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Open call for fellows to take part in the upcoming IPBES nexus and transformative change assessments
The IPBES fellowship programme provides an opportunity for outstanding early-career individuals from all backgrounds and disciplines working on biodiversity and ecosystem services to participate in IPBES assessments. The fellows gain first-hand experience in participating in major multidisciplinary scientific assessments while working with, and being mentored by, leading experts. The programme is an integral part of IPBES work on capacity-building, and aims at developing the capacities of fellows in undertaking assessments, thus creating a pool of experts suited for contributing to future assessments and promoting the work of IPBES in their home countries and institutions.
Opportunity Information

Detailed Opportunity Information

Candidates should be in the early stages of their careers, indicatively not older than 35 years of age and preferably not more than 5-7 years after having completed their academic degree. They should have expertise in one or more disciplines within natural science, social science or humanities, represent or have expertise in indigenous and local knowledge systems, and/or be policy experts and practitioners. Candidates will be selected based on their merit and academic qualifications and in their individual capacity as experts, with the view to achieve disciplinary, gender and geographic balance.
To apply to become a fellow follow these steps: Contact your organization and/or the IPBES national focal point in your country and ask them to be your nominator. Log-in to the IPBES website with your IPBES user (If you haven't got a user already you can make one in two minutes). Fill in the application form at the bottom of the application page (you are welcome to apply for both assessments): Nexus assessment: Application as a fellow for the nexus assessment | IPBES secretariat Transformative change assessment: Application as a fellow for the transformative change assessment | IPBES secretariat.

Fellowship-programme (https://ipbes.net/ipbes-fellowship-programme)

Linkages to CBD Initiatives
1. Awareness of biodiversity values
2. Integration of biodiversity values
4. Use of natural resources
5. Loss of habitats
7. Areas under sustainable management
8. Pollution
10. Vulnerable ecosystems
12. Preventing extinctions
13. Agricultural biodiversity
14. Essential ecosystem services
15. Ecosystem resilience
19. Biodiversity knowledge
Scientific and Technical Cooperation
Biodiversity for Development
Chemicals and pollution
Climate Change and Biodiversity
Ecosystem Approach and Restoration
Gender and Biodiversity
Health and Biodiversity
Traditional Knowledge, Innovations and Practices
Sustainable Use of Biodiversity
Contact Person
Pending Approval
IPBES Office

Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services
Platz der Vereinten Nationen, Köln
Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen
53113, Germany

: tsu.capacitybuilding@ipbes.net
: +49 228 815 0570 |
Primary Organization
Pending Approval
Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES)
Platz der Vereinten Nationen, Köln
Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen
53113, Germany

: secretariat@ipbes.net
: +49 228 815 0570 |

Contributing Organization(s)