Last updated: October 13, 2022

RCE Davao

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Rce details
Date of RCE acknowledgement:
September, 2022
Description of RCE and Geographic Region:

RCE Davao is a dynamic communication centre and network of educational institutions and support organisation engaging in research and capacity building to address the three pillars of sustainability (economy, society, environment) and to disseminate the best practices related to ESD in order to establish communities of practice towards the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Davao Region is definitely the place-to-be. It is also known as Region XI which occupies 6.6% of the Philippines’s total land area, or 20% of Mindanao’s, making it capable of offering several opportunities for promoting sustainable education.

The region’s vast land area is blessed with vast natural resources, reliable facilities, and a home to highly competitive human resources who can be developed and become responsible global citizens through the RCE Davao.

Photo source: Kim Oblimar

Goals and Objectives:
  1. Upgrade ESD educational resources for teachers and learners
  2. Adopt transdisciplinary approach on all relevant researches
  3. Improve the governance mechanism and communication for behaviour change campaign
  4. Mainstream Sustainable Development Goals in academic programs and short term trainings for  students
  5. Establish a Cultural Heritage Museum for lasting memory by stakeholders
  6. Capacitate communities in terms of disaster management
Organisation Hosting RCE Secretariat:

Davao del Sur State College

Key Partners:

Name of Organisation: DSSC
Role: Oversee the DRCE
Contact Name: Dr. Augie E. Fuentes
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Name of Organisation: DNSC
Role: Assist in the oversight functions
Contact Name: Dr. Jesebel Besas
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Name of Organisation: DDOSC
Role: Reviews and monitors financial record
Contact Name: Jeson N. Jeroche
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Name of Organisation: SPAMAST
Role: Promotes the DRCE
Contact Name: Prof. Junarie Joy M. Tuba
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Name of Organisation: DOrSU
Role: Source-out External Funds
Contact Name: Prof. Jhonnel Villegas    
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Name of Organisation: DOST
Role: Source-out External Funds and establish linkage
Contact Name: Ritz Soriano
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Name of Organisation: OCEANA
Role: Source-out External Funds and establish linkage
Contact Name: Mae Chatto
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Current Activities:
  • Global Plastic Losses Project
  • Water Governance Research
  • Training on SDG Scorecard
  • International Policy Dialogue on Water-Food-Energy Nexus
Upcoming Activities:
  • Davao Region Plastic Waste Management 
  • Coastal Greenbelt Project
  • Grassroots Innovation for Inclusive Development (GRIND)
  • Training on Futures Thinking


  • Forged partnership for pentahelix collaboration
  • Conducted international information sharing through forum and dialogue
  • Implemented research and development projects on plastic waste and water governance
  • Conducted trainings on SDG Scorecard
Communication Channels
RCE Website:
Twitter handle:
Contact Details
Main RCE Contact:
Augie E. Fuentes, Ph.D.
Secondary RCE Contact:
Della Grace G. Bacaltos, Ph.D
RCE Youth Coordinator(s):
Rodceal Malinao
Jarsey Krim Alob Taub
General RCE email:
RCE mailing address for correspondence:

Matti Digos City, Philippines