In partnership with the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the Global Consortium on Climate and Health Education (GCCHE) at Columbia University, the IAI has opened the call for "Climate, Environment and Health Responders in the Americas: Mobilizing transdisciplinary knowledge and training for policy action.”
The program has three phases: a series of live virtual lectures, an in-person regional grant development workshop, and seed grants. Support will be provided for course participants through one-on-one mentoring by regional experts.
The first phase will begin in mid-September 2022 with a free-of-cost course in English and Spanish (with interpretation), and lead to a certificate issued by the IAI and GCCHE. The objective of the course is to enhance the capacity of professionals and institutions across the Americas to address challenges at the intersection of climate, environment and health (CEH).
The target audience includes decision- and policy-makers, implementers and practitioners, working at the nexus of climate, environment, and health who are interested in gaining skills in the transdisciplinary (TD) approach and development of science-policy projects, such as: government officials at the national and sub-national levels; members and leaders of communities, and civil society; knowledge users, and researchers addressing key sectors (medicine, epidemiology, public health, environment, climate, weather/meteorological services).
Individual applicants and team member leads must be based in an IAI member country. Additional collaborators may be based in other countries. The list of IAI member countries can be found here https://www.iai.int/en/structure/focal-points. The call is open until August 1, 2022.
Information for applicants and Q&A: https://www.iai.int/en/post/detail/CEH-responders-in-the-Americas
Recording of the info session on June 24: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vO8HwLTnrJA