Anant National University in Ahmedabad is launching a first-of-its-kind Fellowship for Climate Action. While it is good that more people than ever before are aware of climate change, the Fellowship for Climate Action will shift the focus from the unprecedented level of climate anxiety we see around us today to offering thousands of people ways to be part of the solution to mitigate climate change.
The long term mission of the Fellowship is to create a community – offline and online – of climate change trailblazers who work together and cross-pollinate each other’s work with ideas and expertise across sectors, regions, and generations.
“Our endeavour is to include as many people who wish to be part of the solution to climate change. The Fellowship for Climate Action is designed such that those who can dedicate a year of their life, whether they are working advanced professionals, entrepreneurs, or young climate activists, can all benefit from it,” says Anunaya Chaubey, Provost of Anant National University.
The Fellowship for Climate Action is a one year immersive programme based on a mentor-mentee framework that then feeds into a unique online global education platform to counter climate change. The Fellowship will begin on 10 August 2020, based in Ahmedabad. The Fellowship cohort each year will include two types of fellows. One, those who demonstrate a sustained interest, outstanding transferable skills, and some work in countering climate change. Second, those who are advanced professionals, well established in their domain, and wish to leverage their skills and experience towards solutions for climate change. Fellows who are advanced professionals will need to complete only 3 of the total 6 terms of the Fellowship. This will allow them the flexibility to continue to work alongside. 75% of the Fellowship classes will be held at locations where solutions for climate change are being implemented and at locations that are hard hit by climate change. All fellows will also work closely with a mentor, chosen from an illustrious board of mentors from the world over who are supporting the Fellowship.
We are excited to bring onboard a Community Curator who will lead this global community, and design meaningful interactions between mentors and fellows so as to create collective impact in mitigating climate change.
Create and curate a diverse multi stakeholder community of the most relevant people committed to implementing solutions to climate change.
Directly interact with the Board of Mentors who are typically CEOs, Ministers, thought leaders in the field of climate change, to keep them abreast of the Fellowship as well as initiatives of other mentors and fellows.
Create moments for meaningful interaction and foster relationships between mentors and fellows, as well as between members of the Board of Mentors.
Curate relationships between online students on the Fellowship for Climate Action’s online learning platform and the fellows, towards collaborative projects.
Facilitate ongoing community dialogue to develop shared priorities for the community.
Manage and publish on the social media accounts of the Fellowship for Climate Action.
Preferred requirements and experience
Broad intellectual background and interests with a Master’s degree or equivalent
At least 8 years’ work experience in business, strategy consulting, journalism, academia, international organizations or government; experience across more than one sector welcome
Excellent verbal and written language skills in English
Comfortable communicating with senior leaders across the public and private sectors, strong public speaking skills, ability to influence at all levels, and a strong network of contacts
Prior experience managing strategic projects
Experience and comfort in interacting with chief executive officers, government leaders and regulatory bodies.
Demonstrated leadership capabilities and excellent collaboration skills
Purpose driven with solid values and ethical principles
Why work with us
We believe that progress happens by bringing together people from all walks of life who have the drive and the influence to improve the status quo by building awareness and co-operation, shaping mind-sets and agendas and driving collective action. Join us and become a driver for mitigating climate change!
Those interested may apply by writing in to email@example.com.