Monday, March 21, 2011

2011 Asia-Pacific Leadership Program on Environment for Sustainable Development

2011 Asia-Pacific Leadership Program on Environment for Sustainable Development

Author:IESD   By:network   updated:2011-03-19   read:23

The Asia-Pacific Leadership Programme on Environment for Sustainable Development was jointly hosted by IESD (Institute of Environment for Sustainable Development) and Tongji University as a means to provide training for emerging leaders from various backgrounds. 

Its objectives are:
        √  To improve the all-round thinking and decision-making abilities of the young and emerging leaders in governmental organizations, NGOs, and private enterprises in the Asia-Pacific Region.
        √  To direct young leaders to balance environment and sustainable development in decision making.
        √  To foster young leaders’ insights so that they can coordinate factors of human, environment and sustainable development in dealing with complex practical problems.

Asia-Pacific areas have witnessed the rapid expansion of Leadership influence through its development from 2004 to 2010. In the past 7 Programme’s Programmes, more than 190 participants from across Asia-Pacific areas have greatly benefited from the events and put what they achieved into practice successfully. In 2011, the 8th annual programme with the theme of “Low-carbon Development and Urban Sustainable Development” will be held in Tongji University from June 5th to 10th. Emerging leaders from countries all across the Asia-Pacific region will participate in the Programme.

Application materials for Leadership Programme are received via e-mail. Please follow the application instructions carefully. 

1.  Applicants below 35 are generally preferred.
2.  Application Materials:
· √  Completed Application form
· √  Résumé/Curriculum Vitae
· √  Letter of Recommendation: Letter of reference should be from either an academia or a professional referee who can testify your strengths and experiences in relation to Asia-Pacific Leadership Programme on Environment for Sustainable Development. Please send the scanned copy of the letter through email.

3.  Please send all the application materials to before April 24th.

Normally, decision notification will be mailed to you within one week after the deadline.

The final selected applicants will be notified before May 1st via email and the list of selected participants will be announced on this website. We highly recommend that you submit all of your materials well in advance of the deadline to avoid delays.

Limited financial resources will be available to support candidates from developing countries. Applicant, with well-grounded reasons, could apply for the fund to cover his or her international travel, accommodation and training fee from May 5th to 10th. The participants from developed countries are also warmly welcomed, and 1500$ is needed to cover the training and accommodation. 

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