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1 Sharing of Experiences from Asia: UNEP TU IESD MESA University Programme 4-9 May 2006 Nairobi Mahesh Pradhan UNEP/ROAP Bangkok

2 Outline Background Asia Pacific UNEP ROAP Tongji U IESD RUC Activities IESD Key features Lessons Learnt

3 Background Asia-Pacific Diverse, challenging Sub-regional UNEP/ROAP 46 countries 4 strategic approaches Promote regional cooperation Strengthen environmental community Identify and respond to emerging issues Leadership by example

4 UNEP TU IESD TU – 100 th anniversary in May 2007 Reputed for env. engineering IESD - New institute: Platform across faculties (no walls) Established in 2002: 3 core areas Education Research Outreach

5 mind body soul land air water social economy environment HUMANENVIRONMENTSD

6 RUC Founding Members: inclusive consortium Tongji U (Secretariat – China) AIT (Thailand) Griffith U (Australia) UNSW (Australia) Wollongong (Australia) NTU (Singapore) Yale (America) UNU (Japan) RUC Charter Joint activities: Education Research outreach

7 Activities Education Masters – September 2006 Doctoral Undergrad Research - Applied, at least 2 members of Consortium: Yangtse river Eco-housing – Chongming island eWastes - Suzhou Outreach Annual Leadership Programme Human, Environment, SD RCE with UNU SIDS Training

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14 IESD Bye Laws: Governance, Operations, Org, Finance, Business Plan, Donors: Ministry of Education: 400K Ministry of Commerce: 50K Bayer: 1,000K over 5 yrs HSBC: 100K per annum Italy: 200K UNEP: 100K (seed funding)

15 Lessons learnt Consortium approach International character Regular communications Joint activities and research Business Plan Governance, finances, future orientation Donors Regular fund raising meetings Partnerships RUC Intl orgs: UNEP, UNU, UNESCO – Interagency Donors: Bayer, HSBC, Governments

16 Conclusion Background Asia Pacific UNEP ROAP Tongji U IESD RUC Activities IESD Key features Lessons Learnt

17 Thank you for your attention !


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