TERI School of Advanced Studies
Universitas Gadjah Mada
Universiti Sains Malaysia
University of the Philippines
This project is to enhance the capacities of higher education institutions to collaborate with local communities for the implementation of the SDGs at the local level. We will explore existing practices of higher education institutions’ collaboration with local communities in education and research for sustainability and investigate the models and methodologies of collaboration. Two major outputs are the collection of resources materials for higher education institutions to work in partnership with local communities towards SDGs and a policy brief involving recommendations on higher education institutions’ role by SDGs localisation.
The ownership of the implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by local authorities and communities, civil society and the scientific and academic community is paramount to the realisation of the goals. Many countries promote partnership and local implementation at the national level as a policy and action plan. Furthermore, local authorities and communities at the local level need more concrete practices to implement the SDGs. According to the Phase I project’s results, higher education institutions can play a key role in this endeavour by supporting local authorities and communities through educational and research activities. Based on the achievements and the lessons learned from Japan, India, Philippines and Thailand, the Phase II of the project will explore models of SDGs localisation based on collaboration between higher education institutions and communities. In order to harvest knowledge and experiences broadly, further participating institutions will be involved, apart from ProSPER.Net members, especially higher education institutions leading RCEs in the Asia-Pacific region. The knowledge yielded from Phase II will be consolidated as a resource material for use in higher education, and disseminated widely for a broader audience.
Project Policy Brief
Higher Education Institutions Framework for Local Implementation towards SDGs
by Sayamol Charoenratanaa*, Cholnapa Anukula, Smirti Dasb, Normaliza Abdul Manafc, Nanung Agus Fitriyantod, Tarek Katramize, Nestor Castrof
a Human Security and Equity Research Unit (HuSE), Chulalongkorn University Social Research Institute, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
b TERI School of Advanced Studies, India
c Regional Centre of Expertise on Education for Sustainable Development Penang, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia
d Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia
e Keio University
f University of the Philippines Diliman, Philippines
* Correspondence: firstname.lastname@example.org; Tel: +662-218-7392
- Within SDGs localization process, four central roles of HEIs are teaching and learning, research, service and knowledge exchange, and student initiatives support.
- Sustainability leadership in HEIs encompassing a shared vision, missions and policies is essential for engagement with local community practices.
- Three main common challenges in enhancing the roles or HEIs towards SDGs implementation in local community include unsustain funding, ranking competition, and centralized governance.
Read the full project policy brief here.
Development of a Framework for the Local Implementation of the SDGs Phase II – Final Report
by Sayamol Charoenratana, Cholnapa Anukul, Smriti Das, Nanung Agus Fitriyanto, Normaliza Abdul Manaf, Tarek Katramiz, Nestor T. Castro
The project ‘Development of a Framework for the Local Implementation of the SDGs – Phase II’ is a collaborative research among universities from six countries including Keio University (Japan), TERI School of Advanced Studies (TERI-India), Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM-Malaysia), Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM-Indonesia), University of the Philippines Diliman (UPD-Philippines) and Chulalongkorn University (CU-Thailand). The main purpose of Phase II is to enhance the capacities of higher education institutions to engage with communities by localizing SDGs. Download the full report here.
Higher Education Institutions Best Practices Towards Community SDGs
by Sayamol Charoenratana, Smriti Das, Normaliza Abdul Manaf, Nanung Agus Fitriyanto, Tarek Katramiz, Nestor T. Castro
A collection of resource material for HEIs collaboration with local communities for SDGs implementation. Download here
Role of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in Promoting SDGs through Community Engagement: A Study into the Various Models of Community Engagement in Indian HEIs
by Dr. Smriti Das, Ms. Garima Bisht, TERI School of Advanced Studies, in Partnership with ProSPER.Net/UNU
Underpin the Procedure of SWOT-guided Theme Development from the Qualitative Data Analysis into Framework
by Normaliza Abdul Manaf1,2, Zainun Mustafa1, Munirah Ghazali1,3, Rabiatul-adawiyah Ahmad1,3, Nooraida Yakob1,3
1 Regional Centre of Expertise on Education for Sustainable Development Penang
2 National Poison Centre
3 School of Education Studies
Universiti Sains Malaysia, 11800 Penang, Malaysia, email@example.com
Community Participation in Integrated Water Resource Management in Northern Thailand
by Chitchol Phalaraksh1,4*, Tatporn Kunpradid2, Weerasak Rungruangwong1, Nilin Mapiwong3, Rut Kasitikasikham4, Pitak Sapewisut4 and Songyos Kullasut4
1 Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Chiang Mai University
2 Faculty of Science and Technology, Chiang Mai Rajabhat University
3 KhamPhaeng Phet Provincial Office of Public Works and Town and Country Planning
4 Environmental Science Research Center, Faculty of Science, Chiang Mai University