A sustainable future needs strong leadership

Through the nurture and training of early to mid-career scholars, we provide the knowledge and skills needed to address the social challenges of environmental change within their region. Explore this section, to find out more about what we have to offer.

Capacity building through education and training is an important element of our work as we aim to broaden and strengthen the community of young social scientists working on the human dimensions of global environmental change (GEC). The IHDP network includes members from over 115 countries and facilitates collaboration among more than 550 active project researchers, creating linkages among scientists and policymakers and strengthening research capacities in developing countries.

By offering education and training initiatives to early and mid-career scholars who will be future leaders in science, policy and the media, IHDP provides them with the knowledge and skills needed to address the social challenges of GEC within their regions. Our approach includes training, networking, research, and career opportunities with an inter- and multidisciplinary focus, and aims to establish a broad science-policy-public learning process that can increase the shared understanding of complex issue areas of GEC. 

Capacity Development Events


Outreach To Developing Countries