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Knowledge2Action Online Academy 2024

Are you intrigued by the knowledge and findings resulting from academic research? Do you ponder on its implementation into reality? Bring your knowledge to action by joining our 3-week online academy for students and researchers.

South Asia’s economic dynamism has triggered fast, deep social and ecological transformations alongside uneven development across the region. This has often occurred at the cost of environmental degradation, significantly affecting those at the margins of society. The UN Agenda 2030SDGs represent a globally negotiated agenda to address these challenges surrounding / including poverty, inequality, climate change, environmental degradation, peace and justice. The Knowledge2Action Online Academy focuses on sustainable development, and means of contributing to its advancement across South Asia, especially in the post pandemic context.

Join us for a 3-week online program that aims to contribute to a better understanding of the Sustainable Development  Goals (SDGs), by applying design thinking and translating knowledge into action, through curated sessions. Understanding what sustainable development means and how to contribute to its advancement in the landscape across South Asia, especially in the post-pandemic context, is crucial.

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).

What you'll learn

- Design thinking to find innovative solutions
- Appreciate voices from the field regarding local issues
- Building a foundation to design interdisciplinary actions to promote SDGs
- Understand, analyse and identify interconnected challenges overlapping in local and global dynamics in South Asia and Switzerland

We encourage Bachelor and Master students, early career researchers to apply. This course is open to individuals from all subject areas. Participants from Switzerland and South Asian countries like Bhutan, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Maldives, and Myanmar are eligible to apply.

The program has no tuition fees and is scholarship based for selected participants.

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Applications must include the complete application form,  a curriculum vitae, a letter of motivation and a letter of recommendation from the direct supervisor/professor to whom the applicant reports at university/work. Apply before November 8, 2023.

On successful completion of the K2A academy, participants will receive a certificate from The University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Western Switzerland.

For enquiries please contact: [email protected]