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In the programme, participants will learn about climate change, adaptation and mitigation; building scalable and sustainable climate-resilient livelihoods; financial literacy; and climate finance. The training will be conducted over three phases:

  • Phase I – Online Training (September to December 2023): Participants will complete self-paced e-modules on a digital learning platform, join webinars and receive online coaching and mentoring support.
  • Phase II – Self-led Projects and Virtual Boot Camp (December 2023 to January 2024): Participants selected from Phase I will apply their skills and knowledge to self-led projects that address a development challenge or livelihood opportunity and join virtual boot camps.
  • Phase III – Sustainability and Community Leadership Training (February 2024): Participants who reach Phase III will receive additional training in community-building and leadership skills and join a strong network as trainers for future cohorts.

Women and youth from Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe who meet the eligibility criteria are encouraged to apply.

Eligibility Criteria:

Women and youth who:

  • are keen to learn by doing, with a passion for development and information technologies
  • are between the ages of 18 and 35; however, women of all ages are encouraged to apply, as we value your unique experiences and skills
  • have good oral and written English communication skills
  • are computer literate and have access to a laptop and internet
  • understand the primary climate change at your country’s level
  • want to acquire business tools to build a green business
  • are passionate to succeed and make a positive impact on their communities
  • are committed to completing the programme
  • can provide a recommendation letter from an individual with verifiable credentials
  • are (preferably) university graduates

Given the high number of expected applications, UNITAR and its partners will select those with the strongest applications.

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The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) is a dedicated training arm of the United Nations. In 2022, UNITAR trained 396,046 learners around the world to support their actions for a better future. In addition to our headquarters in Geneva, we have offices in Hiroshima, New York and Bonn and networks around the world.

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