North African climate scientists stand to win investment and career development support from an international fellowship established to support farmers affected by climate change. Launched at the 2017 One Planet Summit in Paris, hosted by President Emmanuel Macron, the One Planet Fellowship is a US$19.2 million initiative to boost climate research in Africa.
The Fellowship aims to support the careers of 630 climate scientists throughout Africa and Europe over the next four years, by building leadership, strengthening research skills and establishing networks across different continents, disciplines and generations. The first cohort of 45 One Planet Laureate Candidates from 12 African countries convened in Casablanca from November 25- December 1, 2019, for a week-long training program on integrating gender issues into their research so that they can effectively respond to the challenges, needs, and priorities of diverse populations.
Dubbed the One Planet Fellowship Science week, this week’s meeting also established research partnerships and networks for evidence-based advocacy for environmentally-friendly policies and sustainable management practices.
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