Indian RCEs invited to 9th Tongyeong ESD International Forum


Facilitated by RCE Tongyeong, Tongyeong ESD Council and the Sejahtera Centre, a total of 19 RCEs from across Asia Pacific Region took part in the event. CEE hosted RCEs representative, participated by Ms. Savita Balram Bharti, RCE Pune; Mr.Manjunatha Konnapura Shivalingiah, RCE Kodagu; Prof. Vasudeva Ramesh, RCE Bangalore; Dr. Abdhesh Kumar Gangwar, RCE Srinagar; and Ms. Neha, RCE Delhi (hosted by TERI).

This Forum aims to strengthen the networks between Asia-Pacific RCEs in the fields of Teacher Training, Role of the Youth, Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) Preparedness, and Engagement of Multi-stakeholder in a City. In the deliberations, the participants introduced their RCEs and main Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) Programs being carried out. RCE Srinagar facilitated the theme DRR during the break away sessions. Also, the RCEs Asia Pacific level DRR Network was launched during the event.

Mr. Apurva, RCE Srinagar was awarded the Sejahtera Fellowship 2017 during which he worked on strengthening the DRR Preparedness in the Asia-Pacific Region. Every year, RCE Tongyeong, Tongyeong ESD Council and the Sejahtera Centre offer 3-5 months long ‘Sejahtera Fellowship' to the members of the RCEs of the Asia Pacific Region. The fellowship recipients are provided with a monthly stipend along with accommodation and other facilities at Sejahtera Centre to carry out his/her research work to promote and strengthen ESD in the this region.