The Africa Climate Leadership Program (AfriCLP) is a grants awards program that recognizes and incentivizes exemplary individuals and organizations to build leadership capacity in response to climate change. It is funded by IDRC and managed by the University of Nairobi and the Institute of Resource Assessment (IRA) – University of Dar es Salaam.

The program will address climate change adaptation research, policy challenges and practical climate solutions. This will enable adaptation and mitigation decision-making that is based on the best available scientific knowledge and tried and tested solutions. It will do so by identifying climate change leaders; conducting training seminars for all the selected fellows; using research and practical evidence to inform active and ongoing policy formulation, reviewing or implementing processes within policy fellows’ work environment (where there is an existing “policy window of opportunity”) and providing appropriate advice in an action research mode; implementing practical climate solutions in an action research mode; carrying out advanced climate research; designing and implementing regional knowledge sharing and strengthening strategies; and convening national and regional science-policy-practice dialogues.

Eligibility Requirements:

Applicants for the African Climate Leadership Award must meet the following eligibility requirements:

General Eligibility Requirements
  • Applicant’s institution must have significant presence/operations in any African Country. Applicant’s institution must meet one of the following descriptions:

– Legally-recognized organization in any African Country; or
– Governmental entity or academic organization in any African Country.

  • Applicants must have been students/employed and reside within Africa.

 

Considerations for Evaluation:

Applicants will be evaluated based on the following attributes that are deemed to exceed business as usual:

  • Innovation, strategic management, and thought leadership in addressing climate change.
  • Key climate (or closely associated) initiatives led by the applicant, and subsequent goals, benchmarks and plans for measuring success implemented by applicant.
  • Quality of engagement with non-profit partners, government organizations, and/or other non-advocacy collaborations.
  • Quality of collaboration with peers to develop best practices, influence behavior change, establish standards, and engage in public education.
  • Education and training of internal staff and management, as well as external stakeholders, partners and suppliers.
  • Academic qualifications and achievements.
  • Strength and relevance of Concept Note.

Submission Details

Applications to be an AfriCLP Fellow will not be considered complete until all required materials are received by the AfriCLP Secretariat. For more submission details, click here

Important Dates

Submission: 30th September 2017

Notification: 31st October 2017

Workshop: November 2017

Contact Details

Email address: mnjue@uonbi.ac.ke

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Africa Climate Leadership Program

Application Deadline: 30th September 2017