If you are a young individual aged 18-35 from Africa and actively engaged in developing a climate mobility solution, we invite you to apply for the African Climate Mobility Youth Solutions 2023. Successful applicants have the opportunity to receive funding of up to $5,000 to support their projects over the course of one year.
The Africa Climate Mobility Initiative (ACMI) Youth Forum, in collaboration with the Global Centre for Climate Mobility (GCCM) Solutions Lab, is pleased to announce a call for applications, seeking youth-led projects addressing climate mobility solutions in Africa. This funding opportunity, with the generous support of the Robert Bosch Stiftung, has been established by young people for young people. The initiative is built on the belief in harnessing the potential of the youth and removing barriers to accessing climate finance, all with the goal of creating innovative solutions that enhance climate resilience and support positive adaptation efforts amid the ongoing climate crisis.
ACMI is on the lookout for passionate and committed youth organizations, groups, and individuals with inventive projects that center on climate resilience in regions susceptible to both rapid and slow onset climate events. They are particularly interested in projects addressing the needs of climate migrants, individuals displaced due to climate change, refugees, and those at risk of displacement. Proposed solutions should align with at least one of the following thematic areas:
- Addressing loss and damage
- Climate literacy in disaster-prone and vulnerable communities
- Storytelling and art for climate awareness
- Ecosystem restoration in disaster-prone areas
- Green job creation in vulnerable communities, including IDPs, refugees, migrants, and youth
- Policy and advocacy
Benefits of the Program:
Selected projects will receive funding of up to $5,000 per project.
Applicants must be between the ages of 18-35 years at the application deadline. Applicants must be of African origin to be considered. Migrant and displaced youth living in Africa or who were born in Africa are strongly encouraged to apply. Individuals or groups without a registered organization are encouraged to collaborate with a registered youth organization when submitting their proposals. Applications from other marginalized groups, including disabled individuals, are also welcome. Up to 5 projects will be selected through this process.
- Relevance to Climate Resilience: Proposals should emphasize a strong focus on climate resilience in disaster-prone areas and address the challenges faced by climate migrants, displaced communities, refugees, and individuals at risk of displacement.
- Innovation and Creativity: Projects should present innovative and creative approaches to addressing climate-induced migration and forced displacements in Africa.
- Youth Inclusion and Empowerment: Proposals should actively involve youth-led organizations, groups, or individuals between the ages of 18 and 35. They should demonstrate a commitment to meaningful youth inclusion in policy and practice, empowering young people to be agents of change in addressing climate mobility challenges.
- Alignment with Thematic Areas: Proposed solutions should clearly outline how they contribute to the chosen thematic area(s).
- Feasibility and Sustainability: Projects should be realistic and feasible within the allocated budget and timeline.
- Collaboration and Partnerships: Youth-led organizations and individuals, whether registered or not, are encouraged to collaborate with registered youth organizations.
- Impact and Scalability: The proposals should have a clear impact pathway, showing the potential to make a positive difference in the lives of climate migrants, displaced communities, and vulnerable populations. Additionally, the projects should have the potential for scalability and replication in other regions or contexts, amplifying their impact.
- Monitoring and Evaluation: Applicants should outline means of verification for outputs and impact indicators for outcomes. A clear reporting plan should be provided, including regular progress updates and a final project report.
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