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Fellowship Programmes

Capacity award programme

The capacity awards programme targets young and mid-career professionals who are already in government service and who are nationals of and working in a small island developing State (SIDS) or a least developed country (LDC). With financial support from the Government of Italy, the programme offers fellowships at the UN Climate Change secretariat for a period of one year (renewable to two years) with a view to building local capacity for addressing climate change in SIDS and LDCs by:

  • Supporting innovative analytical work on climate change in the context of sustainable development;
  • Helping to create a network of experts that can produce creative and innovative solutions to climate change and its effects;
  • Building the leadership potential of young and promising professionals.

Early career joint fellowship programme

The early career joint fellowship programme, run jointly by the UN Climate Change secretariat and the United Nations University (UNU), prioritizes young professional women from LDCs. Eligible applicants must be enrolled in a programme leading to, or have obtained, a degree or a PhD, and must have demonstrated academic excellence. Their area of specialization should be compatible with the work of the UNU Institute of Human Security and of the UN Climate Change secretariat. The selected candidates will work at UNU and the UN Climate Change secretariat for a maximum of two years.