Short courses

Australia Awards Fellowships & Professional Development – Short Courses 2022 for Africans to Study in Australia (Fully Funded)

Application deadline: April 24, 2022 (11:59 p.m. AEST)

Australian Price Short Course are targeted intensive training programs for selected cohorts to fill specific gaps in technical or soft skills. These are formal opportunities for study or training, usually lasting less than three months, provided by an Australian accredited higher education provider or an Australian accredited training organization in Australia and/or other countries. partners. Australian Awards Short Courses are managed and administered by DFAT Overseas Posts.

Africa is highly sensitive to both existing climate variability and projected climate change. As a result, governments, industries and communities across Africa will be increasingly required to respond to and mitigate the impacts of climate change.

The ANU Institute for Climate, Energy and Disaster Solutions (ICEDS) has developed this intensive 6-week online course to provide professionals employed in government, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and the private sector with Africa a synoptic and contextual understanding of climate. change adaptation and mitigation options.

Note that this course is available for participants from the following countries (Region 2): Algeria, Burundi, Central African Republic, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Libya, Malta, Morocco, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda

Additional courses (soon to be announced) will be open to participants from other African countries in 2023.

As a participant in this course, you will receive a contextual understanding of the science to identify and define climate change impacts and vulnerability, implications for development, legal frameworks, governance, sectoral contexts and socio-economic rationales. economics that underpin climate change adaptation and mitigation. You will gain knowledge to assist in evidence-based policy development and reform, improve interpretive and analytical skills, and explore socio-economic impact and policy intervention.

This intensive 6-week online course is highly interactive with a mix of lectures, group activities and interactive sessions, providing participants with formal and informal learning opportunities from leading academics based in Australia and Africa.

Course conditions

To attend this course, you must be based in one of the specified countries: Algeria, Burundi, Central African Republic, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Libya, Malta, Morocco, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan , Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda

The course will be taught in English and participants should be proficient in English (written and spoken) at least to ‘high school completed’ level.

Participants should hold a mid-level or senior professional position in policy, practice, research or reform, whether in government, civil society or the private sector. We expect participants to have completed high school and at least three years of higher education, have at least three to five years of mid- to senior-level work experience, and have a fairly good understanding from subject.

As attending this course is likely to overlap with your professional duties, we ask that you submit a letter of support from your workplace as part of your application for this course. See attached indicative letter template. The letter should reflect a clear understanding of the commitment of a minimum of 37 hours of course attendance.

Who should register

We encourage professionals working in government, NGOs or private companies on issues related to climate change adaptation, mitigation and/or disaster recovery to register.

The application process

To apply for this course, you must create a profile with CCE (requiring your name and email address) and then complete the course application form (via this CCE website). The application form includes questions for you to answer regarding demographics, language, your current and previous relevant work experience, and your reasons for applying to this course. The application form also asks you to attach 3 mandatory documents:

  • proof of your English language proficiency (i.e. proof of your IELTS test score, TOEFL test score or formal writing sample) – mandatory requirement,
  • a letter of support, a letter of response OR a letter of recommendation (depending on your professional situation) – mandatory requirementand
  • your curriculum vitae – mandatory requirement.

For more information:

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