Antiguans can apply for Climate Change and Health Fellowship

The European Union (EU) has funded a 5-year project aimed at Strengthening Climate Resilient Health Systems in the Caribbean. The project is being implemented by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and is bringing together five main sub-regional partners (including the University of the West Indies) working across 16 countries.
Purpose of the Climate Change and Health Leaders Fellowship: The Climate Change and Health Leaders fellowship training program will focus on creating a cohort of inter-sectorial, multidisciplinary leaders with the necessary skills to turn plans and policy into action. The goal of the program will be to develop strong, effective Climate Change leadership among government officials, civil society, communities, and private sector, championing and implementing the One Health Approach
Applications should be sent to [email protected] and cc’d to [email protected] by 21st February 2021.
The training fellowship will prepare the fellows to return to their country with the skills and knowledge to support the process of implementing the change, empower communities and support youth engagement. For more information on the project please see the link PAHO Factsheet.pdf
The application form and additional information are attached.

Eligible Caribbean Countries: Antigua & Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago .

Who is eligible to apply:

  • Caribbean nationals from the 16 countries stated above who are highly motivated and have great leadership potential of becoming a change agent in areas of Climate Change and Health.
  • Young to mid-career professionals, preferably aged between 25 to 45, who are currently employed in the public health, health care, agricultural health or ecosystem (environmental) health sectors and have experience working in climate science.
  • Intention to pursue a career in policy, public service, and/or academia.
  • A bachelor’s degree is required, and a master’s degree is preferred.

Duration: 12 months. It is currently planned for the first round of the Fellowship to run from May / June 2021 – April / May 2022.

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