2019 Renewables Academy EnerTracks Fellowship Programme
Deadline: February 3, 2019.
Informed specialists play a crucial role in tackling global climate issues and shaping tomorrows energy systems. To foster international expertise on how to domestically address the energy transformation in low- and middle-income countries, Agora Energiewende in cooperation with the Renewables Academy (RENAC) has developed a training programme: EnerTracks.
EnerTracks encourages independent thought and supports institutions working in the field of energy transformation worldwide. This training programme provides important insights into the many facets of what it means to promote the transformation of the energy systems. Participants can learn directly from Agora Energiewende experts, join study tours and discussions with key German energy stakeholders, and receive tailored online courses. The aim of the programme is to enhance the expertise of climate and energy transformation specialists for a sustainable tomorrow.
A multi-disciplinary approach on how to tackle climate change and the energy transformation globally through practical lessons, academic training and one-on-one coaching.
A small group of four to six fellows is invited to come to the Agora Energiewende office in Berlin, Germany. Over the course of six weeks, the fellows have the unique opportunity to learn directly from in-house energy experts on why, how and when an independent organisation can support the energy transformation.
We are looking for dynamic, engaged and driven individuals working in the power sector who possess a high degree of intellectual curiosity with a sincere interest in tackling climate change issues and the energy transformation in their home country. Further selection criteria include:
- Be a national of one of the eligible countries (List of Eligible Countries)
- Be currently employed and with at least two years of professional experience at the time of application
- Be in the ages of 25-35 years
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from an accredited university, in economics, environmental science, engineering, political science, or similar (Master’s degree preferred)
- A strong understanding of power systems, energy economics, and climate and energy policy
- Familiarity with policy instruments and energy transition policy processes
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English
- Ability to think conceptually and globally about a broad range of climate change and energy transformation issues
- Adaptable and resilient in an ambiguous and dynamic environment
- A high level of intellectual curiosity and humility
Each fellow participates in the training sessions that are prepared and held by Agora Energiewende energy experts in Berlin, Germany. These sessions cover a variety of topics such as energy markets, least-cost planning, and research methodologies, among others (see full course list here). Supplemental online and reading material as well as group discussions complement each of these sessions.
Furthermore, fellows also benefit from one-to-one mentoring from Agora Energiewende experts. With the support of their mentor, each fellow tackles one specific transformation topic that they choose in advance. The topic should be relevant from the perspective of the fellow’s own organisation, with the intention of transferring the achievements into their domestic work.
- 40 hours of teaching sessions (see course list here: EnerTracks Fellowship Course List)
- 40 hours individual reading in preparation for each session
- 10 hours of one-on-one mentoring
- 10 study tours in and around Berlin, including executive leadership seminars at the LEAD Academy, focused field visits, seminars, and discussions with key German stakeholders
- Access to the EnerTracks alumni network
- Financial support, including a travel grant, fully-covered living accommodations, fully-covered transportation tickets, a daily stipend for food, and available office space
To apply for the Fellowship Programme, please prepare the following documents in English:
- letter of motivation
- curriculum vitae / resume
In the letter of motivation, please explain why you would like to be considered for this fellowship and present a domestic energy transformation topic which you would like to explore with your mentor while in Berlin, Germany.
Please upload your application in a single PDF file by February 3rd, 2019 to the following Cloudlink:
Please use the following wording to name your PDF file:
Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, with a priority deadline of February 3, 2019. The application period remains open until filled.