About RCE Greater Western Sydney

The Regional Centre of Expertise on Education for Sustainable Development – Greater Western Sydney (RCE-GWS) network has a range of educational regional partners. All stakeholders are committed to the RCE vision of building collaborative and innovative platforms for transformative teaching and learning. Four interwoven regional challenges have been identified for GWS:

  • Transitioning to a low carbon economy
  • Developing sustainable communities
  • Ensuring agricultural sustainability and food security
  • Conserving biodiversity and river health

RCE-GWS has gained international and national recognition for its work and is a proven international framework for engaged research, teaching and community engagement, include a number of national and international awards. RCE-GWS was named winner of ‘Powerful Partnerships’ in the prestigious Australasian Green Gown Awards in late 2022 for a decade of sustainability leadership and impact.

Given the complexity of these sustainability challenges the RCE-GWS constituency recognises this work is an ongoing process of action, learning and reflection via its forums, programs and governance processes. Using a hybrid form of Open Space Technology, partners have developed a series of themes ('Areas of Impact') that they will work together on to address the Sustainable Development 2030 agenda.

Areas of Impact

In response to our regional challenges RCE-GWS have recognised and realigned our work to focus on the following key areas over the next three years (2022 - 2025), whereby education, partnerships and First Nations knowledge intersect:

Infographic highlights our area of impact for 2022-25