14th Asia-Pacific Regional Meeting

Save the Date: 14th Asia-Pacific Regional Meeting

19-21 July, 2022, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, hosted by RCE Greater Gombak

(Photo credit: Abe Nubhan)

Countries in the Asia-Pacific region traditionally have their respective rich history and cultures around sustainability shaped by indigenous knowledge. Greater appreciation, acceptance, and participation in sustainable development agendas could be encouraged among people by recognising local concepts of sustainability and connecting the local practices in this matter. The reinforcement of the values in the Asia-Pacific region, especially its distinct identity in spirituality, ethics, communal activities, etc. would create a holistic, compatible, and appropriate approach to sustainable development involving multi-stakeholders such as the education sector, community members, industries/business, and the government sector.

Under the theme 'Empowering Local Wisdom for Education for Sustainable Development', the 14th Asia-Pacific RCE Regional Meeting will be hosted by RCE Greater Gombak, to be held in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) in hybrid mode, from 19-21 July, 2022.

The meeting will be held at International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM), Kuala Lumpur, followed by a Real World Lab (RWL) visit for experiential learning in Jerantut and National Centre of Excellence for Indigenous Pedagogy, Institute of Teacher Education Tengku Ampuan Afzan Campus (IPGKTAA), and Kuala Lipis, Pahang for the closing event.

Stay tuned for further details.


The call for applications is now open for 1) Financial support and 2) Case study presentations. The deadline for submitting an application is Wednesday, 18 May 2022, 23:59 (JST).   

1. Financial support
Please note that UNU-IAS will provide financial support for flights ONLY. The participants should cover all other costs for participating in the Regional Meeting, including visa application fee (if applicable), local transportation costs in your country, accommodation and some meals in Kuala Lumpur. Financial support will be given to members of acknowledged RCEs ONLY.   

To apply for fund support, please see the detailed instructions in Document A: Request for Financial Support, including the selection criteria and terms and conditions. RCE members are encouraged to explore and obtain funding from sources other than UNU-IAS to help those without access to funding sources participate in this meeting.

2. Case study presentation 
Case study presentations will take place in Session 2 on Tuesday, 19 July 2022 (Day 1). Presentations can be made in-person or online. To apply for a presentation, please see the detailed instructions in Document B: Application for Case Study Presentation.   

Please note incomplete and delayed applications will not be considered for selection.

Registration for regular attendance both in-person and online will be available around mid-May 2022.


Date/Time: 19-21 July, 2022

Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (hybrid mode)

Programme: Tentative programme