Second Cohort for the AFAS scholarship program on Nature Based Solutions regarding Climate Change Adaptation and Biodiversity Conservation in African Savannas. Application deadline: 30TH April 2023 (11:59 PM UTC) Applications for the AFAS Master’s program should be done electronically either at University of Nairobi or Université Félix Houphouët-Boigny (but not both).  



The African Climate and Environment Center – Future African Savannas (AFAS) part of the Global Centers for Climate and Environment program of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). AFAS is hosted conjointly at the University of Nairobi (UoN) with its Institute for Climate Change and Adaptation (ICCA) in Nairobi, Kenya and the Université Félix Houphouët-Boigny (UFHB) with its African Centre of Excellence on Climate Change, Biodiversity and Sustainable Agriculture (CEA-CCBAD) in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. AFAS aims to address climate change adaptation and biodiversity conservation in West and East Africa’s savannas. AFAS complements the already existing expertise in the regions with a new and innovative component on the science-policy-practice interfaces to co-produce capacity development and research outputs that are relevant to policy and practice and implementable for the public and private sectors. AFAS will establish synergistic South-South and South-North partnerships, building upon the long-standing collaboration of UFHB and UoN with the Universities of Bonn (UoB) and Cologne (UoC) in Germany. For this master’s program, AFAS through UoN and UFHB are inviting applications for a total of 20 fully funded fellowships for the second cohort starting in September 2023. Selected students will participate in specially curated master’s courses within the core focus of AFAS. The topic of the Masters thesis will be also related to the AFAS research scope on Climate, Ecosystem Services and NbS in African Savannas. The Masters thesis and all AFAS-related coursework will be conducted in English language.


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