Last updated: October 22, 2019

RCE Lusaka

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Rce details
Date of RCE acknowledgement:
December, 2012
Description of RCE and Geographic Region:

The Lusaka Centre of Expertise is the first Regional Centre of Expertise on Education for Sustainable Development in Zambia. Its formation was necessitated by the desire by various stakeholders within the vicinity of Lusaka to collaborate on issues of common interest relating to Education for Sustainable Development. It has drawn stakeholders from various institutions, including educational, city council, and environmental management. The Greater City of Lusaka face numerous environmental and socio-economic challenges which the stakeholders feel can be better solved jointly and collaboratively. RCE Lusaka was acknowledged on the 21st of December, 2012, and it has remained a very active RCE in the region.

During the 7th African Regional Conference in Lusaka, 2017 (Photo credit: RCE Lusaka)

It successfully hosted the 7th African Regional RCE Conference in August, 2017.

The Lusaka Regional Centre of Expertise is located in the Lusaka Province of the Republic of Zambia.

Lusaka is the capital and largest city of the Republic of Zambia. It is situated at the meeting point of roads leading north to the mining province of the Copperbelt, west to Mongu, east to Chipata and south to Livingstone.

RCE Youth Network, Lusaka 2017 (Photo credit: RCE Lusaka)

Goals and Objectives:

Through Education for Sustainable Development, to become a pervasive networking forum where partnerships are simpler, more powerful, more available to all and where local issues become mutually connected to global ones.

Strategic goals:

  • Establish a network of ESD stakeholders to strengthen learning and collaboration
  • Foster actions for ESD at community and school levels in the Lusaka region
  • Conduct and disseminate research on issues related to ESD
  • Facilitate and participate in commemoration of local and international days to showcase, exchange experiences and knowledge of relevance to ESD
  • Facilitate exchange of ESD ideas and experiences at various levels of the institutions, local as well as national and international
  • Mainstream ESD curricula in formal learning institutions and other member organizations


  • Sharing knowledge, skills and experiences in EE and ESD among the shareholders
  • Collaboration in the areas of training and research among stakeholders
  • Work with local communities in promotion of innovations and development of sustainable technologies for poverty alleviation, resource management, in order to overcome existing local challenges
  • Networking with key stakeholders in the sub-region to link the activities of our RCE with those taking place in the SADC region as well as at the global level
  • Ensure sustainable development in socio-economic planning processes
Organisation Hosting RCE Secretariat:

University of Zambia - Great East Road Campus

Key Partners:

Name of organisation: Zambia Environmental Management Agency
Role: Regulatory body
Contact name: Mercy Zulu
Contact email:

Current Activities:
  • Keep UNZA clean, green and healthy activities
  • Environmental Radio Programme
  • RCE outreach programmes

Photo credit: RCE Lusaka

Upcoming Activities:
  • Student sustainable consumption project
  • Commemoration of environmental days
  • Tree planting and community awareness activities
  • Running radio programme, successful tree planting events and outreach programmes
Communication Channels
RCE Website:
Twitter handle:
YouTube page:
Contact Details
Main RCE Contact:
Dr. Bernard Chileshe
Secondary RCE Contact:
Dr. Justin Lupele
RCE Youth Coordinator(s):
Brighton Kaoma
General RCE email:
RCE mailing address for correspondence:

University of Zambia - School of Education - Dept of LSSE
P.O. Box 32379 – Lusaka – Zambia