Global Agenda on ESD


Around 50 stakeholders from the community of Regional Centres of Expertise on Education for Sustainable Development (RCE) in the Asia-Pacific region met in New Delhi, India for their tenth annual gathering to deliberate on local actions towards implementing the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as well as the implementation of the Global Action Programme on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD).  Representatives from 20 RCEs in 10 countries participated in the meeting and symposium joined by representatives of UNU-IAS, UNESCO, and TERI which is the key stakeholder of host RCE Delhi.

The increased number of collaborative undertakings reflect the regional network commitment to ESD.  RCEs reported and deliberated on ongoing and emerging collaborative projects including the Sejahtera Project (led by RCE Tongyeong), Schools Research Project (led by RCE Penang), proposed Higher Education Project (led by RCE Greater Western Sydney), proposed Asia-Pacific RCE Case Studies Project (proposed by the Asia-Pacific RCE Coordinating Committee), and the initiative on Asia-Pacific SDG Challenge and Youth Conference proposed by the Asia-Pacific RCE Youth Leaders (led by RCE Greater Western Sydney and RCE Yoygakarta).

Western Sydney University (RCE Greater Western Sydney) was represented at the meeting by Mrs Helen Angelakis Office of Sustainability, Miss Brittany Hardiman Office of Sustainability and Dr Brenda Dobia School of Education. Attending the symposium was a rewarding experience, and has led the way forward for future research collaborations and outbound mobility opportunities for our students and staff for 2018.

There are more than 150 RCEs now operating around the world, five of which are in Australia. This network provides a rich resource of ideas and strategies for engaging people with the challenges of social, cultural, economic and environmental sustainability. If you would like to find out more please contact

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Learning Futures.NOW. Issue 3.

-November 2017-