The United Nations University is accepting applications from organizations interested in joining the global network of Regional Centres of Expertise (RCE) on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD).
An RCE is a network of existing formal, non-formal and informal education organizations, mobilized to deliver ESD to local and regional communities. RCEs aspire to achieve the goals of the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (DESD, 2005–2014) by translating its global objectives into the context of the local communities in which they operate.
As of January 2013, there were 116 RCEs worldwide that make up the Global Learning Space for Sustainable Development.
The Ubuntu Alliance, in its meeting in April 2006 in Yokohama, established the Committee of Peers for the RCEs. This committee reviews applications for new RCEs and provides recommendations to UNU during the RCE acknowledgement process. The UNU Institute of Advanced Studies (UNU-IAS) acts as Secretariat of the Ubuntu Alliance.
Organizations that are interested in initiating the RCE process and applying to become an RCE should send expressions of interest to UNU-IAS by Monday, 15 April 2013.
For more information, and to view sample applications, see the Call for Applications page on the UNU-IAS website.