29 April 2022
Applications for 2022 have now closed
Applications are now open for the Centre of Asia Pacific Excellence (CAPEs) 2022 Winds of Change programmes. Now in its third year, Winds of Change has established a strong network of young leaders from New Zealand and Chile who come together online to investigate common climate change issues and how sustainable development strategies can be created for the future.
Following the success of the Latin American programme in 2020 and 2021, the CAPEs are proud to now expand the programme into North Asia. While the kaupapa will be similar, the delivery of the programmes will be slightly different to account for the unique context of each region.
The programmes are open to current and recently finished postgraduate students with an interest in climate change and a general background in the sciences, business, science communication, or humanities. Undergraduates in their final year of study that have demonstrated independent research experience will also be considered. Participants must currently be based in New Zealand, Chile, or China.
Students will examine the similar climate change impacts their societies face, and demonstrate how this new trans-Pacific knowledge can support greater economic growth and well-being in New Zealand, Chile, and China. It will also strengthen inter-university alliances established between New Zealand and Chile, and New Zealand and China, and develop a robust infrastructure for the ongoing work of the Winds of Change network.
The programmes run from July 2022 through to December 2022 with virtual and in-person workshops from July to October (Participants based in Chile and China will attend online) with a fieldtrip for New Zealand-based participants. The programmes culminate with a symposium where the participants will be able to present their research outcomes to a wider audience, including international stakeholders.