Global Policy, Diplomacy, and Sustainability (GPODS) Fellowship

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Global Policy, Diplomacy, and Sustainability (GPODS) Fellowship

Newly launched (GPODS) Fellowship by, Alliance for NGOs and CSOs for South-South Cooperation – a United Nations South-South Cooperation AffiliateEnviPol and Global Policy Insights that seeks to create global leaders working at the intersections of the above fields. 

You can find out more about GPODS here.

Our public policy. diplomacy, and sustainability tracks cater to graduate and undergraduate students as well as early to mid-career professionals, taught and mentored by some of the global leaders in the fields, who bring a wealth of industry experience and exciting opportunities to network, which would help your networks in the long run.

GPODS is a 3-month online fellowship for upcoming leaders in public policy, diplomacy, and sustainability with 3 courses, 5 workshops, and mentors from all over the world who will deliver guest lectures and conduct smaller office hours with the fellows. 

Some of the Mentors of the GPODS Fellows are: 

1.  Justice Luc Lavrysen, Judge, Constitutional Court of Belgium; Chair, European Union Forum of Judges for the Environment.

2. Brennan Van Dyke, Chief, Capacity Development and Innovation Branch, Science Division, UN Environment Programme.

3. Benedikt Franke, CEO, Munich Security Conference.

4. Magali Caceres, Former Minister of Youth, Paraguay.

5. Satya S. Tripathi, UN Assistant Secretary-General and Head of New York Office at UN Environment. 

6. Lalanath De Silva, Head – Independent Redress Mechanism Unit, Green Climate Fund.

7. Cenk Sidar, Co-Founder and CEO, GlobalWonks.

8. Jan Helge Kalvik, Editor-in-Chief – Defence and Intelligence, Norway.

9. Victor Cummings, Former Minister of State for Agriculture and Lands, Jamaica.

10. Irum Ahsan, Advisor – Office of the Compliance Review Panel, Asian Development Bank.

11.  Oniel Cross, Principal, Delloite Federal, Washington DC

Our fellowship runs from October through December and the application dates is September 7, 2020. 

We have developed our workshops based on our industry consultations. We asked policy leaders and businesses the question: “what skills will leaders in policy, diplomacy, and sustainability need to navigate through the job markets in the 21st century?” The answer we got was – (1) the ability to write and communicate well; (2) systems thinking; (3) fundraising; (4) the ability to solve complex problems; (5) understanding of the circular economy; and (6) stakeholder management. 

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