The EPIC-Network (EPIC-N), a partner of the Global Adaptation Network (GAN), connects communities with universities to build climate-resilience in respective local cities, using its own unique model that links university resources with real city needs.
The online EPIC-Asia workshop, available to cities and universities in the Asia-Pacific region, will take place on 8-9 March 2021. The workshop will provide a unique opportunity for you to be paired with a university researcher/faculty member/local government/municipality partner to gain skills in the use of the EPIC model for strengthening capacities to achieve more effective university-city partnerships. Furthermore, through this workshop, participants will be a part of a growing network in Asia-Pacific committed to forging stronger partnerships between universities and cities to address local sustainability challenges.
The EPIC model looks to build upon and strengthen existing or interested partnerships within local communities, so the organizers are asking for names of counterparts on both city and university side in the application form. Together, the suggestions for projects can be further elaborated upon in the training and with the potential of seed grant funding to help get some of the projects started off.
The application is due on 1 November.