Deadline: 18 August 2019
Open to: professionals in the Asia-Pacific region
Venue: 24 – 30 November, 2019, Quezon City, the Philippines
Calling all future sustainability leaders! Applications are now open for the 2019 ProSPER.Net Leadership Programme, to be hosted by the University of the Philippines Diliman in Quezon City, the Philippines this November. The theme of this year’s Programme is ‘Engineering Approaches to Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Towards Sustainable Development in the Asia-Pacific Region’.
Bringing together a diverse group of individuals – from academia, the public sector, the business community, and civil society from around the Asia-Pacific region, both from the social sciences and natural sciences, participants will learn about the challenges and opportunities in relation to disaster risk reduction (DRR) and management.
The week-long programme will expose future sustainability leaders to engineering principles and tools that can aid in formulating sustainable solutions for the Asia-Pacific region, taking into consideration the vulnerability of the region to both man-made and natural disasters.
Successful applicants will have the opportunity to develop leadership skills in the context of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD), the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030, as well as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Applications are open to professionals in the Asia-Pacific region working in any sector related to Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) (applicants with limited or no engineering background are also encouraged to apply) – this program is designed for the express purpose of incorporating Disaster Risk Reduction planning into leadership training, and can be applied within any number of spheres, from city government and business to education and non-profit work.
The fellowship covers all costs of the Leadership Programme participation fee, return economy class travel, accommodation and meals; except for visa application fee and travel insurance, which shall be the participant’s responsibility.
How to apply?
For more information, please visit the official website.