Applications are now being accepted for the 2020 AOSIS Climate Change Fellowship Programme. Applications MUST be submitted by the applicant’s Country Mission based in New York. The application deadline is November 14, 2019. The 2020 Fellowship Class is scheduled to begin in January 2020. Further information on the application process is available here.
A major challenge for AOSIS members in the UNFCCC process is finding the resources necessary to allow for representatives to engage in substantive training focused on the complex climate negotiations. This reality puts AOSIS members at a potential disadvantage in the negotiations, and prevents valuable experience from being transferred from the international arena to domestic government work, and vice versa. To address this challenge and to build lasting capacity in AOSIS member governments, the AOSIS Climate Change Fellowship Program was established. Fellows receive comprehensive training in climate change issues, and it is expected that they will return to their home country and continue to engage on these issues and in the UNFCCC process.
Each fellow will receive:
Fellowship terms, minimum qualification requirements for candidates, preferred qualifications, and the obligations of the sponsoring Mission.
Fellows agree to:
The candidate must:
Preferred candidates should:
Sponsoring Mission Requirements
Sponsoring Missions will be responsible for:
The 2020 AOSIS Climate Change Fellowship Program is supported by the Government of Italy.