• 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, ย 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 fromย 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 ย 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.

2023 Current Fellows

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.


AOSIS Fellows met with the #COP28 Lead Negotiator @HanaAlhashimi to talk about increasing youth engagement in the COP. Best line of the meeting: "No decisions about us, without us"

Surrounded by powerful messages and moving images, the AOSIS pavilion is an open space for dialogue and deep thinking as we contemplate our future as island states.
Our headquarters at #COP28 opened last evening as a shining example of hope and the unity that holds us together.

"We call for a phase out of fossil fuels in line with science. Setting a target for tripling renewables would send a clear signal to markets but cannot be a substitute for a stronger commitment to fossil fuel phaseout." @AOSISChair

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