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Masters in Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation Scholarship 2021/2022

Masters in Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation Scholarship Announcement under the IGAD-RICCAMA Project

Application Deadline: 9th April 2021

About the Award: The objective of the scholarship award is to equip theoretical and practical skills to successful candidates in:

  • Background of climate change and related fields including assessments, reporting and negotiations
  • Tools and techniques for climate data analysis including developing climate change and extreme indices
  • Climate change vulnerability and impacts assessment
  • Climate change adaptation and mitigation assessment and reporting at various scales.
  • Greenhouse gas (GHG) baseline determination, measurement, monitoring and inventory.
  • Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) systems and tools.
  • Development of policy interventions to respond to climate change challenges at various levels.

Type: Masters

Eligibility: Applicants should;

  • hold Bachelors of Science degree in climate change related field, earth science, and engineering from a recognized University
  • have good computing skills
  • be working in any institution of the IGAD Member States preferably in ministries responsible for climate change and provide evidence that he will work in his/her own country for at least two (2) years upon completion of the study
  • be willing to study in a University outside their home country with a modest stipend
  • undertake a research project in the area of climate change adaptation and mitigation
  • be below 40 years of age at the time of application and must be a citizen of one of the IGAD member states
  • submit a motivation letter expressing their interest in the scholarship
  • Submit two recommendation letters, one from the employer and the other from academic mentor in support of the application

Eligible Countries: IGAD Member states

Duration of Award: The scholarship will be for a duration of 18 – 24 months from September 2021

How to Apply: Interested candidates should send a motivation letter, two recommendation letters, admission letter (if available) and copies of their academic credentials by 09 April 2021 at 1700hrs to [email protected] with a copy to [email protected]

  • It is important to go through all application requirements in the Award Webpage (see Link below) before applying.

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