Last updated: October 8, 2021

RCE Lima-Callao

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Rce details
Date of RCE acknowledgement:
January, 2011
Description of RCE and Geographic Region:

Linked to national and international movements for building up a more just and supportive world, RCE Lima-Callao contributes to contextualize education in social practices, which supports SD and thus improves the Metropolitan Lima and Callao region population’s quality of life. Metropolitan Lima and the Callao region, according to 2018 National Institute of Statistics and Informatics (INEI) projections, has a population of 9,320,000 inhabitants. Metropolitan Lima and Callao Region represent 41.2% of urban Peru. Due to intense and extensive internal migrations of the last fifty years, its inhabitants represent multicultural and multilingual diversity of the Peruvian population. Consequently, the Metropolitan Lima and Callao region might be a perfect scenario to generate and execute projects that promote intercultural dialogue, reduce extreme poverty, rescue our society morality and preserve the environment.

Goals and Objectives:


A relevant entity, which promotes ESD best practices, linked to SDGs and UNESCO’s GAP as well as Metropolitan Lima and Callao region requirements. RCE Lima-Callao joins efforts of public and private organizations as well as citizens in general with the goal to fight poverty and social exclusion. It is committed to defend life in any form and environmental preservation, while aiming at culture development of equity and peace.

Goals and objectives:

  • Contribute to contextualize education in social practices, which supports SD and thus improves Metropolitan Lima and Callao region population’s quality of life
  • Detect, organize and share formal, non-formal and informal education best practices oriented toward SD
  • Reorienting teacher’s education towards ESD
  • Promote change reductionist and biased thinking to a complex, critical and contextualized thinking that encourages natural, socio-economic and cultural phenomena understanding, as well as their ESD implications
  • Promote traditional knowledge recovery, especially Andean Amazonian, through action-research projects that support human reciprocal relationships and balance with nature, typical of indigenous communities’ ‘good living’ (buen vivir)
  • Promote a dialogue of Knowledge Systems at environmental, educational, social, economic and institutional levels that contribute to collective construction of public policies, as well as strengthen commitment to local, subnational, national and international sustainability
Organisation Hosting RCE Secretariat:

Instituto Peruano del Pensamiento Complejo Edgar Morin – IPCEM/Universidad Ricardo Palma

Key Partners:

Name of organisation: Instituto Peruano del Pensamiento Complejo Edgar Morin-IPCEM/Universidad Ricardo Palma
Role: RCE Lima-Callao Executive Director
Contact name: Teresa SALINAS GAMERO
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Name of organisation: Sentipensando el mundo
Role: RCE Lima-Callao secretariat
Contact name: Lavenir SANCHEZ CARRION
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Current Activities:
  • Research Project: ‘Traditional Knowledge on Biocultural Diversity and Nutrition in Indigenous Communities – Stage 1’. A first stage of this project in Peru is ongoing since early 2017 due to Universidad Ricardo Palma seed money
  • Research Project: ‘Reorienting Education and Training Systems to Improve the Lives of Indigenous Youth’ which is a global research project 2017-2020, coordinated by UNESCO Chair in Reorienting Education towards Sustainability at York University. Universidad Ricardo Palma is providing seed money for initial execution

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Upcoming Activities:
  • International forum: ‘Biodiversity Conservation Experiences in Latin America’ (Foro Internacional: Experiencias de conservación de la biodiversidad en Latinoamérica)
  • 5th Youth Meeting for life. II Citizen Alert. ‘Culture of prevention against an earthquake of great impact’ (V Encuentro de Jóvenes por la vida. II Alerta Ciudadana. Cultura de prevención frente a un sismo de gran impacto)
  • Forum ‘Management of Complexity of Violence from an Integrative Approach’ (Foro Gestión de la complejidad de la violencia desde un enfoque integrativo)

RCE Lima-Callao 4th Youth Meeting for, workshop, 2017, Lima (Photo credit: RCE Lima-Callao)

  • Our project titled ‘Diploma Course on Biodiversity and Dialog of Knowledge Systems’ won the RCE Recognition Award for Outstanding Flagship Project in November 2014 in Okayama. This Diploma Course was a semi-attendance program held in Lamas-San Martín region of Peru in 2012-2013 (planning though started back in 2010). It was funded by GIZ GmbH, UNEP and Universidad Ricardo Palma. Note actual RCE Lima-Callao research project ‘Traditional Knowledge on Biocultural Diversity and Nutrition in Indigenous Communities’ developed from this one
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RCE mailing address for correspondence:

Centro Cultural Ccori Wasi
Universidad Ricardo Palma
Av. Arequipa N° 5198, Miraflores