Capacity building2022-02-04T11:39:03+00:00

Capacity building

Impulsouth aims to equip young climate leaders with skills and capacities to develop, implement and report progress on national climate action. It offers a six month certified online course for 84 young climate professionals from the public, private and civil society sectors in Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Madagascar, Niger, Uganda and Zambia. By the end of the course, participants will propose a climate initiative, eligible for being supported technically and financially on Impusouth’s Solutions Lab.

Call for applications in Africa for the e-learning course “Climate Leadership: From Commitments to Action” 

Self-paced e-learning course on climate leadership, implemented by UNU-VIE 

Addressed to:

  • Young professionals from 18 to 40 years old
  • Residents of Niger, Madagascar, Uganda and Zambia
  • With specific proposals to support climate solutions in their countries.

Young professionals from Niger, Madagascar, Uganda and Zambia, who are already active in the climate agenda and seek to develop their leadership skills, will be selected for this course. During six months, participants will improve their skills in climate governance, innovation, monitoring and reporting, financing, and project development. At the end of the training, they will be able to apply for a Solutions Lab to access resources to support the implementation of a climate project in their countries. During the process, cooperation between participants from different sectors and from the above mentioned countries will be encouraged.

The course is free of charge and has a duration of 6 months.

Applications for the course are open until February 20th,  2022.

To apply, applicants must complete the online application.

Apply in English here

Postulez en français ici

The training programme in Guatemala and Dominican Republic is currently running from January to June 2022, implemented by FLACSO Ecuador.

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