RCE Puerto Rico - 2021

Location

Puerto Rico
PR
Participation of RCE Puerto Rico REDeS in El Congreso Virtual: Plataformas Participativas de Gobernanza Territorial ante la Crisis Global (Virtual Congress: Participatory Territorial Governance Platforms in the Face of the Global Crisis)
Basic Information
Title of project : 
Participation of RCE Puerto Rico REDeS in El Congreso Virtual: Plataformas Participativas de Gobernanza Territorial ante la Crisis Global (Virtual Congress: Participatory Territorial Governance Platforms in the Face of the Global Crisis)
Submitting RCE: 
RCE Puerto Rico
Contributing organization(s) : 
Amigos de El Yunque Foundation
Focal point(s) and affiliation(s)
Name: 
Nancy Merlo Hernández
Organizational Affiliation: 
Fundación Amigos de El Yunque
Name: 
Christopher Nytch
Organizational Affiliation: 
Fundación Amigos de El Yunque, Coordinador, RCE Puerto Rico-REDeS
Format of project: 
Power Point
Language of project: 
Español
Date of submission:
Saturday, December 12, 2020
National Model Forest Law of Puerto Rico, Law No. 182, 2014
At what level is the policy operating?: 
National
Geographical & Education Information
Region: 
Americas
Ecosystem(s):

Target Audience:
Description of sustainable development challenge(s) in the area the project addresses: 
The project addresses the challenge/need for developing structures of shared governance, leadership and capacity across multiple sectors and levels of organization to promote education for sustainability.
Contents
Status: 
Completed
Period: 
November, 2020
Rationale: 
There is a need for innovative governance models that promote a common vision for sustainable development and distributed leadership at regional scales. The presentation in the Virtual Congress: Participatory Territorial Governance Platforms in the Face of the Global Crisis was an opportunity to inform an international audience about the 10-month progress of RCE Puerto Rico-REDeS, sharing the experience of the governance construction process and anticipated future steps to advance education for sustainability in Puerto Rico.
Objectives: 
Learn about the RCE concept and global network, and the governance process for developing RCE Puerto Rico-REDeS. Share resources for learning about the SDGs that can be aligned with the Model Forest Network.
Activities and/or practices employed: 
Preparation of a written document and video presentation that were shared in the Virtual Congress, one of 60 entries from 15 countries in Latin America, the Caribbean, and Spain.
Size of academic audience: 
To date the Congress papers and presentations have been viewed online by more than 2,000 people.
Results: 
The educational materials created for the Virtual Congress documented the ongoing governance process of RCE Puerto Rico-REDeS and shared challenges and opportunities associated with that process with an international community. They also presented viewers with resources about the Global RCE Network that can help educate about the SDGs and their relevance to the Model Forest concept.
Lessons learned: 
Participating in this space for convergence and dialogue allowed us to reflect internally on our RCEs governance process. It also exposed us to examples that will help RCE Puerto Rico-REDeS structure inclusive, equitable and holistic governance, taking into consideration cases of community success that serve as a guide for our work at different educational levels.
Key messages: 
This activity highlighted the importance of robust governance structures and strategic partnerships to educate about and achieve sustainability goals at local and regional scales and presented RCE Puerto Rico-REDeS as an example. It helped to understand the diversity of contexts and governance types within the Model Forest platform committed to the conservation of natural resources.
Relationship to other RCE activities: 
The project aligns with ongoing work being conducted by the RCE Puerto Rico-REDeS governance committee.
Funding: 
N/A

Pictures:

File Name Caption for picture Photo Credit
Image icon Foto 1.png (197.37 KB) Presentation made at the congress Nancy Merlo
Image icon Foto 2.png (206.27 KB) Interaction and dialogue with organizations in the congress Nancy Merlo
UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
(https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/sdgs) and other themes of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)
SDG 4 - Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all 
Direct
SDG 8 - Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment, and decent work for all 
Indirect
SDG 10 - Reduce inequality within and among countries 
Indirect
SDG 17 - Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalise the global partnership for sustainable development 
Direct
Theme
Curriculum Development 
Direct
ESD for 2030-Priority Action Areas
Priority Action Area 2 - Transforming learning and training environments 
state: 
Direct
Priority Action Area 3 - Developing capacities of educators and trainers 
state: 
Indirect