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|| Call for Applications: Mentoring for Research Programme (2019 Cohort)
|| The International Support Network for African Development (ISNAD-Africa)
|| The International Support Network for African Development (ISNAD-Africa) invites applications from graduate (master’s and doctoral) students in universities across all African countries for the 2019 Cohort of its Mentoring for Research Programme.
ISNAD-Africa is youth-led initiative committed to raising global and multi-stakeholder support for clean energy transition and climate resilience in Africa through a multidisciplinary network of various stakeholders active in sustainable energy, environment, and climate fields across the globe.
The Mentoring for Research Programme (MRP) is an online technical assistance
programme aimed at knowledge generation and bridging the human capacity gap required to fast-track clean energy transition and climate resilience in Africa. MRP establishes structured and thematic mentoring relationships between master’s and doctoral students in African universities, and experienced researchers and professionals in world-class institutions and organisations such as Harvard University, IPCC, Chatham House, IRENA, EU Joint Research Centre, University College London, McGill University, University of British Columbia, University of Waterloo, among others in over 30 countries. The mentoring programme will help students (mentees) complement the supervisory support they will receive from their
institution-based supervisors, among other benefits.
Students admitted to the programme (mentees) are those who are conducting research on sustainable energy, environment and climate change topics in any discipline (Technology, Sciences, Arts, Law, Social Sciences, Environmental Design and Management, Agriculture, Health Sciences, ICT, among others) during the mentoring year. In commencement of the programme, mentees will be trained via webinars on sustainable energy, environment and climate change with emphasis on the concerns in the African context. As an impact and knowledge transfer mechanism, each mentee will be required to execute a self-proposed Energy, Environment and Climate Change (EEC) Outreach which will be funded by ISNAD-Africa. The EEC outreach will be targeted at various people groups as a knowledge transfer mechanism to further promote EEC
awareness and education in Africa.