13th Asia-Pacific Regional Meeting

13th Asia-Pacific RCE Meeting 2020

Starting on 10 September, 2020, hosted by RCE Kyrgyzstan 

(Photo credit: Elena Kreuzberg)

The 13th Asia-Pacific RCE Regional Meeting will consist of two parts and be hosted by RCE Kyrgyzstan under the theme of 'Building Capacity for Sustainability'. The first part will be 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 will be held in-person in Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic in 2021 (dates TBA). The online sessions will kick-start the meeting, before gathering in person next year. 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 will provide 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 aims 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 the event in this article, or view the full report 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


Part 2

In-person meeting in Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic 2021 (dates TBA)                                                      


Submitting your project to the RCE Portal 
In the case you are presenting your RCE project, please also submit details of your project to the RCE Portal ('Create RCE Project'). Instructions can be found on the RCE Portal page: Create RCE Project. Please make sure you have your login details ready (please contact the Global RCE Service Centre if you have forgotten your username or password). A video tutorial is available to guide you through the process.

Online (Part 1), and Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic (Part 2)

If you have any questions, please contact RCE Kyrgyzstan at rcekgz@gmail.com.



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