The business track is designed for professionals with a background and work experience in the private sector, including microfinance, banking and insurance, project development or risk analysis. The AFFP offers business fellows the chance to build capacity and explore ways to exchange with the other fellows and trainers / mentors. The economic agents, or in other words, private sector firms and businesses are those who actually constitute the core of the transformation towards a low-carbon and climate resilient economy.
For this track, the Programme focuses on adaptation projects in water, agriculture, tourism, land use and infrastructure / settlement (including coastal zones) sectors and provides and enables the fellows to improve one’s skills, to learn from each other but also to develop and discuss new ideas in the area of adaptation and barriers to financing adaptation projects.
Business fellows have to fulfil at least the following requirements:
- An academic degree, preferably in a subject related to adaptation, climate change, environment, economics, finance or business administration.
- Around 5 years of work experience in the private sector, including those in SMEs, microfinance, banking and insurance institutions, project developer, risk analysts, CSR professionals, and NGOs.
- Strong motivation and commitment to take responsibility and to stay with the programme.
- Proficiency in English (both written and oral)