Anant National University Ahmadabad, a design specialty university has announced a first-of-its kind Fellowship Program for Climate Action. The Fellowship commences on 10th August 2020 with the objective of nurturing talent to play key roles in driving the solutions to mitigate climate change. The Fellowship is led by Dr. Miniya Chatterji, an award-winning sustainability expert.
Individuals with a track record of implementing solutions for climate change or have transferable skills may apply for the fellowship. There is a special provision for advanced professionals who are well established in their domains but who wish to leverage their skills to scale solutions for climate change, to join the program. Fellows who are advanced professionals, will need to complete only 3 of the total 6 terms of the Fellowship. This will allow them the required flexibility to continue work simultaneously. All fellows will be eligible for a 50-100% scholarship on the fees covering tuition, travel and accommodation.
75% of the Fellowship classes will be held at locations where solutions for climate change are being implemented on the ground and at locations that are hard hit by climate change. Furthermore, all fellows will work closely with a mentor, chosen from an illustrious board of mentors from the world over, such as Laurence Tubiana (CEO of the European Climate Foundation), Adam Werbach (CEO Yerdle), Chetan Maini (founder of Reva), Arunabha Ghosh (founder-CEO of CEEW), Gireesh Shrimali (Stanford University), Amer Vohra (partner, ValueWorks, Zurich), Mustafa Mokass (founder-CEO Beya Capital), Anoop Ratnakar Rao (CEO of ReLife and ex-founder of Naandi).
Centred on a mentor-mentee framework, the program will help Anant National University create a community of climate change trailblazers across multiple sectors, regions, and generations. The Fellowship also 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.
Miniya Chatterji, said, “We believe that there are increasing numbers of individuals utilizing their skills as lawyers, engineers, policy specialists, finance experts, architects, or designers, who wish to counter climate change and are desirous of doing more. The Fellowship for Climate Action will steer the passion and skills of these individuals towards the most critical and urgent solutions to gain further success and scale.”