RCE Kuching - 2019

Malaysian RCE Symposium

Location

UCSI University
No.1, UCSI Heights, Jalan Menara Gading Taman Connaught, 56000 Cheras
Malaysia
MY
Basic Information
Title of project : 
Malaysian RCE Symposium
Submitting RCE: 
RCE Kuching
Contributing organization(s) : 
Sharing by four Malaysian RCEs - RCE Penang, RCE Central Semenanjung, RCE Iskandar and RCE Kuching.
Focal point(s) and affiliation(s)
Name: 
Mukvinder Sandhu
Organizational Affiliation: 
UCSI University
Name: 
Norani Binti Abu Bakar
Organizational Affiliation: 
UCSI Group
Format of project: 
PowerPoint
Language of project: 
English
Date of submission:
Monday, October 8, 2018
Additional resources: 
-
Geographical & Education Information
Region: 
Asia-Pacific
Country: 
Malaysia
Location(s): 
Kuala Lumpur Malaysia
Address of focal point institution for project: 
Lot 2976, Block 7 Muara Tebas Land District, Sejingkat 93450 Kuching Sarawak
Ecosystem(s):
Target Audience:
Higher
Malaysian RCE Community
Socioeconomic and environmental characteristics of the area : 
-
Description of sustainable development challenge(s) in the area the project addresses: 
-
Contents
Status: 
Completed
Period: 
October, 2018
Rationale: 
To the pave the way for collaborative projects amongst the Malaysian RCEs. RCE Kuching being newly acknowledged found it necessary to network with the other RCEs in the region and organizing the symposium was the first step in extending its hands to the other RCEs.
Objectives: 
- Each RCE to share ESD projects and activities either on-going or completed
- Each RCE to highlight their key projects and their success stories
- Discuss possible collaboration amongst the RCEs
Activities and/or practices employed: 
Keynote speeches given by Professor Tan Sri Dato' Dzulkifli Abdul Razak, President of International Association of Universities, UNESCO and Dr Zinaida Fadeeva, Former Visiting Scholar at the United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability. Sharing by RCE Penang, RCE Central Semenanjung, RCE Iskandar and RCE Kuching.
Size of academic audience: 
100 learners
Results: 
Active discourse between RCEs on possible collaboration on some projects as well as formation of an RCE Consortium of the Malaysian RCEs. This will pave the way for young RCEs, like RCE Kuching to work with their RCE counterparts on local projects and activities.
Lessons learned: 
Opportunities - a possible formation of an RCE Consortium to be led by RCE Penang
Challenges - Meeting of the RCEs - timing and location will always be a challenge as RCE Kuching members will have to travel to Peninsular Malaysia for meetings. Can be overcome by arranging virtual meetings.
Key messages: 
It is well-understood that the key to successfully creating awareness on the importance of a sustainable future is that regional RCEs work together to bring more impact to their local regions and Malaysia as a whole. Each RCE has its own uniqueness and experience which can be used to enhance the activities and programs in the other RCEs in the region.
Relationship to other RCE activities: 
Sharing by representatives from all Malaysian RCEs.
Funding: 
Funding for the Symposium by UCSI University (Venue, F&B and souvenirs to the speakers at the symposium)

Pictures:

File Name Caption for picture Photo Credit
Image icon 2ce4428f-a9f8-4680-9173-9aca5363894e.jpg (48.4 KB) Malaysian RCE Symposium Group Corporate Affairs, UCSI University
Image icon 42f09a7c-bfed-4240-b761-fa8b4456897b.jpg (44.16 KB) Sharing of Ideas at the Malaysian RCE Symposium RCE Kuching Secretariat
Image icon 15653995-8bc9-4ba8-a072-04abe72d38d1.jpg (42.64 KB) Tan Sri Dzulkifli - Q & A Session and Keynote RCE Secretariat
Image icon 813da0b4-d5ca-44d9-9454-1f77ede66f10.jpg (68.67 KB) RCE Malaysian Symposium - with UCSI Group CEO RCE Secretariat
References and reference materials: 
UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
(https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/sdgs) and other themes of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)
SDG 4 - Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all 
Direct
SDG 17 - Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalise the global partnership for sustainable development 
Indirect
Theme
Traditional Knowledge  
Direct
Curriculum Development 
Indirect
Global Action Programme (GAP) on Education for Sustainable Development – Priority Action Areas
Priority Action Area 3 - Building capacities of educators and trainers 
Direct
Priority Action Area 5 - Accelerating sustainable solutions at local level 
Indirect