Tuesday, March 28, 2017

200 years of Britain-Nepal bilateral relations

200 years of Britain-Nepal bilateral relations:

NEPAL, the oldest country in South Asia celebrates 200 years of special relationship with Britain. Interestingly, Nepal-Britain linkup (1816 AD) is at least 90 years older than any other countries in South Asia today.

Below is the list of other countries in South Asia and the date they were organised as a country (as we see today):

  1. Bhutan - 1907, governed in present form. History dates back to 17th century
  2. Afghanistan - 1919, recognised year (formed around 1709)
  3. India - 1947, formed after dissolution of East India Company
  4. Pakistan - 1947, formed after dissolution of East India Company
  5. Sri lanka - 1948, Independence from Britain
  6. Maldives, 1965, Independence from Britain
  7. Bangladesh - 1971, constituted as a new country (separated from Pakistan)

Online mentored Knowledge Management Practitioner Certification Course

Dear Friends,

Please find below an announcement from CCLFI - Online mentored Knowledge Management Practitioner Certification Course. CCLFI is a Manila based non-profit organization that specializes in organizational learning and change, and knowledge management (KM). Team of CCLFI are long associated with use of KM tools are approaches to address environmental issues, climate change being the latest trend and their clients include big names such as ADB among others. More about them at http://www.cclfi.org/about_us/.

Feel free to contact their R&D Director Dr. Serafin Talisayon (serafin.talisayon@cclfi.org) for further information. Course outline is available at http://www.cclfi.org/KMPCC/


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Managing knowledge, individual or organizational, is a critical capability to stay abreast of sector- and thematic developments, to improve formal and informal learning and building structures and processes for collaboration, drive innovation, quality, and value creation. The organization',a community, an individual capability to transform its tacit and explicit knowledge into new knowledge is a comparative advantage as organizations learn and innovate faster trhough resue of exisiting knowledge, improved delivery of quality knowledge products and services, improve organizational exposure, and staff's capability to absorb, find, and make sense of the available information. 

CCLFI starts its 11th batch of its successul knowledge management course on May 8 and registration is open. The course duration is 5 months divided in 10 weekly lessons and another 8 week practicum. Input is about 3 study and assignment hours a week. The advantge of this course is its highly social interaction among the students and with the tutors to accomodate local or specific organizational settings. The students also engage in further fine tuning of course materials to reflect new developments and references and discussions on business cases what worked (or not), how and why. 

The course brochure with details of the course is attached. Early bird fee, organizational discount is applicable. Further information and registration form can be downloaded from the website: Course details

The website also lists posiitve feedback observations from graduates from Asia, Africa, South America that followed the course:Feedback from graduates

Please connect if you have any questions on this course. 

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Registration for Vienna Energy Forum 2017 now open!


 

 

 

 

Mark your calendars and join us at Vienna Energy Forum 2017 in Vienna, Austria on 9 - 12 May 2017 , to engage in a dynamic and critical debate that will shape the future energy landscape.

 

Register now

 

With the theme "Sustainable energy for the implementation of the SDGs and the Paris Agreement", VEF 2017 will highlight the multiplier effects of integrated approaches for sustainable development at the national, regional and global levels. The Forum will also accentuate the potentials of the sustainable energy NEXUS - linking energy to water, food and health - as well as INNOVATION as a global driver for accelerated sustainable growth. The Forum will continue to be the global high level platform for discussing the pivotal sustainability challenges of our age, and the catalytic role of energy in achieving inclusive and sustainable development.

 

We look forward to welcoming you to the Vienna  Energy  Forum

 

For more information, please contact us at vef2017@unido.org or visit https://viennaenergyforum.org.

 

 

 

VEF 2017 Secretariat
Department of Energy
United Nations Industrial Development Organization

vef2017@unido.org

                             

 

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Norwegian University of Life Sciences has an opening for a fully funded PhD fellowship

Norwegian University of Life Sciences has an opening for a fully funded PhD fellowship in 'Norms and knowledge in global environmental politics': https://www.jobbnorge.no/ledige-stillinger/stilling/134489/phd-fellowship-in-international-environment-and-development-studies-norms-and-knowledge-in-global-environmental-politics-ref-no-17-01090

 

Please feel free to share this call  with interested candidates.

 

Many thanks and best regards,

Katharina

 

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Dr. Katharina Glaab

Associate Professor, Global Change and International Relations

Department of International Environment and Development Studies, Noragric

Norwegian University of Life Sciences, NMBU

PO. Box 5003, NO-1432 ├ůs, Norway

Last Call: Sustainability and Social Science Research Symposium - Registration deadline: March 30, 2017

REGISTRATION

The final deadline for registration is March 30, 2017. 

 PRELIMINARY PROGRAM

A preliminary program has been posted to the conference website and includes a wide range of symposium papers and plenary sessions including a panel of sustainability program officers from 5 foundations.  Please direct program questions to John Callewaert, jcallew@umich.edu.  While the deadline for abstracts/papers has passed, conference organizers are still receiving expressions of interest for posters through the registration deadline – simply complete the registration and select "Display" when prompted to answer about intended participation. 

 

ACCOMMODATION

Housing options can be found on the conference website.  To receive hotel symposium rates, rooms must be reserved by the dates noted on the website.  Also, a limited number of rooms are still available through University Housing at a rate of US$58.50 per night.   

 Use the following link to access the symposium website for registration, program information, and accommodations:  https://www.haw-hamburg.de/en/ftz-nk/events/michigan2017.html