The Knowledge 2 Action Online Academy aims as fostering work on the SDGs, especially climate change, waste management and biodiversity. It targets Master and PhD students as well as post-docs.
Knowledge 2 Action Online Academy is aiming to contribute to a better understanding of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with the application of design thinking and of the translation of knowledge into action. Using key concepts from design thinking in combination with peer to peer learning (across contexts and disciplines) will enable converting cutting edge-knowledge pertaining to SDGs into action. The program will involve essential voices from South Asia, of academicians, decision makers, civil society, and importantly, from the grassroot level.
The objective of the online academy is to build skills enabling the participants to contribute to, and take leadership in, the achievement of the SDGs with special focus on climate change, waste management and biodiversity. The program is offered by the Clusters of Cooperation in the Global South (CLOC) of the Swissuniversities Development and Cooperation Network (SUDAC).
Dates and duration
The academy will take place from 11 to 30 April 2021 (3 hours per day of contact classes, 3 days per week for 3 weeks). Inaugural and valedictory events will be held at the beginning and end of the program.
Master students, early career researchers (PhD & Post-docs) and junior professionals are encouraged to apply. This course is open to students from all subject areas. Participants from Bhutan, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Maldives, Myanmar and Switzerland are eligible to apply.
The program has no tuition fees and is scholarship based to the selected participants.
The application form must be submitted by 1st March 2021.