Using the EPIC Model in Asian Cities
March 8-9, 2021 – Virtual Event – Times TBA
We are pleased to share information with you about an upcoming opportunity through a partnership with START and the Global Adaptation Network to gain skills and understanding of how you, as a university researcher/faculty member, can more effectively engage a local city partner to address critical challenges related to climate change adaptation and resilience.
The EPIC-Asia online workshop, available to university professionals and city professionals in the Asia-Pacific region, will take place on 8-9 March, 2021.
The online workshop will provide a unique opportunity for you to partner with a municipal government colleague to gain skills on the use of the EPIC Model for strengthening capacities to achieve more effective university-city partnerships. Furthermore, through this workshop you will be a part of a growing network in Asia committed to forging stronger partnerships between universities and cities to address sustainability challenges.
The opportunity for Asian university and local government pairs:
This virtual event will provide a unique opportunity for collaborating pairs of individuals representing municipal governments and corresponding local universities to gain skills on the use of the EPIC-N model to strengthen capacities for climate change adaptation and resilience in the city and return home with a work plan to implement it.
The most promising city-university pairings will be eligible to apply for a seed grant after the initial training to support follow-on activities towards implementing an EPIC project.
Qualifications necessary to apply:
The EPIC learning process requires pairs of candidates (at least one person from a local university and at least one person from a local municipal/city government within the same area). The ideal pairing combines decision-makers and/or people-of-influence on both sides: for example, from the community side, a city manager, assistant city manager, chief resilience officer or equivalent; on the university side, a department or program head, senior administrator, or distinguished professor. The training will be conducted in English. The members of the designated pair need not have collaborated previously although a history of collaboration or active progress toward developing a collaboration is preferred.
We welcome your application to the EPIC-Asia training workshop.
The application is due on 10 December 2020.
We look forward to hearing from you. For more information or questions, please contact Mzime Murisa at firstname.lastname@example.org.