Program Details

Participants will see practical, technical and sustainable solutions that benefit the grassroots community (water management, decentralized solid; liquid waste management; meeting a community's energy needs, etc.) through field excursions. Participants w
Location:
Delhi, India
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:
Challenge of the Balance (July 13 to August 14, 2015) offered by Centre for Science and Environment, a premier environmental think tank based in New Delhi, India, is for youth with an interest in the environment and who want first-hand experience of Southern perspectives concerning the environment-development debate.

Participants will see practical, technical and sustainable solutions that benefit the grassroots community (water management, decentralized solid; liquid waste management; meeting a community's energy needs, etc.) through field excursions. Participants will have the opportunity to work with development professionals, eminent environmentalists, noted academicians from leading universities, grassroots activists and CSE's own senior researchers. Participants will get experience in journalism as they publish a magazine of their own with help and guidelines from Centre for Science and Envrionment - shoot pictures, write and edit, choose their editors, design team.

In 2014 for this inter disciplinary summer school participants came from Germany, Portugal, Spain, UK, Bhutan, Nepal, Bangladesh and India. This summer school is in collaboration with Engineers Without Borders, United Kingdom.
Setting Description:
The Challenge of the Balance course is delivered by a leading environmental NGO, the Centre for Science and the Environment (CSE) based in New Delhi, India. There will be traveling in the form of local field excursions.
Cost:
For International participants: UK £1155 US$ 1820 For Indian and South Asian participants: INR 30,000 Course fee includes training fees, month long stay, local and outstation field excursions, select reading materials, together with lunch and refreshments during all training days.

Program Reviews

Overall Rating

5.0

Based on 1 Reviews

  • sustainable development - is there such a thing?
    5.0
    04/19/15

    I joined Challenge of the Balance course last year (2014), and found the course to be eye-opening and and incentive. Although the focus was primarily on the Indian sub-continent, many aspects of sustainable development ideas from the ground up, can be

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend