Applying Design Thinking to advancing SDGs in South Asia

Sunday, April 11, 2021 (All day) to Friday, April 30, 2021 (All day)

The UN Agenda 2030 – Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) address the global challenges including those related to poverty, inequality, climate change, environmental degradation, peace and justice.  To understand what sustainable development means and how to contribute to its advancement across South Asia, especially in the post pandemic context, is crucial.

This 3-week online academy 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) and is sponsored by  Swiss universities Development and Cooperation Network (SUDAC).

Who can apply? 

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 South Asian countries and Switzerland are eligible to apply: Bhutan, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh,  Afghanistan, Pakistan, Maldives; Myanmar and Switzerland. The academy will be held in English, so proficiency in oral and written English is mandatory. Basic computer and internet skills, familiarity and comfort working with online platforms such as Zoom, Microsoft teams, etc. will be an advantage.


Registration and Application Deadline: 1st March  2021
Intimation of Shortlisted Candidates: 12th March 2021
Registration of Selected Candidates: 18th March 2021
Program Start Dates: April 11th 2021
Program end Dates:  April 30th 2021

Know more about the K2A online academy program and apply here.