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Course: Localizing the UN SDGs through Education, Training and Regional Collaboration
February 21 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST$95
This course will meet virtually from 2:00-4:00 p.m. ET between February and May on these dates: February 21, March 21, April 4, April 25, and May 9. Free introductory webinar on January 18 (watch recording). Optional networking session on February 14.
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 – 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 cohort-based course, leaders from RCE networks from the U.S. and Canada will share experiences, case studies, and lessons learned on how universities and colleges can help lead multi-stakeholder collaborations that localize and advance the SDGs in their regions.
The course will:
- Identify and connect those interested in SDG localization with peers from across the US and Canada
- Engage subject-matter experts to identify promising practices and useful resources
- Identify potential areas for additional research and development
- Share best practices.
Upon completing this course, participants will be able to:
- Have built relationships with peers who can continue to support their work advancing the SDGs through education and training moving forward
- Understand the importance of community/citizen-centred planning and collaborative goal setting
- Network and consult with peers around North America who can continue to support their work
Participants who attend all sessions will receive a certificate of completion.
Course participants will meet virtually from 2:00-4:00 p.m. ET between February and May on these dates: February 21, March 21, April 4, April 25, and May 9 with an optional networking session on February 14.
A free webinar on January 18 (watch recording) introduced the Global RCE network and the course. All course participants are strongly encouraged to attend or watch the recording of the webinar prior to the first meeting.
Detailed schedule and speaker bios are available on the event’s platform.
|Registration Type||Registration Fee|
|Individual (non-student) associated with an AASHE member organization*||$95|
|Individual (non-student) not associated with an AASHE member organization||$150|
|Student/NGO members/unaffiliated community member||$25|
* To check if your organization is a current AASHE member, please search the AASHE Membership Directory.
Discounts are available for group registration. A limited number of scholarships are available to individuals who need financial assistance to participate. Please apply two weeks before the program begins (i.e., 2/7/2023) to be considered for a scholarship for this workshop.
- Registration deadline is Tuesday, February 21, 12:00 p.m. ET.
- Payment is accepted in the form of Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover cards.
If you need to pay by check or ACH, please contact us at least 5 weeks prior to the event start date. Registration using these forms of payment must be received 4 weeks prior to the event start date and full payment must be received by AASHE within 2 weeks of event start date.
- Cancellation Policy: A 20% processing fee applies to any cancellation prior to February 11, 2023. No refunds will be given after February 11, 2023.
- No substitutions are allowed.
- Registered participants will receive access to the recording after the live event.
- Review all Terms & Conditions.
Please review detailed schedule, session descriptions and speaker bios on the event’s platform.
February 14: Optional pre-event networking
February 21: Food Policy Councils and Alliance as a Tool for Equitable and Resilient Food Systems
RCE: North Texas; Related SDGs: 2 and 11
March 21: Combined session RCE Georgetown & RCE Shenandoah Valley
* Building Community Sustainability and Resilience through SDG Data, Dashboards, and Assessments
RCE: Georgetown, South Carolina; Related SDGs: All
* Integrating SDGs into Higher Ed for Robust Student and Community Engagement
RCE: Shenandoah Valley, Virginia; Related SDGs: All
April 4: Educating for Responsible Consumption and Production and Transformative Technologies
RCE: Saskatchewan, Canada; Related SDGs: 4 and 12
May 9: Combined session RCE Puerto Rico & RCE Atlanta
* Community-based, collaborative action for sustainable natural resource management
RCE: Puerto Rico; Related SDGs: 4, 15, 17
* Concluding Immersive Reflection
RCE: Greater Atlanta; Related SDGs: All
RCE Americas and AASHE are committed to ensuring diversity in presenters and perspectives and to including equity as a guiding principle for each session. Please see details about the speakers on the event’s platform.