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Scholarship programme for young management professionals from developing and emerging countries in the field of climate and resource protection

As of: December 2019

Objective and activities

International experts in academia and industry are extremely interested in Germany as an attractive location for research and further training. The aims of the programme are to facilitate the transfer of knowledge and methods to the target countries and the integration of fellows into the international Alexander von Humboldt Foundation network. The fellowship programme will establish long-term cooperation between prospective leaders and German and international partners as well as strengthen the collaboration with specialist colleagues in Germany. By transferring the knowledge of climate protection and resource conservation gained in Germany the fellows will contribute through policy advice and research directly or indirectly to more sustainable, efficient and social development in their countries. Capacity building and new cooperation will allow them to use the knowledge and their networks in their home countries.

Predecessor project(s)
Scholarship programme for young management professionals from developing and emerging countries in the field of climate and resource protection
Scholarship programme for young management professionals from developing and emerging countries in the field of climate and resource protection

State of implementation/results

Since the launch of the programme, around 150 junior executives have been promoted from Asia, Africa and Central and South America. The first cohort of the programme’s third phase 19 participants from 14 countries completed the program in February 2018. The second cohort of 18 students is enrolled at partner institutions since March 2018. The following recurring activities were carried out:

  • Planning and execution of the annual selection process for scholarship recipients
  • International Climate Protection Fellowship of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2019. As part of the annual selection meeting from 10.09. until 13.09.2019 there will be a two-day anniversary event with a special focus on "climate, climate communication and the public" in Bonn. For this purpose, current applicants, alumni, stakeholders and selection committee members are invited, who act as testimonials and driving force.
  • 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 : www.humboldt-foundation.de/… .

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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:
€ 8,073,516

Duration:
05/2016 till 10/2021

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