Training Support: USAID Adapt Asia-Pacific Project Government Training Financial Support Program

Under a five-year contract with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) that runs through September 2016, AECOM International Development (AECOM) is implementing the USAID Adapt Asia-Pacific Project (hereafter referred to as “Adapt”) to assist eligible countries to gain improved access to finance for climate change adaptation.

The Adapt Project has established a Government Training Financial Support Program, targeting government officials from 13 eligible countries in Asia (Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Laos, Maldives, Mongolia, Nepal, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Timor-Leste, and Vietnam). Interested government staff are invited to apply for training courses being offered by regionally- and internationally-recognized training institutions, and can then apply for Adapt support, which includes airfare, visa, per diem and course fees. Women are strongly encouraged to apply, but this program does not support long-term academic degree programs.

SELECTION CRITERIA
Applications from potential applicants with qualifications identified below:

– S/he must be government staff from an eligible country in Asia. Preference will be given to mid-level or senior government officials from central ministries (e.g., Finance, Planning, and Prime Minister’s Office) as well as major line ministries dealing with key climate change adaptation issues;
– S/he shows potential to have an impact in their home country after completing the training; and
– There should be a clear alignment between the applicants’ roles/responsibilities and the courses provided.

Contingent on available funding, approximately 15 people will be selected each year. Selection will be done by Adapt every two months. About 2-3 applications may be supported in every two-three month selection period.

For more information, eligibility criteria, a list of possible training opportunities, and application directions, visit here

Applications should be sent by email to training@adapt-asia.org with a copy to Ms. Piyachatr Pradubraj, Regional Technical Coordinator, at ppradubraj@adapt-asia.org.