Open Call to Host RCE Regional Meetings 2019

The Global RCE Service Centre gladly announces an open call to host RCE Regional Meetings for 2019.

Applications are being accepted from now until Thursday 31 January, 2019 (11:59pm JST), with an earlier deadline to allow for more time in the planning process and the ability to host earlier in the year if desired, in response to feedback from the RCE community.

The Global RCE Network is guided by principles of open communication, fair play, the sharing of ideas and support of each other. The opportunity to meet face-to-face and connect provides benefit to individual RCEs and the community as a whole.

Cross-cultural, interdisciplinary and multi-stakeholder networking creates opportunities for brainstorming, piloting and up-scaling policies for integrating sustainability thinking into all aspects of society. Our ideas, projects and collaborations are what is needed, as is our capacity as a network. It strengthens the interface between science, policy and society, thereby linking education and development.

The Regional RCE Meetings in Africa, the Americas, Asia-Pacific and Europe continue to be important mechanisms to create synergies within the network and specifically within and across regions. Held annually, they provide a platform for discussion, networking, the sharing of knowledge, and learning.

Any RCEs interested in hosting a regional meeting are encouraged to apply. RCEs may host as individual RCEs or work with other RCEs as joint hosts. Because RCEs are multi-stakeholder networks, participation from different actors (organisations and individuals) within the RCE is critical in hosting duties.

Applicants are encouraged to research any global, regional, or local ESD/SD conferences or other activities that are within their geographic area which may be synergistic with RCE activities when proposing a date and venue. The RCE Service Centre will gladly work with the chosen RCE(s) on designing a conference program and coordinating a timeline, as well as promoting events via the UNU-IAS channels. Please note however, the meeting host is requested to cover the organisational costs in most cases.

TO APPLY: Please complete the Proposal to Host RCE Regional Meeting 2019 Form, to be submitted with an official letter of interest, a tentative programme, budget sheet, and any other supporting documents (optional), to the Global RCE Service Centre at RCEServiceCentre@unu.edu by Thursday 31 January, 2019 (11:59pm JST).

For reference, the following information is requested in the form:

  • Proposed dates (usually 2-3 days)
  • Proposed theme or thematic areas for the meeting
  • Location and capacity of proposed venue
  • Accessibility of the proposed venue and accommodation
  • Timeline showing preparation of the proposed meeting
  • Tentative sources of funding and proposed budget outline
  • Contact person(s) with relevant assigned tasks and/or responsibilities
  • Any events that will be held back-to-back with the meeting

Please note that following the submission deadline, the Global RCE Service Centre will conduct interviews with host candidates to aid in the selection process.

For any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the RCE Service Centre (RCEServiceCentre@unu.edu).