The 14th Asia-Pacific RCE Regional Meeting will be hosted by RCE Greater Gombak under the theme ‘Empowering Local Wisdom for Education for Sustainable Development’. UNU-IAS serves as the secretariat of the global network of Regional Centres of Expertise on Education for Sustainable Development (RCEs).
This event will be held online and in person at the International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) in Kuala Lumpur. The opening and closing sessions, and sessions 1–4 will be held in a hybrid mode (both online and in-person). Other parts of the programme will be limited to in-person participation.
Please see the event programme for details.
Countries in the Asia-Pacific region traditionally have their respective rich history and cultures around sustainability shaped by indigenous knowledge. Greater appreciation, acceptance, and participation in sustainable development agendas could be encouraged among people by recognising local concepts of sustainability and connecting the local practices in this matter. The reinforcement of the values in the Asia-Pacific region, especially its distinct identity in spirituality, ethics, communal activities, etc. would create a holistic, compatible, and appropriate approach to sustainable development involving multi-stakeholders such as the education sector, community members, industries/business, and the government sector.