The Intergovernmental Science‑Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) invites governments and relevant institutions and organizations to nominate fellows as part of the IPBES Fellowship Programme for the assessment of invasive alien species.
All Governments, relevant institutions and organizations are encouraged to submit nominations. Nominations may be submitted by organizations or institutions, regardless of whether they are admitted to the Plenary of IPBES as an observer.
The IPBES Fellowship Programme targets early career experts who wish to gain experience by participating in the work of IPBES. Selected fellows will take part as authors in the chapter of the assessment they are selected for. Fellows will attend author meetings and receive training to gain an in-depth understanding of the IPBES assessment processes. Fellows will also be paired up with a mentor for the assessment period.
Nominated fellows should have expertise related to the themes and skills required for the chapters of the assessment as set out in its scoping document. They should
- experts on invasive alien species within one or more of the following disciplines: natural sciences, social sciences or the humanities;
- indigenous and local knowledge experts or have expertise in indigenous and local knowledge systems; or
- policy experts and practitioners.
All nominees should have experience in working within interdisciplinary and/or international contexts.
More information on the IPBES Fellowship Programme, including selection criteria and available support to selected fellows, can be found on the IPBES webpage:https://www.ipbes.net/ipbes-fellowship-programme
(Source: IPBES Newsletter)