The Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF) Youth Fellowship Program is a seven-month capacity-building program designed to help youth leaders in CVF countries become active players in decision-making and policy discussions.

Championed and spearheaded by the Youth Climate Reality Leaders in the Philippines, the program aims to support the CVF by empowering a new generation of climate negotiators, policymakers, and lobbyists with the skills and knowledge to influence climate policy discussions across all levels.

The CVF is an international partnership of countries highly vulnerable to a warming planet. It is comprised of 68 countries representing some 1.74 billion people from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Barbados, Benin, Bhutan, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Chad, Colombia, Comoros, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Fiji, The Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jordan*, Kenya, Kiribati, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Pakistan, Palau, Palestine**, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Philippines, Rwanda, Saint Lucia, Samoa, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Tanzania, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Viet Nam, and Yemen.


Are you a young climate leader aged 18 to 30 with a passion for making a difference?  This program is for you if you:

  • are a citizen of a CVF member country
  • can secure an endorsement from your country’s UNFCCC Focal Point/Head of Delegation for a COP29 accreditation badge
  • are currently working or volunteering with a youth-led or youth-serving climate organization
  • can attend the entire UN Climate Change Conference (COP29) in Baku, Azerbaijan from 08 to 25 November 2024
  • have excellent written and verbal skills in English
  • hold a passport valid until November 2025