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PLEASE NOTE: EarthRights School has now closed applications for the 2023 session!

This second round is for applicants from Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam only.

The EarthRights School is an intensive, residential training program for activists and earth rights defenders from the Mekong region (China, Myanmar, Lao PDR, Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam) who are working on environmental and human rights issues. The theme of the 2023 program is “Community Leadership and Advocacy Training Program” to equip activists and training alumni with relevant knowledge, skills, and networks so that we can strengthen our collective impact to defend human rights and the environment in these unique times. For more information about the training program and curriculum, please see the attached program information file.

Our ideal candidates are individuals who have directly experienced environmental and human rights challenges in their own communities and are highly motivated to address these issues through legal advocacy. We welcome candidates from Indigenous and rural communities who will benefit from increased knowledge and skills on community-based campaigns and advocacy with a basic background of environmental and human rights law. We are looking for people who are enthusiastic about partnering with environmental and human rights advocates throughout the Mekong region and who aspire to become future community leaders. 

The training takes place at our training center in a rural community just outside of Chiang Mai, Thailand. Housing, transportation, and a modest living stipend are provided to successful candidates.

The deadline for applications is 31, May 2023. The EarthRights School has been changing its focus and scope since 2022 to respond to the need of the changing context. In order to communicate the changes, network, and clarify questions, the EarthRights School team will host an informational meeting. If you are interested in learning more about this year’s program, please join us for this open information-sharing session. Please register by completing this form.

If you plan to attend the school information meeting on Monday, 15 May at 14:00 Thailand time, please register with the link in the program information file one week ahead of the information meeting, by 8 May 2023.

Application information and documents:

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