RCE Iskandar

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Rce details
Date of RCE acknowledgement:
November, 2014
Description of RCE and Geographic Region:

Iskandar Malaysia covers an area of 221,634 hectares (2,216.3 km2), about three times the size of Singapore and twice the size of the Seoul Metropolitan Area. Strategically located at the southernmost tip of Mainland Asia to tap on a vast market of about 1 billion people, geographically, Iskandar Malaysia covers the entire Districts of Johor Bahru and Kulaijaya, and several sub-districts of Pontian. RCE Iskandar focuses a lot on Education for Sustainable Development, Low Carbon Society Awareness, Community Projects and Engagements, and Sustainable Development Goals.

Goals and Objectives:

1) To promote Education for Sustainable Development to all stakeholders in Iskandar Malaysia; and

2) To disseminate best practices on Education for Sustainable Development to Asian countries.

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Organisation Hosting RCE Secretariat:

Name of organisation: Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
Type of organisation: University

Name of organisation: Iskandar Regional Development Authority
Type of organisation: Regional/Sub-National Authority

Key Partners:

Name of organisation: Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
Role: Coordinator
Contact name: Prof. Dr. Ho Chin Siong
Contact email: ho@utm.my

Name of organisation: Iskandar Regional Development Authority
Role: Co-Coordinator
Contact name: Mr. Boyd D. Jouman
Contact email: boyd@irda.com.my

Name of organisation: Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
Role: Secretariat
Contact name: Prof. Dr. Fatin Aliah Phang
Contact email: p-fatin@utm.my

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Current Activities:
  • Iskandar Malaysia EcoLife Challenge (IMELC)
  • Problem-Based Learning for Low Carbon Society
  • RCE Iskandar Sustainable and Low Carbon Schools Exhibition
  • Low Carbon Kawan Iskandar Malaysia
  • Low Carbon Rumah Iskandar Malaysia
  • Seminar Iskandar Puteri towards Low Carbon Society

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Upcoming Activities:
  • Urban Farming (Kebun Komuniti)
  • Low Carbon Society Community Hub
  • Nature-Based Solutions


  • Outstanding Flagship Project (Climate Change) – RCE Global Award 2015
  • Okayama ESD Award 2018 – Global Prize
  • RCE Iskandar was launched by the Johor State Exco on Health and Environment in 2015
  • Received the Global RCE Award on Flagship Project (Climate Change) in 2016
  • Book is published on the ESD experts in schools in RCE Iskandar
  • One of the flagship projects (IMELC) is recognized at national level
  • More people are aware of ESD and LCS over the years

Awarded silver medal from ITEX 2017 (Photo source: RCE Iskandar)

Awarded bronze medal from Pecipta 2017 (Photo source: RCE Iskandar)

Group photo with VIPs and winners, IMELC 2017 Final Presentation (Photo credit: RCE Iskandar)

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Contact Details
Main RCE Contact:
Prof. Dr. Ho Chin Siong
Secondary RCE Contact:
Mr. Boyd D Jouman
RCE Youth Coordinator(s):
Dr. Nina Diana Nawi
General RCE email:
RCE mailing address for correspondence: