13th Asia-Pacific Regional Meeting

13th Asia-Pacific RCE Meeting

September-October 2020 & October 2021, hosted by RCE Kyrgyzstan (online) 

(Photo credit: Elena Kreuzberg)

The 13th Asia-Pacific RCE Regional Meeting was hosted by RCE Kyrgyzstan under the theme of 'Building Capacity for Sustainability', and was held under two parts. The first part was divided into four online sessions starting on 10 September, 2020 followed by 24 September, 8 October, and 22 October, 2020. The second part of this regional meeting was held online on 5 October, 2021 under the theme 'SDGs and ESD for 2030 Framework: Local actions during COVID-19 Pandemic'. The outline of Part 1 (online sessions) of the 13th Asia-Pacific RCE Regional Meeting can be viewed here

The Asia-Pacific RCE Regional Meeting provided a regional platform to discuss, debate and launch activities that reinforce the fundamental role that education plays in achieving a sustainable future in the region. The meeting also aimed to take stock of regional initiatives, including the role of ESD in implementing sustainable development on the ground in the Asia-Pacific region.

Read more about Part 1 of the event in this article, or view the full report prepared by RCE Kyrgyzstan here

Read the full report of Part 2, prepared by RCE Kyrgyzstan here.



Part 1

1st Online Session

(open to the public)

Thursday 10 September, 2020
11:00-13:00 (Kyrgyzstan Time)

Panel Session: Role of ESD during COVID-19 Pandemic

2nd Online Session

Thursday 24 September, 2020
11:00-13:00 (Kyrgyzstan Time)

AP RCEs Achievements and Collaborative Initiatives in Response to COVID-19

3rd Online Session Thursday 8 October, 2020
11:00-13:00 (Kyrgyzstan Time)

ESD as Learning and Empowerment – Revisiting the AP RCEs' Regional Action Plans

Please download the Action Plan template and fill out in advance to use during the breakout session.

4th Online Session Thursday 22 October, 2020
11:00-13:00 (Kyrgyzstan Time)

Discussion on Emerging Asia Pacific RCEs' Collaborative Initiatives



Presentation Presenter/s
Opening Address from Prof. Abdrakhmanov Tolobek, AKSU Rector Prof. Abdrakhmanov Tolobek, AKSU Rector
Updates from the Global RCE Network: 2019-2020 Dr. Fumiko Noguchi, UNU-IAS
Summary on the 12th Asia-Pacific RCE Regional Meeting Mr. Janne Leino, RCE Hangzhou
Role of ESD during COVID-19 Dr. Chinara Sadykova, RCE Kyrgyzstan
Role of ESD during COVID-19 Pandemic Dr. Akio Takemoto, UNU-IAS
Role of ESD during COVID-19 Mr. Mark Manns, UNESCO Bangkok
The Role of RCE of ESD during COVID-19 Pandemic Dr. Dzulkifli Abdul Razak, RCE Greater Gombak
RCE Okayama Ms. Naoko Ueno, RCE Okayama


Presentation Presenter/s
Welcome Remarks by АКSU/RCE Kyrgyzstan Dr. Chinara Sadykova, RCE Kyrgyzstan
COVID-19 and Community-based ESD Response Dr. Fumiko Noguchi, UNU-IAS
Activities of RCE Greater Dhaka During COVID-19 Prof. Mohammed Ataur Rahman, RCE Greater Dhaka
RCE Sundarbans - COVID-19: Impacts, Response, and Resilience Prof. Rashed Al Mahmud Titumir, RCE Sundarbans
ESD Response to COVID-19 Dr. Jeeranuch Sakkhamduang, RCE Greater Phnom Penh
The Gujjars and Bakarwals Pastoralist of Jammu & Kashmir Dr. Abdhesh Kumar Gangwar, RCE Srinagar
ESD Response to COVID-19 Ms. Ravleen Marwah, RCE Chandigarh
ESD Response to COVID-19: Experiences of RCE Jammu Prof. Falendra Kumar Sudan, RCE Jammu
ESD Response to COVID-19 Madam Mukvinder Kaur Sandhu, RCE Kuching
Asia-Pacific RCEs on ESD Response to COVID-19 Prof. Dr. Munirah Ghazali and Dr. Rabiatul Adawiah Ahmad Rashid, RCE Penang
ESD Response to COVID-19 Assoc. Prof. Dr. Zainal Abidin Sanusi, RCE Greater Gombak
Lessons from COVID-19 Dr. Barry Law, RCE Otago
RCE Cebu presentation Dr. Maria Rosario (Cherry) Piquero-Ballescas, RCE Cebu
ESD Response to COVID-19 Dr. Hyun Soon Bae, RCE Dobong-Gu
ESD Response to COVID-19 Ms. Bomyung Seo, RCE Tongyeong
ESD Action in COVID-19 Era: The Experiences of Bohol Island State University and RCE Bohol Dr. Regucivilla A. Pobar and Dr. Bernabe M. Mijares Jr, RCE Bohol
Xavier University Initiatives to COVID-19 Gail de la Rita, RCE Northern Mindanao
RCE Presentations - Summary Dr. Fumiko Noguchi, UNU-IAS






Presentation Presenter/s
Key Points from the Previous Sessions and Some Inputs for the Way Forward Dr. Fumiko Noguchi, UNU-IAS



The programme can be accessed here


5 OCTOBER, 2021

Session 1

Presentation Presenter/s
ESD for 2030: Roadmap and Examples in Asia and the Pacific Dr Faryal Khan, Programme Specialist for Education
UNESCO Bangkok
Integrating SDGs and ESD for 2030 Framework into National Planning Process to Accelerate Local Level Actions Prof. Dr. Rashed Al Mahmud Titumir, RCE Sundarbans
Updates from the Global RCE Service Centre: 2020-2021 Dr. Fumiko Noguchi, UNU-IAS

Session 2

Presentation Presenter/s
Supporting Integration of SDGs into Gram Panchayat Development Plan Dr. Abdhesh Kumar Gangwar, RCE Srinagar
ESD Approach for IUBAT Graduates and SDG Target in COVID-19 Dr. Ferdous Ahmed, RCE Greater Dhaka
Experimental Challenges - Project Neuru Dr. Bae Hyunsoon, RCE Dobongu-gu
e-Pelancongan Online Learning Courses Mr. Joseph Martin Pudun, RCE Kuching
Promoting ESD by Capacity Building of Educators: A Case Study from Punjab, India Ms. Ravleen Singh, RCE Chandigarh
Experiences of RCE Greater Phnom Penh on Building Capacities of Educators in Kampong Cham, Cambodia Dr. Jeeranuch Sakkhamduang, RCE Greater Phnom Penh
Earth Successor Project - Local Actions on Empowering and Mobilizing Youth Mr. Hao Xin, RCE Hangzhou

Session 3

Presentation Presenter/s
Leveraging Networks for SDG Action: RCE SDG Youth Challenge Youth for the Goals Ms. Brittany Hardiman, RCE Greater Western Sydney
Project Neuru Dr. Bae Hyunsoon, RCE Dobong-gu