• AOSIS Fellowship

    Each year, 10 Fellows from AOSIS member states, undertake a year of education and diplomatic training at the United Nations in New York, to prepare them to become leaders in their countries on climate change, sustainable development and oceans.

For almost a decade, the AOSIS Fellowship has been training the next generation of AOSIS leaders and environmental experts. This unique SIDS-designed program brings early career professionals from AOSIS member countries to New York for one year to participate in environmental diplomacy with their country’s delegation at the United Nations Headquarters and at international negotiations. The program provides Fellows with the unique opportunity to gain real-world UN experience while participating in a world-class training program. Since 2018,  the Fellowship has been made possible by the support of the Italian Ministry of Environment and Energy Security.

Over the last 9 years, we have welcomed more than 35 Fellows from 25 small island developing States.

After the Fellowship, 90% of the Fellows return to their Home countries to serve their countries, either within the Government or with public agencies. 2 have remained in New York to support  their Missions to the United Nations. More than 50% of the alumni of the AOSIS Fellowship continue to participate in the United Nations climate negotiations.

Alumni of the Fellowship have successfully proceeded to take on high-level positions within their Governments including Minister of Environment, Director of Multilateral Affairs of Foreign Affairs and Chief Executive Officer of a public-private Trust Fund.


Over the last 2 days, 2 of our thematic coordinators @ecoDeEddy & @Rueanna_Haynes held sessions on the negotiation process with our fellows! They provided invaluable insight into the essentials of negotiation & our fellows have much food for thought 💡


AOSIS has published its proposal for a new #climatefinance goal #NCQG to drive 1.5°C ambition across the climate agenda.
Trillions💲must be targeted to the mitigation, adaptation, and #lossanddamage needs and priorities of developing countries


Members of our 2024 cohort of fellows met with a representative of the Youth Advisory Group to the UN Secretary General, YOUNGO and other youth organizations to discuss areas of importance for SIDS youth in the context of negotiations.

@AOSISChair @YAGClimate @youngo_unfccc

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