Capacity Development

Call for Papers: Symposium on Sustainable Development Research in Australia and New Zealand, Melbourne, Australia, 1st-2nd August 2016

The "Symposium on Sustainable Development Research in Australia and New Zealand" will be held in Melbourne, Australia on 1st-2nd August 2016. The event, hosted by RMIT University, is co-organised by the Inter-University Sustainable Development Research Programme (IUSDRP), run by Manchester Metropolitan University and Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, and involves a number of institutions of higher education active in this field, from across the region.


Master of Education in Sustainability, Creativity and Innovation, Nova Scotia, Canada

A unique graduate learning experience is set to launch in Canada and internationally in February 2016. The Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Sustainability, Creativity and Innovation (SCI) at Cape Breton University (CBU) will offer a flexible online program delivery designed for part time study that can be completed in 36 months.


Online Course: Foundations of Sociocracy

What is Sociocracy

Sociocracy is using a decision making and an organizational structure to enable co-creation in organisations. RCE Munich started a sociocracy working group to spread this system of governance in the ESD-field. RCE Munich hopes to give a boost of trust, cooperation and transparency in every organisation.

Similar methods are for example Dragon-Dreaming and Holocracy. Sociocracy is based on the philosophy of Auguste Comte (1798-1857) More on sociocracy can be found here.


SEAMEO’s call for Cultural Week Video Discussions

In celebration of SEAMEO's Golden 50th Anniversary, the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization is inviting students, teachers and schools in Southeast Asian countries to learn the cultural heritage practices of Southeast Asian countries during 2-6 November 2015 by visiting their YouTube channel. View the videos and stand the chance to win US$200 and more prizes.

Mainstreaming biodiversity conservation and sustainable management in priority socio-ecological production landscapes and seascapes, the GEF Satoyama Project

The GEF-Satoyama Project is calling for proposals in Mainstreaming biodiversity conservation and sustainable management in priority socio-ecological production landscapes and seascapes, Indo-Burma Biodiversity Hotspot. These projects shall enhance livelihood, conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity and ecosystem services. This will take into account the protection and use of traditional knowledge in conservation measures, as well as the equity among various population groups in the project sites including indigenous peoples, women and other vulnerable groups.

Call for Papers for a special issue in International Review of Education

The thematic issue of the International Review of Education on non-formal and community learning for sustainable development will present and analyse a wide range of non-formal ESD activities. A general overview article will be followed by six to eight case studies covering projects from all world regions. These case studies will be either ‘critically reflexive’ or grounded in empirical research, or both.

Global Online Course: Environmental Education: A transdisciplinary approach to addressing wicked problems

The goal of this course is to create an environmental education “trading zone”—an online space where scholars and students gather to learn about multiple disciplines that shed light on how to improve environmental quality and change environmental behaviors. Each of the lectures, readings, discussions, and case studies will focus on the implications of a particular discipline for environmental education, as well as what environmental education has to contribute to related disciplines and sectors.

RCE Greater Western Sydney (GWS) calls for university case studies in sustainability assessments

RCE GWS is seeking university case studies in the global RCE community that engage with ‘powerful assessment’ tasks. Powerful assessment means assessment tasks which are integrated, real-world based and tap in combination the personal, interpersonal and cognitive capabilities we know characterise successful early career graduates.