Application Deadline:February 7, 2020 at 17:00 (GMT -4:00)
The Generation Change Fellows Program (GCFP) is dedicated to strengthening the capacity of civically engaged youth leaders as they emerge as peacebuilders in their communities. By delivering training in effective leadership, conflict management, and prejudice awareness and reduction; providing online courses and other resources; and fostering a global learning community, the two year Fellowship gives participants the additional skills, knowledge, support, and resources needed to increase their resilience as peacebuilders and civic leaders, manage conflict at a local level, and increase the effectiveness of their peacebuilding programs.
Generation Change Fellows are between 18 and 35 years old. They hold leadership roles within civic organizations and are actively working to positively impact their community. The Fellows have earned trusted and legitimacy within their community through their demonstrated commitment to their work.
The five day program will deliver training in effective leadership, conflict management, and prejudice awareness and reduction in order for these emerging leaders to increase their resilience and have a greater impact on their respective communities. The training will provide a safe space for participants to share ideas, gain new tools, practice constructive conversations, and better understand conflict resolution, especially as it relates to their country. It will also expose participants to experts in the leadership development and conflict resolution fields.
Upon completing the training, participants will join Generation Change’s global community of emerging civic leaders and will have access to various resources provided by USIP. USIP will pay for participant airfare, lodging, meal, and visa expenses.
Criteria to Apply
Must be of Ethiopian origin.
Must currently live and work in Ethiopia
Must be 18-35 years old.
Must be able to read, write and speak English.
Must hold a leadership role in an organization that does peacebuilding work.
Must possess a willingness to participate and learn from peers and facilitators.
Must be able to travel and fully commit to the program between April 25-30, 2020.
Must have a passport that is valid through December 2020.
1. Submit the written application using Survey Monkey
2. Upload and submit an updated curriculum vitae or resume and a scanned copy of passport information page
Applications will be accepted no later than February 7, 2020 at 17:00 (GMT -4:00). Incomplete or late submissions will not be considered.
Selected participants will be notified by email by March 15, 2020. If you are not notified by this time, you have not been selected.