Thursday, July 18, 2019

2019 ProSPER.Net Leadership Programme in Quezon City, Philippines (Funded)

Calling all future sustainability leaders! Applications are now open for the 2019 ProSPER.Net Leadership Programme, to be hosted by the University of the Philippines Diliman in Quezon City, the Philippines this November. The theme of this year’s Programme is ‘Engineering Approaches to Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Towards Sustainable Development in the Asia-Pacific Region’.

Bringing together a diverse group of individuals – from academia, the public sector, the business community, and civil society from around the Asia-Pacific region, both from the social sciences and natural sciences, participants will learn about the challenges and opportunities in relation to disaster risk reduction (DRR) and management.

The week-long programme will expose future sustainability leaders to engineering principles and tools that can aid in formulating sustainable solutions for the Asia-Pacific region, taking into consideration the vulnerability of the region to both man-made and natural disasters. Successful applicants will have the opportunity to develop leadership skills in the context of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD), the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030, as well as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).


Applications are open to professionals in the Asia-Pacific region working in any sector related to DRR (applicants with limited or no engineering background are also encouraged to apply) – this programme is designed for the express purpose of incorporating DRR planning into leadership training, and can be applied within any number of spheres, from city government and business, to education and non-profit work.

How to Apply:
  • 1) Download the application form (under ‘Documents’ below)
  • 2) Send your completed application form to with a CV and a recommendation letter from a direct supervisor/manager

Selection Criteria:
  • Participants will be selected on the basis of a written application, according to the following criteria:
  • Affiliation to a ProSPER.Net member university; YRS Alumni; professionals from public, private, and civil society sectors working in the Asia-Pacific region
  • High level of understanding of written and spoken English language
  • An advanced understanding of sustainability and its relevance for his/her own research or work
  • Demonstrated leadership ability to work in a team environment and contribute to community service activities


The deadline for applications is 11:59pm, Sunday 18 August, 2019 (Japan Standard Time). We look forward to receiving your application!

Documents Download:

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