RCE Melaka

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Rce details
Region:
ASIA-PACIFIC
Country:
Malaysia
Overview
Date of RCE acknowledgement:
December, 2020
Description of RCE and Geographic Region:

RCE Melaka serves as the mediator in connecting the multispectral network of expertise, both formal and non-formal with the local community in an effort to accelerate and expand our collective capacity towards building a sustainable future.

RCE Melaka includes the complete administrative jurisdiction of the Government of Melaka. RCE Melaka includes the three districts under separate jurisdiction namely central Melaka, Alor Gajah and Jasin and four local councils namely Melaka Historical City Council, Hang Tuah Jaya Municipal Council, Alor Gajah Municipal Council and Jasin District Council.


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Goals and Objectives:

RCE Melaka is a network of multidisciplinary stakeholders from public, private, academic, non-governmental organisations and civil society. The population of Melaka is expected to be 1,150,800 by the year 2040. Although Melaka has a smaller population in size, it is economically vibrant and plays a significant role in national growth. The formation of RCE Melaka is very important, particular at the current point in time, to optimise the competitive advantage and retain its leading role in the region. 

Vision
A Healthy, Resilient and Livable Melaka that promotes Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) across the society to address the problems identified in the key challenges of the region.

Objectives

  1. Create an interdisciplinary and adaptable platform for promotion of education for sustainable development and facilitate the exchange of ideas and knowledge.
  2. Educate and empower young people to make positive decisions and become change makers by gaining employable skills for a sustainable future.
  3. Build the capacity and understanding of the youth community to be a change-maker and mobilise the community to contribute their best in building a sustainable economy.
  4. Composition of integrated database and research to guide the preparation of informed policy decisions to tackle sustainable development challenges.
  5. Empowers young people to take an educated stand on the environment, social and economic issues they feel strongly about and gives them a platform to articulate these issues through the media of writing, photography or video.
Organisation Hosting RCE Secretariat:

Green Growth Asia Foundation (NGO)

Key Partners:

Name of organisation: Universiti Putra Malaysia
Role: Co-Coordinator
Contact name: Professor Madya Dr Sarva Mangala Praveena
Contact email: smpraveena@upm.edu.my

Name of organisation: ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability
Role: Co-Coordinator
Contact name: Keshav Jha 
Contact email: keshav.jha@iclei.org

Name of organisation: Majlis Perbandaran Hang Tuah Jaya
Role: Co-Coordinator
Contact name: Rozaidi Mahat 
Contact email: rozaidimahat@gmail.com

Activities
Current Activities:
  • Eco-Schools Melaka
  • Young reporters for the Environment
  • Climate Ready Classroom Programme
  • Rainwater Harvesting Programme
  • Turtle Conservation Education programme
  • LA 21 and Environmental Education Week
  • Climate Change Digital Marathon
Upcoming Activities:
  • Environmental Education Portal project
  • Heritage conservation programme
  • Micro plastics awareness programme


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Contact Details
Main RCE Contact:
Secondary RCE Contact:
Balamurugan Ratha Krishnan
balamurugan.rk@greengrowthasia.org
RCE Youth Coordinator(s):
Dr. Sarva Mangala Praveena
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RCE mailing address for correspondence:

21-2, Jalan DR 1, Taman Delima 75150 Bukit Baru, Melaka