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Frankfurt School and TDRI are proud to present the IDRC funded Adaptation Finance Fellowship Programme (AFFP) – Linking Research, Policy and Business.

The programme supports and promotes exceptional individuals from developing and emerging countries who are active in climate adaptation finance, either in the public or private sector or in academia. This interdisciplinary exchange contributes to building leadership in adaptation finance across sectors for enhanced knowledge and sharing good practices in adaptation finance.

What does AFFP offer?

  • Research grant and publication opportunities
  • Participation in e-learning certification course for climate adaptation professionals
  • Participation in workshops and academies in Frankfurt and Bangkok, as well as webinars
  • Access to a mentorship programme with internationally recognised experts in climate & adaptation finance
  • Networking with other fellows and experts from around the world
  • Recognition as a Certified Expert in Climate Adaptation Finance (CECAF) upon completion of the e-learning component

Participation in the Fellowship Programme is free of charge. (1) Tuition fees, training materials, transport to and from Frankfurt and Bangkok respectively (2), facilities, accommodation in a single room (incl. full board) and social activities for all workshops and academies will be covered. No honorarium will be offered.

Who should apply?

The programme is open to highly motivated applicants from developing and emerging countries who wish to pursue an academic or professional career in climate adaptation and finance, or who are already working in this field.

Approximately 18 fellowships will be awarded. Applicants can apply for one of three tracks:

Policy track

The policy track is targeted to young and mid-career professionals, primarily within the public sector, who have a background and work experience in a field relevant to climate change.

Business track

The business track is designed for professionals with a background and work experience in the private sector, including microfinance, banking and insurance, project development, risk analysis, and corporate social responsibility.

Research track

The research track is targeted to early career researchers (e.g. graduate students or post-graduates) at universities, ministries, research centres or action research NGOs who are working in the field of climate change adaptation.

The Fellowship application and selection process is open, competitive, and transparent. Winners are chosen based on individual merit, including academic performance and preparation, intellectual capabilities, English proficiency, and the potential for contribution to the AFFP.

Key Data

  • Applications can be submitted starting in August 2016
  • Deadline for application submissions is 31st October 2016
  • The fellowship awards will be announced by end of 2016
  • Duration of the programme: March 2017 – August 2018

(1) Fellows will have to pay a deposit which will be reimbursed after the successful participation of the full fellowship programme.
(2) Transportation has to be financed in advance by the fellows and will be reimbursed against receipt up to a fixed limit.
 

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