Climate Leadership Fellowship for Young Nigerians 2022-2023 | Cohort 4

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Climate Leadership Fellowship for Young Nigerians 2022-2023 | Cohort 4

The fourth cohort of the Climate Leadership Fellowship for Young Nigerians 2022-2023 is now accepting applications. The Climate Leadership Fellowship, launched by Climate Smart Nigeria in collaboration with the Glow Initiative for Economic Empowerment and supported by Access Bank PLC, aims to provide expert training on climate change advocacy and leadership to a new generation of young Nigerian leaders in order to strengthen national climate resilience.

Climate change is wreaking havoc on the world. Drought and desertification are devastating sections of Nigeria’s north, causing conflicts due to a shortage of water. Agricultural output have been severely impacted, resulting in a high poverty rate. Extreme flooding and illness spread due to contaminated water have been observed in the south. The time is now to invest into a new generation of young leaders to lead change for climate action.

The 10 week programme will welcome and empower 30 leaders with expert training to lead change for climate action, in turn, the fellows will adopt schools and teach climate change across Nigeria. All fellows will receive a climate education toolkit and a certificate of climate leadership.

Climate Leadership Fellowship for Young Nigerians Programme Outline

  • This programme includes two-week intensive expert training on climate change for all select fellows
  • Each week course block include an expert live class
  • All fellows who complete the intensive training will receive the climate education toolkit
  • Afterwards, fellows will Adopt a School where they will teach climate change
  • Fellows will implement a climate data policy in the schools and communities where they will work and on social media
  • Fellows will be trained on how to teach using the provided resource
  • Fellows will teach climate Change using the toolkit in select schools for a four week period
  • Fellows will create climate change leadership clubs in the schools where they will work
  • Fellows are encouraged to demonstrate innovation in the school, community where they will work by carrying out small climate change project to drive home their teaching including implementing the climate data policy
  • Two outstanding fellows who demonstrate innovation in Adopt a school shall win NGN 50,000 each
  • Top 5 fellows will win the Climate Champion Award

Climate Leadership Fellowship for Young Nigerians Benefits

  • Receive expert training from globally renowned climate activists
  • Be trained as a climate change educator
  • Receive a Climate Change Education toolkit to teach in secondary schools
  • Trained on how to implement a climate data policy
  • Join the climate soldier movement and implement a climate data policy
  • Be inducted into the School of Climate Action
  • Gain access to free trainings and up skilling programmes
  • Gain work experience in the area of climate leadership
  • Gain recommendations for fellowships or international trainings
  • Receive a Climate Leadership Certificate

Climate Leadership Fellowship for Young Nigerians Eligibility

  • Open to youth aged between 22 – 35 years;
  • Demonstrated leadership for climate change;
  • Part of a growing environmental organization or youth corps member. It is OK if you’re not a part of an organization;
  • Graduated from University;
  • Passion to promote awareness for climate change;
  • From any part of the world but resident in Nigeria;
  • Selected applicants should be available and willing to teach climate change within their communities using provided toolkit, participate in the climate leadership expert training, submit a fellowship workplan, implement a climate data policy and share the results and be available for all virtual meetings.

Participants are expected to:

  • Commit 5 – 8 hours per week for the expert trainings and live class
  • Adopt a school and complete the four-week programme teaching climate change in schools
  • Implement a climate data policy
  • Demonstrate innovation during the Adopt a School

Deadline: January 5, 2023

Apply here

For more information, visit Climate Leadership Fellowship.

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