GENERATION CHANGE: A Program for Emerging Civic Leaders
Application for Conflict Resolution and Leadership Training
Due: April 13, 2015
The United States Institute of Peace is an independent, nonpartisan institution established and funded by Congress to increase the nation’s capacity to manage international conflict without violence. USIP aims to “think, act, teach, and train” across the spectrum of international conflict prevention, management, and resolution and to help societies in the period of post-conflict stabilization. Learn more about USIP at http://www.usip.org/about-us.
ABOUT GENERATION CHANGE
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 trainings 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 region of focus. Trainings also expose participants to experts in the fields of leadership development and conflict resolution.
Generation Change Fellows support each other using social media. Fellows circulate resources, share programming updates, discuss thematic content, upload photos, and plan project collaboration via the Generation Change Facebook pages, a private list serve, and Twitter (@GenerationChg).
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. They reside in the Middle East and Africa.
ABOUT THE TRAINING
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.
USIP will pay for participant airfare, lodging, meal, and visa expenses.
Please review all eligibility requirements before you apply. In order to be eligible to participate in the program, candidates must:
• 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.
Learn more about USIP: http://www.usip.org/about-us.
USE THIS LINK TO APPLY AND FOR DETAILS: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GCNigeria