2020 RCE Applications

The Ubuntu Alliance, in its meeting in April 2006 in Yokohama, established the Committee of Peers for RCEs. This Committee reviews applications for new RCEs and provides recommendations to UNU during the RCE acknowledgement process. The United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS) acts as Secretariat of the Ubuntu Alliance. 

Organisations that are interested in initiating the RCE process and applying to become an RCE are requested to submit an application and an application summary by 15 May, 2020 (11:59pm JST) to UNU-IAS. Below is the schedule for RCE application procedures this year. Please note that this schedule may be subject to change. ***Applications for 2020 have now closed. Please check back in early 2021 for the next open call.***


Due date

Process of application submission

10 January 2020 (Fri)

Open call for application

15 May 2020 (Fri) (deadline extended)

Submission of the first draft application and application summary

June 2020

Comments from the Global RCE Service Centre and Peer Reviewers

30 September 2020 (Wed)

Submission of the final draft application and application summary

December 2020

15th Ubuntu Committee of Peers for the RCEs

The application summary should be in the following format. It is important that all required information is provided. Please refer to the Guidelines for RCE Applications for full details. You can find sample applications of acknowledged RCEs below.

Sample Application 1 - RCE Greater Portland

Sample Application 2 - RCE Bordeaux Aquitaine

Applications should be sent electronically to the Global RCE Service Centre at rceservicecentre@unu.edu. For resources on the benefits of being an RCE member please visit our resources centre here.