EcoSciGen Climate Research Workshop 2024

Deadline: 30th of January, 2024

The Climate Research Workshop provides a one-of-a-kind training opportunity for Africans aged 18 to 26 who are passionate about tackling climate change concerns. Through intellectual growth, capacity building, information sharing, and training sessions, this 6-month program is meant to provide young participants with the knowledge and abilities needed to become independent climate researchers.

The program will influence the way young people in Africa think about climate change. Rather than being considered only as a problem, it provides individuals with a chance to have a significant effect and contribute to positive change in the climatic environment.

The EcoSciGen Climate Research Workshop begins with scientific research training: a beginner-friendly tri-monthly training designed to equip them as expert writers and science communicators.  Following the research training, there will be a climate change training in which participants will gain a thorough understanding of climate change and its intersections. These training sessions will last 4-months, after which participants will collaborate to carry out research related to climate change to be published in peer-reviewed journals for another 2-months.

  • Scientific Research Training (3 months): Participants will be trained on research design, literature review, data collection and analysis, effective writing, communication, and project management. Young scholars will be provided with the tools and resources to carry out independent research. Through this training a new generation of researchers will emerge- people who will move from words to action.
  • Climate Change Knowledge Training (1 Month): Participants will be trained on concepts like the history of earth processes, earth history and processes, physical science of climate change, and climate solutions. Through the virtual training program, which includes diverse speakers, workshops and group work, participants will come together to find solutions and further our scientific understanding of climate change.
  • Collaboration and Mentorship (2 Months): To improve their skills and put their knowledge into practice. Participants will collaborate with their respective backgrounds to write a research paper aimed at addressing climate-related issues. Participants will be mentored and supervised by academics who will oversee their work during this time.


Young Scholars Must:

  • Demonstrated commitment to addressing climate change in their community;
  • Be between the ages of 18-26 at the start of the workshop (March 1st, 2024);
  • Be fluent in spoken and written English;
  • Be a STEM field graduate or undergraduate.;
  • Commit to completing the workshop by August 30th and mentoring others after the workshop;
  • Have access to internet, email to allow for consistent communication with the EcoSciGen team and mentors for the duration of the workshop;
  • Adhere to the Climate Research Workshop graduation guidelines (to be provided upon acceptance to the program)


Submit a completed application on or before Thursday, January 30th, 2024, 11:59PM (WAT)

Click here to apply

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