RCE Penang - 2019

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY AWARENESS PROGRAMME 2018 EMPOWERING ASIA PACIFIC STUDENTS’ LEADERSHIP IN ESD THROUGH NETWORKING
Basic Information
Title of project : 
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY AWARENESS PROGRAMME 2018 EMPOWERING ASIA PACIFIC STUDENTS’ LEADERSHIP IN ESD THROUGH NETWORKING
Submitting RCE: 
RCE Penang
Contributing organization(s) : 
RCE Penang
Penang State Government
School of Educational Studies, Universiti Sains Malaysia
RCE Yogyakarta
RCE Goa
RCE Greater Dhaka
RCE Tongyeong
Focal point(s) and affiliation(s)
Name: 
Professor Dr Munirah Ghazali
Organizational Affiliation: 
RCE Penang, Universiti Sains Malaysia
Name: 
Assoc Prof Dr Mohammad Zohir Ahmad@Shaari
Organizational Affiliation: 
RCE Penang, Universiti Sains Malaysia
E-mail: 
Name: 
Mdm Nur Syazwana Hamzah
Organizational Affiliation: 
RCE Penang, Universiti Sains Malaysia
Name: 
Ms Wan Sharipahmira Mohd Zain
Organizational Affiliation: 
RCE Penang, Universiti Sains Malaysia
Format of project: 
Report
Language of project: 
English
Date of submission:
Thursday, December 20, 2018
Additional resources: 
https://www.facebook.com/RCEPenangUSM/
Geographical & Education Information
Region: 
Global
Country: 
Malaysia
Location(s): 
Penang
Address of focal point institution for project: 
RCE Penang
Universiti Sains Malaysia
11800 USM Penang, Malaysia
Ecosystem(s):

Biodiversity, Sustainable Consumption & Production, Climate Change
Socioeconomic and environmental characteristics of the area : 
Student leadership in sustainability cannot be achieved single handed by single stakeholders. Collaboration proves a strategic avenue to develop students’ leadership in ESD. Therefore, inline with 21st century learning competencies, it is essential that students are empowered to collaborate and share their ESD knowledge at global level and specifically in this proposal at the Asia Pacific level. It is important that students in Penang play a leading role in ESD together with other students in Asia Pacific schools through RCE Centres in the Asia Pacific.
The program involved a series of discussion, presentations and online competition via video-conferencing focusing on Education for Sustainable Development with three themes that are Sustainable Consumption and Production, Biodiversity and Climate Change. This program provide a collaboration opportunities for students in Penang, Korea, Bangladesh, Indonesia and India to share and exchange ideas on sustainability related to the specific themes.
Contents
Status: 
Completed
Period: 
December, 2017 to December, 2018
Rationale: 
RCE Penang is a United Nations recognised Regional Centre of Expertise (RCE) on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) that works in partnership with key stakeholders to bring about change for sustainability at the community level. Our network includes partners from the voluntary, public, education and business sectors, who work together to develop and implement innovative ESD projects and programmes in Penang. RCE Penang as one of the Asia Pacific RCEs has the platform to offer student in Penang to network with students in other countries specifically in Korea, Indonesia, Bangladesh and India. All the above RCE’s have given their support and commitment to participate in this program during the recent Asia Pacific RCE meetings in New Delhi India, November 2017. Students’ video presentations will be presented as a competition based on ESD content, Leadership initiatives and innovation. Further, students showcase will be documented as further resources in students’ initiative for leadership in ESD at Asia Pacific level.
Objectives: 
• To develop student leadership for building a sustainable society through education focus on the following themes which are Sustainable Consumption and Production, Biodiversity and Climate Change.
• To promote international partnership as a mean of developing student leadership in ESD
• To create leaders who are able to transform their knowledge for a sustainable society
• To empower students to be the leaders in promoting ESD

Activities and/or practices employed: 
1. Online Conference on Empowering Asia Pacific Students’ Leadership in ESD through Networking
2. Video Competition on Empowering Asia Pacific Students’ Leadership in ESD through Networking
Size of academic audience: 
Global
Results: 
Rank School Name State Video Link
1 SMK Tanjung Gemok Pahang https://youtu.be/X5p4Tlb0XnQ

1 SK Convent Green Lane (Primary School) Penang https://youtu.be/GwJTGm6sf7k

2 SMK Dewan Beta Kelantan https://youtu.be/ukjxszCS27c

3 SMK Doktor Burhanuddin Perak https://youtu.be/FHa3EqoJS_8


SUSTAINABLE CONSUMPTION AND PRODUCTION
Rank School Name State Video Link
1 8th Senior High School of Yogyakarta Yogyakarta https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Te8NGMYW3MQ

1 SK Dato Kramat (Primary school) Penang https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qWjIv64Y5_I


CLIMATE CHANGE
Rank School Name State Video Link
1 SMI Itqan Penang https://drive.google.com/file/d/15o_peB57mCMCi6U5IGKteE3h7WBfdBLs/view?usp=drivesdk

2 SMK Convent (M) Kajang Selangor https://youtu.be/kiXLeC6oQgY

3 St Michael Goa https://youtu.be/R4Yl0rvbrZA


Lessons learned: 
. Not all schools in the participating RCEs could take part on the given date. For example, RCE Goa students celebrate teachers day on 5th September. Therefore, the team has uploaded the recorded webinar sessions on YouTube and put the link on RCE Penang’s website. This gives students opportunities to view the webinar later at their own time.
2. Timing of competition is important, early of the year is better timing rather than November: students and teachers is are busy with exam
3. Will engage RCEs in Asia Pacific through United Nation University.
4. To budget for publication of compiled videos for common learning sharing
5. To include primary school participation in the future.
Key messages: 
The program involved a series of discussion, presentations and online competition via video-conferencing focusing on Education for Sustainable Development with three themes that are Sustainable Consumption and Production, Biodiversity and Climate Change. This program provide a collaboration opportunities for students in Penang, Korea, Bangladesh, Indonesia and India to share and exchange ideas on sustainability related to the specific themes.

Relationship to other RCE activities: 
Our network includes partners from the voluntary, public, education and business sectors, who work together to develop and implement innovative ESD projects and programmes in Penang. RCE Penang as one of the Asia Pacific RCEs has the platform to offer student in Penang to network with students in other countries specifically in Korea, Indonesia, Bangladesh and India. All the above RCE’s have given their support and commitment to participate in this program during the recent Asia Pacific RCE meetings in New Delhi India, November 2017.
Funding: 
Penang State Government
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY AWARENESS PROGRAMME 2018

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References and reference materials: 
UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
(https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/sdgs) and other themes of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)
SDG 1 - End poverty in all its forms everywhere 
Indirect
SDG 2 - End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture 
Indirect
SDG 3 - Ensure healthy lives and promote wellbeing for all at all ages 
Indirect
SDG 4 - Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all 
Direct
SDG 5 - Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls 
Indirect
SDG 6 - Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all 
Indirect
SDG 8 - Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment, and decent work for all 
Indirect
SDG 9 - Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialisation, and foster innovation 
Indirect
SDG 10 - Reduce inequality within and among countries 
Indirect
SDG 11 - Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable 
Indirect
SDG 12 - Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns 
Direct
SDG 13 - Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts 
Direct
SDG 14 - Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development 
Direct
SDG 16 - Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels 
Indirect
SDG 17 - Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalise the global partnership for sustainable development 
Direct
Theme
Disaster Risk Reduction 
Indirect
Traditional Knowledge  
Indirect
Agriculture 
Indirect
Arts 
Indirect
Curriculum Development 
Direct
Ecotourism 
Indirect
Forests/Trees 
Direct
Plants & Animals 
Direct
Waste 
Direct
Global Action Programme (GAP) on Education for Sustainable Development – Priority Action Areas
Priority Action Area 1 - Advancing policy 
Direct
Priority Action Area 2 - Transforming learning and training environments 
Direct
Priority Action Area 3 - Building capacities of educators and trainers 
Direct
Priority Action Area 4 - Empowering and mobilizing youth 
Direct
Priority Action Area 5 - Accelerating sustainable solutions at local level 
Direct