Master ACT welcomes the signature of the Paris agreements on climate change.
The commitments for the Green Fund and for the developing countries are important. We, at Master ACT, are sure this will generate important needs for qualified human resources. Design, extend and evaluate projects, programmes and policies on climate change adaptation and mitigation are challenging tasks ahead of us.
Agriculture will also have to take its share of the efforts. Research, extension, capacity building are needed from now!
The representatives of master ACT present at COP21 had the chance of active discussions with non academic stakeholders from the civil society and economic world, key stakeholders for meeting the commitments brought forward by the 105 countries participants.
Eva Torremocha from Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Sébastien Bainville from Montpellier SupAgro and Didier Pillot debate with the public of COP21 on the role of education in addressing the challenges of adaptation and mitigation.
Master ACT sponsored this meeting in order to critically discuss with Young Professionals from all over the world the job profiles we identified, the competences liked to these profiles and the curriculum we offer at the various tracks. Eva Torremocha from Seville, Sebastien Bainville from Montpellier SupAgro joined the coordinator Didier Pillot to engage debates with the youth.
Participants came with a number of recommendations that will soon be posted on this website, and the coordinator commited to respond to each of them. Some have already led to innovations in the programme proposed.
Participants also decided that representatives from the Youth will continue to be associated to the Master ACT’s Advisory Board in the future.
Master ACT (Master of Sciences Agriculture, Climate change, Transitions) will be presented and officially launched at COP 21 on Friday December 4, 10 AM, Paris time.
Many professionnals from the domain are present in Paris for the COP21. They are welcome to join on the floor of Campus France, Generation Climat, Hall at Le Bourget Exhibition Center. Theywill get better informed about the course and they can share views on the training.
The programme of the master will be exposed and the main partners present at the COP 21 will explain why and how they participate to the MSc. Speakers from Montpellier, Sevilla, doctoral schools, and third country partners are expected.
The first call for candidates will be open at the end of the COP21 for starting the course in September 2016!
Master ACT Agriculture, Climate change, Transitions will soon open its first call for candidates on December 18, 2015, soon after the closure of the COP21 conference .
Candidates will be asked to apply precisely for starting the course in August 2016. They will have to choose to follow the first year either in Seville, Montpellier or Copenhagen. It will also be required to justify their choice of the specialisation they will take on the second year.
The first call for candidates will be open in two months and a half only. It will close on Saturday February 27, 2016.
The results of the selection will be published on this website on March 15 2016 at the latest.
Alumni Master ACT (agriculture, climate change, transitions ) : since it is a brand new MSc just open at the COP21, the Master ACT does not have alumni yet, with whom you can exchange about the training. And this situation will not change up till 2018!
However we encourage interested candidates to have a look at the Agris mundus Alumni website. The experience and the know how developed by the Agris Mundus MSc (Master of Sciences in Sustainable Development in Agriculture) has been critical for elaborating the new course.