RCE Mumbai

Photo Credit: RCE Mumbai
Rce details
Region:
ASIA-PACIFIC
Country:
India
Overview
Date of RCE acknowledgement:
December, 2011
Description of RCE and Geographic Region:

RCE Mumbai is located in the commercial capital of India, which is home to nearly 22 million people from diverse linguistic, religious, cultural and professional backgrounds. Rapid urbanization and commercialization to meet the demands of the steadily increasing populace has exerted tremendous pressure on the city’s environment and social structure. The impetus given to development projects such as a sea link, flyovers, expressways and new airports have fuelled the development debate wherein environmental and social issues are often compromised.

Goals and Objectives:

Vision:
The vision of RCE Mumbai is to promote collaborative research and outreach amongst its partners to address regional sustainability issues in Mumbai given the area of interest and expertise of the member organizations. The immediate focus for RCE Mumbai is on wetland and water bodies, and on waste and water management.

Goals:

  • Ensuring presence at international conferences, seminars and cities
  • Organize environmental awareness and capacity building programs
  • Leadership Development Programmes in ESD
  • Encourage young students, teachers, parents and the community to practice the 4Rs—refuse, reuse, reduce and recycle, and to make consumption
  • Sensitize on issues related to WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) to make peer educators thereby creating multiplier effect to come up with school and community based solutions
  • Integration and collaboration of regional stakeholders so as to develop joint projects promoting sustainable development (SD) and ESD
Organisation Hosting RCE Secretariat:

The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)

Key Partners:
Activities
Current Activities:
  • Sessions in schools on issues related to the RCE Mumbai thematic areas
  • Sustainability challenges for colleges in order to develop a green college footprint
  • Promoting transformative education to address regional challenges of Mumbai
Upcoming Activities:
  • Online examination for school children on ESD to be held on 7 September and 24 October 2018
  • Sessions on issues related to WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) to make peer educators thereby creating multiplier effect to come up with school and community based solutions 
  • Leadership Development Programmes in ESD
Achievements:

Wenhui Award for Educational Innovation (2012) by UNESCO Asia Pacific Programme of Educational Innovation for Development (APEID) and the National Commission of the People’s Republic of China for UNESCO

Communication Channels
RCE Website:
Publications:
Twitter handle:
Contact Details
Main RCE Contact:
Saltanat M Kazi
saltanat@teri.res.in
Secondary RCE Contact:
RCE Youth Coordinator(s):
Please ask the main RCE contact for the Youth Coordinator's name and contact details
General RCE email:
RCE mailing address for correspondence:

CAMP: Darbari Seth Block, Ihc Complex, Lodhi Road, New Delhi - 110 003, India