ALC announces Peace and Security Fellowship for African Women 2019-2020

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Deadline: 30 April 2019
The African Leadership Centre (ALC) is pleased to announce a call for applications for the Peace and Security Fellowship for African Women for 2019/2020.
This Fellowship is an intellectual and financial award to those who are able to portray convincing demonstrable or potential capacity to bring about intellectual, policy or other change in their field. The Fellowship is a postgraduate non-degree programme and does not lead to an academic qualification.

The ALC aims to build a new community of leaders generating cutting edge knowledge on peace, security and development. To this end, the ALC undertakes to do the following:

  • Create an enabling environment for ideas that are grounded in African realities.
  • Provide space for interaction with role models.
  • Build capacity for independent thinking.
  • Expand the knowledge base to develop transformational ideas that can be nurtured to create visions of change.
  • Create opportunities to transfer knowledge to achieve multiplier effects for communities.
  • Connect with processes nationally, regionally and globally, especially in the field of peace and security.
  • Build lasting partnerships that will maintain an African-led vision of change.

Funding

  • This is a fully funded opportunity, not including any visa application and processing costs. Funds will be made available to the Fellows to cover tuition, subsistence in the UK and Africa, and travel expenses related to the programme in both phases.
  • 1 While funding will be made available to pay for accommodation, successful applicants are expected to find their own accommodation both in the UK and Africa.
  • Fellows are strongly advised to make all necessary accommodation arrangements prior to taking up their positions on the Fellowship Programme.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates must be female citizens of African countries.
  • Successful candidates must hold valid travel documents prior to acceptance.
  • Candidates must have knowledge of, or experience of women’s rights, gender and development issues.
  • Candidates must be able to demonstrate a commitment to contribute to work on peace and security in Africa.
  • Candidates must be able to demonstrate capacity to undertake research on issues relating to peace and security in Africa.
  • Candidates must demonstrate commitment to the core values of the programme:
  • Independent thinking, Integrity, Pursuit of Excellence, and Respect for diversity in all its forms.
  • Candidates must have a relevant institutional base and be endorsed by an organisation with which they have been involved for at least two years. Exceptional candidates without such organisational ties may be given special consideration.
  • Candidates must have a demonstrable plan for how to utilise knowledge gained in the Fellowship upon return to their countries and/ or organisations.
  • Candidates must hold a Master’s or Bachelor’s degree with an equivalent level of professional experience.
  • Candidates must be fluent in spoken and written English.

How to Apply

  • Applicants can apply online vuia given website.
  • Eligible Countries: Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cape Verde, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Cote d’Ivorie, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
  • For more information, please visit https://africanleadershipcentre.org/index.php/2014-10-22-15-41-35/non-degree-awarding-programmes

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