Africa Climate Change Leadership Program for African Researchers (Individual & Organisation) 2017

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The Africa Climate Leadership Program (AfriCLP) is offering grants to researchers (individual and organisation) in African countries. Apply now.

Application Deadline: 30th September 2017

Eligible Countries: African countries

To Be Taken At (Country): University of Nairobi, Kenya; University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

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About the Award: 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. The awards programme seeks to build local climate change leaders who can shape understanding of the extent and severity of climate-related stressors on African economies and ecosystems, and propose solutions on how countries can build resilience to these impacts.

The overall objective of the program is to develop leadership capacity of African researchers, policy advisers and practitioners for advancement in current climate knowledge, long-term adaptation.

The Programme 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 aims to build on these past investments by IDRC to achieve sustainability and impact at scale.

Type: Grants

Eligibility: Applicants for the African Climate Leadership Award must meet the following 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.

Selection Criteria: 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.


Number of Awards: Not specified


How to Apply: Apply Now

Visit the Program Webpage for Details

Award Providers: IDRC

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