Developing sound policies to further progress in environment and public health involves many success factors, one of which being developing capacity for health professionals, relevant decision-makers, citizens, and other stakeholders. The WHO Bonn Environment and Health School is offering two courses to support capacity building in these two fields in late 2022:
ICLEI contributed as a stakeholder and expert in the publication upon which these courses are built. These courses run in parallel, and thus participants should choose between the two. They will occur twice weekly (Tuesday and Saturday from 09:00-14:00 CET) and will take place virtually on seven days between 3-24 November 2022. Divided between three daily sessions, the course will tackle subject matter using a problem-based approach to learning and reflection following lessons. Some members joining the course panel include Mr. Graham Alabaster, Head of Geneva Office (OIC), UN-HABITAT, Office of The Executive Director and Dr. Brigit Staatsen, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), with remote contribution from Holger Robrecht, Deputy Regional Director at ICLEI.
Seats are limited to 30 participants, so be sure to register in advance. For more detailed information on course content and the application process please contact email@example.com
The WHO Regional office for Europe, located in Bonn, works with policy development on issues such as air quality and noise, providing evidence on nature and emerging environmental health risks.
Apply for the WHO Capacity Building Courses here.