11th Asia-Pacific RCE Regional Meeting and Symposium

RCE Greater Western Sydney (RCE-GWS) and Western Sydney University’s Learning Transformations (opens in a new window) hosted the 11th Asia-Pacific RCE Regional Meeting (A-P RCE Meeting) in Parramatta, Sydney, Australia from 25 September 2018. This was held in conjunction with the Symposium ‘Mainstreaming the SDGs: Impact and Education’ on 26 September and will commence with the first Asia-Pacific Youth Virtual Summit held on 24 September 'Youth for the Goals: Climate Action and Life Below Water' as part of the first Youth SDG Challenge 2018. Field trip visits will follow on 27 September. This event is an initiative of the University's 21st Century Curriculum Renewal Project (opens in a new window), which supports our cross disciplinary flagship sustainability work.

All the events were hosted by RCE Greater Western Sydney and Western Sydney University with the support of the United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS).

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Program and Event Package

Please download a copy of the RCE Asia-Pacific Regional Meeting and Symposium program (PDF, 617.27 KB) (opens in a new window). View the Event Package for more information.


The AP RCE Meeting and Symposium will be held at the Parramatta 1PSQ City Campus (opens in a new window) at 169 Macquarie Street, Parramatta, NSW, Australia. Registrations to attend are required.

Public transport - use the interactive travel planner on Transport NSW (opens in a new window) for up to date travel information. The venue is located approximately 25 - 45 minutes from Sydney CBD via train.

Walk - The Parramatta City campus at 169 Macquarie Street is less than a five minute walk from Parramatta train station.

Drive - You are encouraged to view the Parramatta CBD map [PDF, 563Kb] (opens in a new window) for parking options in this area. Please note NO on-site parking is available. If you are staying at the Ibis Budget Wentworthville, transport to the venue will be provided by RCE-GWS.

Map - Parramatta City campus map [PDF, 800Kb] (opens in a new window).


Case Study Symposium Presentations

Participants are eligible to apply for present as part of the Symposium on ‘Mainstreaming the SDGs: Education and Impact” on a short case study. There are 3 streams available to present around the 3Ps and their cross-cutting SDGs for each of these include SDG 17 – Partnerships for the Goals and SDG 4.7 – Education for Sustainable Development:

  1. Stream 1 - People
    SDG 1 – No Poverty; SDG 2 – No Hunger; SDG 3 – Good Health; SDG 4 – Quality Education; SDG 10 – Reduced Inequalities; SDG 16 – Justice and Peace
  2. Stream 2 - Prosperity
    SDG 7 – Renewable Energy; SDG 8 – Good Jobs and Economic Growth; SDG 9 – Innovation and Infrastructure; SDG 11 – Sustainable Cities and Communities; SDG 12 – Responsible Consumption
  3. Stream 3 - Planet
    SDG 6 – Clean Water and Sanitation; SDG 13 – Climate Action; SDG 14 – Life Below Water; SDG 15 – Life On Land

Deadline for submissions is now closed.

Lightning Presentations

Each RCE will have the opportunity to participate in a lightening presentation. This style of presentation is a quick, targeted snapshots of an initiative or project. The objective is to deliver an engaging, lively talk in 5 minutes or less using ONLY x1 Powerpoint slide that will lay the foundations for continued conversations and collaborations during our networking time. Your slide must include the following:

  1. RCE name and country
  2. RCE Challenge/Issue
  3. RCE Educational Strategy and Response to challenge/issue (from point 2)
  4. How this links to the SDGs and what targets this initiative addresses?

These presentations will be maximum of 5 minutes, with strictly 1 presenter from each RCE. The power/sound will shut down once your time limit is reached. You will be notified when you have minute to conclude your presentation. Please submit your slide by 17th September 2018 to RCE-GWS for inclusion.

For enquiries contact the Support Team.

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