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who are already implementing solutions to mitigate climate change or are desirous of leveraging their skills to do so.
knowledge, mentorship, leadership and change management skills, hands-on experience, and ultimately a leadership role in the field of climate change solutions.
In 2021-22, the Anant Fellowship for Climate Action received 2703 applications from 50 countries for 20 seats. The cohort comprises 24 Fellows from 13 countries of which 37.5% are women. Age is no bar at the Fellowship. The youngest member in the cohort was 16 years old at the time of enrollment and the oldest was 63 years old. These passionate individuals are an eclectic mix of individuals with academic and practical experience in areas such as microbiology research, biodiversity conservation, AI and data science, environmental activism, corporate sustainability, agriculture and marine ecosystems, to name a few.
There is an unprecedented level of climate anxiety around us. While it is good that more people are aware of climate change, we would like to shift the focus to offer people ways to be part of the solution.
The mission of the programme is to create a community of climate change trailblazers who collaborate and cross-pollinate each other’s work with ideas and expertise from across sectors, regions and generations.
The Fellowship offers a powerful combination of knowledge and mentorship. The curriculum covers three pedagogical pillars – technical knowledge, change-maker skills and personal development, divided into six terms that last two-months each.
Fellows work directly with mentors to power up big successful solutions which adequately negate the impact of climate change. The Fellowship presents a different discourse on climate change, given that poverty alleviation and access to basic food and shelter, in addition to climate change, are challenges that India and many other parts of the world deal with. Anyone in the world can register as a student and learn remotely, as well as collaborate with the community of fellows and mentors to be a part of the solutions for climate change, thus enlarging the scope of climate education.
After the completion of the Fellowship, Fellows are poised to take on leadership positions in the USD 3 trillion climate change industry. They are also invited to remain members of the Anant Fellowship for Climate Action community.
The academic year for the Anant Fellowship for Climate Action commences on 12th October 2020, with a context-setting term. In this term, fellows understand the context of climate change from a global and local perspective. They get the opportunity to recognise oneself with self-growth modules and receive personalised coaching sessions on leadership.
Fellows learn concepts related to Carbon Accounting, Carbon Market, Green Finance, Waste to Wealth, Artificial Intelligence and Robotics in addition to self-growth modules and personalised leadership coaching sessions.
Fellows learn about the carbon-intensive industries and sectors such as automotive, building/construction, manufacturing, energy, food & agriculture and fashion industry. Additionally, they learn about organisational change along with personal coaching.
Fellows learn about areas of policy and concepts such as poverty alleviation, food and shelter, the epistemology of sustainability, climate change policy and politics, journalistic reporting on sustainability and basic theories of development economics and choose to specialise in a specific industry or policy area. In addition, Fellows learn more about organisational change and get personalised support for life and career post-fellowship.
Term 5 focusses on mentorship activities, and the Fellows will get an opportunity to work in her/his mentor’s organisation which will coincide with the industry/policy area that the fellow chose in term 4. They receive personalised training to define their unique leadership path in addition to pre-recruitment support (employment contracts, role/salary negotiation, entrepreneurship/intrapreneurship)and more.
The Anant Fellowship for Climate Action programme ends on 30 September 2020. In the last term, Fellows learn to implement the knowledge gathered over various terms. The study about common goods like air, water and land along-with food security and population. Fellows also receive personalised pre-recruitment support (employment contracts, role/salary negotiation, entrepreneurship/intrapreneurship) and more.
The Anant Fellowship for Climate Action is a member of MIT Solve, an initiative of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA, with a mission to solve world challenges. The Fellows will be involved in various initiatives by MIT Solve all through the year.
Terra.do is an online climate school and community developed with the objective of building a global professional community of climate change problem solvers. The course, ‘Climate Change: Learning for Action’ is a 12-week interactive climate Bootcamp that gives a deep and strategic overview of all things about climate.
We endeavour to include as many people who wish to be part of the solution to climate change. The Fellowship programme has been designed with the option of flexible classes such that candidates can study or work at the same time as learning with the fellowship. There are no age, degree, or background criteria to apply for the Fellowship.
Below are the application round deadlines and respective application outcome dates for the Fellowship programme’s selection cycle:
|Round||Deadline (11:59 pm IST)||Outcome|
|Round 1||28th February||15th March|
|Round 2||30th April||15th May|
|Round 3||30th June||15th July|
The Following is the selection process for the Fellowship:
Stage 1: Online application
Stage 2: Online interviews – technical and behavioural
An applicant can apply only once a year.
Do note that at the time of joining, original certificates of your education and work experience are required to be submitted for verification.
The programme is conducted in two separate tracks both having the start and end dates as same and same curriculum focus.
Track 1: Join the fellowship full time in the Year-Off track. The programme fee for this track is Rs 5 lakhs.
Track 2: Join the fellowship part-time as an Advanced Professional. The programme fee for this track is Rs 7 lakhs. Fellows opting for this track will be provided with a customised experience to make up for the three terms they will miss.
Fellows must let us know which terms they will attend 3 weeks prior to the commencement of the Fellowship programme. Please note it is mandatory to attend a minimum of three terms in the Advanced Professional track.
We will also customise your interactions with the mentors and coaches to suit your availability.
The programme is conducted in two separate tracks. They start and end at the same time and follow the same curriculum. Need-based scholarships are offered.
The Fellowship for Climate Action tackles the unprecedented level of climate anxiety by offering you ways to be part of big solutions to mitigate climate change. You will work directly with mentors to power up sustainable, successful solutions to adequately negate the impact of climate change.
The Fellowship presents and facilitates for you a different, unique, and rounded discourse on climate change. The program curriculum is designed such that your growth is maximised, not hampered, due to online learning thanks to our partnerships with online learning platforms such as terra.do. You can register from anywhere in the world and learn remotely while collaborating with our growing community of Fellows and Mentors.
We offer a powerful combination of in-depth knowledge and mentorship. Our curriculum covers three pedagogical pillars – technical knowledge, change-maker skills, and personal development. You will encounter these pillars over six terms of two months each.
You will also be continuously mentored by experts while keeping in schedule with the established curriculum.
We offer you the chance to take on leadership positions in the USD 3 trillion Climate Change industry while also remaining an active member of the Fellowship for Climate Action community.