Monday, August 17, 2015

Inviting Applications for Urban Action School (UAS): 3 Weeks Advanced Course for Urban Policy Practitioners, 15 Nov to 5 Dec, Hyderabad

Urban Action School (UAS): 3 Weeks Advanced Course for Urban Policy Practitioners

November 15th to December 5th 2015

Venue: Institute of Public Enterprise, Osmania University, Telangana, Hyderabad, India

Bridging Grassroots action with Policy Making!!

Theme: Urbanization and Informal Sector

UAS is a collaborative initiative of Citizen's Rights Collective, Action Aid, South Institute of Public Policy and Action, and Institute of Public Enterprise. Course is open to all those interested from South Asia with minimum of five years of work experience. It is FREE of cost!! Translation available in two regional languages. This is a call for applications for the advanced course panning several fundamental facets of the 'Urban'. This course is designed essentially as a mid career training for the mid and senior level activists, policy advocates, lawyers, journalists, researchers, and all categories of urban policy practitioners. UAS is intended for the benefit of action researchers and social activists, with the objective of building the knowledge base of the participants and to complement action research and field based activism. This course is meant to be as a space for upgrade knowledge, to reflect upon, share and to equip the participants to acquire new skills to function in a better way in their day to day work. It is meant to make a difference to the person as well as to the organization/movement/company in which she/he works.

Who can apply:

Open to all: Social workers, political activists, people working with community organizations, social movements, trade unions, urban local bodies, media persons, government officials, research students, elected peoples' representatives working and dealing with the 'Urban issues are eligible to apply for this course. Experienced professionals are preferred for this course as it is essentially designed to skill mid career professionals. A minimum of five years of experience will be preferred.
Note: Applications are invited from all over South Asia (Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Afghanistan, Bhutan, and Maldives), although the bulk of the participants will be from India.

Course Content: Each year the course curriculum will be redesigned to reflect latest ideas, issues, and concerns. The intention is to make the course a credible and significant contribution to understanding of cities, citizens, and people-oriented sustainable planning with an attempt to deal with and find solutions to growing urban poverty, migration. alienation, exclusion, violence, and lack of regulation and planning, with specific focus on informality, livelihood and labour rights. This year's course will focus on Urbanization and the Informal Sector.

Last Date for Applying: 6th September 2015
For further queries, please write to above mentioned mail id. For details regarding the ideology, vision, course content, faculty et. al. kindly log on the website. 

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