*CALL FOR APPLICATIONS*
Â Spring 2011 Postgraduate Courses on
*Building Resilience to Climate Change*
28 February – 25 March 2011
*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 Â “Building Resilience to Climate Change” developed
under the framework of the University Network for Climate and Ecosystems
Change Adaptation Research (UN-CECAR).
Â The new courses, conducted at UNU-ISP, cover a range of issues on
sustainability and adaptation to climate and ecosystems change. Topics
Â· Â Â Â Â climate and atmospheric science,
Â· Â Â Â Â impacts assessment,
Â· Â Â Â Â climate and society,
Â· Â Â Â Â ecosystems resilience,
Â· Â Â Â Â risk and uncertainty,
Â· Â Â Â Â integrated solutions for mitigation and adaptation,
Â· Â Â Â Â 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.
Â *ELIGIBILITY AND APPLICATION*
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:
Â· Â Â Â Â a completed Application & Fellowship Form with photo and
Â· Â Â Â Â proof of enrolment in a masterâ��s or Ph.D. degree programme;
Â· Â Â Â Â original transcript of academic record;
Â· Â Â Â Â a detailed proposal of their research topic, and explain how it
will link their current university thesis topic to that of climate change;
Â· Â Â Â Â 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
Â· Â Â Â Â 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.
President, World Student Community for Sustainable Development (www.wscsd.org), [email protected]
Co-founder and Adivisor, Students for Global Sustainability â�� University of Nairobi
(http://ecyg.wikispaces.com/SfGS-UoN) ,Â [email protected]Â
Director Green Brick Project, Africa Creative Action (www.africacreativeaction.org), [email protected]Â
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