Sustainable Development Goals

Asia-Pacific RCEs Meet in Sydney to Explore Mainstreaming the Global Sustainable Development Agenda

A total of 84 delegates from Regional Centres of Expertise on Education for Sustainable Development (RCEs) across Asia-Pacific gathered in the Greater Western Sydney region, one of the most multicultural locations in Australia, for the 11th Asia-Pacific RCE Meeting from 25-27 September, 2018 under the theme ‘Mainstreaming the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Education and Impact’.

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European RCE Meeting Focuses on Teacher Training, TVET, and Capacity-building in Vulnerable Communities

Sixteen RCEs from 12 countries recently gathered in Vannes, France, for the 2018 European RCE Meeting, hosted by RCE Brittany from 29th – 31st August, 2018. Organised under the theme ‘ESD and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – how can RCEs coordinate both to achieve sustainable development?’, this meeting was the largest meeting of RCEs in Europe that has occurred to date.

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Asia-Pacific Virtual Youth Summit

In celebration of the Youth SDG Challenge 2018, and in conjunction with the 11th Asia-Pacific Regional RCE Meeting and Symposium, the first Asia-Pacific Virtual Youth Summit will be held on 24 September, 2018. This initiative is led by the Asia-Pacific Youth Regional Coordinators, Brittany Hardiman (RCE Greater Western Sydney) and Emmy Rusadi (RCE Yogyakarta).

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RCE Penang Holds Seminars Focusing on SDGs, Ethics and Diversity

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RCE Penang recently held seminars focusing on the themes of the SDGs, Ethics and Celebrating Diversity. The first was held at the end of June 2018, in collaboration with the School of Educational Studies, Universiti Sains Malaysia and RCE Tongyeong.

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Malaysia

RCE Severn Celebrates University-community Collaborative Projects

Four RCE Severn projects were selected for funding through the University of Gloucestershire’s professional support programme, Learning Innovation for Tomorrow (LIFT) for 2018. The LIFT programme aims to support new innovations in learning and in turn bring transformative, futures-oriented learning into the curriculum. In addition, it connects students’ learning with the community to advance shared sustainability goals.

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United Kingdom

Asia-Pacific SDG Youth Challenge Commences

The first youth-led Asia-Pacific SDG (Sustainable Development Goals) Challenge, supported by the RCE network, commenced in February with 30 youth-led projects submitted across 12 RCEs, as well as three ESD-related projects from UNESCO.

During the challenge, youth across the globe will focus on SDG 13: Climate Action and SDG 14: Life Below Water to mobilise on-ground activities in their local region.

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RCE Jammu Co-organises State Level Conference Focusing on Role of Private Schools in ESD

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RCE Jammu, in collaboration with the Jammu and Kashmir Private Schools Coordination Committee (JKPSCC), organised the 2nd Annual State Level Conference on 21 January, 2018 in Jammu, India, focusing on the theme, the “Role of Private Schools in Education for Sustainable Development”.

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India

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.

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Asia-Pacific 2018 Youth SDG Challenge

Led by the Asia-Pacific Regional Youth Leaders, the first Asia-Pacific SDG (Sustainable Development Goals) Challenge will be held in February 2018, focusing on SDG 13: Climate Action and SDG 14: Life Below Water. All Asia-Pacific Youth Focal Points are encouraged to participate, and in turn to lead the mobilisation of on-the-ground activities in their local region.

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