​​​​​​​2023 Climate Academy - Call for applications

Stage I: 11 to 15 September 2023, online
​​​​​​​Stage II: 25 to 29 September 2023, in-person in Dakar, Senegal

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2023 Climate Academy
"Supporting community choices in a changing climate: learning from planned relocations"


The growing frequency and severity of negative climate change impacts have given rise to concerns about the long-term habitability of climate change “hotspots” for populations around the world. Differences in culture, circumstance, and identity condition how communities and individuals within them perceive and respond to climate change risks and impacts, what they consider makes a place (in)habitable, and their perceptions of mobility. People-centered research, policy, and practice is needed today to identify and establish the processes and conditions allowing people to move out of harm’s way in a dignified manner.

Whether communities choose to move now or later, all together or in groups, close or far, to one or more destinations, careful planning and profound participation is required. At the same time, planning is required if people decide to adapt and stay, for circumstances may change and/or people change their minds. We invite applications which address the prospect of community-led relocations at one of three interconnected scales. Work at each scale will need to pay special attention to community involvement and leadership in decision-making; as well as to communication, bridge-building, and the identification of responsibilities across scales.


​​​​​​​Application process: 

  • 23 February 2023: Call for applications
  • 31 March 2023, 20:00 (CET): Application deadline
  • 2 May 2023: Notification of acceptance

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