What is the Alternative Academy?
The Alternative Academy aims to make scientific knowledge available to the larger public, in line with the aim to provide open access to information and lifelong learning. It is a multi-disciplinary scientific space for critical thinking, discussion, and learning. It offers a wide range of courses, from social and political sciences issues to topics in the natural and environmental sciences, as well as practical workshops and activities across four main thematics: The Environment, Cities & Public Spaces; Social Change & Social Justice; Organisations, Structures & Strategies; and Life Skills.
The Alternative Academy is an independent, self sustainable program that receives only logistical support from Eedama, a social enterprise delivering learning experiences in the field of environmental sustainability in the UAE and Lebanon.
The fall 2019-2020 courses are now open for registration. We offer nine courses this fall, across our four main thematics: The Environment, Cities & Public Spaces; Social Change & Social Justice; Organisations, Structures & Strategies; and Life Skills.
Download the fall 2019 catalogue.
For registration, use this form. Should you have any questions, send us an email at alternativeacademy(at)jibal.org .