SWITCH-Asia Leadership Academy on Circular Economy 2019 (Funded to Beijing, China)

SWITCH-Asia Leadership Academy on Circular Economy 2019 (Funded to Beijing, China)

Deadline: October 13, 2019

The SWITCH-Asia Regional Policy Advocacy Component (RPAC) (implemented by United Nations Environment Programme) and Tsinghua University (represented by the School of Environment) are welcoming applications for the forthcoming SWITCH-Asia Leadership Academy on Circular Economy taking place from December 2 – 6, 2019 at Tsinghua University, Beijing, China.

The overall objective of the EU funded SWITCH-Asia programme is to promote sustainable and inclusive growth, contribute to the economic prosperity and poverty reduction in Asia and Central Asia and to a transition towards a low-carbon, resource-efficient and circular economy.

Launched in 2007, the programme has achieved more than a decade of progress on SCP in 24 countries in the region. This has been possible through the joint efforts of the three SWITCH-Asia components:

  • The Regional Policy Advocacy Component (RPAC) – implemented by United Nations Environment Programme.
  • The Sustainable Consumption and Production Facility – implemented by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) and adelphi.
  • The SWITCH-Asia Grants Programme – directly managed by the Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development of the European Commission.


  • Economy travel, accommodation and course registration will be covered.


  • Open to young participants from countries in Asia who are already working in a topic related to circular economy
  • Junior government  and private sector professionals or development consultants can apply
  • Junior professionals from the civil society sector can apply
  • Eligible countries: Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka


 To apply for Leadership for Circular Economy programme, participants should:

  • Complete online application form
  • Prepare an application letter explaining the circular economy topic they are currently working on and how they plan to apply the knowledge of this Academy to this work (1-3 pages)
  • Provide a brief CV (one page)
  • Provide a copy of degrees obtained

For more information, visit SWITCH-Asia Leadership Academy.