Countries in the Asia-Pacific region traditionally have their respective rich history and cultures around sustainability shaped by indigenous knowledge. Greater appreciation, acceptance, and participation in sustainable development agendas could be encouraged among people by recognising local concepts of sustainability and connecting the local practices in this matter. The reinforcement of the values in the Asia-Pacific region, especially its distinct identity in spirituality, ethics, communal activities, etc. would create a holistic, compatible, and appropriate approach to sustainable development involving multi-stakeholders such as the education sector, community members, industries/business, and the government sector.
Under the theme ‘Empowering Local Wisdom for Education for Sustainable Development‘, the 14th Asia-Pacific RCE Regional Meeting will be hosted by RCE Greater Gombak, to be held in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) in hybrid mode, from 19-21 July, 2022.
The meeting will be held at International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM), Kuala Lumpur, followed by a Real World Lab (RWL) visit for experiential learning in Jerantut and National Centre of Excellence for Indigenous Pedagogy, Institute of Teacher Education Tengku Ampuan Afzan Campus (IPGKTAA), and Kuala Lipis, Pahang for the closing event.