December 12, 2014

The Global Environments Summer Academy for Activists, Students and Professionals Worldwide

The Global Environments Summer Academy

Course(s) Offered: Development & Environment
Course Level: Summer Academy
Provider: Global Diversity Foundation
Country to Study in: Switzerland

Course Description
The Global Diversity Foundation (GDF) hereby announces the GESA2015 - the fifth Global Environments Summer Academy, held in collaboration with the Centre for Development and Environment (CDE) of the University of Bern (Switzerland).

The fifth Global Environments Summer Academy on Socio-ecological Interactions in a Dynamic World will be held between 27 July and 14 August 2015.

Global Environments Summer Academy (GESA)
GESA 2015 — Global Environments Summer Academy
The course convenors select 18-21 participants from around the world who have the capacity to become future environmental leaders in academic, civil society, private sector or government institutions.

Applications are invited from English-fluent activists, postgraduate students and professionals in the humanities, natural sciences and social sciences – as well as from those working in advocacy, law, media or policy – who focus on the relationship of environment and society.

Eligible groups
Citizens of ANY country are eligible

Participating Institutions
Global Environments Summer Academy; and
Centre for Development and Environment (CDE), University of Bern; Switzerland.

Fields of study
The Academy spans local to global scales and diverse ecosystems, exploring the most critical contemporary environmental issues from multiple perspectives including biocultural diversity, environmental history, political ecology, sustainability studies and personal activism.

Under the leadership of the Director of GDF, academic and community professionals from diverse backgrounds will be invited to present their current perspectives and practical work. Participants will interact with these resource persons throughout the course.

Number of awards
About 18-21 participants will be selected from around the world

Course duration
Five weeks -- between 27 July and 14 August 2015

Course fee
The course fee is €2000 inclusive of registration, accommodation, tuition, field trips, insurance and materials, but excluding local and international travel, meals and other living costs. Participants will need an estimated minimum of €25 a day for local living costs.

Course benefits
A few partial fee waivers may be available, based on demonstrated need.

Accompanied by international and multidisciplinary resource people, participants are encouraged to expand their understandings of policy, develop academic insights and competence, and transcend disciplinary and place-based boundaries.

Resource people and fellow participants offer personalised support in research design, conceptual and theoretical frameworks, fieldwork methods and data analysis throughout the course.

Method of Application
Applications are invited from English-fluent activists, postgraduate students and professionals from around the world. Please note there is a two-stage application process for GESA 2015.

It is important to visit the official website (link to it is below) for complete details about the content, financial information and registration for this course.

You may, however, also access the online application form by applying here.

Application deadline is the 15th of January 2015.

All applicants will be notified of the first stage results by 15 February 2015. Finalists invited to the second stage will be asked for additional information, including any demonstrated need for the limited number of partial fee waivers that may be offered.

Since 2011, Global Diversity Foundation has organised Global Environments Summer Academy to broaden and deepen the knowledge, networking and communication skills of activists, postgraduate students and professionals who are concerned about the human dimensions of environmental challenges.

Application Deadline: 15 January 2015
Open to International Applicants: Yes

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