Academia and Communities: Engaging for Change – Learning Contributions of RCEs on ESD

Increasingly, higher education institutions (HEI) and other knowledge organisations engaged with research and education are focusing on how they can address sustainable development challenges. A key to solving such complex problems is knowledge co-creation involving a variety of forms of cooperation among diverse stakeholders. The Education for Sustainable Development Project at UNU-IAS has worked with Regional Centres of Expertise (RCEs) worldwide to look at how this can be fostered through the engagement of knowledge institutions and communities, including at the local level. These contributions look at the ways in which local development problems can be approached through a variety of ESD forms and practices initiated by the multi-stakeholder networks of the RCEs, and which contribute to the ambitions of the GAP (Global Action Programme on ESD).