Apply for Peace and Social Change Fellowship Program!

Deadline: 5 November 2018

The Women, Peace and Security (WPS) program at Columbia University has announced the Peace and Social Change Fellowship Program.

The fellowship is open to grassroots women activists working broadly on issues of peace and security across Africa and will begin with a three-day workshop in Nairobi, Kenya in January 2019. All costs of travel and participation will be covered.

The Peace and Social Change Fellowship is designed to bring together activists, practitioners and academics from across Africa to learn from and with each other, strengthen relationships, and exchange ideas with other grassroots women across the region. Through this program, fellows will also have a platform to increase the visibility of their work and receive six months of ongoing exchange and tailored research support from WPS staff and graduate student researchers.

Eligibility Criteria

The fellowship is designed for women grassroots activists who:

  • Currently work on behalf of an African-based, grassroots-level organization or movement in the area of social justice and social change such as, but not limited to, gender based violence, land rights, climate change, maternal health, etc.
  • Currently reside in Africa
  • Have a history of movement-building or change-making in their community
  • Have some aspect of their work related to the theme of peace and security
  • Are available to travel to Nairobi, Kenya in January 2019 and July 2019 for two three- day workshops
  • Are interested in collaborating with graduate students from The United States to generate research for movement support
  • All levels of experience are invited to apply
  • Are 18 years of age or older
  • Are proficient in English

How to Apply

Applicants can apply online via 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.

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  • Josephine sja says:

    I would like to attend .Iam religious sister .Belongs to sisters of st. Joseph of Annecy would like equip myself to help people living Tanzania

  • Beth Terry Wawira says:

    Hey I learn a CBO in Kenya and am not sure graduate. Can I apply,?

    • Priyanka says:

      Hi Beth Terry Wawira,

      Yes, Kenya is eligible to apply. For more information on eligibility criteria, application process and more, please visit the link given on the last line of the post.

      Good luck!

  • Mamello Mohafa says:

    l am Mosotho lady who holds a diploma in peace Building and Conflict Transformation,,,but l am currently not in formal employment,,,can l attend?

    • Priyanka says:

      Hi Mamello Mohafa,

      For more information regarding eligibility criteria, application process and more, please visit the link provided at the end of the post.

      Good luck!

  • caroline says:

    i am a Kenyan, and a peace practioner in Kajiado and implementing UNSCR 1325 NAP for KENYA , i would like to attend.

    • Priyanka says:

      Hi Caroline,

      Thank you for your interest in the opportunity.

      You can apply for this opportunity if you fulfill the eligibility requirements. To learn more on eligibility criteria and how to apply please visit the link provided at the end of the post.

      Good luck!

  • Angumye Rebecca says:

    Hello, Am Rebecca Angumye from Uganda and I have just recieved this opportunity. Can I send my application? Thanks much

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