Applications Open for Women’s Land Rights Visiting Professionals Program (VPP)!

Deadline: 20 August 2017

The Landesa Center for Women’s Land Rights is inviting applicants for its Visiting Professional Program (VPP) to cultivate a network of qualified practitioners from around the world who are strongly committed to strengthening women’s land rights at local, national, regional, and global levels.

The program begins with a five week period of intense training, mentoring, and sharing with gender and land tenure specialists at Landesa’s global headquarters in Seattle, USA. The program will be held April 1 – May 5, 2018. Participants will join Visiting Professionals Program alumni, including women’s land rights practitioners from the public sector, civil society, and academia.

Goals

  • Enhance participants’ capacity
  • Reinforce their commitment to strengthening women’s land rights
  • Foster their ability and motivation to participate in a global women’s land rights network.

Benefits

The program covers the cost of tuition, obtaining a US visa, roundtrip flights, airport transfers in the US, lodging, and public transportation and provides a modest stipend for food and other living expenses.

Eligibility Criteria

  • All applicants must be currently based and working in India, China, Myanmar, Liberia, or Tanzania.
  • Professionals currently working in-country for national or international organizations, NGOs, academic institutions, government agencies, etc.
  • Practitioners, policy advocates, community organizers, educators, and other development professionals strongly committed to strengthening women’s land rights
  • Professionals with at least five years’ development experience, with two of those years focused on issues related to land tenure or women’s rights
  • Professionals with advanced English proficiency skills (speaking, reading, and writing)

How to Apply

Interested applicants must download the application form via given website.

Eligible Countries: India, China, Myanmar, Liberia, or Tanzania.

For more information, please visit Visiting Professional Program.

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