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RCE Community: Progress, challenges and aspirations. Evolution of Global RCE Community. Mid-Decade Year. DESD Launched. Establishment of ESD Programme at UNU-IAS. Development of the RCE concept. Establishment of the first 7 RCEs. Beginning of cross-RCE geographical collaboration. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • Evolution of Global RCE CommunityDevelopment of the RCE conceptEstablishment of the first 7 RCEsBeginning of cross-RCE geographical collaborationEmergence of thematic and operational groupsDiscussion of how to assess RCEs begun 2004200520062007200810284761200974Mid-Decade Year2003UNU/UNESCO Conference on Globalization and ESD (Nagoya, Japan)1st International RCE Conference (Yokohama, Japan)2nd International RCE Conference (Penang, Malaysia)3rd International RCE Conference (Barcelona, Spain) 4th International RCE Conference (Montreal, Canada) DESD LaunchedShowcasing RCEs at the World Conference on ESD (Bonn, Germany)Establishment of ESD Programme at UNU-IASNumber of RCEs Acknowledged by UNU

  • Evolution of Global RCE Community (cont.)Stronger emphasis on capacity developmentEngagement with international processes201020112012201374892014End-Decade Year5th International RCE conference (Curitiba, Brazil)6th International RCE Conference (Kerkrade, the Netherlands)Number of RCEs Acknowledged by UNU

  • 89 RCEs today and coming close to 100!Expansion & strengthening of Global RCE Network

  • Promoting expansion of RCE Network in Australia

    1st RCE (named Western Australia) in Australia was acknowledged by UNU in 2010.

  • Developing capacities of RCE community Facilitating regional (continental) networks as well as tactical/strategic networks for capacity development Generating thematic capacity development materials & a long-term global RCE strategic visionClimate changeTeacher education and better schoolsSustainable consumption and productionHealthTraditional knowledge and biodiversityHigher educationWell-being, livelihood and poverty reduction

  • Developing capacities of RCE community Plan for development of the RCE community with a goal to upscale action research and transformative learning projects.Among the capacity development modules areRevisiting RCE visionGovernanceESD competences and capabilitiesPrinciples of transformative learningAction researchThematic actionsMarketing, fundraising and communication

  • Highlights form the regions*

  • Highlights from the Asia-Pacific RCE CommunityDevelopment of sub-regional networks and collaboration of RCEs in a country - Japanese RCEs set up a taskforce (in August 2011) - RCEs in Korea, India, Thailand, and Indonesia are engaging with other networksA-P RCEs developed the 2011 Yogyakarta Action Plan on Community-based ESDContributed to the side events on Biodiversity at the CBD COP10 in Nagoya, Japan, October 2010Best practices for the Asia Regional Forum on Biodiversity Encouraging Partnership between Businesses and Communities, Cha-am, Thailand, November 2011Four continental priority themes Biodiversity, Community, Schools and Youth

  • Highlights from the European RCEs From December 2010 work towards all European bid reflecting Strategy 2020 (many individual bids)RCE Graz Styria - basis for the new Copernicus Alliance NetworkStrategic meeting of European RCEs in Newcastle (July 2011) transformative education is at the core*

  • Capacity development of African RCE community

    Participants at the First African RCE Continental Meeting held at Rhodes University, South Africa on 29-31 August 2011.

  • Highlights from American RCEsGrowth of RCEs in South and Central AmericaExperimentation with communication mediums Some project accomplishments within specific RCEs:creating formal organizational partnerships with structural commitments to ESD within regionsemphasis on important role of youth and community participation in projectsemphasis on culture and indigenous knowledge and participation in RCE projectsAspirations to exchange resource people, students and translate ESD and RCE material

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  • *Contribution to the international ESD-related actions

    Strategies: Increasing visibility of ESD projectsCollaboration with UN AgenciesContribution to international ESD processesSynergies with other ESD-related networks

  • Collaboration with international processes and organisations

    RCEs as strategic partners with UN agencies (UNDP, UNESCO, UNICEF) Contribution of UN agencies into the RCE Global ConferenceExploring collaboration with UNICEF and UNDP around issue of climate changeCBD Secretariat around issues of biodiversityEqator Initiative around issues of traditional knowledgeIAU around higher educationUNEP around issues of sustainable production and consumption and sustainable livelihoodUNECE on the issue of ESD assessmentCopernicus Alliance - network of European universities on the issue of higher education appraisal

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  • Contribution to international ESD processes

    Collaboration towards Rio+20 processInput into the UN DESD Global Monitoring and Evaluation processThe 2014 end-of-decade World ESD Conference in Nagoya, Japan Organisation of back-to-back Global RCE Conference

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  • Learning in Liquid timesuncertainties and risks are the most prominent featureThe learning processes have to be grounded on the requirements of a long-term perspectives (scenarios), flexibility, innovativeness, diversity and cross-sector engagement ESD answers the call

  • How RCE community answers the call?

    Our vision*

  • RCEs charting innovationsRCE networks takes a lead role in developing policies and practices related to ESD and sustainability innovations. RCEs are hubs of enhanced knowledge networks and collective decision-making beyond the constraints of bureaucratic oraganisations. Linking knowledge with action/innovationA diversity of development solutions

  • RCEs as partners in reflexive implementation of global sustainability agendaThe RCE community is becoming a testing ground for the international, regional and national sustainable development processes. They critically reflect on the contextual issues, envision sustainable futures, offer policy directions and action plans, develop capacities, thereby engaging in processes of global change.

    Education for Sustainable Development. . . research and capacity development for ESD

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  • RCE online reporting portalUpdates of reporting protal in 2011 (by Nov. 17th)Form 1: General Information: 26 RCEsForm 2: RCE Coordination and Development24 RCEsForm 3: RCE Project Database42 Projects by 20 RCEsForm 4: Self assessment (optional)9 Self assessment reports*

  • Abb.: Mader C., 2009*

  • RCE Assessment Outcomes of students seminar (RCE Graz)*The following RCEs have been assessed according to available data and interview opportunities:

    Reporting form (yellow)RCE Nizhny NovgorodRCE Greater Sudbury

    Reporting form and story (red)RCE Oldenburger MnsterlandRCE Saskatchewan

    Story (blue)Advisor to European RCEsRCE TongyeongRCE DenmarkRCE AcoresRCE Makana and Rural Eastern CapeRCE Rhine MeuseRCE Graz-StyriaRCE SamaraRCE Bogot

  • RCE Assessment Outcomes - GMIDIndividual RCE levelAnalysis of reporting forms.Providing an overview on actions and stakeholder/citizen involvementGlobal RCE network (not done yet)Providing progress report of global initiative (projects, actors, active/passive RCEs,)

    *Mader, 2011

  • RCE Assessment OutcomesStorytelling approachStory telling Stories easy to readSufficient informationFacts and figuresPeople behind RCELearnings communicated*Mader, 2011

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