Call for RCE Applications

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Call for RCE Applications

The United Nations University has announced its call for applications for new Regional Centres of Expertise (RCE) on Education for Sustainable Development.


The Ubuntu Alliance, in its meeting in April 2006 in Yokohama, established the Committee of Peers for RCEs. This Committee reviews applications for new RCEs and provides recommendations to UNU during the RCE acknowledgement process. The United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS) acts as Secretariat of the Ubuntu Alliance. 146 RCEs have been acknowledged globally as of March 2016.

Organisations that are interested in initiating the RCE process and applying to become an RCE are requested to send submit an application and an application summary by Tuesday, 31 May 2016 to UNU-IAS.  Below is the schedule for RCE application procedures in this year.

31 May (Tue):                    Submission of the first draft application and application summary

15 July (Fri):                        The Global RCE Service Centre will be providing comments to the applications

16 September (Fri):         Submission of the final draft application and application summary

The Secretariat will communicate with the applicants so that applications can be developed in time for the Ubuntu Committee Meeting which is scheduled in this November.

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Associated university(ies) : 
United Nations University