CCC opens nominations for climate, disaster risk reduction scholarship

MANILA – The Climate Change Commission (CCC) is opening the nominations for the Sustainable Leadership Learning for Climate and Disaster Risk Reduction (SLL-CDRR) scholarship program in 2024.

The SLL-CDRR scholarship program is a collaboration between the CCC, Office of Senator Loren Legarda, and Asian Institute of Management (AIM), seeking to enable selected candidates to enroll in the Executive Master in Disaster Risk and Crisis Management (EMDRCM) program.

“This initiative aims to equip leaders with the skills and knowledge to effectively address the challenges posed by climate change and natural disasters, and be able to use them for the betterment of their communities,” the CCC said in a news release.

Scholars will be expected to pursue specialization in climate change adaptation and mitigation (CCAM) and disaster risk reduction and management (DRRM) and produce scholastic outputs aligned with CCC's policy priorities.

To ensure diversity and strategic representation, the CCC is particularly encouraging applications from underrepresented sectors of society such as Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Officers in local government units, women leaders in climate emergency response, leaders from indigenous groups, and sustainability champions in national government agencies.

In line with the commitment to gender parity, at least 50 percent of the scholarship slots will be dedicated to women.

Eligible applicants must possess a strong background in CCAM and DRRM, should be government employees, must not be more than 55 years old, and preferably with supervisory or management experience.

Interested candidates may submit the necessary documentary requirements, including a letter of motivation, official nomination letter, and other supporting documents, to the Asian Institute of Management via email at [email protected]. The nomination period is open until April 20, 2024.

The CCC's selection and nomination committee will conduct the primary screening of applicants. Successful nominees will undergo further admission procedures facilitated by AIM.

The EMDRCM program offers a comprehensive 18-month master’s curriculum focusing on disaster and crisis management approaches in the Asian region. It equips students with theoretical foundations and practical applications necessary for effective disaster risk and crisis management.
For inquiries, interested parties may contact the CCC through email at [email protected] or by phone at (+632) 8420 5515. (PNA)