Global Distance Learning Program

A rich, in-depth opportunity to build knowledge and take your grantmaking strategy to new levels!

EGA’s Global Distance Learning Program (GDLP) provides an opportunity for grantmakers to take part in a five-month structured distance learning program (via webinar) and organized learning trip in order to: 

  • Gain knowledge of environmental issues and develop awareness of cultural nuances of environmentalism in specific countries and regions of the world;
  • Understand how international issues are relevant for domestic and regional issues;
  • Enable shared analysis, ideas, and action on global and other levels of governance;
  • Foster understanding about responsible global engagement in an interdependent world;
  • Share the approaches and experiences of grantmakers funding work internationally.

Course Components

The Global Distance Learning Program is taught via a combination of virtual distance learning classes, in-person opportunities at EGA gatherings and home study, centered around a trip to the region to engage directly with leaders on the ground. Each module of the course consists of background reading, one or more webinars, writing, blogging, and the potential for an online chat room for participants to reflect and engage throughout the program. Participants have the opportunity to learn about the approaches, experiences, and lessons learned by funders supporting work in the region. The content in each module will be focused at the intersection of people, place, planet and philanthropy. The Facilitator will work with each participant to ensure content covers their interests and individual goals. 

LIst of Programs

  • 2014 EGA China Distance Learning Program
  • 2017 -2018: Southern & Eastern Africa Learning Program class brochure
June 1st, 2017 12:00 AM   through   April 30th, 2018 12:00 AM