Conference Programme

Tuesday, 26 Nov (*programme as of 18 November)
17h00-18h00: Registration
  1. Registration for RCE members and international participants
  2. Exhibition set-up
18h00-20h00: Welcome Reception for RCE Members
Wednesday, 27 Nov
8h00-8h30: Registration for Local Participants
8h30-10h00: Opening Ceremony (Plenary Session)
  1. Opening remarks
  2. Brief introduction and overview of the RCE community's progress
  3. Keynote speech I
10h00-10h30: Break
10h30-12h30: Continental Discussions (Parallel Session)
  1. Africa
  2. Americas
  3. Asia Pacific
  4. Europe
12h30-14h00: Lunch
14h00-16h00: Thematic Discussions I (Parallel Session)
  1. Sustainable Consumption and Production
  2. Traditional Knowledge and Biodiversity with a focus on culture
  3. Higher Education
  4. Disaster Risk Reduction
16h00-16h20: Break
16h20-18h20: Thematic Discussions II (Parallel Session)
  1. Climate Change
  2. Health and Sanitation
  3. Teacher Education and Better Schools
  4. Youth
18h20-18h30: General Announcements
19h00-21h00: Book Launch and Welcome Dinner
Thursday, 28 Nov
9h00-10h30: Reporting Session (Plenary Session)
  1. Continental Discussions
  2. Thematic Discussions
10h30-11h00: Keynote speech II
11h00-11h20: Break
11h20-13h20: Parallel Session I: Policymakers Roundtable Dicussion
11h20-13h20: Parallel Session II: RCE Award - Good Cases Presentation
13h30-14h30: Lunch
Friday, 29 Nov
9h00-10h15: Operational Discussions (Parallel Session)
  1. Fundraising
  2. Communications and Outreach
  3. Cross Continental/Inter-RCE Collaboration
10h15-10h30: Break
10h30-11h40: Strategic Discussions I (Parallel Session)
  1. Capacity Development
  2. Research and Development
  3. Public-Private Partnership
11h50-13h00: Strategic Discussions II (Parallel Session)
  1. RCE Assessment & Evaluation
  2. Engagement with International SD/ESD Processes
  3. Governance and Coordination
13h00-14h30: Lunch
14h30-15h15: Reporting Session (Plenary Session)
  1. Operational Discussions
  2. Strategic Discussions
15h15-15h45: Keynote speech III
15h45-17h30: ESD beyond 2014 and the RCE Contribution to the Global Action Programme
17h30-17h45: Break
17h45-18h30: Closing Ceremony
  1. Recap of Conference and Way Forward
  2. RCE Publications Launch
  3. RCE Awards Giving
  4. 9th Global RCE Conference Announcement
  5. Closing Remarks
19h00-21h00: Farewell Dinner
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