Asia-Pacific Leadership Programme Leading for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (The SDGs)

2017 Asia-Pacific Leadership Programme on Environment for Sustainable Development will be held from 18th to 22th September, 2017 at ProSPER.Net member Tongji University, Shanghai, China under the theme of Leading for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (The SDGs).

The Programme will focus on building leaders’ practical knowledge of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through real cases from the Asia Pacific context within the three pillars of SD, in addition to the individual human leadership dimension.

The Leadership Programme will provide participants from the Asia Pacific region with the opportunity to:

  1. Improve all-round thinking and decision-making abilities of emerging leaders, representing governmental organizations, international organizations, NGOs and the private sector, etc.;
  2. Understand and balance three key dimensions – human, environmental and social/economic – in promoting sustainable development;
  3. Set up a platform for emerging leaders in the Asia-Pacific region to communicate and network amongst each other while working together to address complex practical sustainable development challenges.

Selection Criteria:

Participants will be selected on the basis of their completed applications, according to the following criteria:

  1. An advanced understanding of sustainability and its relevance for their research and/or work;
  2. Demonstrated leadership ability to work in a team environment and contribute to sustainable development activities;
  3. High level of understanding of written and spoken English.
  4. Mid-to-senior government and institutional policy makers, non-governmental organization managers and leaders, business professionals, entrepreneurs and experienced journalists are preferred.
  5. Minimum work experience of 5 years is preferred.

Applications: Applications are open for those affiliated with government agencies, international organizations, NGOs as well as the private sector from across the Asia-Pacific region. Applicants should possess with demonstrated leadership potential, and prior experience on sustainability and/or development issues.

Deadlines: Early Bird 20 July 2017 thereafter 10 August 2017.

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