RCEs at 9th African Regional Meeting Share Local Community-Based Approaches Towards Implementation of the SDGs

The 9th African RCE Meeting was held in Luyengo, Eswatini from 5th-7th August, 2019 under the theme, 'Accelerating Progress towards the Achievement of Sustainable Development Goals in Africa'. Hosted by RCE Eswatini, with the support of the United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS), 92 participants from 16 RCEs across 10 countries in the region attended this year’s meeting.

Migration and the SDGs: The Fresh Start Programme

As the climate emergency takes further hold, migration will be a growing sustainability issue. Developed out of discussions at the European RCE Regional meeting in 2016 hosted by RCE London, the Fresh Start programme supports migrants through ESD initiatives, offering alternative routes into employment and education.


4th International Conference on Learning Cities

UNESCO Global Network of Learning Cities (GNLC) members from around the world will have the opportunity to exchange and discuss effective lifelong learning policies and practices at this year’s International Conference on Learning Cities (ICLC), which will take place in MedellÍn, Colombia, from 1 to 3 October, 2019. The theme for the conference is 'Inclusion – A Principle for Lifelong Learning and Sustainable Cities'.

ESD Session at ISAP2019 Discusses Next Steps of ESD Towards Achieving the SDGs

On 30 July, 2019, the UNU-IAS ESD Project presented a session, 'Next Step of ESD for Achieving the SDGs', in cooperation with the Overseas Environmental Cooperation Center (OECC), at the 11th International Forum for Sustainable Asia and the Pacific (ISAP2019), held in Yokohama, Japan.


ADEA High-Level Policy Dialogue Forum on Secondary Education in Africa

The Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA) and the Ministry of Basic Education of South Africa in partnership with Mastercard Foundation will host the first-ever ADEA High-Level Policy Dialogue Forum on Secondary Education in Africa from 29th to 30th July 2019, at the Emperor Palace Hotel, in Johannesburg, South Africa.

RCE Srinagar Contributes to Activity Manual Project to Reduce Footprints in Uttar Pradesh, India

Supported by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, an NGO in India, the Voluntary Institute for Community Applied Science (VICAS) has been preparing an information and activity manual on water, ecology and renewable energy sources for students and teachers of standards 6-12.


UNESCO Forum on ESD and GCE & 2019 GAP Partner Network Meeting

Earlier this month, UNESCO held the UNESCO Forum on ESD (Education for Sustainable Development) and GCE (Global Citizenship Education), from 2-3 July, 2019, in Hanoi, Vietnam, with the aim to discuss the future of UNESCO's ESD and GCE initiatives under the Education 2030 Agenda between 2020 and 2030.

COPERNICUS Alliance Online Conference

The COPERNICUS Alliance, the European Network on Higher Education for Sustainable Development, is organising its first online conference entitled ‘Reaching out for the stars: Consolidating the HESD constellation’. The event seeks to unite people and institutions to collaboratively explore how to best promote transformative learning experiences for sustainability and enhance the quality of higher education. And better yet – it is free of charge and carbon-free!

Asia-Pacific Regional Meeting Strengthens Inter-RCE Collaboration Towards Global Agenda

The 12th Asia-Pacific RCE Regional Meeting was held in Hangzhou, China from 4th to 6th June, 2019, and included a Symposium on ‘Enabling a Low-Carbon Society through Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)’ on 5th June, followed by thematic workshops and a field trip on 6th June. It was held in conjunction with side events and SDGs shows on 4th and 5th June, 2019.