Applications called from Madheshi youth for a climate fellowship grant

Nepali Yuwa in Climate Action and Green Growth project areas. Photo: Youth Innovation Lab
Nepali Yuwa in Climate Action and Green Growth project areas. Photo: Youth Innovation Lab

Kathmandu, April 26

Youth Innovation Lab, a not-for-profit civil tech company, has called applications from selected young people from eight districts of the Madhesh province, for a climate fellowship grant.

The applications are called from the youth from Loharpatti (Mahottari), Ishwarpur (Sarlahi), Haripur (Sarlahi), Garuda (Rautahat), Phatuwa Bijayapur (Rautahat), Suwarna (Bara), Prasauni (Bara), Bahudarmai (Parsa), and Pokhariya (Parsa) for the Nepali Yuwa in Climate Action and Green Growth (NYCAGG) project.

Under this climate fellowship grant support, recent graduates (mostly engineers, environment, and climate change graduates) will be stationed at local municipalities to work together with local governments to strengthen the disaster and climate-related plans and policies and enhance the knowledge and skills of provincial and local governments in DRRM and climate change.

Each will be given Rs 300,000 for the project.

The company says the project is led by Youth Innovation Lab (YI-Lab) in the consortium of Restless Development, CREASION, and CDMS through the financial support from the European Union. The project promotes Nepali youth inclusion in climate action and green economy in the post-Covid recovery of Nepal through their engagement in disaster and climate governance, entrepreneurship, and advocacy.

The application call for the grant ends at 5:00 pm on May 7. Interested youth can visit the website of NYCAGG-Climate Fellowship and fill in the information of the application comprising personal information, a motivation letter stating the interest and qualification, a CV/resume and a recommendation letter from an academic institution or workplace, and submit the online application.

The company had launched similar fellowships in the past also.

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