The Malawi Scotland Partnership (MaSP) is a Malawian-owned and Malawian-led network, which exists to support and develop Malawi’s civil society links with Scotland, thereby enhancing the cooperation between Malawi and Scotland Government on one hand and the global North and South on the other. MaSP also coordinates, represents and supports the many people-to-people and community-to-community links between Malawi and Scotland.

2050 Climate Group (2050CG) is an award winning Scotland based youth-led charity focused on empowering young people to tackle climate change. 2050 Climate Group has been working to empower, equip and enable Scotland’s young leaders to take action on climate change since 2014.

The MaSP in collaboration with 2050CG have been implementing the Malawi Climate Leaders’ Project since September 2018. The project finished Phase 1 in April 2021 and Phase 2 is set to start in August 2021. The project aims to equip young Malawians with opportunities to increase their knowledge on climate change challenges and develop the skills necessary to tackle them. It engages and educates young climate leaders: empowering them to be confident, capable leaders who are prepared to take action through influencing policymakers, engaging with their communities and developing initiatives which will create long-lasting change towards a sustainable future for Malawi.

The project is looking to recruit 25 young people to join a vibrant and passionate team of 50 other Young Climate Leaders. The successful candidates will undergo training to be challenged to propel a movement on climate change issues on a personal level, around their peers as well as their communities and beyond. They will also be linked to the National Youth Network on Climate Change and will be co-supervised by MaSP and the National Youth Council of Malawi.

Do You Have What it Takes?

  1. Are you aged between 18 and 35?
  2. Are you passionate about the environment, do you understand the challenges around climate change and do you want to be involved in a climate action project?
  3. Have you ever launched, contributed to, or taken the lead in climate change initiatives or can you show a great involvement in climate change or environmental sustainability in another way?
  4. Are you ready to undergo an intensive transformation and leadership journey in climate action?
  5. Are you excited about shaping a long-term plan on tackling climate change and would you benefit from developing the leadership skills and moral imagination to make it happen?

Climate Change Young Leaders:

  1. Come from diverse cultural, geographic and socioeconomic backgrounds
  2. Are passionate about tackling climate change issues in their community through their work or personal life
  3. Can be working as an individual or part of a team/organization
  4. Can articulate issues eloquently and have functional spoken and written competency in the English language
  5. Must be individuals who can show clear commitment and drive for involvement in this climate action project even though they might not currently be engaged in any climate change initiatives.
  6. Girls, women, People Living with Disabilities, People with Albinism and youth from rural areas are strongly encouraged to apply.

Mode of Application

  1. Download and fill the application form Here
  2. Record a short video of yourself (less than 3 minutes) in either Chichewa or English presenting your name, previous experiences and why you think you should be a Young Climate Leader.
  3. Send your completed application form and video via Whatsapp to +265998231044

Deadline: 3rd August, 2021 by 7pm.

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