The first of two webinars in the lead-up to the 12th Global Regional Centres of Expertise on Education for Sustainable Development (RCE) Conference was held on 4 February 2021, under the theme RCE Global Network 2021: Achieving the SDGs: Action through Learning. Hosted by RCE Scotland and the Global RCE Service Centre, the online event brought together over 120 attendees, with representation from all regions of the network.
Chaired by Rehema White (Chair, RCE Scotland) the overarching focus of the webinar was on action through learning in a time of global crises, to enable the sharing of knowledge, skills, and values to build capacities to bring about the changes needed to transition to a better world. Opening remarks were given by Akio Takemoto (Programme Head, UNU-IAS) touching on the resilience of RCEs during the COVID-19 pandemic, who have continued to communicate and collaborate to deal with issues that have emerged or been exacerbated by the situation. The role of RCEs in playing a pivotal role in building back better was also addressed. As a new phase begins with the framework ‘ESD for 2030’, the development of a new roadmap for the RCE community will provide for an updated vision, goals, and strategic directions to guide the network, in alignment with the aforementioned framework and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
For a detailed report of this webinar, please click here.