The African Climate Change Fellowship Program (ACCFP) supports African professionals, researchers, educators and graduate students to undertake activities that enhance their capacities for advancing and applying knowledge for climate change adaptation in Africa. Participating Fellows receive small grants that enable them to visit other institutions – “Host Institutions” – where they collaborate with mentors to implement individually-designed projects that, for example, assess and prioritize climate risks, investigate current practices for designing and implementing adaptation projects, consider approaches for integrating adaptation with planning and practice and/or develop and implement curriculum that promotes integration of climate change and climate change adaptation into graduate level education. ACCFP Fellows also participate in periodic program workshops and seminars that offer opportunities for them to interact face-to-face with each other and program staff and challenge them to step “outside the box” in considering the role and potential contributions of their individual work within broader efforts to address climate change adaptation challenges in Africa.
During Round 1 of the program (2009/2010), ACCFP Fellowships were awarded to 45 individuals from 40 institutions in 18 African countries.Many Fellowship projects directly supported adaptation decision-making. ACCFP Fellows – now alumni – have gone on to excel in institutions across the continent and are the inaugural members of a cadre of African climate change professionals ready and willing to promote adaptation policy and actions. To learn more about ACCFP alumni, click here.
In its next two rounds of awards (2011/2012), the ACCFP will offer three types of Fellowships:
1. Adaptation Science Fellowships
2. Adaptation Policy Fellowships
3. Adaptation Teaching Fellowships
To learn more about each type of Fellowship, click here.
The ACCFP is managed by the Institute of Resource Assessment at the University of Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania (IRA-UDSM) and is implemented in partnerships with the global change SysTem for Analysis, Research and Training (START) with support from Climate Change Adaptation in Africa (CCAA). For more information about the ACCFP and/or program partners, click here.
Adaptation Teaching Fellowships are now available! Call for Applications Open!! Deadline: 12th March 2012!!!
Bourses d’Enseignement de l’Adaptation maintenant disponibles! Appel à Candidatures Ouvert !! Date Limite: 12 Mars 2012!!!