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SOA/EDF Leadership for Climate-Resilient Fisheries Fellowship 2023

Applications for the SOA/EDF Leadership for Climate-Resilient Fisheries Fellowship 2023 are now open.
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Applications for the SOA/EDF Leadership for Climate-Resilient Fisheries Fellowship 2023 are now open.

Sustainable Ocean Alliance and Environmental Defense Fund offer a yearlong Fellowship to early-career entrepreneurs and organizations working on projects anywhere in the world that benefit fisheries and promote their ecological, socioeconomic, and community resilience to climate change.

Fellows receive a grant funding and special access to mentorship and online courses to develop new leadership and technical skills.

Through the fellowship, SOA and EDF aim to build an ecosystem of fisheries-focused leaders who increase resilience to the effects climate change.

Through this program, fellows gain:

A shared understanding of the impacts of climate change on fisheries and how to identify and advance solutions for greater resilience.

Advancements in their climate-resilient fisheries projects, grounded in a strong set of performance indicators that provide metrics around sustainability and resilience.

A stronger foundation of technical and leadership skills.

Benefits

Fellows receive:

A stronger foundation of technical and leadership skills through mentorship, skill building workshops, and online resources from the EDF Fishery Solutions Center.

A common understanding of the impacts of climate change on fisheries and best practices to identify and advance solutions for greater resilience.

Advancements in their climate-resilient fisheries projects, grounded in a strong set of performance indicators that provide guiding metrics around sustainability and resilience.

1:1 Mentorship by request from EDF fisheries experts and SOA mentors.
The opportunity to network and build connections with changemakers around the world.

Eligibility

Open to applicants who

Are 18-36 years old and/or possess fewer than 10 years of relevant experience (this Fellowship is for early-career professionals).

Are affiliated with an organization.
Are proficient in written and spoken English.

Commit to accomplishing and reporting on project deliverables by May 1, 2024.

Commit to attending 4 virtual workshops in June, September, December and March (2024).

Request $5,000 USD or less.

Application

Applicants must take note of the program dates:

Duration: June 1, 2023 to June 1, 2024

December 2023: Progress Report

May 2024: Final Report

Fellows are expected to participate in at least four virtual workshops (specific dates TBD):

June 2023: Kickoff and intro to climate-resilient fisheries principles

September 2023: Alignment, connection, troubleshooting

December 2023: Alignment, connection, troubleshooting
March 2024: Closing and shared commitments

Click here to apply https://web.miniextensions.com/Dj0grLlgCq7MOcSQZRz0?Prefill_Solicitation=LCRF23

For more information, visit, https://www.soalliance.org/climate-resilient-fisheries-fellowship-2023

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