Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Season's Greetings and Best Wishes for a Happy New Year

As Christmas and the New Year approaches, I want to take time to tell you how blessed I feel to know you. Here's to wishing you a very Merry Christmas and amazing New Year.

Sincere regards,

Tek Jung Mahat

Environment Professional

(Activity areas: environment, climate change and sustainable development - system and services; research and advocacy; networking,  communications and knowledge management; programme development and management in South Asia and beyond)

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Life is nothing but a chance to play with infinite possibilities…:) Live Green and leave the planet green :)

Monday, December 7, 2015

Facilitating multi-stakeholder partnerships and institutional change 2016

November 2015 | Online versie

Facilitating multi-stakeholder partnerships and institutional change

Using interactive approaches to learn and innovate with a diverse range of stakeholders


Course introduction

In today's complex and interconnected world the need for collaboration and partnerships between different interest groups and across the boundaries of business, government, civil society and science is clear and often called for by leaders. But bringing about change in society is no simple matter. It requires deep understanding of what enables and what stops people from getting along and working together. It requires patience and time. And it requires commitment from leaders. However, with the right mindset and by making use of the sorts of practical process steps and tools offered by this course much can be done to unlock the vast human potential for cooperation and innovation.

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Application procedures

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Interested candidates can apply for admission to the training via the website. After reviewing, Centre for Development Innovation will send you the admission letter and instructions on how to continue. Please note that there is a limited time span in which you can apply for NFP or MENA funding. For NFP and MENA applicants, the application procedure is 2 steps; registration for the short course at CDI, and submitting an application for NFP or MENA in Atlas.

Course date: 17 October - 04 November 2016
Deadline NFP/MENA fellowships: 22 March 2016
Deadline alternative funding: 05 September 2016

Online application form

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NFP Fellowships
Nuffic has a limited number of fellowships available for nationals of certain countries
After you completed your registration for this course, and you are eligible for NFP funding, you will receive an admission letter with further instructions on the NFP application procedure.
Applications for NFP fellowships should be submitted online via the ATLAS application form between 04 February and 22 March 2016. The link and further instructions are given in the NFP admission letter.
For the latest information on NFP please check: https://www.studyinholland.nl/scholarships/highlighted-scholarships/netherlands-fellowship-programmes/netherlands-fellowship-programmes-nfp

Mena fellowships
Nuffic has a limited number of MENA fellowships available for nationals of Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Oman, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Syria and Tunisia.

Applications for Mena fellowships should be submitted online via the ATLAS application form between 04 February and 22 March 2016. The link and further instructions are given in the MENA admission letter.


For more information about the MENA Scholarship Programme, please visit https://www.studyinholland.nl/scholarships/highlighted-scholarships/mena-scholarship-programme


Environmental Communication Course

In January, the International Environmental Communication Association (IECA) will again be offering online course Environmental Communication: Research Into Practice.

This course explores how the most relevant research and theory from communication, psychology, sociology, and political science can be used to improve the practice of science, sustainability and environmental communication. Participants get an overview of the field as we examine how language, images, narratives, values, frames and media come together in advocacy and social marketing campaigns, and other forms of public participation for environmental protection. We consider how communication is used to accomplish practical goals, as well as how it affects people's beliefs about nature and environmental affairs. To do this we use readings, examples, cases, recorded lectures, discussions, and the insights of leaders in the field. Participants have the opportunity to work on communication projects that are relevant to their specific interests.
Who is the course for?

This course is most relevant to:

  • Environmental communication professionals who want to brush up or catch up
  • Environmental policy & science professionals who need to improve their communication
  • Students (graduate or senior undergraduate) in communication, environmental studies and sciences, or other fields who don't have access to such a course at their school
  • Concerned citizens who want to become more involved in advocacy and public participation in environmental affairs

Course participants come from all over the world.

More information is on the Environmental Communication: Research Into Practice page. Space is limited to 20 participants per session.