Special RCE Session at 14th ICERD: Sharing RCE Experiences

Saturday, March 4, 2023
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Time: 15:30-17:00 (JST)
Date: 4 March 2023

On 4 March 2023, UNU-IAS will be presenting a special RCE session ‘Sharing RCE Experiences’ at the 14th International Conference on Environmental and Rural Development (ICERD).

Under the topic, 'Circular Economy Education for Sustainable Development in Local Communities', this special session will delve into the important role of education, multistakeholder partnerships, and community engagement in addressing local problems particularly in the promotion and practice of the circular economy model.

It will share experiences, and discuss lessons learnt, on how RCEs have responded and contributed to mitigating the adverse impacts of irresponsible consumption and production.

Participation is free and no registration is required. Participants can join the meeting via Zoom here.


- Chair: Prof. Mario Tabucanon, Visiting Professor, United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS)
- Co-Chair: Mr. Ognen Onchevski, Institute of Environmental Rehabilitation and Conservation (ERECON), Japan

15:30-15:35 Opening

15:35-15:45 Introduction
"Regional Centres of Expertise on Education for Sustainable Development (RCE)" - Ms. Miki Konishi, Programme Coordinator, Innovation and Education Programme, UNU-IAS

15:45-15:55 Keynote presentation
"Aligning circular economy with sustainable development goals (SDGs) in the built environment" - Prof. Usha Iyer-Raniga, RMIT University, Australia

15:55-16:05 Q&A

16:05-16:35 Case study presentations

  1. "5Rs (Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Re-purpose) Campaign: Mechanism for Sustainable Waste Management" - Dr. Sherrymina Anak Kichin, RCE Kuching, Malaysia
  2. "Building Capacity of Farm Owners for Promotion of Organic Farming in Southern Vietnam" - Mr. Hoang Nhat Truong, RCE Southern Vietnam, Vietnam
  3. "Bamboo Production, Rehabilitation, and Processing: Sources of Food, Livelihood, and Environmental Protection" - Mr. Charlie Batin from RCE Ilocos, the Philippines  

16:35-16:55 Q& A and Discussion

16:55-17:00 Wrap up and Closing