RCE Awards 2022

2022 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. 


ESD Okayama Award 2022 Winners Announced

The ESD Okayama Award rewards outstanding practices on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) in local communities around the world. The aims of the award are to support the organisations carrying out ESD activities and to promote ESD to the communities globally through showcasing their initiatives. The award has been carried out since 2015 annually.

This year, 157 applications from 51 countries/regions were accepted. At the first round of selection, 10 projects were selected as finalists, with two projects selected as winners in the final stage.

COP27 Action Hub Event - Beyond Classrooms: Education as a Mechanism for Community Climate Action

Time: 11:00-11:40 (GMT+2)

This side event of the UN Climate Change Conference 2022 (UNFCCC COP27) in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, will discuss transformative community-based climate action and the importance of local solutions to global issues. Organised by UNU-IAS, it will share examples of education for sustainable development (ESD) projects implemented by the global network of Regional Centres of Expertise for ESD (RCEs).


2022 Dobong ESD Open Seminar

RCE Dobong-gu is holding the 'DEOS 2022 (2022 Dobong ESD Open Seminar)' under the theme of 'Our Wardrobe for Sustainable Fashion', in connection with the theme of 'sustainable fashion' in Project Neuru Season 2 this year. Through the voices of students participating in Project Neuru Season 2 and lectures from speakers who strive for sustainable fashion, the seminar will consider how we should practice and act for 'our wardrobe for sustainable fashion'.

Session Explores Innovative Use of ICT by RCEs and Contributions to Skills Development in Rural and Remote Areas

From 6-7 October, 2022, the Central Asian Symposium on ICT in Education (CASIE) was held in Almaty, Kazakhstan, under the theme 'ICT-enabled Skills Development in Rural and Remote Areas.' Organised by UNESCO, in partnership with the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Korea Education and Research Information Service (KERIS), the event provided a platform for participants to discuss policies and practices towards developing ICT-enabled education in rural and remote areas, as well as action plans to support the learning recovery and transformation of education for learners in the

RCEs in Americas Explore Collaborative Approaches in Times of Global Crises at Annual Regional Meeting

(Report written by RCE Salisbury, edits by Global RCE Service Centre)

RCE Salisbury hosted the 11th Americas Regional Meeting from 3-5 October, 2022 to explore the theme 'Now, More than Ever! The RCE Network as a Peace Leader!', with the support of the United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS) and Ministry of the Environment, Japan.


RCE Hangzhou Holds Youth Policy Essay Writing Competition

RCE Hangzhou recently held the ‘Better Lancang-Mekong River' Youth Policy Essay Writing Competition, in collaboration with the Waterkeeper Alliance East Asia Region, Hanns Seidel Foundation, Lower Sesan River Waterkeeper, and 3S Rivers Protection Network. The writing competition was open to youth from the six countries along the Lancang-Mekong River. Its main focus was how to help achieve the co-governance and sharing of water resources by promoting communication among young people from those six countries, about sustainable protection and utilisation of the Lancang-Mekong River.


New RCE Joins the Network

We are delighted to introduce a new RCE to the network this month; RCE Davao in the Philippines has been acknowledged recently as the newest RCE member - please join us in welcoming them to the RCE family!

The full list of RCEs can be viewed here.