[beasiswa] [info] UN University Spring 2011 Building Resilience to Climate Change Courses. Start 28 Feb TOKYO




 Spring 2011 Postgraduate Courses on

*Building Resilience to Climate Change*

28 February – 25 March 2011

Tokyo, Japan



*DEADLINE: 21 January 2011*


The United Nations University Institute for Sustainability and Peace

(UNU-ISP), Tokyo, invites applications for the new intensive 4-week

postgraduate programme on  “Building Resilience to Climate Change” developed

under the framework of the University Network for Climate and Ecosystems

Change Adaptation Research (UN-CECAR).

 The new courses, conducted at UNU-ISP, cover a range of issues on

sustainability and adaptation to climate and ecosystems change. Topics


·         climate and atmospheric science,

·         impacts assessment,

·         climate and society,

·         ecosystems resilience,

·         risk and uncertainty,

·         integrated solutions for mitigation and adaptation,

·         community-based adaptation strategies.

Students also will receive practical training in the use of Geographic

Information Systems (GIS) and Remote Sensing software.


A limited number of fellowships (covering tuition fees and living expenses)

are available for outstanding students from developing countries and who can

demonstrate a need for financial assistance. All students are expected to

pay for their own travel expenses to and from Tokyo.


The programme is open to Master’s and Ph.D students who are currently

enrolled in a university postgraduate programme and who have already

identified their thesis topic prior to arriving in Japan.

Applicants must provide:

·         a completed Application & Fellowship Form with photo and


·         proof of enrolment in a master�s or Ph.D. degree programme;

·         original transcript of academic record;

·         a detailed proposal of their research topic, and explain how it

will link their current university thesis topic to that of climate change;

·         TOEFL scores or equivalent proof of English-language proficiency

for non-native speakers or those who do not have an academic degree in an

English-speaking country; and

·         minimum of two references; one from their supervisor and one from

another faculty member.

For detailed information on the application and admission procedures, and to

download the application form, please visit the UNU-ISP website at:


Otieno Nickson Otieno
B. Arch. (Hons.) – University of Nairobi,
P.O. Box 30197-00100, Nairobi.
Tel.: (254)722612841,
Skype: otienonickson


President, World Student Community for Sustainable Development (www.wscsd.org), [email protected]

Co-founder and Adivisor, Students for Global Sustainability � University of Nairobi
(http://ecyg.wikispaces.com/SfGS-UoN) ,  [email protected] 
Director Green Brick Project, Africa Creative Action (www.africacreativeaction.org), [email protected] 

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