8th African Regional Meeting

African Regional RCE Meeting 2018

8-10 August, 2018, Zomba, Malawi

Photo credit: RCE Zomba

The 8th African RCE Meeting will be hosted by RCE Zomba in Malawi, Zomba from 8 - 10 August with the support of the United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS).

The African RCE Meeting will provide a forum through which experts from across the continent can interact and learn from one another on ESD best practices that promote implementation of Agenda 2030. The theme for the three day meeting will be ‘Upscaling The Impact of African RCEs in Actualising SDGs.’ There will be plenary as well as parallel sessions to showcase how global sustainability challenges, some of which are complex and rock solid, are ‘unfrozen’ via the ESD discourses. The programme will also have a parallel youth session where all youth-related matters will be addressed.


Dates: 8-10 August, 2018

Location: Chancellor College, a constituent college of the University of Malawi, Zomba, Malawi   

Tentative Programme

Day Time Activity
Day 0: Tuesday 7th August 2018                            Arrival
Day 1: Wednesday 8th August 2018                               8:00 – 19:00            
  • Official Opening
  • Key note speeches
  • Parallel sessions on subthemes
  • Book launch
  • Welcome dinner
Day 2: Thursday 9th August 2018 8:00 – 17:00
  • Recap Day 1
  • Key note speech
  • Parallel sessions on subthemes
  • Presentations by different RCE's
Day 3: Friday 10th August 2018 8:00 – 17:00
  • Recap Day 2
  • Closed session for RCE deliberations
  • Elections of new African secretariat
  • Excursion
  • Official closure
Day 4: Saturday 11th August 2018   Departure



Registration is free for all participants, however accommodation, meals and travel arrangements are to be covered individually. 

To register, fill out Form A and submit to RCE Zomba (rcezomba@cc.ac.mw) and the Global RCE Service Centre (rceconference@unu.edu).

The deadline to register is 11:59pm, Friday 6 July, 2018 (CAT). ** Please note, the deadline for registrations has now closed. **  



RCE Zomba is securing rooms for RCE members at Annies lodge Zomba. Please contact RCE Zomba (rcezomba@cc.ac.mw) for further information and reservation.

For reservations, please email RCE Zomba under the subject: “ACCOMMODATION RESERVATION” by 11:59pm, Friday 29 June, 2018. In your email, please make sure to write your Full Name, Institution, Nationality, and Date of Check In and Check Out. Please note that the number of available rooms is limited, and room reservations will be made on a first-come, first-served basis. 


Annies lodge Zomba

Address: P.O. Box 297, Zomba, Malawi

Tel: +265 (0) 1 527 002 /+265 (0) 999 957 608

Fax: +265 (0) 1 527 807

Email: zomba@annieslodge.com

URL: http://www.annieslodge.com/index.php/our-lodges/zomba-lodge


UNU-IAS funded participants will stay at a designated hotel and the room reservations will be made by the Global RCE Service Centre and RCE Zomba. Please do not make your own reservations if you are funded by UNU-IAS.

If you would like to make a reservation on your own, other nearby hotels are available at:  

Mango lodge

URL: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/7859584

Peters lodge

URL at Booking.com: http://www.booking.com/Share-ft7n2K


Financial Support

RCE members are encouraged to explore and obtain funding from sources other than UNU-IAS, where possible, to help those without access to funding sources participate in this meeting. Financial support will be given to members of acknowledged RCEs ONLY. Please submit Form B, Form C and the RCE Profile form to the Global RCE Service Centre (rceconference@unu.edu) by 11:59pm, Friday 8 June, 2018 (JST). Please read the selection criteria and the terms and conditions carefully before applying for financial support, and please ensure the form is signed by the RCE coordinator. Incomplete or delayed applications will not be considered for selection. ** Please note, the deadline for applying for funding support has now closed. **


Visa Support Request

Participants that require a visa to enter Malawi, and are in need of support documents, please submit Section 2 in Form A along with a copy of your passport to the Global RCE Service Centre (rceconference@unu.edu). Please make sure to apply for the visa well in advance.


RCE Profile

Participants are asked to complete the RCE Profile form if they wish to apply for financial support, or if they wish to update their profile. This will then be uploaded and available for the RCE community to view on the RCE Portal.


Form A - Registration Form
Form B - Financial Support Form
Form C - ESD Project Summary Sheet
RCE Profile form
Concept Note