LEAD’s core activity is to train emerging leaders from different sectors (NGOs, business, government, media etc) in leadership skills and sustainable development. LEAD has been delivering programmes since 1991, and there are now almost 2,000 LEAD “Fellows” around the world.
This year’s LEAD Europe programme, which brings together 23 emerging leaders from across Europe, focuses on Leadership for Sustainable Development, with climate change being the overarching topic. The programme takes place over 5 months in three different locations:
The three modules:
• London: Leadership and Climate Change: Closing the gap 9 – 13 June
Key themes: Leadership and climate change, Transition towards a low carbon society & Financing a low carbon economy
• Brussels: The European Union and Leadership: Towards a Sustainable Future 15 – 19 September
Key themes: EU policy framework, Institutional and Member State negotiation & The EU Energy and Climate Package
• Mexico City: Mega-Cities and Climate Change: Sustainable cities in changing word 16 – 22 November
Key themes: Energy production & consumption, Transportation, Water & sanitation & Urban landuse.
You can find out more about our International Session here: www.mc-cc.org
Our programme in 2009 will be held again in London and Brussels, and the International Session will be held in China with the focus being a Low Carbon Community.
A native New Yorker, Bridget moved to the UK in September 2007 to undertake a Masters at the London School of Economics and Political Science for an MSc in Gender, Development, and Globalisation. Prior to her position at LEAD, Bridget worked in a number of positions with various organizations including: the Young Survival Coalition, coordinating resources for young women suffering from breast cancer; the Eleanor Roosevelt Centre at Val-Kill, administrating their Young Girl’s Leadership Workshop; and UK Parliament, as Research Assistant to Labour MP Bill Olner. With a B.A. in Political Science from Marist College in New York, Bridget also volunteered for a number of community development charities throughout university.
Besides sustainable development and human rights she has a passion for music, both singing and playing the harp since childhood. Her and her sister are members of a group called “The Strings of Tara” which released their first album in September 2007. She believes that her love of music and its transcending power was the foundation to shaping her passion for building a more sustainable and equal world!
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