Call for RCE Applications

The United Nations University has announced its call for applications for new Regional Centres of Expertise on Education for Sustainable Development (RCE).

The Ubuntu Alliance, in its meeting in April 2006 in Yokohama, established the Committee of Peers for RCEs. This Committee reviews applications for new RCEs and provides recommendations to UNU during the RCE acknowledgement process. The United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS) acts as Secretariat of the Ubuntu Alliance. 164 RCEs have been acknowledged globally as of November 2017.


2017 RCE Awards for Innovative Projects on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)

2017 RCE Awards for Innovative Projects on ESD


Established in 2012, the RCE Award celebrates projects and programmes on ESD within the Global RCE Network, honouring RCEs who have made outstanding contributions to address local sustainable development challenges in their regions.


First RCE Thematic Conference in Okayama Explores Three Themes Towards Achievement of the SDGs

Bringing together 35 RCEs from 22 countries, the ‘First RCE Thematic Conference: Towards Achieving the SDGs’ was held in Okayama, Japan from 5-7 December, 2017.


New Publication from UNU-IAS Covers Health, Nutrition, Sanitation and Hygiene Within RCEs on ESD

The Education for Sustainable Development Programme at UNU-IAS has worked with Regional Centres of Expertise (RCEs) worldwide to develop a new publication titled ‘Ensure Healthy Lives and Promote Well-being For All: Experiences of community health, hygiene, sanitation and nutrition within Regional Centres of Expertise on ESD’.