Join us for CLPx on Ecosystem Restoration in Uttarakhand! Be part of the movement to combat climate change and restore the natural beauty of the Himalayas. Our program aims to train local leaders in restoration techniques and support their initiatives for a sustainable future. Sustera Foundation, in collaboration with ASAR, is organizing the CLPx under the theme of Ecosystem Restoration, promoting job creation and food security while addressing climate change.
To train and empower local leaders in ecosystem restoration techniques to combat climate change and create a sustainable future for the region.
Individuals aged 22 to 35,
passionate about climate action and ecosystem restoration.
Residents of Uttarakhand with a basic to fluent understanding of the regional language.
Fully funded program.
Opportunity to become part of a growing cohort of climate leaders.
Theoretical understanding of climate action with a focus on ecosystem restoration.
Interactive learning modules.
Expert sessions by restoration practitioners.
Mentoring for local restoration activity.
Seed funds of up to 10K for scalable restoration initiatives/models.
Regular attendance in live online sessions.
completion of theoretical modules, readings, quizzes, and assignments on time.
up to 10 hours per week commitment.
final restoration work in the participant's region.
1. Climate Change Vulnerability:
Uttarakhand is a region severely impacted by climate change. Its sensitive mountain ecosystems are experiencing increased temperatures, erratic precipitation patterns, and the rapid retreat of glaciers. These factors contribute to the state's vulnerability to natural disasters like floods, landslides, and droughts, which are becoming more frequent and intense due to climate change. Ecosystem restoration can help mitigate the impacts of climate change, increase the resilience of ecosystems, and reduce the risk of such disasters.
2. Biodiversity and Cultural Heritage:
Uttarakhand is home to a rich biodiversity and unique cultural heritage, both of which face threats from deforestation, habitat loss, and unsustainable development. Ecosystem restoration can help conserve the region's flora and fauna, protect endangered species, and preserve the traditional knowledge and practices of local communities.
3. Sustainable Livelihoods and Economic Growth:
Uttarakhand has immense potential for sustainable livelihoods and economic growth through ecosystem restoration. Restoration initiatives can create job opportunities in eco-friendly sectors such as agroforestry, watershed management, and sustainable tourism.
The CLPx program aims to address these critical issues by empowering local leaders with the knowledge and skills necessary to implement successful ecosystem restoration initiatives, ensuring a more sustainable and resilient future for Uttarakhand.
📝 Application Process:
To apply for the CLPx program, participants must complete a Google form, which includes two essay questions designed to gauge their passion and commitment to ecosystem restoration. Applicants are also required to submit a 2-minute video recorded on a phone or computer. A panel of three experts will evaluate applications based on criteria such as passion, leadership skills, problem-solving skills, and potential impact.
-Six weeks of online learning, featuring three 90-minute sessions per week.
-A one/two-day offline workshop in Dehradun.
-Ongoing post-program support and mentorship for individual participants.
-Connect with dynamic leaders from across India who share your passion for the environment.
-Engage with experts and professionals working in the climate action domain.
-Build relationships with like-minded youth from your state.
-Interact with community leaders, practitioners, and government officials to learn from their experiences and insights.
🏆Certification and Recognition:
Upon successful completion of the program, participants will receive a leadership certification from SUSTERA. Additionally, selected participants will be eligible for grants to support small-scale restoration efforts in their communities.
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