Special RCE Session at 14th ICERD: Sharing RCE Experiences

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  • DATE / TIME:
    2023•03•04    15:30 - 17:00
    Online (JST)

    UNU-IAS will organise a special online session at the 14th International Conference on Environmental and Rural Development (ICERD). Under the theme ‘Circular Economy Education for Sustainable Development in Local Communities’, this event will explore the role of education, multi-stakeholder partnerships, and community engagement in addressing local problems, focusing on the promotion and practice of the circular economy model. It will share experiences and discuss lessons learnt on how the Regional Centres of Expertise on Education for Sustainable Development (RCEs) have responded and contributed to mitigating the adverse impacts of irresponsible consumption and production.


    Participation is open to all and no registration is required. Participants can join the meeting via Zoom here.


    This event will be held in English.


    • Chair: Mario Tabucanon (Visiting Professor, UNU-IAS)
    • Co-Chair: Ognen Onchevski (Institute of Environmental Rehabilitation and Conservation)

    15:30–15:35 Opening

    15:35–15:45 Introduction to the RCEs

    15:45–15:55 Keynote Presentation: Aligning Circular Economy with Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the Built Environment

    • Usha Iyer-Raniga (Professor, RMIT University)

    15:55–16:05 Q&A

    16:05–16:35 Case Study Presentations

    • Sherrymina Anak Kichin (RCE Kuching, Malaysia): 5Rs (Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Re-purpose) Campaign: Mechanism for Sustainable Waste Management
    • Hoang Nhat Truong (RCE Southern Vietnam): Building Capacity of Farm Owners for Promotion of Organic Farming in Southern Vietnam
    • Charlie Batin (RCE Ilocos, The Philippines): Bamboo Production, Rehabilitation, and Processing: Sources of Food, Livelihood, and Environmental Protection

    16:35–16:55 Q&A and Discussion

    16:55–17:00 Closing