Educator Training for

Young Climate Authors

About Young Climate Authors 

We strongly believe that in order for children to get engaged with climate change and to commit themselves to a lifetime of action, they need to see their voices recognized, affirmed and amplified from an early age.  The Young Climate Authors (YCA) is a book authoring program which teaches  children how to write storybooks on climate change. The outcomes of the program are in line with UN SDG 4 (Quality Education), SDG 13 (Climate Action) and SDG 17 (Partnerships for Goals) & ESD. 45 child-authored books have been published through this and related programs. Browse the books here.

About the Educator Training 

The educator training equips adults to implement the Young Climate Authors Program with children and youth.  The 12 week, fully online course will cover the following topics: 

Course Dates: 


Instructor Profile

Aneesa Jamal is an experienced educator with over 15 years experience. Aneesa was the founder of Al Qamar Academy, an innovative micro-school. She is a CEE-Change Fellow with the North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE). Aneesa holds certifications from Cornell University & National Geographic & is a Climate Stories Ambassador. Under her mentorship, students have written over 50 story books, won national level awards and been published in children’s magazines. Aneesa is an alumna of Smith College & University of Washington. She is currently persuing her PhD in Curriculum & Instruction at the Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. Her work can be read here.


From the Last Program...

What our participants had to say..

As a University professor teaching language and literature courses to a largely indifferent STEM audience,  this course has reinstated my belief in the necessity and power of storytelling. A story is not just a beautiful expression of human emotions but a veritable call to action, to which  this course is a fitting testament!

Elizabeth Varkey, Professor, Christ University, India

I understand climate change and marginalization are interlinked with each other and this course aims to address the vulnerability of the society affected by climate change.  This course makes people think, understand and co-create an action plan to mitigate the risk in a very simplified manner, not digging into too scientific things & jargons.

Theo Stephens, Founder, RHEADS, India