Last updated: February 7, 2024

RCE Penang

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Date of RCE acknowledgement:
June, 2005
Description of RCE and Geographic Region:

RCE Penang works in partnership with key stakeholders to bring about change for sustainability at the community level.

RCE Penang is not a physical centre or building, but a network of individuals, organisations and groups who are committed to building a more sustainable future through education and learning. Our network includes partners from the voluntary, public, education and business sectors, who work together to develop and implement innovative ESD projects and programmes in Penang. Since RCE Penang is one of the seventh RCE of 156 RCEs in the world; it has been promoting international partnerships with other RCEs with a similar mindset.

Goals and Objectives:

Transforming and Empowering Communities for a Sustainable Future through Education and Learning

Goals and objectives:

  • Develop and promote sustainable development training opportunities for school teacher, teacher’s educators and school administrators.
  • Develop and ESD strategy guide for local authorities
  • Increase volunteer opportunities around sustainable development
  • Coordinate the compilation of current ESD practices across Penang and neighbouring states in order to share and generate regional ESD good practices
  • Cultivate sustainable development competencies in the existing workforce

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Organisation Hosting RCE Secretariat:

University Sains Malaysia

Key Partners:

Name of organisation: Regional Sejahtera ESD Network (RSEN)
Role: The Regional Sejahtera Education for Sustainable Development Network (RSEN) is a dynamic network of local and regional stakeholders in Penang engaged in collaborative undertakings such as research and development in key thematic areas of ESD. RSEN was launched in May 2014 and currently counts with more than 56 (educational institutions, local government agencies and non-governmental organisations). RSEN has a Council of Members that meet at least once a year to discuss strategic priorities and activities.
Contact name: Prof Madya Dr. Noor Haida Mohd Kaus Dr. Asyirah Abdul Rahim
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Name of organisation: Sejahtera Club
Role: Sejahtera Club is a co-curricular education initiative led by RCE Penang and facilitated by primary and secondary schools, which has been created with the aim of developing students’ leadership capabilities in ESD. The clubs take place at schools in the afternoons and are focused on the development of third order skills. RCE Penang provides 1-1 support and guidance to schools and teachers to develop ESD projects and resources for the clubs.
Contact name: Dr. Normaliza Abdul Manaf, Dr Aidiahmad Dewa, Prof. Madya Dr. Rabiatul Adawiah Ahmad Rashid, Ms Wan Sharipahmira Mohd Zain
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Name of organisation: RCE Sejahtera Youth
Role: Youth organization in RCE Penang, Universiti Sains Malaysia
Contact name: Dr. Rohaya Abdullah, Prof. Madya Dr. Aswati Hamzah, Dr. Muhamad Azhari Ghazali, Ms Wan Sharipahmira Mohd Zain
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Current Activities:
Upcoming Activities:
  • Early September - End of November: RCE Sejahtera Youth Program
  • Early August - End of November: Walking Football
  • Water Camp: Development of Teachers training Module (Preschool and Primary School) for Water Education
  • Workshop: Knowledge Brokering Module for Empowering Leadership in ESD
  • Honourable Commendation WENHUI Award for Educational Innovation 2017
  • Honourable Mention for  ESD Thematic  Conference Award 2017
  • Korea International Women Invention & Exposition 2016
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Contact Details
Main RCE Contact:
Dr. Japareng Lalung
Secondary RCE Contact:
Associate Professor Dr. Mohd Hafizal Mohd Isa
RCE Youth Coordinator(s):
Mohammed Zharif Asyrani Bin Mohammed Alias
General RCE email:
RCE mailing address for correspondence:

RCE Penang, CGSS
Level 5, Hamzah Sendut Library,
Universiti Sains Malaysia,
11800 USM, Penang