For episode 51 of 17 Minutes of Science, we sat down with Dr. Kamal Kapadia, the co-founder and course creator at Terra.do.
Dr. Kamal Kapadia is Co-founder and Chief Learning Officer at Terra.do, an online climate school and community on a mission to transition 100 million people into impactful climate work in the next 10 years. Kamal has 25 years of work, research and teaching experience in the fields of clean energy, climate resilience and sustainable development. She began her career as Business Development Manager for SELCO in the late 1990s, building rural, off-grid markets for solar photovoltaic systems in India, Sri Lanka and Vietnam. She was a research fellow at the Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford from 2008 to 2012, researching and teaching on climate adaptation and resilience. She has also taught at the University of California, Berkeley, and engaged in clean energy advocacy work in her home state of Hawaii. Kamal holds an M.Sc. in Environmental Change and Management from the University of Oxford and a Ph.D. in Energy and Resources from the University of California, Berkeley.
During the 12-week long program, you become part of a global community of hundreds of climate changemakers. You form study groups, hang out in video calls with alumni and have lifetime access to this network. These are your future co-founders, employers, comrades. On graduating, students see dozens of projects from some of the top climate organizations in the world. Students are able to choose those that best leverage their own skills and can team up with their community and work directly on challenging problems to solve climate change.
Tune in to learn more about Terra.do's climate program, how you can get involved, and more from their co-founder Kamal Kapadia.