10th African Regional Meeting

10th African RCE Meeting 2020

1 September & 15 September, 2020, virtual/online

(Photo credit: RCE Minna)

The 10th African RCE Regional Meeting was held virtually (online), on 1 September and 15 September, 2020 and hosted by RCE Minna under the theme 'Community-Based Resilience during Pandemic Disruption: The Role of African RCEs'. 

Split into two streams, the presentations highlighted the effect COVID-19 has had on the world thus far, environmental and climate change perspectives of COVID-19 lessons for ESD, preparing for the next pandemic, and the value of traditional knowledge in pandemic management.

For further information, see a summary report prepared by RCE Minna for Stream One and Stream Two.

The Global RCE Service Centres wishes to thank the team at RCE Minna for their outstanding efforts and coordination in making the 10th African RCE Meeting a success, and to all participants for their active participation and contributions to the meeting. 



1 September (Stream One) and 15 September, 2020 (Stream Two)


The programme can be accessed here.



Presentation Presenter/s
Updates from the Global RCE Network: 2019-2020 Dr. Fumiko Noguchi, Research Fellow, UNU-IAS
Address by Her Excellency Dr. Amina Sani Bello Her Excellency Dr. Amina Sani Bello, The Wife of the Executive Governor of Niger State and Chairperson of Association of Female Appointees & Wives of Niger State Officials (AFAWNSO) SENSA project
"Role of Urban Governance in Time of Pandemic" Dr. Remy Sietchiping, Chief Policy, Legislation and Governance Section at UN- Habitat, Kenya
"COVID 19 in African Cities: Affordable Housing Delivery as a Resilience Strategy" Mr. Andrew Chimphondah, Managing Director, Shelter Afrique
Poem Recitation: How Do We Breathe Our Last Ms. Amrah Aliyu
"Education for Sustainable Development for 2030" Ms. Won Jung Byun, Senior Project Officer, UNESCO
"Ripples of COVID-19 Pandemic: Sectoral Lessons for Sustainable Development" Prof. Lawrence Ezemonye Vice Chancellor, Igbinedion University, Okada, Nigeria and Immediate National President, Nigerian Environmental Society (NES)



"Greetings from the European RCEs" Prof. Ros Wade, Chair, RCE London
"Phytoconstituents and Antioxidant Activities of Selected Medicinal Plants with Potentials in the Management of COVID-19 and Related Diseases" Mr. Andrew Lucky Okoh
"Case Study Presentations by RCE Ogun: Multi-stakeholder Collaborations in Building Community Resilience towards Pandemic Management" RCE Ogun
"Nigerian Medicinal Plants with Potentials for the Prevention and Management of COVID-19" Muhammad Jyia Muhammad, Federal University of Technology, Nigeria
"Impacts of Community Awareness on Risk Factors and Prevention in Improving Community Based Resilience to COVID-19 Pandemic – the Role of RCE Minna" Mr. Mohammed Gabagana, RCE Minna


RCEnorthrift's picture

You have shown that RCE community can Champion human livelihood challenges. This is specifically as per your resilience to have the meeting in place despite

the unprecedented COVID-19 onslaught.

Best Regards 

Welinga A.Martin 

Organising  Secretary