Applications are now open for the 2019 ProSPER.Net Leadership Programme.
The seventh ProSPER.Net Leadership Programme will be held in Quezon City, the Philippines, on 24–30 November 2019. The theme for this year’s programme is “Engineering Approaches to Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Towards Sustainable Development in the Asia-Pacific Region”.
Bringing together a diverse group of individuals – from academia, the public sector, the business community, and civil society from around the Asia-Pacific region, both from the social sciences and natural sciences, participants will learn about the challenges and opportunities in relation to disaster risk reduction (DRR) and management.
The week-long programme will expose future sustainability leaders to engineering principles and tools that can aid in formulating sustainable solutions for the Asia-Pacific region, taking into consideration the vulnerability of the region to both man-made and natural disasters. Successful applicants will have the opportunity to develop leadership skills in the context of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD), the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015–2030, as well as the SDGs.
Applications are open to professionals in the Asia-Pacific region working in any sector related to DRR (applicants with limited or no engineering background are also encouraged to apply) – this programme is designed for the express purpose of incorporating DRR planning into leadership training, and can be applied within any number of spheres, from city government and business, to education and non-profit work.
To find out more and submit an application, please visit the ProSPER.Net website. The application deadline is 18 August 2019 (11:59pm, Japan Standard Time).