The Heinrich Böll Foundation (HBF) regional office for Southern Africa calls on interested individuals from the SADC region to apply for their participation in a regional “future workshop” to be held from 21 to 24 April 2013 in Johannesburg, South Africa. Applying the future workshop methodology, the four-day meeting will seek to identify critical topics around and innovative approaches towards resource governance in the Southern African region.
The workshop forms part of a global process leading up to an international Alternative Resources Summit in September 2013 that will seek to develop visions and strategies for future action with regards to resource extraction and consumption.
Suitable candidates must meet the following criteria:
- The applicant is a SADC citizen and below the age of 35 years.
- The applicant has English language skills sufficient for following the proceedings and also for contributing actively.
- The applicant has proven experience (through work, voluntary activities or research) in the field of resource governance in one of the following sectors: oil/ gas, minerals, land, water, forests and biodiversity.
- The applicant has the ability and willingness to step back from his/ her organisation’s viewpoint, think outside the box, and is able to look beyond his/ her own field of expertise.
Applications should be completed in English and include an up-to-date CV as well as an essay or an artwork with a synopsis on the state of natural resource governance today and a vision for the future in context of any individual SADC country (between 700-1000 words).
Applications must be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org by the 15th of February 2013.
For more detailed information check out the following PDFs:
Feel free to contact HBF for more info.
South Africa on the map. Source: Wikipedia