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International leadership training workshop: Empowerment for Peace through Leadership in Agribusiness & Sustainability (EmPeace LABS 2012)

EmPeace LABS 2012: Empowerment for Peace through Leadership in Agribusiness & Sustainability Where: Jain Agri Park, Sirsoli Road, Jalgaon - 424001, Maharashtra, India. Contact No: 091-257-2260022 Ext: 204  Mobile: 091 - 9403080180 The host provides free high quality accommodation at guest houses and hostel, vegetarian food and non-alcoholic beverages. Conference facilities are equipped with audio visual projection facilities, DTP and computer facilities will be available.  In-house medical assistance will be available throughout entire workshop. Travel information: The nearest major airport is Aurangabad Airport(IXU / VAAU).  It is recommended (it may be cheaper) to fly to Mumbaii or Delhi and get a local flight from there. This airport is about 177 km from Jalgaon and transportation from the airport to Jalgaon will be provided. When:   October 18 - 26, 2012 (arrival, registration and accommodation Thursday and Friday October 18 - 19). Inauguration Ceremony will be on Saturday, October 20 morning, Closing Ceremony on Friday, October 26 evening. OBJECTIVE The EmPeace LABS 2012 International Leadership Training workshop will bring young people from around the world to co-design and implement pilot projects that leverage local natural and human resources in building sustainable communities. The workshop will explore the historical depth and current relevance of Mahatma Gandhi's concept of peace through leadership. Through the mutual exchange of ideas and professionally supported mentoring relationships with local and global researchers, innovators, and practitioners, we will build a network of support for young community leaders to make a positive difference in their communities and their lives, ultimately contributing to the realization of the UN Millennium Development Goals and ensuring a more peaceful and stable future. Following the EmPeace LABS 2012 workshop, Network participants will be provided assistance and mentoring in implementation of knowledge and skills acquired during the training, as well as in planning and organization of subsequent trainings at a local level. Please CLICK HERE to read full description of the project (accessible only for UCP-SARnet members). FORMAT  The program of EmPeace LABS 2012 will provide hands-on experience related to agribusiness and water management at the headquarters of Jain Irrigation Systems, Ltd. Corporation. Participants will have an opportunity to visit local farms, Agricultural Research Institute, food processing factories, educational centers, and learn about Gandhi's model of sustainable village communities during the sessions at the Gandhi Research Foundation. The core of the program will be organized in the form of working sessions on building peace through agribusiness, entrepreneurship, and leadership skills. The organisers expect that all participants will present needs in the area of agriculture specific for their community and share with others their vision for effective solutions. Sessions will be facilitated by local experts from JISL and GRF, as well as experts from Colombia University, University of Arizona's Department of Agricultural Education, Arizona State University's School of Sustainability, School of Social Work, Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict, School of Community Development and Resources and Global Resolve.  Sessions will be co-facilitated by the representations of governments of participating countries (details about facilitators will be provided as they become available). COST EmPeace LABS 2012 will be fully sponsored by GRF, which will cover all organizational costs of the workshop, full accommodation and food from October 18 - 26.  Participants will have to cover the costs of the visa to India and  transportation to and from Jalgaon. To help participants who will register for the conference in their search for funding to cover the cost of travel, we will provide a special personal letter to potential sponsors explaining the importance of the impact this training may have for the sustainable development of the region. Participants may also apply for a stipend that will be granted based on need and merit but will depend on the availability of funds. We are working to obtain such funds, and if they will be granted, selected applicants will be partially reimbursed for their travel costs.  HOW TO REGISTER 1. Please Doenload the Application Form (Attached below), fill it in and e-mail to, with the following subject: EmPeace LABS 2012. 2. Candidates who are accepted will receive an Official Acceptance Letter and aLetter to Potential Sponsors. 3. Information about visa formalities and traveling options will be posted on the projects website as soon as we have the list of participants. 4. Each participant of the workshop is expected to actively contribute to the working sessions by sharing their view on local community needs, suggesting possible solutions and presenting their vision for community leadership. Kindly download the following documents for more details: Workshop Flyer Registration Form Application Form Please find more information on this Link: International leadership training workshop: Empowerment for Peace through Leadership in Agribusiness & Sustainability