Griffith University electrical and electronic engineering student Angus Brawley has been selected as one of 13 new Global Voices Scholars.

Mr Brawley will join the COP27 UNFCCC Climate Talks delegation in Egypt this November, after attending high-level meetings with Australian Government officials, academics, and policy experts at the Global Voices National Conference in Canberra.

“I’m absolutely thrilled to have been selected as a Global Voices Scholar to attend the UNFCCC COP27 in Egypt later this year,” Mr Brawley said.

“I believe climate change is one of the greatest threats and challenges of our time and am very excited to learn more about international and domestic policies, and observe the policy-making processes related to climate mitigation and adaptation, particularly renewable energy and disaster resilient grids.

“To have the opportunity to be among prime ministers and presidents and a lot of decision makers at the national level… it’s hard to put it into words… I’m still in shock but am really grateful to be able to observe how these countries negotiate together and to have the access behind closed doors that very few people have.

“It’s a fantastic opportunity.

“For someone like myself interested in climate change and policy it doesn’t really get much bigger than this.”

Global Voices’ Chief Executive Officer Mary Nega said a multitude of very compelling applications were received for the last recruitment round.

“From a very competitive pool of applications, our selected scholars demonstrated genuine passion for the purpose of their respective delegations,” she said.

“We were particularly impressed with their propensity to take their learnings through the program and share them with their communities on their return.”

The Global Voices Scholarship is fully funded by Griffith University and includes all domestic and international flights, accommodation, breakfasts, insurance, and registration fees, with the Trimester 2, 2022 Scholarship Program consisting of three core components:

  • Participation in the Global Voices Policy Fellowship
  • The Global Voices National Conferencein Canberra
  • Attendance at the UN Climate Negotiations (COP27) in Egypt
13: Climate Action
UN Sustainable Development Goals 13: Climate Action