UN Climate Change Fellowship Programme

first_img Similar Stories ← Young Leaders in “the Village of Thinkers” Global Landscapes Forum Social Media Officer +1 Share 0 Reddit Log in to Reply on July 26, 2010 at 11:50 am Tweet 2 thoughts on “UN Climate Change Fellowship Programme” Deadline: 31/07/2010Open to: mid-career professionals from developing countriesAward: Living costsThe United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change offers a fellowship programme. The objective of the fellowship programme is to contribute to building capacity for addressing climate change in non-Annex I Parties, in particular small island developing States (SIDS) and least developed countries (LDCs) Parties, through the development of local professional expertise by: Supporting innovative analytical work on climate change in the context of sustainable development; Promoting a network of experts who can bring creative and innovative options to bear on questions of climate change; Encouraging the leadership potential of young and promising professionals in their fields.Target groupThe programme target group consists of mid-career professionals who are already in a government’s employment and who are nationals of and working in a developing country, particularly a SIDS and LDC Party. While fellowships are awarded to individuals, the need for training must occur within the context of the institution for which an applicant works. The training must help the institution to develop its capacity. This means that the applicants must: Obtain permission from their employer for leave of absence for the term of the fellowship, and provide written certification that s/he will return to the Party’s governmental institution addressing climate change after her/his fellowship for at least six month; Get a written certification from their employer that the subject of the proposed training is relevant to the needs of the organization.This programme is not intended for students, and does not provide financial support for an advanced degree, such as fieldwork for a PhD degree.EligibilityThe fellowship programme is open to individuals working in a broad range of governmental organizations, ranging from educational institutions, research institutes and  ministries.  Candidates must meet the following criteria: Be a national of, and work in an organization located in pre-selected countries/regions; Normally be no more than 40 years of age on the closing date of application; Have preferably completed a Master degree, or equivalent, at the time of application, and a minimum of 3 years of work experience.  Candidates with a first degree and a minimum of five years work experience may also be considered; Have good communication skills in EnglishPriority will be accorded to candidates from SIDS and LDC countries.Opportunities for work projects and working conditionsThere are a wide range of opportunities for fellows in the secretariat.  Work projects may be carried out in any of the secretariat programmes on a number of issues e.g.. future of climate change, technology, financial assistance, inventories, mechanisms, etc…The exact work programme to be pursued will be determined in consultation with each fellow according to her/his own area of expertise and interest.  Once the work programme is determined, the selected fellow will be placed in the relevant secretariat programme, under the supervision/guidance of a programme officer designated by the hosting programme.Fellows are expected to prepare an analytical paper of 20 – 30 pages containing the results of their work at the end of the fellowship period.  The paper should be prepared in English to the extent possible, but may also be submitted in  French or Spanish.  In special cases, the paper may be prepared in one of the other official languages of the UN (Arabic, Chinese, or Russian).  The paper will be reviewed by secretariat staff and the secretariat will maintain publication rights.ConditionsThe fellowship programme annually awards up to five fellowships. Fellowships are awarded for a period of three to six months. Fellowships shall normally begin within six months after the award being offered. Fellowship periods will be individually arranged to accommodate, to the extent possible, the particular needs of each fellow. The award is a fixed, non-negotiable sum which is intended to cover living expenses at the UNFCCC secretariat in Bonn.  In addition, the programme covers travel costs by the least costly route.Each fellow must obtain medical clearance and also provide proof of health insurance with full international coverage before traveling to Germany.  It is the responsibility of the fellow to arrange for insurance against risks occurring during the fellowship. Fellows are responsible for making their own housing and other arrangements, although assistance in securing accommodation may be provided.Accompanying family members will not be covered and are the sole responsibility of the fellow. Fellows are not eligible to apply for advertised positions within the secretariat within six months following the conclusion of their assignment with the secretariat.ApplicationPlease read the Instructions (.pdf) on how to fill the application form (.doc/.pdf)Completed applications should be sent before 31 July 2010 to:Fellowship Programme,United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change secretariatP.O. Box 260124D-53153 BonnGermanyVisit the official website for more information By SICHAMBA MPANDE says: By Mladiinfo says: June 29, 2010 Published by Site Default International Documentary Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) → LinkedIn 0 Dear, please try downloading it again, we checked it and there was no problem with the download. If you still can’t, send us an email on [email protected] so that we could send you the application form. Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. 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Fast-track pilot scheme causes ‘chaos’ at RCJ

first_imgA pilot scheme to test block-listing of fast-track civil cases threw the Central London County Court (CLCC) into ‘chaos’ this week, lawyers have told the Gazette.The scheme, which will run until 11 September at the Royal Courts of Justice, caused lengthy delays when it was launched on Tuesday, with many parties waiting all morning for their cases to be heard.The scheme block-lists fast-track civil cases on an unassigned list in the CLCC in order to ‘maximise’ the number of cases that can be heard in a day. The unassigned list means that no judge is assigned to a case in the hope that one will become free, for example if another case settles.The pilot covers cases from all London county courts as well as suitable cases from some county courts in the south-east.The Gazette understands that on the first day of the pilot scheme 28 cases had been placed on the unassigned list rather than the usual total of around six. One barrister said there was ‘utter chaos’ in the morning as there were ‘nowhere near enough’ judges to hear the unassigned trials. He said that some cases were sent to nearby courts with capacity, such as Clerkenwell, while his case was eventually heard at 2.30pm.Jasmine Murphy, a barrister at Hardwicke, said her one-day hearing which had been listed for 10am was not heard until 4pm when it was adjourned at the request of the opposing side.While there have been some delays in the past due to the unassigned list, there have never been delays to this extent, she said.HM Courts and Tribunal Service said that all cases were ‘dealt with’ by the end of the day. It confirmed that ‘dealt with’ cases include those adjourned. It added that the scheme was run at this time to utilise the spare courtroom capacity at the Royal Courts of Justice during the summer vacation.HMCTS plans to review the pilot at the end of the pilot and get user feedback, but said it was too early to say whether the scheme will be rolled out to other courts if it proves successful. The experiences left some lawyers concerned about how the system would work if it were to be used more regularly.‘I don’t think it’s an efficient system, nor a costs-saving system and it puts unfair pressure on judges, court staff, parties, witnesses and their legal representatives,’ Murphy said.last_img read more

China donates medical supplies, office equipment to African labor unions

first_imgFILE PHOTO: Chinese leaders Xi Jinping, Li Keqiang, Zhang Dejiang, Yu Zhengsheng, Liu Yunshan, Wang Qishan and Zhang Gaoli attend the opening session of the 16th national congress of the All-China Federation of Trade Unions (ACFTU) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China, Oct. 18, 2013. [Xinhua] FILE PHOTO: Chinese leaders Xi Jinping, Li Keqiang, Zhang Dejiang, Yu Zhengsheng, Liu Yunshan, Wang Qishan and Zhang Gaoli attend the opening session of the 16th national congress of the All-China Federation of Trade Unions (ACFTU) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China, Oct. 18, 2013. [Xinhua]The All-China Federation of Trade Unions (ACFTU) donated a consignment of medical supplies to African labor unions here on Tuesday to help fight the spread of the novel coronavirus infections among African workers.The donation made to the Organization of African Trade Union Unity (OATUU) also included office equipment to support the work of the union across the continent.The medical supplies included 20,000 masks, 1,000 bottles of hand sanitizers, office printers, and laptops to be distributed to the worker unions across the continent.In an interview, the Secretary-General of OATUU Arezki Mezhoud said the gesture from “our partners, the ACFTU, will help protect African workers against the pandemic.”“This shows the solidarity which exists between Africa and China and the continuity of the cooperation between African workers and Chinese workers,” Mezhoud said.He expressed gratitude to the government of China for its continued support for OATUU over the decades, including the support to acquire the building which houses the secretariat of the continental workers’ union.“I stand, on behalf of OATUU, and the African workers to thank our comrades from ACFTU for their support. We also thank the government of China for this support and assistance, especially in this difficult time,” the secretary-general added.Related Ebola: China Sends Medical Supplies South African ministers stand in solidarity with Chinacenter_img Facebook opens first African office in Johannesburglast_img read more