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Webinar: Introduction to the Regional Center of Expertise as a Model for ESD Integration

Universities and colleges around the world are making commitments to advance the UN SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) through their teaching, research, operations, and partnerships. One proven model for making good on this commitment is to establish a United Nations-affiliated RCE network. RCEs – Regional Centres of Expertise on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) – are regional multi-stakeholder networks, grounded in higher education, that advance the SDGs through education and training. RCEs are proliferating, with over 180 networks around the world, including 27 in the Americas.

In this webinar, we share how RCEs bring together institutions at the regional/local level to jointly promote ESD. They build innovative platforms to share information and experiences and to promote dialogue among regional/local stakeholders through partnerships for sustainable development. They create a local/regional knowledge base to support ESD actors, and promote four major goals of ESD in a resource-effective manner.

This webinar will provide a strong foundation for maximizing learning in the upcoming course through case studies, project implementation, and sharing of best practices.

Additionally, we will introduce the “Localizing the UN SDGs through Education,Training and Regional Collaboration” course and the instructors from the different RCE networks participating from Canada and the U.S.

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