2022 EcoChampions Climate Education Leaders Fellowship for Emerging Climate Change Education Leaders in Africa.

Deadline: May 12, 2022.

EcoChampions is excited to launch the CLIMATE EDUCATION LEADERS FELLOWSHIP.

First, of its kind in Africa, the Climate Education Leaders Fellowship is a 2-month immersive programme for emerging Climate Change Education Leaders in Africa. With a firm focus on building a network of individuals leading the charge to develop and implement innovative solutions to the most pressing crisis, EcoChampions aims to train 5,000 individuals across Africa to become effective “Climate Education Leaders” by the year 2050. 

Combining knowledge, expertise and mentorship, the program is designed to equip the next generation of informed, knowledgeable and prepared young leaders who will demonstrate the courage, commitment, and passion to advancing the use of education to address the climate crisis and environmental justice issues. Through the fellowship’s workshops, mentorship sessions, and live chats, participants will acquire the requisite knowledge, skills, and networks they need to raise awareness and influence public opinion of the climate crisis and effectively pressure key stakeholders including policymakers, to act on bold just climate solutions. 

In the Program, participants will

  • Connect with leaders in the Climate change field and get career insights for growth. 
  • Design and run an onsite climate education project in any community of their choice.
  • Engage in online workshops led by experts that will cover topics spanning Climate Education, creating sustainable change, and new media for change. 
  • Gain leadership, innovation and communication skills  
  • Engage in peer to peer break out sessions and idea exchange 
  • Have the opportunity to engage with professionals in the Climate Education space.
  • Get a first-hand insight into how environmental change is made locally and globally, directly from experienced professionals.
  • Be connected with a professional mentor to provide career advice and guidance.


Participants must be able to;

  • Commit at least 2-3 hours per week for the duration of the fellowship.
  • Attend ALL sessions 
  • Complete at least one climate education related actions in their communities and provide proof e.g photos, posts and videos 
  • Participate in a dedicated WhatsApp platform where all information and programmes for the fellowship will be shared.
  • Actively participate during all sessions


This program is designed for anyone

  • who resides in Africa and is passionate about Climate change, and environmental education
  • who wants to take a leading role in tackling climate change using Climate education as a tool.
  • who is between 18-35yrs 
  • who can dedicate at least 2-3hrs a week for the 8 weeks duration of this program.
  • who is be available to carry out at least one climate education project in a community of their choice during the fellowship.


  • All participants who successfully finish the program and carry out the required project will be awarded a certificate from EcoChampions
  • All participants are inducted as EcoChampions after the successful completion of the fellowship.
  • The best two projects  will receive $100.


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