The ACU and the British Council have partnered to establish the Commonwealth Futures Climate Research Cohort, supporting 26 rising-star researchers to bring local knowledge to a global stage.
This unique and diverse cohort are working to build international collaborations and engage with experts to influence issues related to climate and environment in their communities and beyond.
The cohort convenes researchers with expertise in a range of disciplines, and who have a deep understanding of communities disproportionately impacted by climate change. Reflecting the diversity of the Commonwealth, members of cohort are based at 25 ACU member universities from 16 countries. During the programme, the 26 researchers have attended a series of expert-led workshops, designed and delivered a series of peer-led research-to-action projects, benefitted from mentorship by senior academics and experts in the sector, and identified opportunities to further their engagement with global climate stakeholders.
By supporting the development and retention of research leaders, the ACU-British Council partnership works to build a more equitable research landscape, ensuring that university research continues to thrive, inspire action, and play an essential role delivering impactful climate solutions across the Commonwealth.