9th African Regional Meeting

9th African RCE Meeting 2019

5-7 August, 2019, Luyengo, Eswatini

(Photo credit: RCE Eswatini)

The 9th African RCE Meeting was held in Luyengo, Eswatini from 5th to 7th August, 2019. The meeting was 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, held under the theme, 'Accelerating Progress towards the Achievement of Sustainable Development Goals in Africa'.

The meeting reiterated the important role that RCEs in Africa are playing in addressing local and regional sustainable development challenges, by providing platforms for mobilisation of local communities on sustainable development challenges. Through their flagship ESD projects, RCEs in Africa are opening new opportunities for collaboration, linking action across multiple scales (local, regional and global) and facilitating rapid learning and efficient knowledge transfer.

A recap of the meeting is available here.

The Global RCE Service Centre wishes to thank the team at RCE Eswatini for their wonderful contribution and coordination in making the 9th African RCE Meeting a success.


5-7 August, 2019

University of Eswatini, Luyengo Campus - Cardiff Hall, Eswatini

The programme can be accessed here.  


DAY 1: 5 AUGUST, 2019

Presentation Presenter/s
Opening Remarks by Regional Advisor to the RCE Community in Africa Prof. Goolam Mohamedbhai
Message from UNU-IAS, Global RCE Service Centre Dr. Fumiko Noguchi, Research Fellow, UNU-IAS
Official Opening by the Honourable Minister of Tourism and Environmental Affairs Hon. Mr Moses Vilakati
Keynote Address: The Role of African RCEs in Accelerating the Implementation of SDGs in Africa Dr. Abdul Husaini, RCE Minna
A Brief Overview on the 8th African RCE Conference Dr. Marlene Chikuni, RCE Zomba


DAY 2: 6 AUGUST, 2019

Presentation Presenter/s
Keynote Address: Accelerating Progress Towards the Achievement of SDGs in the Kingdom of Eswatini Ms Lungile Dladla
Keynote Address: Youths and Youth Groups in Accelerating Progress Towards the Achievement of Sustainable Development Goals Dr. Lesan Esther, RCE Greater Nairobi
Education for Sustainable Development: Where Do We Start? Dr. Irma Allen, RCE Eswatini
RCE Logo and Social Media Guidelines Overview Ms Chihiro Saito, UNU-IAS


DAY 3: 7 AUGUST, 2019


Presentation Facilitator/s

Deliberations on the Future of the Regional RCE

Dr. Fumiko Noguchi, Prof. Goolam Mohamedbhai, and Dr. Abdul Husaini


Case Study Sessions:

Presentation Presenter/s

The Role of Citizen Science in the Implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Dr. Wisdom Dlamini, RCE Eswatini

RCE's Strengthening Learning for Sustainability through Networks in Africa Dr. Jim Taylor, RCE KwaZulu-Natal
Acceleration of Sustainable Development Through Eco-Clubs in Schools

Ms Nxumalo Noma-Africa, Ms Dladla Celimpilo L., and Ms Sihlongonyane, RCE Eswatini

Plastic Waste Production and Management in the Rural Areas of Eswatini: A Case of Zombodze Emuva and Zikhotheni Communities Mr Nxumalo Sizwe, UNESWA
Promoting ESD Using Locally Available Resources: A Case of Machinga TTC Resource Centre Dr. Marlene Chikuni, RCE Zomba
Scaling Up Weather Index Insurance / Crop Insurance for Small Holder Farmers in Tanzania: The Case of Tanga Region

Ms Komba Neema Mutasingwa, RCE Greater Dar Es Salaam

Mitigating Global Warming Through Alternative Disposal of Used Mushroom Substrates

Prof. Etela Ibisime, RCE Port Harcourt

The Role of Law Enforcement in the Achievement of the SDGs: The Case of Eswatini's Environmental Laws

Mr Ndumiso Cyprian Magagula, RCE Eswatini

Greening of TVET Institutions: A Case Study of the Eldoret National Polytechnic Mr Martin Welinga, RCE North Rift

Bridget Aisha Lemu Conservatory and Children’s Park (BAL-CCP): Design and Content

Mr Ja'afaru Ibrahim Akibu, RCE Minna
Engaging Young Adults in Achieving SDGs: RCE Minna Model

Mr Ibn-Mohammed Isah, RCE Minna

Climate Change Action for Sustainable Development in Ogun State, Nigeria Prof. Evans Osabuohien & Dr. Tunji-Olayeni Patience, RCE Ogun

Stakeholder Engagement for Promoting Ecosystem Service, Sanitation Education and Community Resilience to Climate Change Education in Eastern Uganda

Dr. Edward Andama, RCE Greater Eastern Uganda
Solid Waste Management: Option for Food Security, Energy & Climate Change Mitigation Mr David Ngige Muguro, RCE North Rift
Improving Access to Post Graduate Education for the People of Gbarain Clan and Gbarantoru Community in the Gbarain/Ekpetiama GMoU Cluster Development Area through Scholarship Awards Prof. Tuemi Tudou Asuka, RCE Greater Yenagoa
African Virtual Conference: RCE Minna Bridging the Gap of Knowledge Sharing Through Virtual Conference


Mr Hamza Abdullahi Na'uzo, RCE Minna
Biosafety and Biotechnology in Africa: Eswatini's Experience Mr Isaac Dladla, RCE Eswatini
A Multi-Stakeholder Approach Towards the Preservation of Rimi (Kapok Tree) within RCE Zaria Region Mr Ahmad Muktar, RCE Zaria
A Survey of the Incidence of Malaria among Vulnerable People of Luano District, Central Zambia Dr. Chileshe Benard, RCE Lusaka
Achieving Sustainable Development Goals through Community Education Ms Ireri Bancy, RCE Greater Nairobi
World Heritage in Young School Children's Hands Mr Hamisi T. Mkuzi, RCE Greater Pwani

*These materials have been prepared by the RCE listed beside each item. Its contents and features are the sole responsibility of the authors. For questions and comments please contact the authors.



Photos from the meeting have been uploaded on Facebook here.