11th Global RCE Conference

The 11th Global RCE Conference was held in Cebu, Philippines from 7-9 December, 2018. Jointly hosted by RCE Cebu and UNU-IAS, the conference provided an opportunity for RCE members to meet and share ideas in relation to sustainable development issues relevant to their respective regions through education and training at all levels, under the theme 'Education for the Sustainable Development Goals'.

Plenary sessions on the role of multi-stakeholder partnerships as well as RCE engagement in national and international sustainability processes were presented, in addition to the sharing of case presentations by RCEs under the themes of People, Prosperity, and Planet. Participants also benefitted from capacity-building workshops which were conducted related to Primary & Secondary Education, Higher Education & TVET, and Community Education.

The conference provided the opportunity for the RCE community to celebrate their activities and achievements, with the importance of education, multi-stakeholder partnerships for community service, cooperation across boundaries, and incorporation of global perspectives into local actions among the key points highlighted throughout the two-day event. Entry points were identified for RCEs to become more involved, whilst synergies to pursue across the network also came to light. Moving forward, greater inter-RCE collaboration will be crucial, and learning through capacity-building of institutions and individuals will continue to be a key undertaking that RCEs can deliver on.

The Global RCE Service Centre would like to thank the team at RCE Cebu and its partners, including the University of the Philippines Cebu and the Government of the Province of Cebu for their dedication, tireless efforts, and wonderful organisation and hosting of the 11th Global RCE Conference. Acknowledgement must also go to the attendees from across the RCE community for their active participation, which combined, made the event a great success.

The full programme, minutes, presentations, list of RCE Award recipients, field trips and photo gallery can be found below. A report of the event can also be found here

For further details, please visit the 11th Global RCE Conference website, hosted by RCE Cebu.


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DAY 1

TIME FRIDAY 7 DECEMBER, 2018 OUTCOMES*
08:00 - 08:30 Registration  
08:30 - 09:00

Opening 

  • Opening Remarks
    • Prof. Maria Rosario Piquero-Ballescas, RCE Cebu
    • Prof. Cynthia Rose Banzon-Bautista, Vice President for Academic Affairs, University of the Philippines
    • Attorney Liza Corro, Chancellor, University of the Philippines Cebu
    • Dr. Hiroaki Takiguchi, Project Director, UNU-IAS
  • Congratulatory Messages
    • Mr. Michiharu Kono, Ministry of the Environment of Japan

Moderator: Dr. Gretchen Chavez, Director, Office of International Linkages, University of the Philippines Cebu

Minutes Opening Remarks here

Opening Remarks (Prof. Maria Rosario Piquero-Ballescas) here

Opening Remarks (Prof. Cynthia Rose Banzon-Bautista) here

09:00 - 09:30

Introductory Session

  • The Global RCE Network - Achievements and Ambitions (Dr. Philip Vaughter, UNU-IAS)

Minutes Introductory Session here

Presentation here

09:30 - 10:00

Plenary I

  • Video message from Hon. Leni Robredo, Vice-President, Republic of the Philippines
  • Welcome and Keynote speech: 'Role of Multi-stakeholder Partnerships in the Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals' (Hon. Tomas Osmeña, Mayor, Cebu City)

Minutes Plenary I here

Video message (Hon. Leni Robredo) here

10:00 - 10:30

Plenary II

  • Keynote Speech: 'RCE Engagement in National and International Sustainability Processes in GAP and SDGs' (Dr. Mee Young Choi, Head of Education Unit, UNESCO Jakarta)

Moderator: Prof. Mario Tabucanon, UNU-IAS

Minutes Plenary II here

Presentation here

10:30 - 11:00 Break  
11:00 - 12:30

Plenary III

  • Presentation and panel discussion 'RCE Engagement in National and International Sustainability Processes'
    • Ms. Vanessa V. Carriedo, ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity
    • Dr. Mary Otieno, RCE Greater Nairobi
    • Dr. Rhodora Bucoy, RCE Cebu and Chairperson, Philippine Commission on Women
    • Dr. Juliet Jeruta, Director IV, Department of Education, Region VII
    • Dr. Jana Dlouha, RCE Czechia
    • Prof. Kimberley Smith, RCE Greater Portland

Commentator: Dr. Mee Young Choi, Head of Education Unit, UNESCO Jakarta
Moderator: Prof. Mario Tabucanon, UNU-IAS

Minutes Plenary III here

Presentation (Ms. Vanessa V. Carriedo) here

Presentation (Dr. Mary Otieno) here

Presentation (Dr. Rhodora Bucoy) here

Presentation (Dr. Juliet Jeruta) here

Presentation (Dr. Jana Dlouha) here

Presentation (Prof. Kimberley Smith) here

12:30 - 14:00 Lunch  
14:00 - 15:30

Parallel Sessions I (Case Presentation Sessions by theme):

  • People (ESD practices for SDGs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 10, 16) - RCE presentations (Moderator: Dr. Kiran Banga Chhokar) 
  • Prosperity (ESD practices for SDGs 7, 8, 9, 11, 12) - RCE presentations (Moderator: Ms. Ayako Shimura, UNU-IAS)
  • Planet (ESD practices for SDGs 6, 13, 14, 15) - RCE presentations (Moderator: Dr. Philip Vaughter, UNU-IAS)

'People' Case Presentations

'Prosperity' Case Presentations

'Planet' Case Presentations

15:30 - 16:00 Break  
16:00 - 17:30

Parallel Sessions II (Case Presentation Sessions by theme):

  • People (ESD practices for SDGs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 10, 16) - RCE presentations (Moderator: Dr. Kiran Banga Chhokar)
  • Combination (ESD practices for multiple SDGs) - RCE presentations (Moderator: Ms. Ayako Shimura, UNU-IAS)
  • Planet (ESD practices for SDGs 6, 13, 14, 15) - RCE presentations (Moderator: Dr. Philip Vaughter, UNU-IAS)

'People' Case Presentations

'Combination' Case Presentations

'Planet' Case Presentations

18:00

Plenary IV: Closing of Day 1

  • Recap of Day 1 (Prof. Mario Tabucanon, UNU-IAS)
Minutes Plenary IV here

 

DAY 2

TIME SATURDAY 8 DECEMBER, 2018 OUTCOMES*
09:00 - 10:30

Regional Parallel Sessions:

  • Africa
  • Americas
  • Asia-Pacific
  • Europe

'Africa' Regional Parallel Session Summary

'Americas' Regional Parallel Session Summary

'Asia-Pacific Regional Parallel Session Summary - coming soon

'Europe' Regional Parallel Session Summary

10:30 - 10:50 Break  
10:50 - 12:20

Workshop Sessions I (Workshop Sessions by theme):

  • Primary & Secondary Education
  • Higher Education & TVET
  • Community Education 

'Primary & Secondary Education' Workshop Session Presentations

'Higher Education & TVET' Workshop Session Presentations

'Community Education' Workshop Session Presentations

12:20 - 14:00 Lunch  
14:00 - 15:30

Workshop Sessions II (Workshop Sessions by theme):

  • Primary & Secondary Education
  • Community Education
  • Community Education 

'Primary & Secondary Education' Workshop Session Presentations

'Community Education' Workshop Session Presentations

15:30 - 16:00 Break  
16:00 - 17:30

Plenary V: Closing Plenary

  • Reporting and Reflection from breakout sessions
    • Regional Session
    • Workshop Sessions
  • Reflection from Participants
  • Recap of the Conference
    • Prof. Mario Tabucanon, UNU-IAS
  • Closing Remarks
    • Dr. Hiroaki Takiguchi, UNU-IAS
    • Prof. Teresita J. Rodriguez, RCE Cebu

Moderator: Dr. Philip Vaughter

Minutes Plenary V here

*These presentations have been prepared by the presenters listed beside each item. Its contents and features are the sole responsibility of the authors. For questions and comments please contact the authors.

 


PEOPLE 
(SDGs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 10, 16)

CASE STUDY* PRESENTER/S
Sustainable Gardening for Improved Student Diet/Health (SDG 2) Ms. Mirriam Moonga, RCE Lusaka
Strengthening MMSU Educational Mobility through Innovations and International Partnerships for Human Capital Improvement Towards Education for Sustainable Development (SDG 4) Dr. Carlos Pascual, RCE Ilocos
ESD Focus Group Learning Circle (SDG 4) Mr. Usman Muhammad, RCE Kano
International Exchange: College Students Learn about the Sustainable Development Goals through Service Learning in Portland, Oregon (SDG 4) Ms. Serena Dressel, RCE Greater Portland
Digital Media Coverage: Where RCEs Should Focus in Advocacy Dr. Mary Otieno, RCE Greater Nairobi
New Colombo Plan - Student Immersion Project (SDG 4) Mrs. Helen Angelakis, RCE Greater Western Sydney
Empowering Students' Leadership in ESD through Networking at the Asia-Pacific Level (SDG 4) Prof. Munirah Ghazali, RCE Penang
Change the World through Education (SDG 4) Mr. Do-hun Lim, RCE Tongyeong
How to Podcast Your Way to a More Environmentally Sustainable and Socially Just Future (SDG 4) Mr. Joseph Culhane, RCE Greater Portland
Code Green: Addressing Education and Food Access in Atlanta (SDG 4) Ms. Nicole Kennard, RCE Greater Atlanta

 

PROSPERITY
(SDGs 7, 8, 9, 11, 12)

CASE STUDY* PRESENTER/S
Scottish Food Systems and Sustainability - LfSS Youth Network Project (SDG 12) Ms. Laura Curtis-Moss, RCE Scotland
Ecological and Fashionable Community Revitalization by the Youth-led NPO 'Tabula Rasa' (SDG 11) Ms. Yayoi Torigoe, RCE Okayama
Moving toward Sustainable Production and Consumption through ESD: A Case Study of Kampong Cham Province, Cambodia (SDG 12) Dr. Jeeranuch Sakkhamduang, RCE Greater Phnom Penh
Sustainable Entrepreneurship in the Nizhny Novgorod Region (SDG 8) Prof. Igor Arzhenovskiy, RCE Nizhny Novgorod
Environmental Education Programme for Integrated Solid Waste Management in Kiambu County, Kenya (SDG 12) Ms. Bancy Ireri, RCE Greater Nairobi

 

PLANET
(SDGs 6, 13, 14, 15)

CASE STUDY* PRESENTER/S
Ise-Mikawa Bay Watershed ESD-TK Project (SDG 15) Mr. Reita Furusawa, RCE Chubu
Estimation of Carbon Footprint in School Campuses and Creation of Low Carbon School Campus Plans for Individual Schools in Kerala, India (SDG 13) Mr. Sachin Sathyarajan, RCE Thiruvananthapuram
Promoting Climate Action through Education for Sustainable Development in Learning Institutions (SDG 13) Mr. Dennis Onyancha, RCE North Rift
Water Exploration and Conservation with Renewable Energy to Accomplish Sustainable Water Supply in Gunung Kidul, Yogyakarta, Indonesia (SDG 6) Dr. Nanung Fitriyanto, RCE Yogyakarta
Urban Waste Management in a Changing Climate: The Case of Bitan-ag Creek (SDG 13) Prof. Dexter Lo, RCE Northern Mindanao
Community Conservation Approach in the Mishmi Hills of Arunachal Pradesh (SDG 15) Mr. Vijay Swami, RCE Arunachal Pradesh
Wetlands Conservation: River Sosiani Rehabilitation Project (SDG 15) Ms. Sally Kibos, RCE North Rift
Integrated Tridharma Implementation to Build Benefit Sustainability in Renewable Energy Development Dr. Rachmawan Budiarto, RCE Yogyakarta
Partnering for Sustainable Water: The Water Code of the Province of Cebu Ms. Ruiz, RCE Cebu

 

COMBINATION (PLANET / PEOPLE / PROSPERITY)
(Multiple SDGs)

CASE STUDY* PRESENTER/S
Education for Regional Sustainable Development – Support of Participatory Dialogue in Czechia Dr. Jana Dlouha, RCE Czechia
The Mobile Living Lab as a Driver for Sustainable Community Development: Environmental, Economic, and Human Wellbeing along the Sustainability Corridor in Chihuahua, Mexico Prof. Carolina López, RCE Borderlands Mexico-United States
The Power of Outreach and Communication Prof. Kimberley Smith, RCE Greater Portland

 

*These materials have been prepared by the RCE listed beside each item. Its contents and features are the sole responsibility of the authors. For questions and comments please contact the authors.

 


AFRICA

Discussion summary

 

AMERICAS

Discussion summary

 

ASIA-PACIFIC

Coming soon

 

EUROPE

Discussion summary

 


PRIMARY & SECONDARY EDUCATION

WORKSHOP* PRESENTER/S
Multi-stakeholders' Involvement in ESD: How Schools Can Enable a Community's Transformation Towards Sustainability Mr. Hao Xin & Mr. Janne Leino, RCE Hangzhou
'Food for Thought': Empowering and Enabling Meaningful, Enjoyable, Inclusive Action on the Goals Ms. Kirsten Johnson Leask, RCE Scotland

 

HIGHER EDUCATION & TVET

WORKSHOP* PRESENTER/S
Teaching the SDGs in a Holistic Framework Mr. David Rangan, RCE Denmark

 

COMMUNITY EDUCATION

WORKSHOP* PRESENTER/S
Macro and Micro Level Considerations for More Effective Selection of Community Development Interventions and Introduction of New Technologies Mr. Anthony Wakwe Lawrence, RCE Greater Yenagoa
Victims Narratives from the World's Leading Hub for Human Trafficking Ms. Brittany Lee Foutz, RCE Greater Atlanta
'Promoting and Implementing the SDGs - SDGs Flashcards'  Dr. Philip Vaughter, UNU-IAS

 

*These materials have been prepared by the RCE listed beside each item. Its contents and features are the sole responsibility of the authors. For questions and comments please contact the authors.

 


2018 RCE Awards for Innovative Projects on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)

Established in 2012, the RCE Award celebrates projects and programmes on ESD within the Global RCE Network, honouring RCEs who have made outstanding contributions to address local sustainable development challenges in their regions. 

The Award recognises projects and programmes that bridge local and global perspectives on sustainable development, those that engage with transformative learning and research, and initiatives that contribute to community engagement, research & development and capacity development of stakeholders and partners.

The winners of the seventh annual RCE Awards, presented at the 11th Global RCE Conference held in Cebu, Philippines from 7-9 December, 2018 covered projects across the SDGs and themes of Disaster Risk Reduction, Traditional Knowledge, Agriculture, Arts, Curriculum Development, Ecotourism, Forests/trees, Plants & Animals, and Waste. Recipients were awarded across three categories: (1) Outstanding Flagship Project, (2) Acknowledged Flagship Project, and (3) Honourable Mention.

Congratulations to all of the winners!

OUTSTANDING FLAGSHIP PROJECT

RCE Borderlands México-USA – From Poverty to Plenty: El Ranchero Solidario Farmer's Cooperative in Anáhuac, Chihuahua, México
Thematic Category: SDG 1 – No Poverty 

RCE Minna – School Empowerment and Nutritional Supplementation through Agriculture
Thematic Category: SDG 2 – Zero Hunger

RCE Borderlands México-USAThe Mobile Living Lab
Thematic Category: SDG 4 – Quality Education

RCE ScotlandAddressing SDG 4.7: Values and Learning for Sustainability in Initial Teacher Education
Thematic Category: SDG 4 – Quality Education

RCE TongyeongChange the World through Education
Thematic Category: SDG 4 – Quality Education

RCE Greater YenagoaWomen’s Empowerment Initiative
Thematic Category: SDG 5 – Gender Equality

RCE Greater Western Sydney & RCE Yogyakarta – Asia-Pacific SDG Youth Challenge 2018
Thematic Category: SDG 13 – Climate Action

RCE Georgetown – RCE Georgetown RISE Youth Corps
Thematic Category: SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

RCE Severn – Festival Experiences for the Global Goals: The Pop-up Sustainability Village
Thematic Category: SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

 

ACKNOWLEDGED FLAGSHIP PROJECT

RCE Central SemenanjungWalking Football: Fat to Fit for Better Personal Health
Thematic Category: SDG 3 – Good Health and Well-Being

RCE Borderlands México-USAUnited Nations Sustainable Development Goals Teachers' Resource Book
Thematic Category: SDG 4 – Quality Education

RCE Greater Burlington – Cultivating Pathways to Sustainability
Thematic Category: SDG 4 – Quality Education

RCE Greater PortlandIntensive Language Program and the SDGs
Thematic Category: SDG 4 – Quality Education

RCE Greater PortlandSustain me! Podcast
Thematic Category: SDG 4 – Quality Education

RCE PenangEmpowering Preschool and Primary School Teachers in Water Education
Thematic Category: SDG 6 – Clean Water and Sanitation

RCE Saskatchewan – Empowering for Conservation
Thematic Category: SDG 6 – Clean Water and Sanitation

RCE Inje – Improving a Public Transport System
Thematic Category: SDG 11 – Sustainable Cities and Communities

 

HONOURABLE MENTION

RCE Greater Dhaka – Adaptation of Global Citizenship Education in Bangladesh
Thematic Category: SDG 4 – Quality Education

RCE Greater PortlandGPSEN Fellows Program
Thematic Category: SDG 4 – Quality Education

RCE Helsinki MetropolitanSDGs in School Culture in Espoo
Thematic Category: SDG 4 – Quality Education

RCE Chandigarh – Climate Change Actions at the Local Level
Thematic Category: SDG 13 – Climate Action

RCE Minna – Sustainable Hole-digging
Thematic Category: SDG 13 – Climate Action

 


CEBU HISTORICAL CITY TOUR

This tour provided participants with the opportunity to visit many historical sites around the city of Cebu. These included: Fort San Pedro, built by the Spanish in the 17th Century, and now transformed into a museum containing exhibitions about the history of Cebu; Magellan’s Cross; Santo Niño Basilica (the oldest Roman Catholic Church in the Philippines); and the Heritage of Cebu Monument, a monument representing the symbolic historical events of Cebu.

 

BOJO RIVER TOUR

Participants enjoyed a day at Bojo, Aloguinsan, Cebu, a fishing village in midwest Cebu. The area is protected by local fishermen and their families, which includes the 1.4km-long Bojo River, part of the Bojo River Nature Reserve, and includes 61 bird species and native flora. Run by the local community, the award-winning tour (named ‘Best Community-based Tourism Initiative in Asia-Pacific’ in the 2015 Tourism InSPIRE Awards) provided participants with an informative day out on the river, where they learnt about the river and its system, the roles of mangroves, and the ecosystem in the area.

 


Photos have been uploaded on Facebook here.

 


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