Challenge of the Balance: a course on Policies, Politics & Practices of Environmental Management in the Developing World
August 1 to 30, 2013
Apply by Sat, May 18, 2013
This inter - disciplinary month long structured course on environment / development issues is for about 25 participants from various international institutions of learning. For this summer school we have collaborated with Engineers Without Borders (EWB) United Kingdom, and EWB chapters in South Asia as well.
Challenge of the Balance is an orientation programme to give international participants a first-hand experience of Southern perspectives concerning environment development debate. The interdisciplinary coursework will allow participants to understand and critically evaluate issues concerning developmental challenges the region faces today.
It includes classroom lectures, local field excursions, together with challenging individual and/or group project work. Field trips will serve to illustrate innovations and eco-restoration efforts that communities make to enable them to face the challenges of managing their natural resources base.
The programme modules include:
Global environmental governance (politics and facts)
Development Imperatives & Climate Linkages
Urban Spaces & Market Instruments
Climate Policy & Development Challenges
Field Visit to experience climate linkages and adaptation techniques
The highlight of the programme is the opportunity for participants to interact with rural communities during a week long field visit. Participants from developed and developing countries will see practical, technical and sustainable solutions that benefit the grassroot community (solutions to water management, decentralized solid and liquid waste management, meeting a community’s energy needs, among others).
In addition to this week-long field visit, the programme includes several local field excursions, to familiarize them with urban challenges, including air pollution and urban mobility, river pollution and waste management.
Our training programmes attract leading experts across various fields to address course participants. The core faculty for the proposed course will be drawn from CSE’s experienced research and programme staff. Visiting faculty and guest lecturers will include working development professionals, eminent environmentalists, noted academicians from leading universities, grassroots activists and prominent policy makers, among others.
Summer School: Aug 1 to 30, 2013 (in collaboration with EWB UK) Course fee: UK£ 955/ US$ 1550
Winter School: Mon, Dec 16, 2013 to Sat, Jan 4, 2014 Course fee: UK£ 900/ US$ 1450
FOR INDIAN AND SOUTH ASIAN PARTICIPANTS:
COURSE FEE: INR 25000/ (Includes training fees, month long stay, local and outstation field excursions, select reading materials, together with lunch and refreshments during all training days). Fellowship will be adjusted with your course fee.
Please pay your fee (including the fee for accommodation) after your participation in the course is confirmed. When sending your draft/cheque, do mention on the envelope the name of the course. Email the draft/cheque number to course contact.
Write a clear statement of purpose (the SOP should be about 500 words), including in it such things as why they wish to attend this course, and how it will help them in their future work. Send it along with your latest curriculum vitae.
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