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ERIC Number: EJ880627
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 11
ISSN: ISSN-0973-4082
Roles of Regional Centres of Expertise on Education for Sustainable Development: Lessons Learnt in the First Half of the UNDESD
Fadeeva, Zinaida; Mochizuki, Yoko
Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, v4 n1 p51-59 2010
As its major contribution to the United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (UN DESD, 2005-2014), the United Nations University (UNU) has promoted the establishment of Regional Centres of Expertise on education for sustainable development (RCEs) and their net-working to build innovative multistakeholder platforms for ESD locally and globally. In the first half of the UN DESD, UNU acknowledged 74 RCEs around the world. As an introduction to the special section on RCEs, this article highlights diverse roles that RCEs have taken and presents issues and challenges they have faced. It discusses RCEs as an engine for mobilising diverse stakeholders for ESD, a coordinator and an intermediary support structure for local-regional ESD activities and related initiatives in the region, and a facilitator of "social learning". (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
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Language: English
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