RCE Penang - 2021

Empowering Students’ Leadership in Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) via Innovation and Inventions 2020
Basic Information
Title of project : 
Empowering Students’ Leadership in Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) via Innovation and Inventions 2020
Submitting RCE: 
RCE Penang
Contributing organization(s) : 
Penang State Education Department
Penang Education Council
Penang State Government
Focal point(s) and affiliation(s)
Name: 
Dr. Nooraida Yakob
Organizational Affiliation: 
RCE Penang
Name: 
Wan Sharipahmira Mohd Zain
Organizational Affiliation: 
RCE Penang
Name: 
Nur Syazwana Hamzah
Organizational Affiliation: 
RCE Penang
Format of project: 
Report, PowerPoint, PPT Compilation
Language of project: 
English
Date of submission:
Tuesday, December 15, 2020
Geographical & Education Information
Region: 
Asia-Pacific
Country: 
Malaysia
Location(s): 
Penang
Address of focal point institution for project: 
RCE Penang,
Ground Floor, Block D07, Sejahtera Tower, 11800 USM Penang
Ecosystem(s):
Socioeconomic and environmental characteristics of the area : 
The program involved innovations, inventions and video competition focusing on Sustainable Development Goals with three themes that are Quality Education (SDG 4), Affordable and Clean Energy (SDG 7) and Life on Land (SDG 15).
Description of sustainable development challenge(s) in the area the project addresses: 
Student leadership in sustainability cannot be achieved single handed by a single stakeholder. Collaboration proves a strategic avenue to develop students’ leadership in SDG. Therefore, in line with 21st century learning competencies, it is essential that students are empowered to create innovation and inventions related to sustainability. It is important that students in Penang played a leading role in SDG and share with other students around the globe through RCE Centres.
Contents
Status: 
Completed
Period: 
July, 2020 to December, 2020
Rationale: 
In this program, students will be involved in innovations and inventions via video competition focusing on Sustainable Development Goals themes. This year three themes were selected: Quality Education (SDG 4), Affordable and Clean Energy (SDG 7) and Life on Land (SDG 15). With this program, students in Penang are given the opportunity to share and exchange ideas on sustainability related to the specific themes. However, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the seminar (webinar) and competition conducted via online.
Objectives: 
• To develop student leadership for building a sustainable society through education focus on the following themes which are Quality Education (SDG 4), Affordable and Clean Energy (SDG 7) and Life on Land (SDG 15)
• To promote Penang as a state in Malaysia that is actively engaging students in promoting SDGs at school level
• Enabling the strengthening of collaboration between industry and school in building innovation ecosystems to ensure the creation of knowledge, talent development and product development excellence.
• To create leaders who are able to transform their knowledge for a sustainable society
• To empower students to be the leaders in promoting SDGs
Activities and/or practices employed: 
This project focus on Hand’s theme on taking actions on ESD while cultivating the priority action area 4: Empowering and mobilizing youth in the ESD 2030 Roadmap. At the early stage of this project, RCE Penang identified the SDG Experts to educate youth and school children on SDG 4, SDG 7 and SDG 15. Then, we conducted an online meeting with SDG experts for the selected theme and the form of video that will be shown to students to provide knowledge on related SDG themes. The recorded webinar by SDG experts watched by students and teachers via YouTube Channel RCE Penang. Finally, we organized video competition for school students to educate and raise awareness focuses on SDG 4, SDG 7 and SDG 15as well as SDG 2030 as a whole. The recording of the program was also available on Facebook: RCE Penang at USM, to continuously promoting and educating public on SDGs.
Size of academic audience: 
500
Results: 
The project was successfully implemented. The project was funded by grants from the Penang Education Council which aims to promote ESD at the national and international levels. By highlighting this SDG, students are more aware to preserve and conserve the ocean as an essential global resource for future sustainability. All the themes were chosen as its very close to students’ life experience and dynamic for empowering students about ESD and SDG. Students’ video will be published via YouTube RCE Penang as a competition based on SDG content and leadership initiatives and creativities.
Lessons learned: 
This program provides a collaboration opportunity for students in Penang to share and exchange ideas on sustainability related to the specific themes.
Key messages: 
All the themes were chosen as its very close to students’ life experience and dynamic for empowering students about ESD and SDG.
Relationship to other RCE activities: 
RCE Penang will make this program as a flagship program among inter-RCE.
Funding: 
Penang Education Council: MYR 7650

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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 
Direct
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 
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 
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 
Indirect
Plants & Animals 
Direct
Waste 
Indirect
ESD for 2030-Priority Action Areas
Priority Action Area 2 - Transforming learning and training environments 
state: 
Direct
Priority Action Area 4 - Mobilizing youth 
state: 
Direct