Last updated: July 4, 2023

RCE KwaZulu Natal

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Rce details
South Africa
Date of RCE acknowledgement:
January, 2007
Description of RCE and Geographic Region:

RCE KwaZulu-Natal collaborates with various partners in ESD, in the KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa, in the Midlands region of Pietermaritzburg and northwards.

All individuals and organisations in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands who seek more sustainable practices through ESD are welcome to join and collaborate.

AfriAlliance Group on a field-trip in Mpophomeni (Photo credit: RCE KwaZulu-Natal)

Goals and Objectives:

Promote sustainable lifestyles through ESD.

Jim Taylor and Gcina Dladla in eSwatini for the 9th African Regional RCE meeting (Photo credit: RCE KwaZulu-Natal)

Organisation Hosting RCE Secretariat:

University / NGO Partnership

Key Partners:

Name of organisation: UKZN
Role: Founder Member and Research partner
Contact name: Dr. Jim Taylor
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Name of organisation: GroundTruth
Role: Founder Member and Water related projects
Contact name: Dr. Mark Graham
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Name of organisation: WESSA
Role: Founder Member and Project Partner
Contact name: Matthew Cocks
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Name of organisation: DUCT
Role: Founder Member and Project Partner
Contact name: Liz Taylor
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Current Activities:
  • Citizen Science for sustainable water management
  • HandPrint Actions for Sustainability
  • ESD Training in SA, India, Germany and Mexico through Mentee training programmes
Upcoming Activities:
  • Sustainability Starts with Teachers (SST) in 11 countries in partnership with UNESCO and Rhodes University
  • Citizen Science for sustainable water management. Developing citizen science tools for level 2 monitoring of SDG 6.3.2
  • HandPrint Actions for Sustainability
  • 23-28 August, 2020 – Global Mentoring course in ESD with Germany, India, Mexico & South Africa (Virtual format)

Chihiro Saito and Fumiko Noguchi, UNU-IAS with Jim Taylor, RCE KwaZulu-Natal (Photo credit: RCE KwaZulu-Natal)

  • Attended and presented the keynote at the African RCE meeting in eSwatini from 5-7 August, 2019
  • Hosted the AfriAlliance workshop on Citizen Science for the southern African region
  • Supported the Umzimvubu Catchment Project – catchment-wide sustainable living
  • Supported NADEET (in Namibia). NADEET won the UNESCO award (US $ 50,000)

AfriAlliance delegates from 6 Countries: Italy, Madagascar, Mauritius, South Africa, Tanzania, Lesotho (Photo credit: RCE KwaZulu-Natal)

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Contact Details
Main RCE Contact:
Secondary RCE Contact:
RCE Youth Coordinator(s):
Ayanda Lepheana
General RCE email:
RCE mailing address for correspondence:

P.O. Box 134, Merrivale, 3291, South Africa