Australia Awards Africa Short Course 2022 for African Students

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Australia Awards Africa Short Course 2022 for African Students. Applications are gradually opening. Apply below!

When is the Application Deadline:

24th April 2022 (11.59pm AEST) 

Tell Me About Australia Awards Africa Short Course 2022:

Africa is highly sensitive to both existing climate variability and projected climate change. As a result, governments, industries and communities throughout Africa will be increasingly required to respond to and mitigate the impacts of climate change.

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The ANU Institute for Climate, Energy & Disaster Solutions (ICEDS) has developed this intensive 6‑week online course to provide professionals employed in government, non-government organisations (NGOs) and the private sector in Africa with a synoptic and contextual understanding of climate change adaptation and mitigation options.

What Type of Scholarship is this?

Short Course

Who can apply for Australia Awards Africa Short Course?

Course Requisites

To participate in this course, you must be based within one of the specified countries: Algeria, Burundi, Central African Republic, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Libya, Malta, Morocco, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda 

The course will be taught in English, and participants must have English language proficiency (written and spoken) to at least ‘completed secondary school’ level.

Participants are expected to hold a professional mid- or senior-level position in policy, practice, research or reform, whether in government, civil society or the private sector. We expect participants to have completed secondary schooling and at least three years’ tertiary education, have at least three to five years of work experience at mid- to senior-levels, and have a reasonably good understanding of the subject matter.

As participation in this course is likely to intersect with your work duties, we require you to submit a letter of support from your workplace as part of your application for this course. See the attached sample letter for guidance. The letter should reflect a clear understanding of the commitment of a minimum of 37 hours of course participation.

Who Should Enrol

We encourage professionals working in government, NGOs or private business on issues related to climate change adaptation, mitigation and/or disaster recovery to enrol.

Which Countries are Eligible?

Note that this course is available to participants from the following countries (region 2): Algeria, Burundi, Central African Republic, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Libya, Malta, Morocco, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda 

Additional courses (soon to be advertised) will be open to participants from other African countries in 2023.

Where will Award be Taken?


How Many Scholarships will be Given?

Not specified

What is the Benefit of the Australia Awards Africa Short Course?

  • This course is being delivered under the Australia Awards program. There are no fees associated with applying, nor are there course fees for participants selected for the course.
  • As a participant in this course, you will receive a contextual understanding of the science for identifying and defining climate change impacts and vulnerability, development implications, legal frameworks, governance, sectoral contexts and socio-economic rationales underpinning climate change adaptation and mitigation. You will acquire knowledge to assist evidence-based policy development and reform, enhance interpretation and analysis skills, and explore socio-economic impact and policy intervention.
  • This intensive 6-week online course is highly interactive with a mix of lectures, group activities and interactive sessions, providing participants with formal and informal learning opportunities from leading Australia- and Africa-based academics.

How Long will the Program Last?

Fri 01 Jul 2022 – Fri 12 Aug 2022

18:00 – 22:00

How to Apply for Australia Awards Africa Short Course:

To apply for this course, you must create a profile with CCE (requiring your name and an email address) and complete the course application form (via this CCE website). The application form includes questions for you to answer relating to demographics, language, your current and previous relevant work experience and your reasons for applying for this course. The application form also asks for you to attach 3 mandatory documents:

  • evidence of your English language proficiency (i.e. evidence of your IELTS test score, TOEFL test score, or a formal writing sample) – mandatory requirement,
  • a Letter of Support, Letter of Response, OR Letter of Recommendation (depending on your employment circumstance) – mandatory requirement, and
  • your curriculum vitae – mandatory requirement.

Letter of Support/Response/Recommendation

If you are currently an employee, you must attach a Letter of Support (on official letterhead) from your employer and signed by a supervisor, stating that they support your application for this course. We advise that you use the sample letter here: Sample Letter here (DOC, 20 KB)

If you are currently self-employed, you must attach a Letter of Response (on official business letterhead) that is signed by you and outlines the role you play in your business/organisation, the length of time you have held this position, and major activities you have lead or been involved in over the past 2 years.

If you are currently unemployed or studying, you must attach a Letter of Recommendation from a previous employer (employment within past 2 years) OR from a community-based organisation that you have undertaken work for within the past 2 years OR from the institution where you are studying. The Letter of Recommendation must be on official letterhead and signed by a previous or current supervisor, or by a lecturer/convener.


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