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For the first cohort, the AFFP has received more than 200 applications. Out of that, 18 fellows from 16 different countries were selected. Open the different tabs to get to know them.

Certified Expert in Climate Adaptation Finance (e-learning)

During the first 6 months of the AFFP 2017/2018, the 18 fellows worked intensively on topics related to adaptation and finance. They got insight into a new and innovative learning approach, provided by Frankfurt School Development Finance e-Campus. As a main part, participants worked on self-chosen topics where they could apply the knowledge gained so far.

Kick-off Workshop, April 2017 (Frankfurt)

AFFP 2017/2018 Group Picture

AFFP 2017/2018 Group Picture

The kick-off workshop of the first cohort took place at the premises of Frankfurt School, Frankfurt/M., Germany, during 26 – 28th April 2017. In his introductory words, Dr. Adhikari, as representative of IDRC, highlighted the spectrum of possibilities which the AFFP would bring for each fellow and also the group as a whole. He noted the significance of linking every stakeholder for the success of the AFFP and the future role of fellows in the areas of adaptation finance and further encouraged each fellow to contribute to the learning and knowledge of each other both outside and within their respective tracks. He stated his believes that the high quality research work of the research fellows can be a good kick start of profitable business or have significant impact on the public policy in the fellows’ countries. This setting enabled fellows to review the programme’s objectives, components, activities, target groups, and AFFP expectations.

The workshop has provided the fellows with comprehensive and updated information on climate adaptation finance at the global level, especially the activities of multilateral organizations. The fellows also gained insight in country-specific adaptation issues through the presentations of research proposals and the open discussion held both within the small 3-person “Webinar Core Groups (WCGs)” as well as with the whole class of 18 fellows.

The kick-off workshop was the starting place of networking among the fellows. Various methods were employed enabling fellows to make friends and work with others, i.e. ice-breaking session, group activities (which consist of fellows in different tracks and different countries) and group discussion. Fellows began to learn and understand specific adaptation finance issues and problems in the countries and regions of their peer fellows.

Summer Academy, August 2017 (Frankfurt)

AFFP Fellows during the AFFP Summer Academy, August 2017 (Frankfurt, Germany)

AFFP Fellows during the AFFP Summer Academy, August 2017 (Frankfurt, Germany)

As one component of the Adaptation Finance Fellowship Programme (AFFP), Frankfurt School hosted an one-week training for the 18 selected fellows in mid-August 2017. The objective of the training was to build capacities to apply climate and project finance mechanisms and instruments, to assess, manage and insure climate related risks and to learn how climate adaptation measures are implemented and financed in urban areas. By visiting an organic wine producer in the Rheingau region the group gained important practical insight in climate-smart cultivation methods as well as suitable adaptation measures and their financing.