University of California at Berkeley

For The Beahrs Environmental Leadership Program To Pilot Two Problem-solving Field Workshops

  • Amount
    $50,000
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
    3/21/2012
  • Term
    12 Months
  • Type of Support
    Project
Overview
For the past eleven years, the Beahrs Environmental Leadership Program has successfully trained environmental practitioners from around the world. However, a recent alumni survey shows the top barrier to effecting sustainable change is alumni’s lack of capacity to manage complex problems requiring interdisciplinary expertise. The other two barriers are lack of financial resources and political commitment. This grant would support a pilot project in which the Program brings together its alumni, faculty, and graduate students at collaborative problem-solving workshops in two distinct regions (likely East Africa, South Asia, Southeast Asia, or the Amazon Basin). By bringing together these interdisciplinary groups in the field, the Program expects to produce joint plans of action with achievable and measurable results for specific socioenvironmental problems.
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