Are you a young individual between the ages of 18 and 35, hailing from Africa, and currently developing a climate mobility solution? Then this exciting opportunity is tailored for you.
The ACMI Youth Forum and the Global Centre for Climate Mobility (GCCM) Solutions Lab have announced a call for applications, inviting African youth to submit proposals for climate mobility solutions or projects. Selected projects will have the opportunity to receive funding of up to $5,000 each.
African Climate Mobility Youth Solutions 2023
The main objective of the Youth Forum is to empower young individuals and groups to tackle climate mobility and the difficulties faced by climate migrants and displaced communities in Africa. They are actively seeking passionate and committed youth organizations and individuals who have innovative projects focusing on climate resilience in disaster-prone areas. These projects should aim to address both rapid and gradual climate events and cater to the needs of climate migrants, displaced persons, refugees, and those at risk of displacement.
Ideally, the proposed solutions should align with at least one of the following thematic areas identified by the ACMI Youth Forum:
- Tackling the impacts and consequences of climate change.
- Promoting climate literacy in vulnerable communities and areas prone to disasters.
- Utilizing storytelling and art as tools for raising climate awareness.
- Restoring ecosystems in disaster-prone regions.
- Creating green job opportunities for vulnerable communities, internally displaced persons (IDPs), refugees, migrants, and youth.
- Engaging in policy advocacy related to climate mobility and its impact.
- The chosen project will be granted funding of up to $5,000.
You need to meet the following criteria to be considered for this opportunity:
- To be considered, applicants must be between the ages of 18 and 35 on the application deadline date.
- Applicants must be from Africa in order to be eligible for consideration.
- Migrant and displaced youth currently residing in Africa or those who were born in Africa are strongly encouraged to apply.
- Individuals or groups without a registered organization are advised to collaborate with a registered youth organization when submitting their proposal.
- The program also welcomes applications from other marginalized groups, including disabled individuals. Up to 5 projects will be selected through this process.
The evaluation process will incorporate the following criteria:
- Climate Resilience Relevance: Submissions need to clearly showcase a strong focus on climate resilience in areas prone to disasters, addressing the challenges faced by climate migrants, displaced communities, refugees, and individuals at risk of displacement.
- Innovation and Creativity: Projects should demonstrate innovative and creative approaches in dealing with climate-induced migration and forced displacements in Africa.
- Youth Inclusion and Empowerment: Proposals should actively involve youth-led organizations, groups, or individuals aged 18 to 35. They should illustrate a commitment to meaningful youth inclusion in policy and practice, empowering young people to become agents of change in tackling climate mobility challenges.
- Thematic Area Compatibility: The proposed solutions must be in line with at least one of the designated thematic areas. The proposals should provide a clear explanation of how they contribute to the selected thematic area(s).
- Feasibility and Sustainability: The projects must be realistic and feasible within the allocated budget and timeline.
- Collaboration and Partnerships: Submissions from both registered and unregistered youth-led organizations are encouraged, with unregistered organizations urged to collaborate with registered youth organizations.
- Impact and Scalability: Proposals should outline a clear impact pathway, demonstrating their potential to bring about positive change in the lives of climate migrants, displaced communities, and vulnerable populations. Furthermore, projects should have the potential for scalability and replication in other regions or contexts, amplifying their effectiveness.
- Monitoring and Evaluation: Applicants ought to clearly outline the means of verifying outputs and impact indicators for outcomes. A well-defined reporting plan, including regular progress updates and a final project report, should also be included.
How to Apply For African Climate Mobility Youth Solutions 2023
Complete the provided online application form by furnishing comprehensive details about your project, its objectives, and how it aligns with the criteria set by the fund.
Upload the necessary documents such as a project budget, implementation plan, and any supplementary supporting materials.
For further information visit the official website.
October 30, 2023.
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