AFRICAN RCE : President reiterates Commitment for Development

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By Fodio Ahmed

The Coordinator of RCE Minna and current President, African RCEs, Dr. Abdul Husaini has reiterated his led-administration’s commitment towards a bigger and better working network in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In his words “IN SHA ALLAH, African RCE under my leadership will record greater things”.

Dr. Hussain made his position known in a brief interactive session with Faces e-Magazine in Minna on Wednesday. He noted that, his major aim is to see the possibility of networking with ECOWAS,  AU to mention but a few in achieving the aims and objectives of African RCEs.

Regional Centre of Expertise (RCE) on sustainable development is a multi-sector network of individuals, organizations and experts committed to using education as a tool for building a sustainable future. RCE members are dedicated to creating more livable societies for present and future generations by influencing the learning processes at work in their region. The network provides a structure through which they can align, coordinate, innovate, and report on their work for greater impact. It promotes dialogue and collaboration regionally and with other RCEs around the world.

Our reporter gathered that, RCEs are regionally-based. Members bring in-depth knowledge of the challenges facing the towns, cities, and villages in their regions. RCEs work on a range of initiatives, from organizing sustainable development workshops for educators to conducting research and creating policies that focus on education for sustainable development (ESD). In addition, RCEs work with universities, community colleges, and schools to make sure that sustainability issues are part of formal curricula and learning processes.

Recall, in an interview sometime ago, vibrant and hardworking Dr. Husaini said “it is going to be a new dawn for African RCEs as the Kenya conference provided the opportunity that brought together all RCE fraternity from across the African continent”.

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