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From Southeast Asia: Environment Leaders Rewarded with Fellowships to UC Berkeley

June 27, 2007

With increasing attention on critical global environmental concerns, improved coordination and dialogue between key stakeholders and decision makers will be essential in international efforts to safeguard natural resources. Recognizing the complex economic, social, and political challenges facing environmental professionals, The Asia Foundation has awarded two fellowships and a travel grant to three Southeast Asian environmental professionals to attend the Beahrs Environmental Leadership Program (ELP), a three-week summer certificate course in Sustainable Environmental Management conducted by the Center for Sustainable Resource Development of the University of California, Berkeley. The Beahrs’ ELP course brings together environmental leaders from around the world to study under UC Berkeley faculty and specialists and share best practices among peers.

The Foundation identified scholars from the neighboring countries of the Lao PDR, Thailand, and Vietnam to participate in the Beahrs ELP. Each Fellow has demonstrated commitment to his or her field and will bring a unique perspective to the natural resource and environmental management discourse.  To read more about the fellows, click here.

Since 2001, the ELP has graduated 190 environmental leaders from sixty-two countries. For more information about the Beahrs’ ELP course, click here. The course began on Sunday, June 24.

Related locations: Laos, Thailand, Vietnam
Related programs: Environmental Resilience

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