RCE Tongyeong ESD Course Included Within Formal School Curriculum, Moves Online During COVID-19

Since 2015, RCE Tongyeong has worked on the development of a middle-school ESD course. In collaboration with the Provincial Office of Education, it has now been included within the formal school curriculum from this year, with 800 students in all 12 middle schools in Tongyeong due to take the ESD course.

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Second Edition of Webinar on 'ESD Action in COVID-19 Era: Experiences of RCEs of the Asia-Pacific Region'

Following on from the success of the first webinar 'ESD Action in COVID-19 Era: Experiences of RCEs of the Asia-Pacific Region', held on 14 May, 2020, and co-organised by RCE Srinagar and RCE Greater Western Sydney with support from UNU-IAS, both RCEs will be hosting another webinar this June to feature RCEs who were unable to present in the first webinar due to overwhelming demand. In the event that this second webinar is also fully subscribed, a third webinar will be organised (details below).

The details of the planned webinars are as follows:


Webinar on 'ESD Action in COVID-19 Era: Experiences of RCEs of the Asia-Pacific Region'

On 14 May, 2020, RCE Greater Western Sydney and RCE Srinagar, with support from UNU-IAS, held a webinar titled 'ESD Action in COVID-19 Era: Experiences of RCEs of the Asia Pacific Region'. The webinar was attended by over 100 people from across the Asia-Pacific, as well as other regions.


Virtual Higher Education Summit 2020

From 31 August - 2 September 2020 educators from around the world will gather online for the Virtual Higher Education Summit 2020 (#HES2020). Co-organised by the COPERNICUS Alliance, saguf, td-net, the University of Bern, and the University of Lausanne, this forward-looking event will be held under the theme ‘How Can We Assure Quality and Transformative Learning for Sustainable Development?’.

RCE Srinagar Share Their COVID-19 Responses

RCE Srinagar has been putting in efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19 within their region through a number of approaches, beginning with capacity-building – attending various webinars and other events, and then adapting and translating the information gathered to their local area’s context by training RCE partners, volunteers, local NGOs, students and other stakeholders. 


CIES 2020 Panel Session Features RCE's Role in Implementing ESD

On 8 April, 2020, an online panel session was held as part of the Comparative and International Education Society's (CIES) 2020 virtual conference. Jointly organised by UNU-IAS, UNESCO, and the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL), the session discussed the topic “Generating transformative change through reframing education within and beyond school settings”. Close to 100 participants attended online to listen to four presentations, including one on multi-stakeholder approaches to ESD, which presented how RCEs can be a mechanism for implementing ESD. 

RCE Belarus and Partners Join UN75 Global Initiative on the World’s Future

RCE Belarus and its associated partners - Belarusian State Pedagogical University and ESD Association, supported by the Ministry of Education in Belarus, joined the UN75 campaign on “Building the Future We Want”, aiming to engage young people in a dialogue about future perspectives and to empower them to take actions nationwide.