RCE Dobong-gu - 2022

Dobong ESD Sustaining Alliance
Basic Information
Title of project : 
Dobong ESD Sustaining Alliance
Submitting RCE: 
RCE Dobong-gu
Contributing organization(s) : 
RCE Dobong-gu (Dobong District Office): Sustainable Policy team, Lifelong Education Team
Community: Dobong Lifelong Learning Centre, Dobong Enviromental Centre, Changgyeong Elementary School
Focal point(s) and affiliation(s)
Name: 
Dr. Hyunsoon Bae
Organizational Affiliation: 
Official, Director for RCE Dobong-gu
Name: 
Ms. Mijung Lee
Organizational Affiliation: 
Official
Format of project: 
powerpoint
Language of project: 
Korean
Date of submission:
Wednesday, May 18, 2022
Additional resources: 
We are uploading on the Padlet
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ESD-based autonomous ctizen grouop
At what level is the policy operating?: 
Subnational
Geographical & Education Information
Region: 
Asia-Pacific
Country: 
Korea, South
Location(s): 
Dobong-gu, Seoul
Address of focal point institution for project: 
Dobong District Office, 656 Madeul-ro (Banghak-dong), Dobong-gu, Seoul, Korea
Ecosystem(s):
Target Audience:
Socioeconomic and environmental characteristics of the area : 
Dobong-gu is striving to move beyond the image of bed-town to a vibrant and attractive city, and is moving towards the completion of a bigger Dobong based on the achievements of ‘good change’ and ‘infinite challenge’. Through sustainable development based on the five policy objectives of ‘Economically active city’, ‘Generationally shared city’, ‘Balanced development city’, ‘Cultural education city’, and ‘Decentralized city’ in response to the needs of residents and environmental changes, we are moving towards Dobong as a hub of Northeast Seoul.
Description of sustainable development challenge(s) in the area the project addresses: 
To support ESD classes in elementary schools in our district, ESD instructors were nurtured through the training of the first ESD instructors linked to job creation. Support for developing ESD expertise and leadership for them has been linked to the growth of autonomous civic groups.
Contents
Status: 
Ongoing
Period: 
August, 2021 to May, 2022
Rationale: 
To spread ESD in the community, an qutonomous and democratic civic group in needed. Currently, Dobong-gu is promoting ESD and carring out ESD operation in connection with the community in stages, and there was a need for a civic group with professional capabilities to serve as a channel and hub for the spread of ESD. Although it started with job creation for ESD class support, we would like to report on the activities of the 'Dobong ESD Sustaining Alliance', which is gradully growing into an independent civic group.
Objectives: 
By cultivating ESD expertise and leadership capabilities with the Dobong ESD Sustaining Alliance, we solidify a key role in the spread ESD and the growth of autonomous civic groups.
Activities and/or practices employed: 
The Dobong ESD Sustaining Alliance has held a montly meeting since August 2021 to conduct ESD class research and a reading group in connection with SDGs and ESD to develop ESD expertise and leadership capabilities. These efforts of the Dobong ESD Sustaining Allicance have been selected as the 'Humming Sock's Neck (SDG12)' in the 'Resident-led Learing Project' conducted by Lifelong Education Team of the Dobong District Office this year and it is now preparing for its project.
Size of academic audience: 
11 persons
Results: 
As the members of the Dobong ESD Sustaining Alliance are made up of citizens from all walks of life, it was a bit difficult to operate due to the different personalities and capabilities of each. However, now, members understand the purpose of the meeting and organize. Additional, they operate activities in connection with the local community through ESD as a medium. RCE Dobong-gu is a local government-oriented type, so we wanted to provide a framework that could be more closely related to the local community and form a voluntary civic organization. The Dobong ESD Sustaining Alliance becomes the starting point.
Lessons learned: 
To cultivate a vountary civic organization, rather than indiscriminate support for budget and project, it is necessary to listen to their needs and spare no effort to support them in various ways so that then can grow gradually.
Key messages: 
It needs loose growth and solidarity.
Relationship to other RCE activities: 
Through exchanges with RCE Inje and RCE Kitakyushu, we are enhancing our ESD expertise.
Funding: 
Dobong District Office is executing the budget related to ESD.

Pictures:

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Image icon members of Dobong ESD Sustaining Alliance.png (852.69 KB) Members of Dobong ESD Sustaining Alliance RCE Dobong-gu
Image icon practice to make EM mud ball.jpg (74.05 KB) Practice to make EM mud ball Ms. Mijung Lee
Image icon presentation at the Dobong SDG policy forum(21. 12.14).jpg (1.79 MB) Presentation at the Dobong SDG Policy Forum Ms. Mijung Lee
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 7 - Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy 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 
Direct
SDG 10 - Reduce inequality within and among countries 
Indirect
SDG 11 - Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable 
Direct
SDG 12 - Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns 
Indirect
SDG 13 - Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts 
Indirect
SDG 14 - Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development 
Indirect
SDG 15 - Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification and halt and reverse land degradation, and halt biodiversity loss 
Indirect
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 
Indirect
Theme
Disaster Risk Reduction 
Indirect
Traditional Knowledge  
Indirect
Agriculture 
Indirect
Arts 
Indirect
Curriculum Development 
Direct
Ecotourism 
Indirect
Forests/Trees 
Indirect
Plants & Animals 
Indirect
Waste 
Indirect
ESD for 2030-Priority Action Areas
Priority Action Area 1 - Advancing policy 
state: 
Direct
Priority Action Area 2 - Transforming learning and training environments 
state: 
Indirect
Priority Action Area 3 - Developing capacities of educators and trainers 
state: 
Indirect
Priority Action Area 4 - Mobilizing youth 
state: 
Indirect
Priority Action Area 5 - Accelerating sustainable solutions at local level 
state: 
Direct