In 2022/23, all Commonwealth Professional Fellowships are in the thematic area of Clean Energy, Air and Oceans. The following organisations were selected to host Professional Fellows in this area:
Knowledge 4 Change
The impact of the Fellowship programme could be immediate. Not only could it reduce the use of wood and charcoal in cooking (with important impacts on deforestation and tree planting), it also has the potential to improve the respiratory health of women and families and reduce the risks associated with childhood burns.
University of Edinburgh Earth Initiative
Fellowship activities will span issues around clean air, science, technology, innovation and public policy – with an underpinning focus on the intersection between access to clean air and gender.
Lifegate Outreach Centre
Post-Fellowship, LOC plans to create an organised network of Fellows that will promote remote but continuous learning exchange with identified training institutions in the UK. Ultimately, LOC envisages that the Fellowship will enable Fellows to promote solutions that will drive uptake of low carbon and renewable energy technologies and accelerate the pathway towards decarbonisation.
University of Salford Energy House 2.0
The Fellowship will focus on the relationship between the built environment and climate change in Uganda with an emphasis on Clean Air and Clean Energy in public buildings (hospital and schools) and domestic dwellings of low-income households. By connecting Fellows with experience in this field to key actors at Energy House, the Fellowship will identify affordable and sustainable ways of improving the design of new builds and potential adaptations to existing infrastructure in Uganda to reduce energy consumption, increase the use of renewable energy and water supplies, and improve ventilation.
University of Strathclyde
Fellows can expect to develop skills in; ideas generation, collaborating and co-operation; debates; self-study and public speaking. The group has a wealth of ongoing research involving the decarbonising of materials and processes, renewable energy generation through national research centres (PNDC, AFRC and NMIS) and innovation hubs (Glasgow City Innovation District).