Thursday, February 4, 2016

Seeking ASEAN Scientists for ASEAN-US Science & Technology Fellowship

Two days ago, i received another email from a friend working with WWF-Malaysia on this ASEAN-US Science and Technology fellowship programme. Allow me to share a little bit about this porgramme, who knows this is something that you are looking for in order to broaden your knowledge and your capacity.

Here a little bit of background, goals and priority areas for this programme:-

The ASEAN region boasts strong skills and potential in science and technology and seeks to leverage these capacities to increase regional competitiveness, foster innovation and entrepreneurship, improve resource management, and enhance the lives of its citizens. Currently, few non-governmental scientists are consulted by ASEAN Member State (AMS) governments on policy decisions, and these scientists generally have a limited understanding of the government decision-making processes and how to effectively engage. ASEAN has a role to play in fostering and institutionalizing a culture of science-based policy making throughout the region, and the Fellowship seeks to provide opportunities for policy-makers and scientists alike to learn from one another.

The goals of the ongoing ASEAN-U.S. Science and Technology Fellowship are the following:
  1. Advance regional cooperation on ASEAN strategic priorities; 
  2. Strengthen science-based policymaking throughout targeted national government ministries and/or bodies; and 
  3. Empower and build the capacity of scientists in ASEAN to take a more prominent role in their respective country’s efforts to integrate into the ASEAN Community.
The Fellowship provides opportunities for early career scientists who are citizens and residents of ASEAN Member State to contribute their knowledge and analytical skills to their national governments. Fellows will be embedded in sectoral or line ministries or other agencies within their home countries, providing these institutions with increased technical capacity to make informed, science-based decisions. More specially, Fellows will be hosted by entities that support technical work aligned with the following three ASEAN and U.S. science and technology priority areas:
  1. Sustainable Energy – Supporting development of strategies or policies to help national governments accelerate using efficient, environmentally friendly, and clean energy; addressing political and other barriers to help ASEAN achieve its goals of significantly increasing use of renewable energy.
  2. Climate Change and Climate Variability – Supporting development of national climate change strategies, policies or action plans; supporting government efforts to mitigate the impacts of climate change on cities, communities, and ecosystems.
  3. Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) Policy – Supporting the development of strategies, policies or frameworks to accelerate scientific activity or technology transfer; address intellectual property rights; foster collaboration between science and industry; catalyze STI investments, and promote entrepreneurship. (Note: Scientists with industry experience are especially encouraged to apply under this theme.)
For more information about this programme, please refer to the website ASEAN-U.S. SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FELLOWSHIP and all application forms are there.

As for myself, once again i am not qualified to apply for this programme because the minimum academic qualification is Master Degree. I don't have that so i pass this again. All the BEST!

Hoping for Other Opportunity,
Rose Ragai

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Global Online Course - Environmental Education

I received an email from one my EE friend from Sabah Environmental Education Network (SEEN) about this EE Online Course. If you are interested about enrolling in this course you still can do that because the dateline for submission is on February 15, 2016.

Screenshot of the website Global EE

Here is share the course overview for your information and please visit the website for more information about this course.

The goal of this course is to create an environmental education “trading zone”—an online space where scholars and students gather to learn about multiple disciplines that shed light on how to improve environmental quality and change environmental behaviors. Each of the lectures, readings, discussions, and case studies will focus on the implications of a particular discipline for environmental education, as well as what environmental education has to contribute to related disciplines and sectors. Learn about how environmental education, environmental governance, environmental psychology, environmental sociology and other disciplines can work together to address ‘wicked problems,’ not readily addressed by working in disciplinary silos. 

​The course prospectus is posted on our website Global Online Course. Please continue to share the course information with your colleagues, students, and networks. So far we have over 1500 participants from over 150 countries registered! To begin meeting instructors and participants, join us on the course Facebook group.

Sharing is caring right, i hope you will find it is interesting and participate. As for myself, i can not do that because i will be spending my time travel into the Borneo rainforest for about three weeks. Thus, i can not commit to this course. So unlucky me but i will having fun with my furry little friends in the wilderness.. Ha ha ha.. Till then!

Rose Ragai