Manuals, Toolkits & Guides

RCE Mentoring Package for new RCEs by RCE Greater Portland

These resources are based on the core details provided on the RCE Network website and discovered through the development process of RCE Greater Portland (aka, the Greater Portland Sustainability Education Network [GPSEN]). Credit for this work is shared with the various mentors, stakeholders, committees, and Board of Directors. We hope that these efforts can help you work through your own core questions and processes. We had many of the same questions when we started. While every RCE is unique, based on its own regional challenges and resources, we hope that these tools will help you not have to recreate the wheel. Read more

The Barefoot Guide Connection

This is a growing collection of freely downloadable Barefoot Guides in a variety of languages (Spanish and Portuguese for example), a resource library of practical exercises, tools and readings as well as online and face-to-face conversations and workshops on learning and social change. Read more

ESD Toolkit

The ESD Toolkit will help schools and communities develop a process for creating locally relevant and culturally appropriate education. This Toolkit is based on the idea that communities and educational systems need to dovetail their sustainability efforts. Ideally, local educational systems can reorient existing curriculums to reinforce local sustainability goals. The ESD Toolkit is an easy-to-use manual for beginning the process of combining education and sustainability. ESD Toolkit

Advocacy Toolkit for SDG 16

This advocacy toolkit for SDG 16 on "Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies and Accountable Institutions" provides civil society and other nongovernmental stakeholders with guidance on how to engage with their governments and other local, regional or international stakeholders. Download the toolkit here

The Open Government Guide Special Edition: Implementing the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda

To support OGP countries’ pledge to use future national action plans to spur progress across the 17 SDGs, the OGP Support Unit and the Transparency and Accountability Initiative present this special edition of the Open Government Guide.  Read more

Manual for evaluating and monitoring partnerships, UNESCO and WEF

This manual is for practitioners of multi-stakeholder partnerships for education. These are voluntary initiatives involving government, business and civil society players to seek to bring about positive change in education towards the Education for ALL goal. Read more

UNESCO Guide for evaluating and monitoring community-based projects

Although published in 2009, this guide is still useful for anyone setting up, planning or working with community development projects. Read more