EPAYF Environment Policy and Action Youth Fellowship
EPAYF Environment Policy and Action Youth Fellowship

EPAYF Environment Policy and Action Youth Fellowship

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Environment Policy and Action Youth Fellowship | An Online International Summer School Program | A Two-Month Online Immersive Introductory Leadership Certificate Training Fellowship Program | May-July 2024 | IMPRI #WebPolicyLearning

#IMPRI Center for Environment, Climate Change, and Sustainable Development (CECCSD), New Delhi, invites you to #WebPolicyLearning

An Online International Summer School Program

A Two-Month Online Immersive Introductory Leadership Certificate Training Fellowship Program on

EPAYF Environment Policy and Action Youth Fellowship

Details of the #WebPolicyLearning:
Dates: May (18, 25); June (1, 5, 8, 15, 22, 29) & July 11, 2024
Consecutive Saturday afternoons & Special sessions on World Environment Day (June 5th, 2024)
Time: 3 – 5:30 p.m.
Platform: Zoom

Course Fee: INR 11,000 (inclusive of GST)
Early Bird Discounted fees (till April 18):
For Professionals: 7400 | For Students: 6500
Limited Seats are available for partial scholarships.
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The Environment Policy and Action Youth Fellowship (EPAYF), a pioneering initiative by the IMPRI Center for Environment, Climate Change, and Sustainable Development (CECCSD), New Delhi, offers an immersive two-month online summer school experience. This innovative program is meticulously designed to introduce the next generation of leaders to the nuanced interplay between environmental policy and sustainable development. Drawing inspiration from the pivotal Stockholm Declaration, EPAYF is committed to reigniting participants’ dedication to environmental stewardship and sustainable living practices, highlighting the crucial relationship between the well-being of our planet and the prosperity of human societies.

At its core, the EPAYF serves as a comprehensive Introductory Leadership Certificate Training Fellowship, focusing on developing participants’ critical thinking, analytical skills, and global perspectives. The curriculum bridges theoretical knowledge with real-world applications, granting fellows a deep dive into the intricate layers of environmental policy, effective community engagement, and the pursuit of global sustainability objectives. Through a carefully structured learning journey, the program aims to empower individuals to critically evaluate legislative frameworks, the intricate dynamics of private sector participation, and the essentiality of community partnerships, all in the service of crafting a more sustainable and just world.

Central to the fellowship’s educational approach is its integration of essential topics that span the breadth of environmental action and policy. Instead of presenting these as detached subjects, the program weaves them into a cohesive narrative that equips fellows with the understanding and skills needed to drive impactful change. This includes fostering robust community ownership and collaboration, addressing the unique challenges faced by minority groups due to environmental decisions, ensuring that legislative efforts align with contemporary environmental needs, critically assessing the real-world progress towards Sustainable Development Goals, exploring the symbiotic relationship between the private sector and environmental sustainability, and redefining the principles of eco-tourism to support conservation and community empowerment. Together, these elements prepare participants to emerge as influential leaders, ready to contribute to the environmental dialogue and action in their communities and beyond.

For Whom:

This fellowship is tailored for professionals, researchers, policymakers, and individuals passionate about addressing environmental challenges through effective policy interventions. Participants from diverse backgrounds, including environmental science, public policy, law, and related fields, will find this fellowship invaluable for advancing their careers and contributing meaningfully to sustainable development.

Benefits of taking the Course

Participants would:

  • Learn from globally renowned scholars, and practitioners.
  • Gain first-hand insights and networking opportunities
  • Get course outline and reading list from the experts for learning
  • Get access to session videos for 15 days
  • Opportunity to write research articles/essays on relevant topics.
  • Present findings creatively via presentations or preferred audio/visual mediums.
  • Opportunity to convert essays/articles into book chapters for an IMPRI publication with ISBN.
  • Enhance scholarly writing, research, and presentation skills.
  • Obtain prestigious publication credit to further academic and professional credentials.
  • Receive a certificate of completion

Upon successful completion of the program, each participant will be awarded a Certificate of Completion.

Creative Project

As an opportunity to become an individual chapter contributing author in our special edition of IMPRI Books, the program offers participants the unique opportunity to delve into a spectrum of pressing environmental issues, fostering deep engagement and impactful contributions. Participants can choose topics from varied areas of interests such as sustainable development, climate change, participatory governance, waste management, natural resources conservation, clean energy, gender & climate change or any other such environment policy & action related issue. 

Fellows will be expected to present their creative project in either forms of visual, aural or narrative mediums. These may include but are not limited to songs, performance poetry, paintings, photo essays and short films.

Please note: Fellows will have to submit a research article, which can include media for the anthology and will also have to present the same in either form mentioned above on the dates allocated for the presentation.

Program Experts

ChairMs Bhargavi S RaoIndependent Researcher & Educator, Environment Activist, Bengaluru; Visiting Senior Fellow (Honorary), IMPRI


Mr Tikender Singh Panwar, Former Deputy Mayor, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh ; Visiting Senior Fellow, IMPRI;

Mr Soumya DuttaCo-Convener, South Asian People’s Action on Climate Crisis (SAPACC), New Delhi; Visiting Senior Fellow, IMPRI

Mr Debadityo Sinha, Senior Resident Fellow and Lead, Climate & Ecosystems team at Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy, New Delhi; Visiting Senior Fellow, IMPRI

Prof Krishna Raj, Professor at Centre for Economic Studies and Policy, Institute for Social and economic Change (ISEC), Bangalore, India; Visiting Professor, IMPRI

Dr Parashram Jakappa Patil, Agricultural and Natural Resources Economist; Visiting Senior Fellow, IMPRI

Ms Bhavreen Kandhari, Founder, Warrior Moms

Prof Shyamala Mani, Senior Advisor, WASH and Waste Management, Centre for Environmental Health, Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI); Retd. Professor, National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA), New Delhi; Visiting Professor, IMPRI

Prof Sas Biswas, Professor & Head, Department of Forestry of Dolphin, Post Graduate Institute of Biomedical and Natural Sciences, Dehradun, Uttarakhand; Visiting Professor (Honorary), IMPRI

Prof Vibhuti PatelVisiting Distinguished Professor, IMPRI

Mr T K ArunSenior Journalist and Columnist, New Delhi


Dr Arjun KumarDirector, IMPRI
Dr Simi MehtaCEO & Editorial Director, IMPRI

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