10th Asia Pacific Regional Conference

Photo: John Clear

10th Asia Pacific RCE Meeting

2-4 November 2017, Delhi, India

RCE Delhi hosted the 10th Asia-Pacific RCE Regional Meeting (AP RCE Meeting) in New Delhi, India from 2 November 2017 in conjunction with the Symposium on ‘Sustainable Development Goals: from Goals to Action’ on 3 November, followed by the field trip on 4 November. All the events were hosted by RCE Delhi with the support of the United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS). 

RCEs made different case presentations during the symposium. In order to create a regional action plan, and to promote RCEs’ contributions to the GAP on ESD, the SDGs and other relevant processes, including IPBES and the Paris Agreement, the Secretariat asked each RCE to submit an updated action plan by using the template. The aim was to share planned activities of each RCE in the Asia-Pacific region, and to promote and upscale collaborations and activities of RCEs in the region. This will also allow UNU-IAS to consolidate and synergize activities in the Asia Pacific region.

The programme for the meeting and the symposium can be dowloaded here
Action Plan Template (Submission deadline is closed)

The final report can be downloaded here.

Downloadable Presentations

Day 1:

Opening Remarks

Review of the 9th Asia-Pacific RCE Meeting (RCE Cha-am and UNU-IAS) here

Progress of Global RCE Network and Roadmap for the RCE Community (UNU-IAS) here

Roadmap for the RCE Community (UNU-IAS) here

Progress on the Implementation of GAP on ESD in the Asia-Pacific Region (UNESCO Bangkok) here

Breakout Sessions

Sejahtera Project (RCE Tongyeong) here

Schools Research Project (RCE Penang) here

Higher Education Project (RCE Greater Western Sydney) here

AP SDG Challenge (RCE Youth Focal Points) here

Day 2:

Plenary Session 1: Role of SDGs and ESD in promoting sustainable society

Tagore International School, New Delhi (Ms. Malika Preman, Principal - Tagore International School, New Delhi) here

Roles of SDGs in Promoting Sustainable Societies: UNESCO's Education Perspective (Ms. Yano Satoko, Chief and Programme Specialist for Education UNESCO, New Delhi) here

Parallel Sessions

Seeking the reliable energy sources from waste in a developing country (Chandra Wahyu Purnomo, RCE Yogyakarta) here

The hope project for goods supply to Cambodia along with RCE Changwon (Ms Eunjae Shin, RCE Changwon) here

Synergies with Education and Development and ESD Partnerships (Dr. Hari Dutt, RCE Jammu) here

Promoting Sustainable Agricultural Conditions for Poverty Reduction in Kampong Cham Province, Cambodia (Mr Jeeranuch Sakkhamduang, RCE Greater Phnom Penh) here

Kyrgyz Republic case study in promotion of SDG 12 – Responsible Consumption and Production (Mr Sadykova Chinara, RCE Kyrgyzstan) here

Youth Empowerment Through Interdisciplinary Approach in ESD (Mr Regucivilla A. Pobar, RCE Bohol) here

Watershed Ecosystem Investigation for Climate Change Adaptation: A Case Study for Sirindhorn International Environmental Park (Mr Sonjai Havanond, RCE Cha-am) here

Addressing Sustainability and Climate Adaptation in North-West Himalayan States (Prof. Falendra Kumar Sudan, RCE Jammu) here

Kerala Balakrishi Shasthra Congress (Mr Aravind A R, RCE Thiruvananthapuram) here

Aquatic Larvae Conversation Zone in 4 villages (Lay Sae Baan Zone): Model of Resources Management by Participating (Ms Maneewan Sanlee, RCE Trang) here

ESD Pedagogy for Sustainable Development Course Designed for Undergraduates in Bangladesh (Dr. Muhammad Rehan Dastagir, RCE Greater Dhaka) here

An Intervention Study Using ‘Sustainability Module’ On Teachers ESD Knowledge, Attitude And Practices In Malaysia, Vietnam And Cambodia: A Comparative study (Dr Munirah Ghazali, RCE Penang) here

Community Empowerment in Mangunan-Girirejo Bantul through Development of Gama Herbal Garden to Increase Economic Value and Conservation of Medicinal Plants (Ms Puji Astuti, RCE Yogyakarta) here

Development of Instrument of Teachers’ Knowledge, Attitude and Practices on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) (Mr Mohammad Zohir Ahmad, RCE Penang) here

The Impact of Sanitation, Water, Cleanliness, Hygiene and Action (SWACHA) interventions on health and school absenteeism among rural school children of Solur Hobli (Mr Santosh Sutar, RCE Bangalore) here

Schools that learn, journeys that teach: towards an education in tune with the pastoral migrations of the Gujjar and Bakerwal of Jammu and Kashmir (Dr Abdhesh Kumar Gangwar, Mr. Mubashir Sultan Zargar & Mr. Riyaz Ahmad Mir, RCE Srinagar) here

Conservation in Western Sydney: The Cumberland Stepping Stones Community Corridor Initiative (Ms Brittany Hardiman, RCE Greater Western Sydney) here

The 10th Anniversary of BTW 2017 Youth Camp on SDGs (Ms. Woojin Lee, RCE Tongyeong) here

Closing Remarks and Plenary: SDGs Implementation: Methodologies & Challenges 

Sustainable Development Goals Implementation: Methodologies & Challenges here (Prof. Mario Tabucanon, Visiting Senior Research Fellow, UNU-IAS) here

Resource efficiency (The Energy & Resources Institute - TERI) here

SDGs Implementation: Methodologies & Challenges (Ms Divya Datt, Associate Director, Resource Efficiency & Governance, TERI) here


RCE Delhi (ragini.kumar@teri.res.in and hana.khan@teri.res.in)

Global RCE Service Centre (rceconference@unu.edu)

Past Meetings

Information about the last AP RCE Meeting 2016 can be found here. For other meetings please go to Regional Events.

Conference Documents: