Climate Leadership program 2019
Climate Change has materialized into a reality with its effects visible all over India. The state of Kerala is also experiencing the wrath of climate change as increasing weather variability with extreme temperatures in summers and intensive flooding during monsoons. Farmers, fishermen and local communities suffer the brunt of climate change impacts the most. Over the next few years, with rising sea levels, an increasing number of communities will become vulnerable to the effects of climate change. The need of the hour is to develop capacities and capabilities to address the challenges posed by climate change in different sectors. In consonance with this view, it is also required to work closely with Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). SDGs developed by the United Nations is an attempt to have an integrated approach in solving pertinent global problems such as Climate Change by involving a range of stakeholders such as governments, private sector, civil society etc.
It is of utmost necessity to develop sustainable solutions to existing and probable threats to these challenges. SUSTERA’s pioneering initiative in creating a corps of climate warriors to combat climate change and better the lives of communities will help in progressing towards these goals.
Our Climate Leadership Programme will allow young changemakers to identify and implement projects which aim at both mitigation and adaptation to climate change.
12 extraordinary individuals from Kerala will be given advanced training in the area of climate change and sustainability. The goal of the program is to provide an open and inclusive platform for youngsters to get together to think, collaborate and take action towards minimising the impacts of climate change. The training involves cutting-edge theory and practical sessions spread over the period of six days and culminates in unique scalable projects with significant positive effects that will be continued after the programme.
*Fully funded program
*Individual guidance and mentoring from eminent scholars and practitioners in the field.
*Technical and monetary support for future initiatives.
*Hands on experience of working on projects related to climate change and environment.
*Leadership Training by individual mentors assigned to each leader to undertake work related to climate action.
* 1 year mentorship from SUSTERA foundation
*Opportunities for interning with eminent organizations working in the area.
The programme was organized in partnership with Ashoka Trust for research in Ecology and the Environment, Community Environmental Resource Centre (ATREE-CERC) and Kanthari International
Location: Trivandrum (3 days)/ Alappuzha (3 days)
The programme will take place from 9th July 2019 morning until Saturday, 14th July 2019 evening and attendance of participants on all days is necessary.
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS:
The deadline for applications is 11:59 (IST) on 30 June 2019.
SUSTERA FOUNDATION covers all program costs for all 6 nights and 6 days (including hotel accommodation, inner city travel, food, etc.).
Should you have any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org
To register in Malayalam Download the form and send it to ATREE-CERC, Ammankovil Street, Mullackal Alappuzha, 688001