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Young Women Leadership on Climate Adaptation – Online Executive Training
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The Young Women Leadership on Climate Adaptation Online Executive Training is a virtual educational and capacity-building program that fosters the leadership of African young women to induce and realize sustainable solutions that build resilience to the changing climate by  

  • fostering knowledge on climate adaptation 
  • elevating leadership skills
  • connecting professional networks 


Key Facts about the Online Executive Training: 

  • 20-weeks part-time training program taking place from October 2021 to March 2022 
  • Hosted fully virtually on an exclusive online learning platform 
  • Blended learning approach combining synchronous learning via live sessions via zoom and asynchronous learning (through videos, audio recordings, text resources, links, quizzes and assignments, etc.) 
  • Free course
  • Competitive application process to complete by Sept 26th


What are the contents? 


  • Core Knowledge about Gender-Sensitive Climate Adaptation 
  • Leadership Capacity-Building 
  • Project Management Coaching 
  • Networking and Career Guidance 


What will be asked of you? 


  • Be present in 65% of live webinar sessions (90-120 minutes, 1-2 times a week; weekdays; afternoon) and be able to commit the equivalent of 2 days a month for the course duration 
  • Demonstrate diligence in completing assignments on time and active participation in the live sessions and peer-to-peer review tasks 
  • Newly or further develop a project that integrates climate adaptation and attends to gender-related implications of climate adaptation 


By the end of this training, you will… 


…understand the global and local effects of climate change are, know what climate adaptation is and how it is implemented in gender-sensitive ways. 

…have developed an advanced skills set for confident and effective leadership. 

…have gained the knowledge and confidence to effectively communicate about and advocate for climate adaptation. 

…know how to plan and propose gender-sensitive adaptation projects. 

…have gained confidence in pursuing a career in the climate adaptation sector. 

…have expanded your professional network with other young changemakers and adaptation experts. 


Who can apply?


  • Women from selected African countries 
  • Age group 20-35 
  • Academic requirements: Bachelor’s degree and higher 



  • Democratic Republic of Congo 
  • Egypt 
  • Ghana 
  • Kenya 
  • Nigeria 
  • Zimbabwe


In addition, applicants should: 

  • Be passionate about climate action and have basic knowledge of climate change. 
  • Demonstrate leadership experience in their personal or professional capacities 
  • Be involved in a project that is integrating climate adaptation or where there is a need to integrate this theme. Alternatively, applicants should be aware of a community challenge where climate adaptation should be integrated. 
  • Have an advanced understanding of/be able to communicate proficiently in English.
  • Have access to reliable enough internet in order to complete the course.


How to apply? 

Fill in and submit the online application form together with your CV and copy of your passport by September 26, 2021.