Deadline: 10 March 2019

The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) has launched the Call for Applications for the 2019 edition of its Fellowship Programme.

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 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.

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.

Eligibility Criteria

  • 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 1st 2019 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 1st 2020 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.

How to Apply

Applicants can apply online via given website.

For more information, please visit https://www.unaoc.org/2019/02/call-for-applications-2019-fellowship-programme/

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