Following up on the implementation of the SWITCH-Asia Regional Policy Support Component programme and the Asia-Pacific Road Map of the 10 Years Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production, we are very pleased to announce the call for applications for the upcoming «UN Winter School on Sustainable Consumption and Production in Asia and the Pacific«, to be held on 7-20 December 2014 at the AIT Campus, Bangkok, Thailand.
This unique event is organised by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and its partners, United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS), and the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT).
The strategic objective of the Winter School is to improve the knowledge of future decision makers in Asia and the Pacific in the area of SCP and thus contribute to the design and implementation of policies, business models and practices that can promote sustainable resource management in a life cycle perspective for goods and services produced and used by governments, business and civil society. This is an exclusive learning opportunity for young professionals, including post-graduate students, to be equipped with skills that can support their professional and research activities.
Over two weeks participants will have the opportunity to interact with distinguished professors, researchers, practitioners and experts on SCP, follow master classes, participate in interactive scenario based exercises and simulation games, learn from each other, and build a network of young SCP professionals in the Asia and the Pacific region.
Please share this information with your contacts and encourage young professionals, including post-graduate students, from countries in Asia and the Pacific to apply as soon as possible. Scholarships are available for participants from developing countries in Asia and the Pacific. Full information and details about the application process is available at: http://www.switch-asia.eu/events/un-winter-school-on-scp/
Would greatly appreciate if you could include the link in your websites and promote this call in your social media accounts, and your institutional networks as well.
United Nations Environment Programme
Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific