AFoCO Fellowship Program

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Meet Our Fellowship Officials

Get to know about our Fellowship Officials and their experiences


Fellowship Officials build lasting, sustainable partnerships and create an institutional environment that promotes mutual understanding and respect for different cultures.

AFoCO offers regular opportunities for government officials from Parties to work in the Secretariat through its Fellowship Program. The Program functions as a channel for effective communication and helps strengthen understanding between the Secretariat and the Parties for the fruitful achievement of AFoCO’s goals. It is a mutually beneficial arrangement which allows Fellowship Officials to gain valuable working experience in an intergovernmental organization and have more opportunities to widen their networks, while enabling the Secretariat to benefit from their expertise and skills.

Fellowship Officials are assigned to work at the Secretariat for a 6-month to a 1-year term. The involvement of Fellowship Officials in day-to-day tasks essential to the operation of the Secretariat not only improves the management of AFoCO-related activities and projects but also fosters closer cooperation between Parties and the Secretariat.

Eligibility & Selection Criteria

  • Nomination from the Representative of the Party
  • Active government officials of the Parties
  • A minimum of 5 years of work experience in the governmental institutions of the Parties
  • Academic background in forestry and/or forest or environment-related fields
  • Fluent in both spoken and written English
  • Good health
  • Junior staff preferred

* No limitation of age

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