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Climate Leadership Fellowship
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About the Climate Leadership Fellowship

Climate change impact is ravaging the world. In Nigeria, its impacts have led to severe cases of drought, desertification, flooding, and disruption in rainfall patterns. These impacts adversely affect man’s health, wellbeing and environment. Agricultural yields have been heavily affected causing high poverty rate in the north. Extreme flooding, disease spread through contaminated water is reported in the south. It is in recognition of this that the Climate Smart Nigeria in partnership with Glow initiative for Economic Empowerment with support from Access Bank PLC is investing into a new generation of young energy leaders to lead change for energy transition vis-a-vis climate action across Nigeria.

The Climate Leadership Fellowship (Special edition for Energy Leaders) is designed to provide expert training fellows who are within or are passionate and willing to make a difference in clean cooking, clean energy, solar power, waste to energy sectors on concept and applications of renewable energy for a better climate.

After training, all fellows will then Adopt a School where they will teach climate change and renewable energy helping to groom young ones who will promote a climate resilient nation. All fellows will receive a climate education toolkit for teaching in schools and a certificate of climate leadership.

Benefits of the program

• Provide expert training on climate change advocacy in relation to clean energy transition and leadership to promote national climate resilience.

• Expose young people to the various opportunities within the renewable energy sector.

• To establish Green Clubs across two hundred secondary schools in Nigeria’s six geopolitical zones

• To train and mentor two hundred young Nigerians as climate change educators in year 

• To train 20000 secondary school students as climate champions through the fellows Adopt a School and Teach climate change in year 1

• To provide internship and work experience for trained climate advocates through the Adopt a School

• To invest in and Promote a climate resilient energy sector

• Build two hundred sustainability and climate smart schools across the six geopolitical zones


  • • In a year the CLF will train 20000 students of secondary schools and mentor 200 climate educators.

    • We estimate to train 140, 000 students as climate champions and 1, 400 climate educators in the next seven years.



Program Outline

  • – This program includes three-week intensive expert training on climate change for all select fellows
  • – Each week course block include an expert live class
  • – All fellows who complete the intensive training will receive the climate education toolkit and taught how to use it
  • – Afterwards, fellows will Adopt a School where they will teach climate change
  • – Fellows will teach climate Change using the toolkit in select schools for a four week period
  • – Fellows will implement a climate data policy in the schools and communities where they will work and on social media
  • – Fellows will create climate change leadership clubs in the schools where they will work
  • – Fellows are encouraged to demonstrate innovation in the school community where they will work by carrying out small climate change project to drive home their teaching including implementing the climate data policy
  • – Top 5 fellows will win the Climate Champion Award

Participants are expected to:

  • Commit 5 hours per week to the expert training and LIVE calls
  • Adopt a school and complete the four-week program teaching climate change in schools
  • Demonstrate innovation during the Adopt a School


Eligibility (who can apply)

Youth aged (22 – 35)

Graduated from University

Its OK if you're not a part of an organization



Demonstrated leadership for climate change and renewable energy

Passion to promote awareness for climate change

Selected applicants should be available and willing to teach climate change within their communities using provided toolkit, participate in the climate leadership expert training, submit a fellowship workplan and be available for all virtual meetings.

Part of a growing environmental/renewable energy organization or involved/interested in a renewable energy business (serving Corp members with interest in renewable energy can apply)

From any part of the world but resident in Nigeria


Glory Oguegbu

Pioneer / Program designer

Wilfred Okeke

Program officer

Eugene Ijere

Project Assistant

Emmanuel Arowojolu

ICT and Digital Communication Manager

Contact Information