CSE Announces Course on Environmental Management

Agenda for Survival

Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), a New Delhi-based research and advocacy organisation announces a month-long course on environment management in India. The course titled ‘Agenda for survival: A certificate course on the policies and practices of environmental management in India’ will be conducted by CSE’s education and training unit – the Anil Agarwal Green College (AAGC).  The course will be conducted at the AAGC’s New Delhi campus from June 1-30, 2010.

Over the one month of its duration, participants will explore the complexities underlying the environment-development debate in India through a variety of tools and methodologies – lectures, readings and seminars, presentations, debates, film shows, interviews, and a week-long field trip. Participants in the course will also be expected to report for, edit and design a magazine as part of course assignments.

The course will cover:

  • State of India’s environment: An overview
  • The environmental movement in India
  • Poverty and the biomass economy
  • Ecological rights & natural resource management
  • Land and its use: Agriculture, food security
  • Conservation & conflict: wildlife management debate
  • Urban growth challenges: Water & waste management, air pollution & mobility
  • Sustainable industrialisation & public health concerns
  • Climate change & global environmental governance

A week – long field trip to explore eco-restoration efforts in rural India

Eligibility: A total of 30 participants will be selected. The course is open to young professionals and college students from any stream. Applicants must submit a 750-word essay on any one of the following topics:

  • What is your vision of a world-class city (infrastructure, water, energy, etc) Discuss.
  • Climate change is really about equity and sharing economic growth between nations and between people. Explain why you agree or disagree with this statement

The essay must reach CSE latest by April 16, 2010, together with a résumé / CV.

The course fee is Rs 5,000, and the medium of instruction will be English. This includes the training fees, local and outstation field excursion charges, costs of reading materials, and lunch and refreshments during training days. CSE will arrange for accommodation for select outstation candidates for a charge of Rs 7,000 for one month (stay and food).

Some fellowships are available to support outstation candidates.

For further information and to participate, contact:

Sharmila Sinha, (sharmila@cseindia.org)
Centre for Science and Environment
41, Tughlakabad Institutional Area, New Delhi – 110062
Tel: +91 (011) 29955124/125 (Ext.270)
Fax: +91 (011) 29955879 M: +919818482018

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