The Climate Research Workshop offers a unique training experience for individuals aged 18-26 from Africa who are passionate about addressing climate change issues. This 6-month program is designed to equip young participants with the knowledge and skills needed to become independent researchers in the climate space through intellectual development, capacity building, knowledge sharing and training sessions.

The program will reshape the perspectives of young individuals in Africa regarding climate change. Rather than being viewed solely as a problem, it presents an opportunity for participants to make a meaningful impact and contribute to positive change in the climate landscape.


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.


Young Scholars must:

  • Demonstrate commitment to addressing climate change in their community;
  • Be between the ages of 18-26 at the start of the workshop (March 1, 2024);
  • Be fluent in spoken and written English;
  • Be a STEM field graduate or undergraduate.;
  • Commit to completing the workshop by August 30 and mentoring others after the workshop;
  • Have access to the 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).

Selection Process

Program Timeline

  • January 4th, 2024: Climate Research Workshop opens;
  • January 30th, 2024: Climate Research Workshop Closes; 
  • February 10th, 2024: Shortlisted participants Interviews;
  • February 15th, 2024: Acceptance sent out;
  • February 20th, 2024: Confirmation of acceptance;
  • March 1st- May 30th 2024: Scientific Research Training;
  • June 1st- June 30th 2024: Climate Change Knowledge Training;
  • July 1st- August 30th 2024: Collaboration and Mentorship;
  • March 2024 – August 2024; The Climate Research Workshop entire duration.

Method of Application

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  1. The application must be filled correctly and in English
  2. The application include:
  • General information 
  • Background and experience
  • Essay Questions

For More Information,

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Application Deadline: January 30, 2024.