• 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 Ecological Transition.

AOSIS Climate Fellowship Training Program

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.

2022 Current Fellows

This year we welcome 10 Fellows from AOSIS member states with 6 countries benefitting for the first time: Antigua and Barbuda, Cook Islands, Federated State of Micronesia, Grenada, Dominica, and Suriname.

Previous Fellows

The Fellowship Alumni Network connects all classes of AOSIS Fellows working on climate change and sustainable development issues at the United Nations and around the globe.


What happened on Saturday night? We spoke to the Egyptian hosts and their critics about how fossil fuel phase-out stayed out of the Sharm el Sheikh agreement - and a potential gas loophole got in #Cop27 https://www.climatechangenews.com/2022/11/24/late-night-fossil-fuel-fight-leaves-bitter-taste-after-cop27/

7⃣ DAYS TO APPLY - The @AOSISFellowship is still accepting applications! Get in touch with your permanent mission to the @UN!

There is still time to join us next year!

Despite challenges & divergence of views, Parties banded in Sharm El-Sheikh at #COP27 and rose to the occasion. Pledges were upheld and we are still on the right side of history. There is no room for backtracking. (1/4)


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