2015 USIP Generation Change Nigeria Program for Emerging Civic Leaders – Kampala, Uganda

2015 USIP Generation Change Nigeria Program for Emerging Civic Leaders – Kampala, Uganda

Deadline: April 13, 2015

Applications are invited for the Generation Change Nigeria Program taking place in Kampala, Uganda from June 16-18, 2015. This is a Conflict Resolution & Leadership training program for emerging civic leaders. The program is sponsored by the United States Institute of Peace (USIP), an independent, nonpartisan institution established and funded by Congress to increase the nation’s capacity to manage international conflict without violence.

The Generation Change program provides leadership and conflict resolution training in order for participating emerging leaders to increase their resilience and have a greater impact on their respective communities. The Generation Change’s Nigeria leadership development program will provide participants with leadership and conflict resolution training 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.  Additionally, the training will enable participants to build a network of civic youth leaders in their region and internationally. 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.

Benefits

USIP will pay for participant airfare, lodging, meal, and visa expenses.

Eligibility

In order to be eligible to participate in the program, candidates:

  • Must be between the ages of 18-35
  • Must have had residence in Nigeria for 3+ years
  • Must have a leadership role in a community organization
  • Possess a willingness to participate and learn from peers and facilitators
  • Must have a passport that is valid until December 2015

Application Requirements

Submission should include

  • A completed application form via Survey Money.
  • An updated C.V. e-mailed to GenChange@usip.org
  • A scanned copy of a valid passport e-mailed to GenChange@usip.org

Please e-mail all attachments in one e-mail to GenChange@usip.org. The e-mail subject line should read: LAST NAME, GC application.

Incomplete applications or missing materials will not be considered. Applications will be accepted no later than April 13, 2015 at 17:00 (GMT -4:00). All inquiries should be sent to GenChange@usip.org. Selected participants will be notified by email by May 10, 2015. If you are not notified by this time, you have not been selected.

For more information and to start your application, visit Generation Change Nigeria Program.

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