In 2021, FEBA kicked off a Fellowship program, serving as a short-term placement for students and junior professionals to work with established FEBA thematic Working Groups to support the research, drafting and coordination of technical documents through synthesis of information from FEBA members. FEBA fellowships provide valuable experience and networking for young professionals and students pursuing new careers in adaptation, and the Fellowships further serve to accelerate FEBA’s youth engagement.
See below for a brief synopsis of FEBA fellows.
Current FEBA Fellows
NbS in Humanitarian Contexts Fellow
Jennifer Hoffman is guiding development of guidance and toolkit for implementing Nature-based Solutions (NbS) for disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation in humanitarian contexts for the NbS in Humanitarian Context Working Group.
More shared, cross-network and inter-institutional research, learning and advocacy is needed to transform how humanitarian aid and development is done, to better consider nature based solutions and environmental safeguarding as a core component and strategy. As such, designed to serve as a companion guide to Sphere, which sets the standards for humanitarian action, this guidance will identify best practices for planning, designing, implementing, and monitoring NbS approaches in affected communities as part of preparedness, response, recovery, and long-term resilience strategies.
Fellow on Biodiversity, Climate Change, One Health, and Nature-based Solutions
Stéphie-Anne Dulièpre is assisting the expert working group (EWG) on Biodiversity, Climate, One Health and Nature-based Solutions to develop an annotated outline and support the co-Chairs in the drafting of a technical publication on the integration of Health in Nature-based Solutions in line with a One Health approach. Stéphie-Anne is also conducting research and an academic literature review, interviews, synthesization of research and assist in collecting feedback and research into technical publication.
FEBA Fellow Alumni
Urban EbA Fellow
Antonio Arce Romero supported the Urban EbA Working Group in the development of a technical publication that collects knowledge and evidence of urban ecosystem-based adaptation projects in the Global South, with a focus on climate justice.
Alongside an analysis of 31 practical examples of urban EbA interventions, six in-depth case study narratives are further explored through multimedia StoryMaps. By analysing the surveyed case studies through the lens of the EbA Social Principles, this paper demonstrates the potential of EbA interventions to deliver climate-just outcomes for urban areas in the Global South.
This paper demonstrates EbA interventions’ potential to deliver climate-just outcomes for urban areas in the Global South. The technical paper is available to download here and the case study StoryMaps are viewable here.
More information (including announcements for future Fellowship opportunities) will be posted here.