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The LEAD Southern and Eastern Africa Fellowship Programme is now accepting applications for 2013. Selected candidates will undergo two national sessions before graduating at a Pan-African session. In addition to face to face sessions, there will also be virtual training through online distance learning and teleconferences.
The 2013 Pan-European Session was the highlight of the LEAD Europe Sustainability Leadership Programme bringing participants from around the globe to Latimer Place, Buckinghamshire, UK, for a dynamic leadership learning experience. Held from 27 April to 1 May 2013, the Session was a fully international, cross-cultural event with participants from Indonesia to Portugal, from Sweden to Nigeria.
Water co-management is a dynamic and fast growing field encompassing multi-level natural resource use, culture and politics. After her last two recently published books on the improvement and protection of lake ecosystems and the impacts of climate change on water and health, Velma I. Grover’s latest publication focuses on water management; in particular, the challenges its co-management can entail when people are trying to implement a framework for a mobile natural resource.
An in-school recycling programme developed by LEAD Fellow Patricia Diaku has received recognition from the Ministry of the Environment in Lagos, Nigeria, and will be rolled-out in schools across the State.
Following her book on the governance of lake ecosystems, LEAD Canada Fellow Velma I. Grover has published “Impact of Climate Change on Water and Health”. The book, edited by Grover and featuring submissions from over 30 water and climate experts, explores the link between water and health, and the way that the two are affected by climate change.
LEAD Canada Fellow Velma I. Grover’s co-edited book, “Great Lakes: Lessons in Participatory Governance”, looks at the management of the Great Lakes basin of North America. Commenting on a poorly documented area, her aim is to highlight the successes and failures of the management practices so that the lessons learned can be applied to watershed ecosystems around the world. The book also gives a comparative example of the African Great Lakes to help with this aim of sharing best practice internationally.
LEAD Canada Fellow Dr Glenn Sutter has co-authored a paper that draws attention to the role that museums can play in sustainability education.
Leonardo Martins Dias is a sustainability advisor to European businesses and a LEAD Fellow. Earlier this month he spoke to El Pais – one of the largest newspapers in Spain – about the work he is doing to reduce social inequality in large Latin American cities.
Dr Sujatha Byravan, a LEAD Fellow from India, is the lead author of a new study evaluating India's National Action Plan on Climate Change.
LEAD has launched a new placement programme scheme for its Fellows and Associates, run in conjunction with the Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN).