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1 Regional Centres of Expertise for Education for Sustainable Development Nairobi, 6 May 2006 Zinaida Fadeeva United Nations University Institute of Advanced Studies

2 UNU Strategy to Promote ESD (EfSD Programme) 1. Advocacy and dissemination of ESD and DESD; 2. Promotion of regional centres of expertise on ESD (RCEs) and their networking; 3. Strengthening of ESD activities of higher education institutions in close collaboration with the Global Higher Education for Sustainability Partnership (GHESP); 4. Further development of on-line learning for ESD; 5. Training of teachers and trainers on ESD

3 Primary Schools Secondary Schools Universities Primary Schools Secondary Schools Universities Community leaders Local Governments Botanical gardens (Science) museums (Research centers) Lateral links Horizontal links Vertical links Regional Centers of Expertise on ESD Formal educationNon-formal education Local businesses Local NGOs Nature parks Media NGOs Etc.

4 Regional Centres of Expertise (RCEs) A RCE aspires to achieve the goals of the DESD by translating its global objectives into the context of regional areas in which it operates. –Improve access to quality basic education; –Reorient existing education to address sustainable development; –Develop public understanding and awareness; and –Provide training programs for all sectors of private and civil society.

5 Opportunity of translation … of global agenda into local realities Instrument of mobilisation … integration of different streams of thinking and learning … mobilisation of the newcomers Instrument of social learning

6 Core elements of RCEs 1.Governance and management of RCE 2.Collaboration 3.Research and development 4.Transformative Education

7 12 Regional Centers for Expertise - UN Decade for Education for Sustainable Development - Pacific Islands Sendai Okayama Tongyeong Republic of Korea Penang Malaysia Ghana Toronto Canada Rhine-Meuse+ Netherlands/Belgium/Germany Barcelona Spain Jordan As of December 2005 Cebu, Philippines Yokohama

8 Saskatchewan Victoria Vancouver Florida Tennessee Peru (several locations) The Americas Brazil (several locations)

9 Middleland, UK Sweden Portugal Munich St. Petersburg Eastern Ukraine Piemonte Uganda (?) Central Asia India (several locations) Anji Beijing New Zealand Australia South Africa (?) Thailand (several locations)

10 UNU Strategy to Promote the Decade of Education for Sustainable Development UNU-IAS has established a Global Service Centre for RCEs, RCEs from around the world and their networks will constitute a global learning space for sustainable development (GLSSD). The Ubuntu Alliance, the consortium of eleven international research and educational institutions agreed to support promotion of the development of RCEs as part of a global learning space for sustainable development. Envisioning of the awards for innovative, joint projects of two or more institutions from different sectors.

11 Primary Schools Secondary Schools Universities Primary Schools Secondary Schools Universities Community leaders Local Governments Botanical gardens (Science) museums (Research centers) Lateral links Horizontal links Vertical links Regional Centers of Expertise on ESD Non-formal education Local businesses Local NGOs Nature parks Media NGOs

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19 DESD Vision - Creation of global learning space - Create a world where everyone has the opportunity to benefit from quality education and learn the values, behavior and lifestyles required for a sustainable future and for positive societal transition (global learning space)

20 12 Regional Centers for Expertise - UN Decade for Education for Sustainable Development - Pacific Islands Sendai Okayama Tongyeong Republic of Korea Penang Malaysia Ghana Toronto Canada Rhine-Meuse+ Netherlands/Belgium/Germany Barcelona Spain Jordan As of December 2005 Cebu, Philippines Yokohama

21 Saskatchewan Victoria Vancouver Florida Tennessee Peru (several locations) The Americas Brazil (several locations)

22 Middleland, UK Sweden Portugal Munich St. Petersburg Eastern Ukraine Piemonte Uganda (?) Central Asia India (several locations) Anji Beijing New Zealand Australia South Africa (?)

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