Asia-Pacific

RCE Central Semenanjung Translates SDGs into Action for a Sustainable Campus & Community

Since 2015, RCE Central Semenanjung (RCE CS) Malaysia through its secretariat - University Malaya (UM) Community & Sustainability Centre or well-known as 'UMCares' has organised a competition for in-house university students named the 'UMCares Competition'. This year, UMCares along with the strategic partnership of UM Sustainability & Living Labs Secretariat (UMSLLS) have redesigned the competition with the aim to enhance and showcase eco-campus and community initiatives at the UM residential colleges level.

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New Publication from UNESCO Bangkok & UNU-IAS Presents Innovative Multi-Stakeholder Approaches at the Local Level by RCEs in the Asia-Pacific Region

A new publication recently launched from UNESCO Bangkok and UNU-IAS, 'Multi-stakeholder Approaches to Education for Sustainable Development in Local Communities: Towards Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals in Asia', presents a collection of case studies from RCEs in the Asia-Pacific region, demonstrating innovative approaches to ESD through multi-stakeholder partnerships at the local level.

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RCE Srinagar Partakes in Several Webinars on COVID-19 Pandemic

Dr. Abdhesh Kumar Gangwar, Coordinator and Focal Point, RCE Srinagar was a guest speaker during two webinars organised by the Centre for Environment Education Nepal, the first one on 19 May, 2020 on the subject 'Dealing with COVID-19: Becoming Sustainable, Climate Smart and Disaster Resilient' and the second on 5 June, 2020 on the occasion of World Environment Day 2020.  

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Webinar series 'ESD Action in COVID-19 Era: Experiences of RCEs of the Asia Pacific Region' Concluded

RCE Greater Western Sydney (GWS) and RCE Srinagar with support from UNU-IAS recently held a series of webinars on the topic of 'ESD Action in COVID-19 Era: Experiences of RCEs of the Asia-Pacific Region' on 14 May, 9 June, and 11 June, 2020.  

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RCE Greater Gombak Reflects on First Month as an RCE Member

The newest member to the RCE family, RCE Greater Gombak, has released a report reflecting on their first month as an RCE member, which has included their soft launch (comprising of a heartwarming welcome video from RCEs across the globe) and their first community engagement event, 'Answering Humanity Call: Our Selayang Community', which took place at the end of

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Malaysia

RCE Tongyeong ESD Course Included Within Formal School Curriculum, Moves Online During COVID-19

Since 2015, RCE Tongyeong has worked on the development of a middle-school ESD course. In collaboration with the Provincial Office of Education, it has now been included within the formal school curriculum from this year, with 800 students in all 12 middle schools in Tongyeong due to take the ESD course.

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South Korea

Second Edition of Webinar on 'ESD Action in COVID-19 Era: Experiences of RCEs of the Asia-Pacific Region'

Following on from the success of the first webinar 'ESD Action in COVID-19 Era: Experiences of RCEs of the Asia-Pacific Region', held on 14 May, 2020, and co-organised by RCE Srinagar and RCE Greater Western Sydney with support from UNU-IAS, both RCEs will be hosting another webinar this June to feature RCEs who were unable to present in the first webinar due to overwhelming demand. In the event that this second webinar is also fully subscribed, a third webinar will be organised (details below).

The details of the planned webinars are as follows:

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Webinar on 'ESD Action in COVID-19 Era: Experiences of RCEs of the Asia-Pacific Region'

On 14 May, 2020, RCE Greater Western Sydney and RCE Srinagar, with support from UNU-IAS, held a webinar titled 'ESD Action in COVID-19 Era: Experiences of RCEs of the Asia Pacific Region'. The webinar was attended by over 100 people from across the Asia-Pacific, as well as other regions.

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