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Deadline: March 10, 2019 23:59 (CET)| Apply here
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Eligibility: Participants between 25 to 35 years old, from the Middle East, North Africa, Europe and North America, with a strong interest in intercultural exchanges

UNAOC Fellowship Programme 2019

The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) is pleased to launch the Call for Applications for the 2019 edition of its Fellowship Programme.

The Call is open to participants between 25 to 35 years old, from the Middle East, North Africa, Europe and North America, with a strong interest in intercultural exchanges.

The role of women in peacemaking and conflict prevention

The theme of the Fellowship 2019 is “The role of women in peacemaking and conflict prevention”. Candidates must be able to present professional achievements in these fields.

The Call will lead to the selection of a group of 12 young leaders from Europe, North-America (EUNA) on one end, and a group of 12 young leaders from the Middle East and North-Africa (MENA) on the other end. Participants from each geographic area will travel to their counterparts’ region for two weeks.

Why participate?

The goal of the Fellowship is to challenge perceptions and deconstruct stereotypes by providing participants with first-hand exposure to cultural diversity.

In every country they visit, UNAOC Fellows will interact with a wide range of local stakeholders. Together, they will explore opportunities for intercultural collaboration and exchange ideas and good practices on the role of women in peacemaking and conflict prevention.

Who should apply?

The jury will be looking for candidates with a strong interest in learning more about other cultures and societies. To be selected, participants should also express their motivation in developing cross-cultural collaboration with peers and partners from different countries.

The jury will also be assessing professional accomplishment in the fields of gender in connection with peacemaking or conflict prevention and will look for applicants with potential in shaping opinion and taking strong initiatives within their community.

Benefits of applying

All selected youth participants will be provided with:

  • Round-trip travel (international or domestic flight, economy class) to the city of the face-to-face workshop as well as to the city of the symposium
  • Shared accommodation (double-rooms), with a participant from the same gender, in the city of the workshop and the city of the symposium
  • Meals and coffee breaks during the official duration of the workshop and the symposium
  • Shuttles or reimbursement of transportation to/from the airport and hotel in the city of the face-to-face workshop and city of the symposium

Eligibility

To be eligible as EUNA candidates, applicants must be:

  • Nationals from the United States, Canada, or a country member of the Council of Europe (plus Belarus)
  • Born between January 1st 1984 and December 31st 1994
  • Fluent in English
  • Working directly in the fields of gender AND peacemaking or conflict prevention
  • In possession of a passport valid at least 3 months beyond July 2019 (October 1st2019 and beyond)
  • Must not have participated in any of UNAOC programmes before
  • Available to travel for a period of 15 days in June or July 2019 as scheduled by UNAOC. Final dates will be confirmed 4 weeks before departure

To be eligible as MENA candidates, applicants must be:

  • Nationals from Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Iran, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, State of Palestine, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, or Yemen
  • Born between January 1st, 1984 and December 31st, 1994
  • Fluent in English
  • Working directly in the fields of gender AND peacemaking or conflict prevention
  • In possession of a passport valid at least 6 months beyond November 2019 (May 1st2020 and beyond)
  • Must not have participated in any of UNAOC programmes before
  • Available to travel for a period of 15 days in October or November 2019 as scheduled by UNAOC. Final dates will be confirmed 4 weeks before departure

Interested in applying for the UNAOC Fellowship Programme 2019? Register your participation by following the application link and taking the suggested steps.


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