RCE Lucknow

Photo Credit: RCE Lucknow
Rce details
Region:
ASIA-PACIFIC
Country:
India
Overview
Date of RCE acknowledgement:
January, 2007
Description of RCE and Geographic Region:

RCE Lucknow is located in the northern part of India. Lucknow is the capital city of Uttar Pradesh, which has a population of about 241 million. The city being located in the Indo Gangetic plain is very rich in biodiversity and known for its cultural and historical heritage. Lucknow is an urban centre which is growing at a fast pace which has direct impact on the city's environment. The population growth and rapid urbanisation is interlinked with all the problems related to environment and development such as poverty, pollution, deforestation, overuse of natural resources, large amount of waste generation, etc. The city is one of the popular tourist destinations of India. 

RCE Lucknow was established to bring together like-minded institutions to work together for Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). RCE Lucknow started its work ESD project on biodiversity and indigenous community from a national park Dudhwa National Park. Focusing its work on natural resource management and biodiversity conservation, over 12 RCE Lucknow partner institutions are implementing various initiatives.

Goals and Objectives:

Goal:

To motivate and involve various stakeholders in promoting education for protecting the environment, managing natural resources and conserving biodiversity for sustainable development.

Objectives:

  • To enhance and strengthen, evolve and co-create a space for communication, cooperation and knowledge sharing among all stakeholders involved in ESD
  • To build capacity of school, community group and partner institutions towards ESD
  • To analyse and assess knowledge, attitude, policies and practices related to protection of environment and natural resource management in the region
  • To educate masses towards sustainable living and livelihood
Organisation Hosting RCE Secretariat:

Centre for Environment Education, Northern Regional Cell (CEE North)

Key Partners:

Name of organisation: CEE North
Role:  RCE Lucknow Coordinator 
Contact name: Ms. Preeti R. Kanaujia
Contact email: preeti.rawat@ceeindia.org

Name of organisation: CEE North
Role: RCE Lucknow Youth coordinator
Contact name: Mr. Jitendra Patel
Contact email: jitendra.patel@ceeindia.org

Name of organisation: University of Lucknow
Role: RCE Lucknow Formal Partner Institution
Contact name: Prof. Amita Kanaujia
Contact email: kanaujia.amita@gmail.com

Activities
Current Activities:
  • Sustainability Education in Schools: RCE Lucknow is conducting annual activities with schools of Uttar Pradesh on the theme of biodiversity, water and waste. Online teacher’s training workshops were conducted and educational materials have been shared with schools. Students from rural and urban schools are conducting activities by staying at home. Reports of the activities conducted are submitted by schools which are evaluated for certification and recognition at State level for exemplary work.
  • Biodiversity Education and Awareness Events: RCE Lucknow with partner institutions conducting online webinars and events on environment related days in the State of Uttar Pradesh to sensitize young children and teachers in school about biodiversity conservation.
  • Asia Pacific SDG Challenge and ESD Internships for Youth: Youth from RCE Lucknow has been taking part in the Asia Pacific SDG challenge. Students from different universities are offered internship on various ESD themes.
  • Covid Relief and Response: Supporting rural community to revive covid pandemic through relief and response measures. Youth from the area identified and trained to educate community for adopting covid appropriate behaviour and take vaccine. 
  • DRR Education in Flood affected villages: Working with communities, youth, schools and institutions on disaster preparedness by building capacity for better planning and adopting alternative livelihood measures.
  • ESD Module on Freshwater Ecosystems: RCE Lucknow conducted four-week module on Freshwater Ecosystem as part of Ecosystem Restoration course for youth, teachers and NGOs. 


DRR Education (Photo credit: RCE Lucknow)

Upcoming Activities:

 

  • Biodiversity Education and Awareness Events on environment related days
  • Sustainability Education in Schools
  • DRR Education in schools and villages
  • RCE India meet on the theme of Ecosystem Restoration


Students conducting biodiversity audit (Photo credit: RCE Lucknow)

 

Achievements:
  • 2012 Presentation of RCE Lucknow case study in RCE Publication and during World Conservation Congress 2012, Jeju, Korea 
  • 2014 Honourable Mention for RCE Lucknow Project on Mobile Exhibition on Biodiversity
  • RCE Lucknow Case studies published in following UNU-IAS publications:
    • "RCE Lucknow: Sustainable Consumption and Production Practices adopted by Indigenous Community of India" published in Innovation in Local and Global Learning Systems for Sustainability: Towards More Sustainable Consumption and Production Systems and Sustainable Livelihoods – Learning Contributions of the Regional Centres of Expertise on Education for Sustainable Development UNU-IAS, Yokohama, Japan, 2012
    • "Collaboration of institutions to promote biodiversity conservation and sustainability action through education and communication among schools and community of Uttar Pradesh, India" - UNESCO Bangkok publication Multi-Stakeholder Approaches to Education for Sustainable Development in Local Communities: Towards Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals in Asia, 2020.
  • Inter RCE Collaborative Project - Sustainability Exchange Programme on Water & Health for Sustainability between RCE Lucknow and RCE Greater Western Sydney in 2018 and 2019


RCE Greater Western Sydney and RCE Lucknow collaborative project (Photo credit: RCE Lucknow)

Communication Channels
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Contact Details
Main RCE Contact:
Preeti R. Kanaujia
preeti.rawat@ceeindia.org
Secondary RCE Contact:
Prof. Amita Kanaujia
kanaujia.amita@gmail.com
RCE Youth Coordinator(s):
General RCE email:
RCE mailing address for correspondence:

RCE Lucknow
Centre for Environment Education
Northern Regional Cell (CEE North)
11/80, Indira Nagar, 
Lucknow – 226016, Uttar Pradesh (UP), India