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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.

Benefits

*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)  

DATES:

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 admin@sustera.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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ATREE-CERC
Ammankovil Street, Mullackal Alappuzha, 688001

Climate Leadership Program 2018 Highlight

Anjaly George, a dynamic climatologist by profession has completed her masters in Climate Change Adaptation from Kerala Agricultural University, Thrissur. She hails from the breathtaking picturesque place in Idukki, Rajkumari. Being born and brought up in an agrarian family, her passion to work for our succoring nature is of no wonder. Also an environmental activist, she has volunteered many programs and even was a WWF volunteer. She is a risk-loving loquacious young woman who would like to pursue her career in research works which can benefit the fellow beings around her.

ANJALY GEORGE

Shameem CC holds a doctorate in international relations from Central University of Kerala. He hails from Calicut and is a lecturer by profession. He is avidly interested in trade relations among BRICS countries and has published a book on the topic. He is also passionate about conserving the nature and is currently working on building awareness through university level institutions in order to make the future generations aware about the critical challenges if business as usual policy is followed.

SHAMEEM CC

 

Smrithy is a post-graduate in Rural development from TISS Tuljapur (a humble gold medalist at that), is too hot (figuratively, and maybe literally) for her size. Packing a solid punch of knowledge, logic, reasoning and *coughs* communism, Smruthy is a comrade on a mission to change the world for good, one village at a time.  A state award recipient actress and a singer who can make any jilted lover cry with her melodies, her skills coupled with her elocution and writing abilities make her the perfect recipe for positive revolution in the society. Smruthy learnt the tricks of her trade by herself getting her hands dirty - from Narmada Bachao Andolan to working in rural sectors in Meghalaya, she knows what it takes for a village to be sustainable, self-reliable and most importantly, environmentally conscious. Don't be surprised if you see villages prospering and setting green benchmarks because of her mode of action. Because she's made for it.

Among her other achievements, she's from Kozhikode and has not contracted the Nipah virus.

SMRITHY

Anil Kumar K S is a native of Ernakulam and is working as a project assistant at central water resources department and management. He has wide experience in the traditional water resources used by the indigenous communities in Kerala. He has published two articles in leading journals, one of which was about “Keni”- traditional water source used by tribal communities in northern Kerala. Apart from that he is also passionate about cooking and has quite good recipes to tryout.

ANIL KUMAR

Kavya Jeevan, a final year student pursuing her degree in MSc (integrated)Climate Change adaptation at Academy of Climate Change Education and Research under Kerala Agricultural University, Thrissur. She is a native of the cultural capital of Kerala, Thrissur. She is a blissful dancer, a brilliant actress and an all rounder. A great friend, a good Samaritan and moreover her compassion and kindness towards others let her stand apart from the crowd. Being a young budding Climatologist she aspires to a be a researcher who would like to make the world a more better place to live in.

KAVYA

Hemanth is a final year Bsc Zoology student from Kayamkulam. He is a biodiversity enthusiast and have done research about the presence of Olive Ridley turtles in Kerala shores. He spends most of his time with his mentor in college and also been part of projects in identifying spiders and ants. When he's not busy with his chores he also plays some gully cricket, rides his bullet and watch hell lot of videos of rare species in YouTube.

HEMANTH AJAYAN

Ainu Joy,hailing from Piravom,Ernakulam is an aspiring energy manager pursuing masters in business administration from Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean studies (KUFOS).She has high interests in environment and energy related projects and programs and has been actively participating in many social and environmental activities in and around Ernakulam.She has clear vision on what she is trying to accomplish and it is her vision and passion that made her quit her IT profession to fulfill the dream of being a graduate in energy management.She's an effective communicator with good leadership qualities without a doubt ,who is highly enthusiastic and dedicated on fulfilling her mission.

AINU JOY

Adarsh Raj,a native of Adoor, born and brought up in Chandigarh.He is an enthusiastic person with vibrant communication skill.He is a graduate in Biotechnology from Punjab University. Currently working as a research intern in Abca Biosolutions, where he is specialised in research areas related to  biofuel and nutraceuticals .He also did a six month t in Novozymes, Bangalore.He won the presidential award for creative writing on Republic day of 2015.Also he won the National paper presentation competition conducted by Novozymes,for his paper on 'Biofuel, Nutritional security and Water conservation using Biotechnology. He did  an outstanding contribution by launching the first print newspaper of Punjab University,known as PUMirror, which is available to eight colleges in free of cost.He is planning to study further and thereafter to start his own startup venture.Most of his research ideas are around the theme,'Algae in daily life'.

ADARSH RAJ

Sarath S Kurup, a young enthusiastic  Electrical Enginer from the banks of Mananthavady Puzha,Wayanad  the green paradise of Kerala .With 2 years of experience as Trade instructor at Government Engineering college ,Wayanad.Currently pursuing his Masters in Bussiness Administration on Energy management,at Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies,also student Secretary of  Society of Energy Engineers and Mannagers (SEEM).A responsible climate leader and social enterpreneur with his great vision on climate change adaptation and mitigation through energy management and conservation.

SARATH S KURUP

Nidhish is a post graduate from Kerala Agricultural University in Climate Change Adaptation. He is a climate change fanatic and specialises in carbon and greenhouse gas related research.  When he's not busy with his work he enjoys playing volleyball, watch cricket and enjoy hanging out with friends. He is currently working on Carbon Neutral Panchayats initiative. You can reach him at conquernrule@gmail.com

NIDISH P MADHU

Christopher Kuruvilla Mathen hails from Trivandrum and has a background in economics. He is interested in understanding the socio economic impacts of climate change and has assisted in a project dealing with energy poverty in Kerala. Apart from that his interest lies in discussing contemporary social issues and listening to good music.

CHRISTOPHER MATHEN

Sarath S Kurup, a young enthusiastic  Electrical Enginer from the banks of Mananthavady Puzha,Wayanad  the green paradise of Kerala .With 2 years of experience as Trade instructor at Government Engineering college ,Wayanad.Currently pursuing his Masters in Bussiness Administration on Energy management,at Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies,also student Secretary of  Society of Energy Engineers and Mannagers (SEEM).A responsible climate leader and social enterpreneur with his great vision on climate change adaptation and mitigation through energy management and conservation.

SARATH S KURUP

 PAUL KRONENBERG

Paul Kronenberg, Co-founder Kanthari sharing his story of change with the Climate Leaders.

JABIR KARAT

Jabir Karat, Founder- Green worms interacting with Climate Leaders 

RENGAN MATHEWS

Renjan Mathew's, State Director, WWF- Kerala interacting with Climate Leaders. 
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