2019 SWITCH-Asia Leadership Academy on Circular Economy

Deadline: October 13, 2019.

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.



  • To shift mindsets and inspire action towards a circular economy across young professionals in Asia.
  • To increase knowledge and understanding of circular economy by future decision-makers.
  • To enhance a network of junior professionals across Asia in the field of circular economy.
  • To showcase circular economy policies and best practices.



  • Young participants from countries in Asia who are already working in a topic related to circular economy. Junior Government professionals
  • Junior private sector professionals or development consultants
  • Junior professionals from the civil society sector



The Academy stimulates the sharing of experiences, cases studies and stories from Asia and the EU on circular economy. It includes:

  • Interdisciplinary, project-based, and participatory approaches.
  • The possibility of being part of a growing network of young professionals working with circular economy in Asia.
  • Economy travel, accommodation and course registration will be covered.



Candidates meeting the following criteria could apply to participate in the 2019 SWITCH-Asia Leadership Academy Leadership for Circular Economy programme:

  • Citizen or national of one of the following countries: Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka;
  • To be one of the following: i) Junior Government professionals; ii)Junior private sector professionals; iii)Junior professionals from the civil society sector;
  • To be already working on a topic related to Circular Economy.

Candidates are required to have completed as a minimum a first university degree in environment, development, engineering, policy, economics or relevant discipline. Completion of postgraduate degree and/or professional training relevant to sustainable development would be considered favorably. 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
  • Online Registration here Link
  • If you can’t access the online registration form, please download
    the offline form Here




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