Proposed RCEs in India

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Published on January 15, 2008

Author: Dolorada



Proposed RCEs in India:  Proposed RCEs in India Kiran Chhokar Centre for Environment Education Yokohama, April 2006 About CEE :  About CEE A national institute supported by the Ministry of Environment and Forests as a Centre of Excellence in Environmental Education. Objective: To create awareness and understanding of the environment leading to action. Committed to ensuring that due recognition is given to the role of education in the promotion of SD. CEE’s Approach:  CEE’s Approach Location of Proposed RCEs:  Location of Proposed RCEs CEE’s Offices 1. Kodagu:  1. Kodagu Several pilgrimage centres, 1214 sacred groves Focus Conservation of Sacred Groves Partners Forestry College Kodagu Model Forest Trust (NGOs) Village Sacred Grove Committees CEE’s Kodagu Heritage Interpretation Centre Activities:  Activities Schools Experience, observe, survey, teacher training, map Colleges Monitoring, volunteer vigilance committees, map Communities Revive SG committees, value of rainwater recharge, revive folk medicine Pilgrims and Tourists SG tours --importance, status, threats, conservation 2. Pune:  2. Pune Focus Urban issues of Pune Partners Municipal Corporation SNDT University & Univ. of Pune Citizens Development Coalition (Academics, Professionals, NGOs) Rag-pickers Trade Union State School Board and State Council of Educational Research and Training Activities:  Activities Universities Contextualize ESD Municipal Corporation Schools Issues of urban sustainability will be integrated into curriculum Community Facilitate forums and develop communication materials to generate discussion on local environment and development issues among citizens Out-of-school children Literacy, urban sustainability issues, mobilize community support for schools in underserved areas. 3. Sanosara:  3. Sanosara Focus Reorienting ERD (education for rural development) to ESD Partners Lokbharati: oldest Rural Higher Education Institute in India Community Science Centre Teacher training colleges Bachelors and Masters in Rural Studies Panchayati Raj Training Institute University of Bhavnagar National Service Scheme Government departments Activities:  Activities Teachers Curriculum design, Teacher training Student teachers ESD in curriculum and practicum Students ESD components in curricula, project and extension work, and NSS Panchayati Raj (local govt.) officials Curricular intervention in training to impart understanding of SD 4. Guwahati:  4. Guwahati Focus Disaster Preparedness Urban Biodiversity Partners Local universities NGOs Assam Sc. Tech & Envt. Council All India Radio Disaster Management Agency Activities:  Activities Secondary and College Students Awareness: Lectures, Films , Field Trips Research and Action Projects University Students Research projects Community Outreach Community Public lectures, Radio programmes, facilitated discussions Participation in development planning. 5. Ahmedabad:  5. Ahmedabad Focus Remediation technologies and preventive practices in industry Partners Industry Associations LD Engineering College State Government Agencies Centre for Environment Education Activities:  Activities Industrial units and estates Reality checks, technical workshops, establishment of pilot models Engineering students Collection of empirical evidence through projects, Concern for social justice through exposure to Public Interest Lawsuits (PILs) and projects Communities Providing access to empirical evidence for better articulation in PILs and strengthening redressal mechanisms Schools Lectures, Films, Visits to ETPs, landfill sites, industrial estates 6. Bangalore:  6. Bangalore Focus Development of strategies and methodologies for ESD Partners University of Agricultural Sciences Local Zoos Civil Society groups District Natural Resources Management Centre Government departments Scientific and technical institutions Activities:  Activities Agriculture University Strengthening ESD in curriculum Zoo and Park staff Training on how to communicate importance of management of endangered/rare animals in captivity to visitors, especially schoolchildren School Teachers Orientation to SD issues, especially in the local context, to help them include these in the curriculum 7. Lucknow:  7. Lucknow Focus ESD for NRM in and around Dudhwa National Park Partners State Forest Department University of Lucknow Institute of Engineering & Technology Indian Institute of Management Activities:  Activities University Students Documentation of traditional knowledge and practices of the local Tharu community related to NRM around Dudhwa National Park Will work with schoolchildren and teachers who are members of EcoClubs in five schools around Dudhwa about biodiversity conservation Will create awareness among local community in five villages about sustainable development and NRM

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