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RCE-Azores, UNESCO Research Centre of Expertise Approved

The Ubuntu Committee of Peers for the Regional Centres for Expertise (RCEs) held its fourth meeting on 10 November 2009 in Tokyo, Japan and considered the 23 RCE applications from all over the world for formal acknowledgement. Among all, the Committee recommended UNU to acknowledge 8 RCEs, including RCE Atlantis (Azores) submitted by the Azorean Biodiversity Group (CITA-A) early this year! The Committee members acknowledged that the proposal for RCE Atlantis was well prepared and showed an excellent understanding of the ESD/RCE principles.

Other members of the Azorean RCE are:  Ecoteca da Ilha Terceira, Câmara Municipal de Angra do Heroísmo, Câmara Municipal da Praia da Vitória,
Gabinete de Promoção Ambiental dos Açores, Museu de Angra do Heroísmo, Os Montanheiros, Gê-Questa, Associação das Mulheres de Pescadores e Armadores da Ilha Terceira, Ilhas em Rede - Associação de Mulheres na Pesca nos Açores, Associação para a Defesa do Património Marítimo dos Açores, Escola Secundária Jerónimo Emiliano de Andrade, Rede de Eco-Escolas dos Açores and BioAzorica