RCE Penang - 2018

Empowering Asia Pacific Students' Leadership in ESD through Networking : Online Conference & Video Competition
Basic Information
Title of project : 
Empowering Asia Pacific Students' Leadership in ESD through Networking : Online Conference & Video Competition
Submitting RCE: 
RCE Penang
Contributing organization(s) : 
School of Educational Studies, USM
Penang State Education Department
RCE Tongyeong, Sejahtera Centre (Korea),
RCE Yogyakarta, Universitas Gadjah Mada (Indonesia)
RCE Greater Dhaka, International University of Business, Agriculture
and Technology (Bangladesh)
RCE Goa, The Energy & Resources Institute (India)
Focal point(s) and affiliation(s)
Name: 
Professor Dr Munirah Ghazali
Organizational Affiliation: 
RCE Penang, Universiti Sains Malaysia
Name: 
Dr Nurul Salmi Abd Latip
Organizational Affiliation: 
RCE Penang, Universiti Sains Malaysia
E-mail: 
Name: 
Dr Nik Norma Nik Hassan
Organizational Affiliation: 
RCE Penang, Universiti Sains Malaysia
Name: 
Assoc. Prof Dr Mohammad Zohir Ahmad@Shaari
Organizational Affiliation: 
RCE Penang, Universiti Sains Malaysia
E-mail: 
Name: 
Dr Nooraida Yakob
Organizational Affiliation: 
RCE Penang, Universiti Sains Malaysia
Name: 
Dr Aidiahmad Dewa
Organizational Affiliation: 
RCE Penang, Universiti Sains Malaysia
Name: 
Mr Mazlan Hanafi Basharuddin
Organizational Affiliation: 
RCE Penang, Universiti Sains Malaysia
E-mail: 
Name: 
Dr Asyirah Abdul Rahim
Organizational Affiliation: 
RCE Penang, Universiti Sains Malaysia
Name: 
Mdm Nur Syazwana Hamzah
Organizational Affiliation: 
RCE Penang, Universiti Sains Malaysia
Name: 
Ms Wan Sharipahmira Mohd Zain
Organizational Affiliation: 
RCE Penang, Universiti Sains Malaysia
Name: 
Mdm Kamsiah Kamarudin
Organizational Affiliation: 
RCE Penang, Universiti Sains Malaysia
Format of project: 
Report
Language of project: 
English
Date of submission:
Friday, December 7, 2018
Additional resources: 
https://www.facebook.com/RCEPenangUSM/
Geographical & Education Information
Region: 
Asia-Pacific
Country: 
Malaysia
Location(s): 
Asia Pacific
Ecosystem(s):

Target Audience:
Contents
Status: 
Completed
Period: 
July, 2018 to December, 2018
Rationale: 
The program involved a series of discussion, presentations and online competition via video-conferencing focusing on Education for Sustainable Development with three themes that are Sustainable Consumption and Production, Biodiversity and Climate Change. This program provides a collaboration opportunity for students in Penang, Korea, Bangladesh, Indonesia and India to share and exchange ideas on sustainability related to the specific themes.
Objectives: 
To develop student leadership for building a sustainable society through education focus on the following themes which are Sustainable Consumption and Production, Biodiversity and Climate Change.
• To promote international partnership as a mean of developing student leadership in ESD
• To create leaders who are able to transform their knowledge for a sustainable society
• To empower students to be the leaders in promoting ESD

Size of academic audience: 
Secondari Schools in Asia Pacific
Results: 
The overall programme were successfully implemented and the participants gained knowledge on ESD especially on the three themes which are Biodiversity, Sustainable Consumption & Production and Climate Change. The students showed their leadership skills through the video competition and understood the basic knowledge about Education for Sustainable Development especially on Biodiversity, Climate Change and Sustainable Consumption and Production.
Lessons learned: 
1. Not all schools in the participating RCEs could take part on the given date. For example, RCE Goa students celebrate teachers day on 5th September. Therefore, the team has uploaded the recorded webinar sessions on YouTube and put the link on RCE Penang’s website. This gives students opportunities to view the webinar later at their own time.
2. Timing of competition is important, early of the year is better timing rather than November : students and teachers is are busy with exam
3. Will engage RCEs in Asia Pacific through United Nation University.
4. To budget for publication of compiled videos for common learning sharing
5. To include primary school participation in the future
Funding: 
Penang State Education Department

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References and reference materials: 
UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
(https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/sdgs) and other themes of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)
SDG 4 - Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all 
Direct
SDG 7 - Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all 
Direct
SDG 12 - Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns 
Direct
SDG 13 - Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts 
Direct
SDG 15 - Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification and halt and reverse land degradation, and halt biodiversity loss 
Direct
Global Action Programme (GAP) on Education for Sustainable Development – Priority Action Areas
Priority Action Area 2 - Transforming learning and training environments 
Direct
Priority Action Area 3 - Building capacities of educators and trainers 
Direct
Priority Action Area 4 - Empowering and mobilizing youth 
Direct