[acn-l] (Fwd) [OT]What is LEAD--Brief Intro

Dean Staff (dean at staff.ca)
Thu, 30 Aug 2001 06:51:49 -0400

This is not really aquatic related, but I thought some of you might be

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LEAD (Leadership for Environment and Development) International,
established in 1991 by the Rockefeller Foundation, is an independent,
non-governmental and non-profit organization with the basic mission of
capacity building for selected future leaders whose actions will
contribute to the decisions made about environment and development
issues in most parts of the world. At present the central office of LEAD
is situated in London UK and LEAD Associates (15 candidates from each
program every year) are drawn from five sectors of society: academia,
business, government, media, and NGOs. They are between the ages of 30
and 40 and are fully employed in their organizations and are expected to
play key roles in their countries. Their employers contribute to the
LEAD program by allowing the Associates to be absent from their jobs for
up to 16 weeks during the two-year training program. Once they complete
the Associate phase of the program, the Associates become LEAD Fellows
for whom a special program has been put in place. At the moment eight
cohorts (classes) have successfully graduated and have become fellows
and two cohorts (9 & 10) of associates are under training. LEAD ensures
that all of the members of the LEAD family (Associates and Fellows) are
kept in close touch with each other and with other, relevant
organizations, through LEAD's own electronic network, LEADnet. LEAD
presently has nearly 1,000 Fellows and Associates from over 40 countries
through its 12 national and regional programs: Brazil, Canada, China,
the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), Europe, India, Indonesia,
Japan, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan and six countries of Southern Africa.

Vision: LEAD International92s guiding philosophy is rooted in the
ethical value of caring for our planet and all life that it sustains now
and into the future. LEAD is committed to making a contribution toward
the creation of a global society based on mutual obligations and
responsibilities in which development patterns will satisfy the shared
needs and aspirations of all people and respect the Earth92s living
systems and natural resources.

Mission: LEAD's mission is to create and sustain a global network of
leaders who are committed to promote change towards patterns of
development that are environmentally sustainable and socially equitable.

How we accomplish our mission: LEAD fosters change by identifying
outstanding men and women at the mid-career level from around the world
representing a range of backgrounds and provides them with the training
designed to enhance their leadership capabilities and knowledge of
issues related to environment and development. LEAD provides learning
opportunities based on the best available current thinking, information,
expertise and adult learning techniques. A two-year training program
designed to complement professional commitments allows participants the
opportunity to reflect, conceptualize and make decisions related to the
transition to greater environmental and social sustainability. LEAD
supports the network of its alumni through a Fellows Program. LEAD
fosters a learning environment based on mutual respect, equal
opportunity and transparency that seeks to encourage long-term
solidarity and support among participants. LEAD actively upholds the
principles of the freedom of association, expression, information,
communication and movement without discrimination on the basis of race,
religion, language or gender. LEAD guides its participants towards
solving complex problems related to the environment and development,
challenges them to work co-operatively to look beyond the limits of
their own disciplines, and encourages them to become agents of change in
their workplaces, communities & countries. LEAD has established an
international network of support by providing members of the LEAD family
with links to each other and to the environment and development
communities at large through an Internet based computer network. LEAD
has created an effective institutional framework to carry out its
mission that has uniformly high standards, but also reflects different
experiences, practices and cultures.

Basic Principles:
-Foster the rational and equitable use of renewable and non-renewable
resources on a local, national and global scale.
-Preserve the options available to future generations to use natural
resources to meet their needs.
-Promote a better understanding of sustainable development and implement
these ideas in everyday life.
-Expand and exchange knowledge and experience about sustainable
-Incorporate the principles of sustainable development into professional
activities and at home.

Code of Conduct: All Members of the LEAD family (Associates, Fellows,
staff, International, National and Regional Board members) are committed
to the LEAD Code of Conduct:
-Be respectful and tolerant in their relations with each other
irrespective of race, religion, culture, language or gender.
-Participate in the program92s activities in a spirit of altruism.
-Collaborate with one another to help promote the general objectives of
the LEAD program.
-Abide by the general rules and regulations of all partner institutions
involved in the implementation of the program nationally, regionally and
-Refrain from undertaking any action that may harm the legitimate
interests of any partner institution.

For further details visit: http://www.lead.org/

Fwd by:
Ayaz Latif Palijo Advocate
C-7, Sindh Research Council (SRC)
Addr: B-48, Prince Town, Hyderabad, Sindh, Pakistan
Phone: 92-221-651947, 29964, Mb: 0303-6140316
Em: psrc at hyd.paknet.com.pk , fsr5st at yahoo.com
Dean Staff Kanata On. Canada
dean at staff.ca

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