The APGF Secretariat is seeking a Trainee to work with the APGF Secretary to develop skills and capacity for future leadership within the APGF. This is an opportunity to learn about how APGF functions, to work with and support Green Parties across the region and to develop coordination, administration and facilitation skills.
| Date: March 17-21. 2014 | Venue: Calatagan, Batangas Province, Philippines |
The APGA 2014 is a 5-day special education program for young people during their vacation period and activists from green parties and movements across the Asia Pacific region. The Academy will include lectures (with field work), seminars and workshops on fundamental knowledge about Green politics and Green economy principles, history, and policy achievements. Specifically, the training It will focus on ecology, non-violence, social justice, eco-governance and democracy.
The Academy is intended to serve as a platform for sharing practical knowledge on green party building, development and management.
The chief organisors of this project are Ecoxia International and Partido Kalikasan Institute Inc.
Across the planet the importance of developing sustainable societies capable of adapting to environmental crisis, both globally and locally, is a topic of discussion. Acquiring a fundamental “philosophy” about why we aim to realize a sustainable society; how we can define it; what kind of economic and political measures we should adopt for it is an important first step towards the goal of sustainability.
The Green Academy workshops will discuss these fundamental factors of building a sustainable society; participants will learn systematically the core values and thoughts of sustainability and ecology as well as Green politics and Green economy.
The Academy moreover aims to give this special educational opportunity to the next generation who does not have access to an average educational system.
Already in Europe and Australia, similar educational opportunities are offered. Green schools (at the local level) and Green Summer University (at national and international level) are held every year. Therefore we as Green Institutes should take on a role to carry it out in cooperation with local and regional Green organizations, activists and specialists.
Tuition Fee will be set up with a socialized rate as follows:
Students who participate in the Green Academy shall be discounted for $50 USD. Subsidy maybe made available for select participants on a case to case basis.
Deadline for registration and payment is February 28, 2014.
|Date:||Term 1: 10:00 ~ 12:00 (120 mins)||Term 2: 12:15 ~ 13:15 (60 mins)||Term 3: 14:15 ~ 16:45 (150 mins)||Term 4: 17:00 ~ 18:00 (60mins)|
|1st Day||Green philosophy lecture||Report writing & discussions||Seminar on Green Policy: Ecology||Workshop on related issue 1|
|2nd Day||Green society and economy lecture||Report writing & discussions||Field Study-Tour for Ecology||Workshop on related issue 2|
|3rd Day||Green politics 1 lecture||Report writing & discussions||Seminar on Green Policy: Democracy||Workshop on related issue 3|
|4th Day||Green politics 2 lecture||Report writing & presentations||Seminar on Green Policy: Social Justice||Workshop on related issue 4|
|5th Day||Green politics 2 Field Study Tour||Report writing & presentations||Seminar on Green Policy: Non-violence||Workshop on related issue 5|
Term 1: basic lectures by supervisors from Green Institute or specialists, on the following themes:
Term 2: Report-writing, discussion and presentations on the lecture of the day (by participants)
Term 3: applied/practical seminars by invited speakers on how to implement specific Green policies by supervisors from Green Institute or Green specialists, including ecology, social justice, democracy and non-violence. (including a field-study tour to the venue for a best practice examples on sustainable ecology/economy)
Term 4: Practical workshops between instructors and participants on seminar of the day