice-Rector • UN organization that contributes, through collaborative research and education, to efforts to resolve pressing global issues. • Headquartered in Japan(launched in September 1975).
  4. 4. RCE CONFERENCES/EVENTS OF 2018 11th Global Conference 2018 • Cebu, the Philippines (Dec. 7th-9th, 2018) Regional Conferences 2018 • Africa: Zomba, Malawi (Aug. 8th-10th, 2018) • Europe: Vannes, France (Aug. 29th-31st, 2018) • Asia-Pacific: Sydney, Australia (Sep. 25th-27th, 2018) • Americas: Posadas, Argentina (Oct. 24th-27th, 2018) International Association of Universities •Panel on RCEs: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (Nov. 13th-15th, 2018)
  5. 5. NEW-LOOK RCE PROFILES August 2018
  9. 9. 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
  10. 10. NEW-LOOK PROFILE PAGE Space to showcase activities (current, upcoming, and achievements)
  11. 11. 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
  12. 12. 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
  13. 13. RCE INITIATIVES September 2018
  14. 14. CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS FOR NEW RCE PUBLICATION: DISASTER RISK REDUCTION IN ESD The Global RCE Service Centre is inviting RCEs from around the world to contribute to a publication on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) in Education for Sustainable Development. The focus of this work will be on Disaster Risk Reduction in education. Any authors interested in sharing an ESD project related to DRR are asked to: 1. Send an expression of interest to the Global RCE Service Centre ( as soon as possible 2. Complete the new ESD project template in full and submit it to the Global RCE Service Centre ( by 30 November, 2018. Download the template here: DRR%20in%20ESD%20Publication.docx If you have any specific questions for clarification, please contact Dr. Philip Vaughter ( with a copy to the Global RCE Service Centre (
  15. 15. 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:
  16. 16. RCE AWARDS FOR INNOVATIVE PROJECTS ON ESD The RCE Award celebrates projects and programmes on ESD within the Global RCE Network, honouring RCEs who have made outstanding contributions to address local sustainable development challenges in their regions. In the past, projects have been awarded across the themes of: • Biodiversity • Climate Change • Health and Nutrition • Higher Education & TVET • Sustainable Consumption and Production • Sustainable Livelihoods • Youth To apply: • Submit an RCE Project, and at the bottom of the form, please tick the box underneath the heading RCE Award 2018 before saving (Please note: projects submitted since November 2017 are eligible to be nominated for the award. Please go into your existing project, go into ‘edit’ mode and tick the same box at the bottom of the form). • You will then be redirected to the RCE Award form on a new page. Complete the form and click submit. Deadline for submissions: 31 October, 2018
  17. 17. OPEN CALLS: 2019 HOSTS FOR RCE GLOBAL CONFERENCE & RCE REGIONAL MEETINGS RCEs interested in hosting either a RCE Global Conference or RCE Regional Meeting are encouraged to apply when the open call is announced in early 2019. • 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)
  18. 18. 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
  19. 19. 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
  20. 20. 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 (%)
  21. 21. 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 (%)