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ProSPER.Net: An Academic Network for Education for Sustainable Development
The network for the Promotion of Sustainability in Postgraduate Education and Research (ProSPER.Net) is a network of several leading higher education institutions in Asia and the Pacific that have committed to work together to integrate sustainable development (SD) into postgraduate courses and curricula. Member institutions involved have strong education and research programmes in sustainable development and related fields.
The ProSPER.Net academic and research alliance is an effort of the ESD Programme at UNU-IAS to bring about understanding and delivery of ESD and SD at the postgraduate level.
The creation of the network and implementation of joint activities are currently supported by the Japanese Ministry of the Environment.
For all the news from ProSPER.Net and the Education for Sustainable Development Programme, click here . Highlights from our ProSPER.Net News Archive are below.
Call for Nominations for 2013 ProSPER.Net-Scopus Young Scientist Award
The 5th Annual ProSPER.Net-Scopus Young Scientist Awards (YSA) will be held in August 2013 in Singapore. The award is given annually to young scientists and researchers from the Asia-Pacific region who have made significant contributions in the area of sustainable development. The 2013 YSA will award the areas of Water, Transport and Information and Communication Technologies for Sustainable Development. Nominations are being accepted from 1 April to 30 June 2013. For more information about the nomination process, visit the 2013 YSA page (posted 2 April)
Researching Resilience: Young Scholars Look to Communities as Classrooms
A new article and video from the ProSPER.Net Young Researchers' School (YRS) has just been released. The video showcases a group of refugees living in a temporary settlement after the eruption of Mount Merapi in 2010. The shelter serves as an excellent model of a resilient society in the context of post disaster management. Scholars from the 2012 YRS visited the refugees to learn more about the various modes of production they've developed, such as the production of crackers from cassava and sweet potato, as well as the manufacturing of accessories. Watch the video below and access the full article by clicking here.