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People Powered Climate Democracy Accelerator 2024 (10,000 USD grant)

People Powered Climate Democracy Accelerator 2024 (10,000 USD grant)

Climate change is a global issue affecting every aspect of our modern society, from declining agricultural productivity, rising sea levels, drought, forest fires and catastrophic flooding. To tackle the climate crisis, governments have a mandate to enable and encourage citizens, civil society, activists and more to participate in shaping and implementing climate policies. By expanding public participation and bringing marginalized voices into decision-making, governments can create climate-focused policies that are equitable and responsive to community needs.

About People Powered

People Powered is a global hub for participatory democracy - the direct participation of community members in making the policy decisions that affect their lives. We build the power and impact of organizations and leaders around the world who are building a more participatory democracy, through programs such as participatory budgeting, participatory policy-making, participatory planning, and citizen assemblies. We’re like a global union for participatory democracy workers. We began to grow the organization in 2019, launching a Global Participatory Budgeting Hub as a fiscally spons... continue reading

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People Powered Climate Democracy Accelerator

Application Deadline27 Jun 2024
Value10,000 USD
Country to studyUnited States
TypeFellowship
Course to studyView courses
SponsorPeople Powered
GenderMen and Women

Aim and Benefits of People Powered Climate Democracy Accelerator

The Climate Democracy Accelerator (CDA) is a six-month, practice-oriented training and support program that prepares members to plan and implement an inclusive and participatory process for a just climate transition. Participants will develop a project to implement a climate-focused participatory program that addresses the needs and voices of local communities.

Benefits

Selected applicants will have access to a dedicated mentor to guide the development of their program, along with:

  • Step-by-step resources such as the Participation Playbook , our interactive, online tool for designing participatory programs. 

  • Practice-oriented live sessions and online courses.

  • A 10,000 USD implementation grant.

  • The opportunity to apply for an additional 20,000 USD award for the best project developed by program participants.


People Powered Climate Democracy Accelerator Courses


Requirements for People Powered Climate Democracy Accelerator Qualification

People Powered is looking for government and civil society leaders to form a new cohort of innovators interested in launching participatory programs to shape climate policy in areas such as clean transportation, renewables, decarbonization and energy efficient homes, air pollution, agroecology and more.

The program is open to applicants from all over the world, with space for 15 participants per cohort.

Interview date, Process and Venue for People Powered Climate Democracy Accelerator

To be selected for this program, applicants must be governmental institutions, civil society organizations or non-governmental organizations.

Program timeline: 

  1. May 8 — June 27, 2024: Applications are open until June 27, 11:59 pm UTC (check your timezone here).

  2. July 2024: Selected participants are notified. 

  3. August — September 2024: Due diligence and onboarding.

  4. October 2024: Program begins.

  5. March 2025: Program ends.

  6. April — June 2025: Participants share learnings.

  7. July 2025 — September 2026: Participants implement their action plan.


Application Deadline

June 27, 2024


How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to People Powered on forms.gle to apply

Applications are open!

Read through the program requirements and selection criteria below, complete the application form and submit the required documents by June 27, 2024, 11:59 pm UTC (check your timezone here).

For more details visit: People Powered website.

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