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Apply for the NDC Financing Fellowship Programme (NDC-FFP)

Brief Description

Nationally determined contributions (NDCs) are central to achieving the long-term goals of the Paris Agreement. NDCs embody each country’s efforts to address climate change. NDC-FFP, funded by the International Development Research Institute (IDRC), supports, promotes and trains exceptional individuals from policy and research who are interested in further:

  • enhancing their knowledge and skills on financing NDCs,

  • to build leadership in NDC finance for enhanced sharing of knowledge and good practices,

  • contributing to webinars, blogs, publications, reports and journal articles on NDC finance,

  • continuous online discussions, network opportunities and access to international professional networks of peers and leaders in climate change and finance.

  • Promote dialogue and peer learning among researchers and policymakers on best practices on NDC financing


  • Up to 50 scholarships for a six-months e-learning certification course on Financing NDCs (Certified Expert in Financing NDCs)

  • Best performing 20 candidates qualify for further training and workshops during on-site events on emerging topics and leadership skills in Frankfurt and Nairobi.

  • 2-months internship for one researcher per cohort

  • Guidance by internationally recognized trainers and experts in NDC finance

  • Regular dialogue sessions and peer learning through the Africa Research and Impact Network (ARIN) webinars.


NDC-FFP supports, promotes and trains exceptional citizens or individuals working from Sub-Saharan Africa (applications from English- or French-speaking Lusophone candidates are also welcomed) from research and policy. For the first cohort, applicants should be proficient in English (both written and oral).


The application deadline is July 31st, 2020 (11:59 pm CET).

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