Caux Scholars Program - Asia Plateau
The Caux Scholars Program-Asia Plateau (CSP-AP) will teach students to analyze conflicts, to understand the factors that create and sustain conflicts, and provide practical understanding of approaches to resolving conflicts. Students will further develop their skills by travelling into communities surrounding Panchgani where they will observe and experience peacebuilding and development work in the field. Through interaction with a diverse array of peacebuilders and practical experience in the field of sustainable development, scholars will leave better prepared to address the conflicts that they face in their communities.
Twenty scholars from across the globe will gather at Asia Plateau, the Initiatives of Change conference centre in Panchgani, India, for this intensive three-week academic course. Frequently practitioners see conflict resolution, development and humanitarian relief as distinct areas of practice. In reality, these fields are intrinsically intermingled. Embracing a conflict transformation lens can make humanitarian and development projects more sustainable. Our location at Asia Plateau offers an intensive programme examining the merger of these fields, and provides firsthand experience working within them.
- Aged between 20-30
- Have a high level of academic achievement and relevant work experience
- Demonstrate leadership qualities and commitment to public or community service
- Exhibit interest in the ethical dimensions of world affairs
- Possess openness to a multi-cultural learning experience
Since its inception in 1991 the Caux Scholars Program (CSP) has graduated 438 students from more than 100 countries. The programme is held annually in Caux, Switzerland, during the Initiatives of Change global summer conferences. There is now an active alumni network engaged in all areas of life - academics, politics, international organizations, grassroots initiatives. To get an idea of the Caux Scholars Program in Switzerland watch this video. Also visit the programme website.