The Conflict, Security and Development Group (CSDG) at King's College London together with the Africa Leadership Centre (ALC), is pleased to announce a call for applications for the Peace and Security Fellowships for African Women for 2010/2011. These Fellowships are intellectual and financial awards for personal, professional and academic achievements, as well as the recognition of future potential.
From October 2010, the Peace and Security Fellowships for African women will be delivered by CSDG and the ALC, which is an initiative of King's College London.
The ALC aims to build a new community of leaders generating cutting edge knowledge on peace, security and development. To this end, the ALC undertakes to do the following:
The Fellowships bring together African women in the early stages of their careers to undertake a carefully designed training programme in conflict, security and development. This training is followed by an attachment to an African Regional Organisation or a Centre of Excellence to acquire practical experience in the field of peace and security. It is intended that this project will train African women to develop a better understanding of African peace and security issues, in order to increase their participation in conflict management processes and other areas of security concerns for Africans.
The Peace and Security Fellowship Programme for African Women, is designed to expose young professional African women to the complexities of conflict, security and development. The exposure is to equip them for careers in this field by developing their expertise to generate African led ideas and processes of change for addressing challenges on the African continent. The Fellowships especially aim to ground this expertise on peace and security in the pursuit of excellence and integrity.
The Fellowship is conceived against a number of background factors:
This is a one‐year Fellowship, divided into two 6‐month phases. The first phase will be delivered at the ALC, Nairobi and King's College London. Particular aspects of the programme will be delivered at King's College London in London. These include orientation, institutional visits and simulation seminars. The core of the training will be delivered at the ALC in Nairobi and will be led by CSDG and ALC Senior Fellows and designated mentors for the programme consisting of renowned international experts in the field of peace, security and development.
During the training, the Fellows will be encouraged to engage critically with the discourse on conflict security and development in Africa. They will also visit and study institutions working in the field of peace and security in Africa and Europe. This phase will end with a simulation seminar series during which mock conflict management situations will be practiced. In the second phase, Fellows will be attached to an African regional organisation or Centre of Excellence to undertake practical work in the field of peace and security including peace and conflict management processes.
Terms of the Fellowship
Successful Fellows will have the status of full time students on the post‐graduate non‐degree programme at King's College London and the Africa Leadership Centre, Nairobi.
Please, note that any deviation from the Fellowship, except as may be authorised by King's College London, shall affect a Fellow's immigration status. Please consult the British Embassy/High Commission and Kenyan Embassy/High Commission in your home country for more information.
The Conflict, Security and Development Group reserves the right to terminate the appointment in the event of any breach of the conditions of the Fellowship.
This is a fully‐funded* opportunity, and funds will be made available to the Fellows to cover tuition, subsistence in the U.K. and Africa, and all travel expenses related to the programme in both phases. While funding will be made available to pay for accommodation, successful applicants are expected to find their own accommodation both in the U.K. and Africa. Fellows are strongly advised to make all necessary accommodation arrangements prior to taking up their positions on the Fellowship Programme.
To be considered for the Fellowship please e‐mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please ensure all documents are sent in as MS Word attachments in a single email message (separate emails for the same application will not be accepted) or as a single post package and that your name is indicated at the top right hand corner of every page of all documents submitted.
This project is supported by a range of funders including private individuals and the Foundation Open Society Institute. It is subject to continued funding support from all funders.