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Climate and resource protection scholarship programme for young professionals from developing and emerging countries (phase III)

As of: October 2020

Objective and activities

International experts from science and practice are greatly interested in Germany as an attractive location for research and further education. A transfer of knowledge and methods to other countries also bolsters the exchange of information about climate-related issues. To further expand this exchange, the project is developing long-term cooperation with German and international partners for young professionals, deepening and consolidating the cooperation with their specialist colleagues in Germany. The project also integrates the sponsored experts into the international network of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. By transferring the climate and resource protection knowledge they acquired in Germany, the fellows make a direct and indirect contribution to a more sustainable, economic and social development in their countries of origin through their policy advice and research results.
Predecessor project(s)
Scholarship programme for young management professionals from developing and emerging countries in the field of climate and resource protection (phase II) Scholarship programme for young management professionals from developing and emerging countries in the field of climate and resource protection (phase I)

State of implementation/results

  • 2020, the International Climate Protection Fellowship (IKS) of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation welcomes the tenth cohort of its students to Germany. Keynote speaker at the introduction seminary in March will be Xavier Kitzinger, co-founder of "Kaffeekooperative" in cooperation with IKS fellow Allan Mibiru.
  • In 2019, the IKS celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2019 with a two-day anniversary event with a special focus on "climate, climate communication and the public" in Bonn.
  • Since the launch of the programme, around 170 junior executives have been promoted from Asia, Africa and Central and South America.
  • The following recurring activities were carried out:

    • Planning and execution of the annual selection process for scholarship recipients
    • Support for scholarship recipients during their stay in Germany
    • Organisation and execution of introductory seminars and final meetings
    • Participation of scholarship recipients in German language courses lasting several months
    • Conducting of additional training and networking meetings, for example a study trip to the Island of Vilm, Berlin and Dresden
    • Organisation of specialised exchange of views with German experts and multipliers from the scientific community and public life

  • More information on the programme’s website :… .

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    Project data


    Implementing organisation:
    Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung - Deutschland

    Partner institution(s):
    • Diverse climate change relevant institutions in the respective partner countries/Diverse klimarelevante Institutionen in den entsprechenden Partnerländern
    • Bundesverband der Deutschen Industrie e.V. (BDI),Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt (DBU)

    BMU grant:
    9.987.046,00 €

    05/2016  till  10/2022


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