Six New Regional Centres of Expertise Join Education for Sustainable Development Network


  • 2020•01•21     Tokyo

    In December 2019 six new members joined the global network of Regional Centres of Expertise (RCEs) on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD), bringing the total membership to 174 RCEs. Led by UNU-IAS, the network facilitates policy-relevant research that contributes to international debates and policy processes for sustainability. Each RCE is an existing network of formal, non-formal and informal organisations that facilitate learning towards sustainable development in local and regional communities.

    The new members were acknowledged at the Fourteenth Meeting of the Ubuntu Committee of Peers for the RCEs, held in Tokyo, Japan on 5–6 December, 2019.

    The new RCEs are:

    • RCE Dobong-gu (Republic of Korea)
    • RCE Omuta (Japan)
    • RCE Ostwürttemberg (Germany)
    • RCE Otago (New Zealand)
    • RCE Puerto Rico (Puerto Rico)
    • RCE Salisbury (USA)

    The RCEs initiative is part of the UNU-IAS Education for Sustainable Development project.