Last updated: September 2, 2020

RCE Lesotho

Photo Credit: RCE Lesotho
Rce details
Date of RCE acknowledgement:
December, 2011
Description of RCE and Geographic Region:

The geographic region of the RCE is the entire country of Lesotho, located in southern Africa. The region covers an area of 30,355 square kilometres. The latitudinal and longitudinal extent of the country is 29°30' South and 28°30' East respectively. Lesotho is entirely surrounded by the Republic of South Africa, and its capital and largest city is Maseru. Membership in the region is further organised into sub-regional Chapters.

Goals and Objectives:


The vision of the RCE is in line with the National ESD Strategy, and it is to work towards:

A country with a healthy and well managed environment for sustainable livelihoods; where everyone has the opportunity to benefit from education and learn the values, behaviour and practices required for societal transformation for a sustainable future.


The objectives of the RCE are as outlined in the constitution of the network as follows:

  1. Promote local research in ESD.
  2. Facilitate networking, linkages, exchange and interaction among stakeholders in ESD locally and regionally.
  3. Foster an increased quality of teaching and learning to build the capacity of the network members in ESD.
  4. Support people of Lesotho in making progress towards and attain the national plans and policies relating to environment and sustainable development.
  5. Provide people of Lesotho with new opportunities to incorporate ESD into education reform efforts.
  6. Solicit funds and mobilise resources for ESD activities.
Organisation Hosting RCE Secretariat:

National University of Lesotho

Key Partners:

Name of organisation: National University of Lesotho
Role: Secretariat & Host of Youth Coordinator
Contact name: Assoc. Prof. Ts’epo Mokuku
Contact email:

Lesotho College of Education
Contact Name: Ms ‘Makamohelo Nyabela
Contact Email:

Name of organisation: Geography Environment Movement
Role: Representative of Schools in the Network
Contact name: Ms. ’Malintle Kheleli
Contact email:

Name of Organisation: Thaba-Khubelu Conservation & Tours
Role: Partnering Community
Contact name: Mr. Khabisi Leopa
Contact Phone & WhatsApp: +266 5909 7386

Name of Organisation: Chris’ Corner
Role: Partner Disability NGO for Youth
Contact email:
Contact Phone: +266 6331 4177

Current Activities:
  • Promotion of ESD at the National University of Lesotho by holding ESD workshops for staff to facilitate re-orientation of programmes.
  • Up-scaling Water Quality Monitoring Activities and Access in Tlokoeng Valley Community.
  • Enhancing improvement of quality of life for youth in Tlokoeng Valley, by promoting ecotourism.
Upcoming Activities:
  • Preparing to trial virtual tourism with youth in Maseru City and with members of Thaba-Khubelu Conservation and Tours.
  • Training of RCE-Lesotho members in the developing video Educational Material on ESD.
  • Development of ESD awareness raising materials (on Climate Change) for the National University of Lesotho and Lesotho College of Education communities
Communication Channels
RCE Website:
Facebook page:
Twitter handle:
YouTube page:
Contact Details
Main RCE Contact:
Prof. Ts’epo Mokuku
Secondary RCE Contact:
Dr. Julia Chere-Masopha
RCE Youth Coordinator(s):
Mr. David Makafane
General RCE email:
RCE mailing address for correspondence: