Training weekend

Fri, 17/10/2014 (All day) - Sun, 19/10/2014 (All day)

Natural resources, it's a highly relevant issue and one of the major challenges for the next years. Both our energy consumption, and hence the demand for oil and gas, as the production of all kinds of electronic stuff, for which metals like gold, cobalt and others are neccessary, increase exponentiallly. But for the extraction of these minerals the people and the environment in the South pay a high price: their habitats are destroyed, the water is polluted, soils dry out,...

Do you want to know more about the immense impact of the extraction of raw materials and discuss alternatives, then you are welcome at our training weekend from 17-19th of October. Interesting speakers from CATAPA tell you more about who we are, what we do, our new campaign, and our projects in Peru and Bolivia. Our colleagues from Putuayo have a lot to tell about oil drilling in the Peruvian Amazon.

Besides a lot of information you get to know the CATAPA-volunteers and our typicial CATAPA culture.


Call: Participants Intensive Train the Trainers course

Interested in becoming a trainer on sustainable development, with a focus on sustainability transition and natural resources? From October till December 2014, we offer an intensive Train the Trainers course (T3) for young people interested in sustainability transition and natural resources, followed by a period of practice in the Spring of 2015.

Phase 1 – Training (October till December 2014) Obligatory training moments: First training weekend CATAPA: 17-19 October 2014, Buggenhout Content: Getting to know each other’s background and skills; Introduction to the global mining problem; The cases of CATAPA and Putumayo in Bolivia, Guatemala , Peru and Colombia; Fracking; How to prepare sessions

Applying: Please send a motivation letter and CV to before the 5th of October 2014. We recommend you to send your application as soon as possible because the number of places is limited and applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. We will reply to your application as soon as possible. For more information:

Practical information:

Where: High Chaparral, Hoogveld 2, Buggenhout 

When: 17-19 oktober 2014

Price: 30 euro, transfer to: CATAPA vzw, 979-5286178-71, 'training weekend'. This is for the whole weekend. Do you only come for a part of the program, please mention this in your e-mail. (only drinks are not included)

information and registration: