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This 6-month course covers environmental management as an integrated interdisciplinary field. The curriculum is organized in modules comprising issues of conservation and restoration ecology, water and atmosphere, soil and land resources, sustainable urban and regional development, waste management and circular economy, renewable energy and energy efficiency. The lectures are given by professors of Technische Universität Dresden as well as experts from various national and international institutions. A multitude of excursions are also part of the course to illustrate environmental problems and exemplify successfully integrated environmental management practices. Participants are required to carry out a profound research on a specific environment-related subject and present the results of this work in a symposium at the end of the course. Objectives: Participants acquire the ability to develop interdisciplinary strategies for sustainable development and to take appropriate measures for an environmental protection that takes ecological, socio-economic and cultural aspects into account. Target Groups: This course is particularly designed for decision-makers of public administration both at national and local level requiring an overall-competence in environmental matters. To gain the optimum from this training course, a first university degree (BA, BSc, e.g.) is absolutely indispensable.The nomination by the delegating institution is a mandatory prerequisite. Participants having completed this course successfully are awarded a Diploma in Environmental Management.
Our courses are designed to prepare the participants for their tasks of environment-related planning, coordination and management within ministries, agencies and local governments as well as NGOs of their home countries. The curriculum comprises lectures, seminars, site visits and excursions, with many opportunities for inter-sectoral exchange and for expanding professional networks. All CIPSEM courses are open to nationals of developing countries, including emerging economies. The primary target group are professionals working in public administrations. As professional exchange among participants is an essential part of the training, we require a minimum qualification of a first university degree and at least two years of hands-on experience in environmental protection. The preferable age of participants is between 25 and 45 years. Applicants need to prove a good command of the English language.
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Our International Steering Committee selects 21 participants for every course. Participants stay in our comfortable private studio apartments and receive a stipend of 450 Euro per month to cover basic living expenses. Flights, health insurance etc. are provided. Our course office provides manifold assistance.