Applications Open: 2021 ProSPER.Net Leadership Programme

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    UNU-IAS has recently announced an open call for applications for the 2021 ProSPER.Net Leadership Programme that will be held on 14-24 September 2021. The theme for this year’s leadership programme is “Climate Change: Global Issues, Local Actions and Transdisciplinary Solutions“. The ProSPER.Net Leadership Programme is an opportunity to bring young professionals and emerging leaders in academia, the public sector, the business community, and civil society together to explore how education and training can be used across sectors to foster more sustainable societies in the Asia-Pacific region. This year, UNU-IAS will be partnering with Social Innovation Japan to deliver this programme.

    Selected participants will attend a 5-day online training programme consisting of lectures and workshops on a variety of topics related to responding to climate change covering policies, practice and theories while tackling other issues within sustainable development within community contexts. Participants will be given an opportunity to interact with both facilitators and each other throughout these sessions, giving them space to reflect on their current practice, the issues discussed and how they pertain to their own organisations and work programmes. Please note there is no fee to participate in this leadership programme.

    Selection Criteria

    Participants will be selected on the basis of a written application, according to the following criteria:

    • Young professionals and emerging leaders from academic, public, private, and civil society sectors working in the Asia-Pacific region, including affiliation to a ProSPER.Net member university and YRS Alumni, aged 35 or under as of the application deadline
    • High proficiency in written and spoken English language
    • An advanced understanding of sustainability and climate change and its relevance to his/her own work
    • Demonstrated leadership ability to work in a team environment and contribute to climate actions

    How to apply

    • Download the application form
    • Send your completed application form to with a CV and a recommendation letter from a direct supervisor
    • Application deadline: Extended to 11:59pm Saturday 31 July 2021 (Japan Standard Time)

    For additional information, please visit the ProSPER.Net Leadership Programme website.