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The LEAD Programme’s contribution to educating future generations. Martha Richter The Natural History Museum LEAD Fellow. The LEAD Programme & LEAD International.

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The LEAD Programme’s contribution to educating future generations

Martha Richter

The Natural History Museum

LEAD Fellow

the lead programme lead international
The LEAD Programme & LEAD International
  • the LEAD Programme - Leadership for Environment and Development - started in 1991, as one of the Rockefeller Foundation’s most ambitious projects for that decade and beyond
  • today, the LEAD Programme is under the auspices of LEAD INTERNATIONAL Inc. (www.lead.org) and the Secretariat is based in London, UK
lead s mission
LEAD’s Mission
  • To create, strengthen and support networks of people and institutions promoting change towards sustainable development that is economically sound, environmentally responsible and socially equitable
the lead programme
The LEAD Programme

LEAD offers a unique, international training programme in two phases:

  • Associates Programme: National and international 18-month training sessions focused on a variety of themes in environment and sustainable development. The national and regional training sessions are organized by the 14 Member Programmes based in different countries
  • Fellows Programme: Includes internships and exchanges, collaborative projects, conference participation as individuals and as part of delegations, participation in topical events organized by LEAD, and placements in key positions
lead s national regional member programmes
LEAD’s National & Regional Member Programmes

There are currently more than 1600 LEAD fellows in over 80 countries

lead fellows
LEAD Fellows
  • 1600 Fellows & growing
  • reach into a multitude of organizations and sectors
  • connected to each other
  • connected to influential partners
some of lead s current partners
Some of LEAD’s current partners
  • Association of Commonwealth Universities
  • IUCN
  • UN/UNEP
  • UN/FAO
  • UN Habitat
  • Smithsonian Institute
  • Globalegacy
  • Forum for the Future
  • Imperial College, Harvard University
  • UNDP
  • IIED
  • IISD
  • University of Peace (UN/UPeace)
  • Earth Charter Secretariat
  • British Council …
lead a unique network
LEAD: a Unique Network
  • Real + Virtual Community
  • Strong shared experience
  • Mid-career, influential leaders
  • Cross-sectoral
  • Cross-cultural
  • Local + global reach
  • Neutral space
  • High levels of trust
lead fellows educating future generations grassroot projects
LEAD Fellows educating future generations- grassroot projects

The ‘Dolphin Citizen’ project

(Fernando de Noronha Island, Brazil)

  • to build capacity amongst the local youngsters to work as educated tourist guides
  • to help improve the economy of the island
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LEAD Fellows educating future generations- grassroot projects

The ‘Ocean Guardians’ a ‘school boat’ project in the town of Ubatuba, Atlantic coast of São Paulo, Brazil

  • environmental education targeting teenagers
  • boat chosen to:
    • provide teenagers with an overview of the beautiful landscape - the city and mountains
    • show them problems with unplanned housing developments, pollution at the sea, low quality of life for many of the city’s migrants
    • prepare the youngsters to work in Sustainable Tourism
lead fellows educating future generations children s education at museums
LEAD Fellows educating future generationschildren’s education at museums
  • about 25% of the LEAD’s Fellows work at universities and museums - like the Natural History Museum in London - and other cultural centres around the world
  • the NHM (www.nhm.ac.uk) receives more than 3 million visitors per year
  • LEAD’s training provides a sound background to plan educational activities that are meaningful for the local communities
lead fellows educating future generations
LEAD Fellows educating future generations

LEAD’s Young Leaders Project

  • started in 2005, provides students and young professionals with the opportunity to work with, and be mentored by- a LEAD Fellow in Brazil, India, Indonesia or Mexico on solution-based work-placements
  • currently, there are more than 70 work placements available in rural and urban areas (http://www.lead.org/youngleaders)
lead programme s role in educating the future generations a personal view
LEAD Programme’s role in educating the future generations. A personal view
  • KNOWLEDGE
  • educate young people about environmental problems and engage them in possible solutions (contribution to UN Millennium Development Goal 7 - Ensure environmental sustainability)
  • share expertise on environmental education generously and globally (contribution to MDG 8 - Develop a global partnership for development)
  • help safeguard traditional knowledge for future generations
  • work with young people to help protect local cultural heritage and biodiversity
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LEAD Programme’s role in educating the future generations. A personal view
  • ETHICS
  • communicate to young people the worth and rights of all peoples
  • work towards protecting the rights of children, especially the right to education (contribution to Millennium Development Goal 2)
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LEAD Programme’s role in educating the future generations. A personal view
  • RESPONSIBILITY
  • communicate the benefits of science to younger generations
  • work towards closing the scientific gap between societies
leadership for environment and development
Leadership for Environment and Development

Inspiring leadership for a sustainable world

www.lead.org

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