AFAS

The African Climate and Environment Center – Future African Savannas (AFAS) is hosted conjointly at the Université Félix Houphouët-Boigny (UFHB) with its African Centre of Excellence on Climate Change, Biodiversity and Sustainable Agriculture (CEA-CCBAD) in Côte d’Ivoire and the University of Nairobi (UoN) with its Institute for Climate Change and Adaptation (ICCA) in Kenya.

AFAS complements the already existing expertise in the regions with a new and innovative component on the science-policy-practice interfaces to co-produce capacity development and research outputs that are relevant to policy and practice and implementable for the public and private sectors. AFAS will establish synergistic South-South and South-North partnerships, building upon the long-standing collaboration of UFHB and UoN with the Universities of Bonn (UoB) and Cologne (UoC) in Germany.

AFAS will link with CEA-CCBAD’s MSc program on Climate Change, Biodiversity and Sustainable Agriculture and with ICCA’s MSc program on Climate Change Adaptation by adding an additional focus on the potential of Nature-based Solutions (NbS) to address climate change adaptation and biodiversity conservation in West and East Africa’s savannas. For this program UFHB, UoN and AFAS are inviting applications for a total of 20 fully funded fellowships.

AFAS is one of the Global Centres for Climate and Environment funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).

Link to the AFAS call for applications Côte d’Ivoire

(the call for Côte d’Ivoire is closed)

Link to the AFAS call for applications Kenya

(the call for Kenya is closed)