Kursbeschreibung

Are you interested in applying for the next UNEP/UNESCO/BMU course year? Find out more about the characteristics of our program and see the list of upcoming courses. Learn what criteria you need to fulfil, what is included in the fellowship and how the application process works. You might also want to have a look at our blog to get an impression of our course program.

General Information

The working language of all CIPSEM courses on environmental management is English. The main course on integrated environmental management of 6 month duration is comprised of different modules covering a broad range of environmental relevant aspects.

Teilnehmer im Wald bei einer Exkursion zu Bodenschutz und Forstwirtschaft © T. Karp Teilnehmer im Wald bei einer Exkursion zu Bodenschutz und Forstwirtschaft © T. Karp
Teilnehmer im Wald bei einer Exkursion zu Bodenschutz und Forstwirtschaft

© T. Karp

The second course model are three different short courses of about 3 to 4 weeks duration tackling specific current topics of environmental relevance for developing and emerging countries such as soil protection, energy efficiency or waste management.
The course curricula concentrate on a broad and interdisciplinary conveyance of knowledge and acquisition of skills:

Theoretical training discussing environmental problems and solutions is complemented by a multitude of excursions presenting impressions of successfully implemented environmental management practices. The third important aspect of the courses is the chance for exchange among fellow participants coming from different regions of the world.

Kursteilnehmer während eines Workshops auf der Insel Vilm © A. Lindner Kursteilnehmer während eines Workshops auf der Insel Vilm © A. Lindner
Kursteilnehmer während eines Workshops auf der Insel Vilm

© A. Lindner

The courses are designed to prepare the participants for their tasks of planning, co-ordination and management of environmental resources within ministries, agencies or local government units enabling them to actively support the environmentally sound and sustainable development of their countries.

Ein Teilnehmer markiert sein Heimatland auf einer großen Weltkarte © CIPSEM Ein Teilnehmer markiert sein Heimatland auf einer großen Weltkarte © CIPSEM
Ein Teilnehmer markiert sein Heimatland auf einer großen Weltkarte

© CIPSEM

Having completed a course, participants are expected to multiply what they have learned and acquired in Dresden, being a person in their home society who mobilises towards environmental management in social, cultural and economic questions of development.
Participants successfully completing the 6-month course are awarded a Diploma of Environmental Management or - for Short Courses a Certificate of Proficiency in the according sector.

Target groups

All CIPSEM courses are open to nationals of developing and emerging countries, mainly to staff of public administrations responsible for tasks in environmental protection, planning, management and economic development in ministries, agencies as well as municipalities, with a minimum qualification of a first university degree and at least two years of hands-on experience in environmental protection, to be able to contribute to the course. The preferable age of participants is between 25 and 45 years. A good command of the English language is to be proven.

These are general requirements valid for all UNEP/UNESCO/BMU courses. In addition to these, each course is designed for a specific target group and has, therefore, its specific additional requirements. Please see the descriptions of each course for more details.

Fellowship

The German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety awards up to 21 applicants with a fellowship, which is sufficient to cover the travelling costs as well as all basic expenses during the stay. Participants will be provided accommodation in fully equipped private studio apartments.
The application for one of the courses is at the same time the application for a fellowship unless the candidate states other financial sources.

Application

The call for the UNEP/UNESCO/BMU course programme in 2019/20 will start in February 2019. You can find the upcoming course topics including course periods and application deadlines in the section next courses.

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Tamara Karp
Letzte Änderung: 26.11.2018