Call for applications: Africa Climate Change Leadership Program

Posted August 31, 2017 at 14:04

The Africa Climate Leadership Program (AfriCLP) is a grants awards program that recognizes and incentivizes exemplary individuals and organizations to build leadership capacity in response to climate change. It is funded by IDRC and managed by the University of Nairobi and the Institute of Resource Assessment (IRA) – University of Dar es Salaam.

The program will address climate change adaptation research, policy challenges and practical climate solutions. This will enable adaptation and mitigation decision-making that is based on the best available scientific knowledge and tried and tested solutions. It will do so by identifying climate change leaders; conducting training seminars for all the selected fellows; using research and practical evidence to inform active and ongoing policy formulation, reviewing or implementing processes within policy fellows’ work environment (where there is an existing “policy window of opportunity”) and providing appropriate advice in an action research mode; implementing practical climate solutions in an action research mode; carrying out advanced climate research; designing and implementing regional knowledge sharing and strengthening strategies; and convening national and regional science-policy-practice dialogues.

Eligibility

The program will target exceptional mid-level to senior researchers as well as policy advisors/analysts and practitioners who have the drive and potential to become leaders in their field, allowing them to develop and test their ideas that can scale and strengthen their leadership capacity. To find out more on eligibility, click here

Submission Details

Applications to be an AfriCLP Fellow will not be considered complete until all required materials are received by the AfriCLP Secretariat. For more submission details, click here

Important Dates

Submission: 30th September 2017

Notification: 31st October 2017

Workshop: November 2017

Photo: Jeff Sheldon

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