VVExchange Fellowship for Women Leaders, Vital Voices (due 18 May)

Due on 18 May!

VVENGAGE: A FELLOWSHIP TO SUPPORT WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP IN PUBLIC LIFE

https://www.vitalvoices.org/vvengage/

Vital Voices is excited to announce the launch of VVEngage, a signature fellowship to support women leaders working within civil society, the public sector and public-policy making institutions, who are dedicated to making positive change in their countries. Through this fellowship, we aim to increase the capacity, decision-making power and effectiveness of women leaders in public life, shifting culture around women’s public leadership and moving towards equality in public representation globally. With the support of Freeport McMoRan, the fellowship will provide year-long technical training and access to a global network of change-makers in the public sector across the globe…

From national parliaments to local councils, women are underrepresented in policy-making. Their global share in government representation stands at just 19 percent. Without a seat at the table, women don’t have a say in crafting legislation, negotiating peace talks or shaping agendas for future reform. Women who are able to become part of that 19 percent often lack access to opportunities, leadership positions and networks of women counterparts.

Through this fellowship, Vital Voices will support women’s public leadership by enhancing advocacy, leadership, and governance skills with online and in-person trainings by world-renowned experts, such as professors from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. The fellowship will also connect participants to a global network of peers and mentors with whom they can brainstorm and share challenges and best practices…

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Newsletter from Arterial Network, Africa creative civil society network

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Arterial Network is a civil society network of artists, organisations and activists engaged in building sustainable networks, information dissemination, training, policy formulation, advocacy, research and African-centred theory, all geared towards growing and strengthening the cultural and creative sectors in Africa…

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Open Society Fellowship

Applicants for the Open Society Fellowship are invited to address the following proposition: New and radical forms of ownership, governance, entrepreneurship, and financialization are needed to fight pervasive economic inequality.

https://www.opensocietyfoundations.org/grants/open-society-fellowship

This proposition is intended as a provocation—to stimulate productive controversy and debate—and does not necessarily represent the views of the Open Society Foundations. Applicants are invited to dispute, substantiate, or otherwise engage with the proposition in their submissions. Though the proposition deals with economic issues, those without an economics or business background are welcome to apply, provided they have a relevant project in mind.

Once chosen, fellows will work on projects of their own design and passion. At the same time, they are expected to take advantage of the intellectual and logistical resources of the Open Society Foundations and contribute meaningfully to the Foundations’ thinking. Fellows will also have opportunities to collaborate with one another as a cohort. It is hoped that the fellowship will not only nurture theoretical debate but also bring about policy change and reform.
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Scholarship, solar installation (due 21 Feb!)

Are you a female electrical or electronics technician with an interest in Solar installation? Kibera Town Centre has 5 full scholarship opportunities for female electrical/electronics technicians to pursue T1 and T2 Licensed Solar Installers course at Strathmore University for two weeks. If you meet this strict criteria, and you are passionate about solar, and you will be available to attend the training full day for two weeks, text your name to Peter on 0780 * 812 * 883, not later than 1 pm on Wednesday 21st February 2018.

Tuition scholarships for students admitted to African Leadership University, Kigali

The Mandela Centennial Scholarship Programme

African Leadership University (ALU) is proud to partner with the Graça Machel Trust and the Mandela Institute of Development Studies (MINDS) to launch the Mandela Centennial Scholarship Programme, a landmark scholarship that will celebrate the 100th birthday of one of the greatest African leaders of the last century – Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, fondly known as Madiba.

President Mandela firmly believed in the transformative power of education and its ability to bring dignity, self-actualization, and prosperity to Africans. Throughout his presidency and after, he dedicated much of his efforts to ensure that children from all walks of life had equal access to education, regardless of their economic background. The objective of the Mandela Centennial Scholars Programme is to honor President Mandela’s legacy and carry forward the important work he began in education by identifying 100 outstanding young Africans from disadvantaged backgrounds to attend ALU. These students will benefit from a scholarship and unparalleled opportunities for leadership development.

January 2018
Public announcement of scholarship

15 May 2018
Deadline to apply for scholarship

July 2018
Public announcement of Scholars

September 2018
Students begin studies at ALU in Kigali, Rwanda

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Fellowship for techies, DefendDefenders, Kampala

For technologists:

Are you tired of rewriting rules on the corporate firewall?
Designed your last neighbourhood Taqueria logo?
Eyes bleeding debugging your Drupal plugin?
Sliced one too many market analysis segments?

Get away from it all but bring your skills with you. The DefendersTech Program at DefendDefenders is looking for technology professionals to join our team. On this short, costs-covered, secondment to Kampala, Uganda you will help human rights defenders working in the dynamic but turbulent countries of East and Horn of Africa to use technology safely and effectively. You will support and develop the ragtag team of trainers and technologists at DefendDefenders by contributing your unique expertise to our existing projects or begin the development of new ones.

What would I be working on?
DefendDefenders Technology Program works to enable safe and effective usage of technology by human rights defenders in Uganda, Burundi, Rwanda, Tanzania, Kenya, South Sudan, Sudan, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti, and Somalia (including Somaliland). Our programs focus on digital security education and support, documentation and data, web presence, internet freedom/threats research and monitoring, and systems administration. We will find a project that improves or extends our existing activities based on your unique skill set. You will mentor junior professionals in your focus area.

Timing & Duration
Should take place in 2018. We can schedule flexibly. Duration is 1–3 months. We ask you stay a minimum of 5 weeks.

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Opportunities for journalists

One of many active opportunities from IJNet, the international journalists network: https://ijnet.org/en

Cultural journalism fellowship in Colombia

Deadline: JANUARY 11, 2018

Posted on January 03, 2018

Print and digital journalists who are fluent in English and have at least three years of professional experience can apply for a fellowship in Colombia.

The Gabriel García Márquez Foundation for a New Ibero American Journalism (FNPI) and Colombia’s  Ministry of Culture aim to encourage journalists to strengthen their skills in cultural journalism and to narrate cultural stories in English and Spanish.

The fellowship will be held Feb. 28 to March 6 and will bring together journalists from around the world for the 58th Cartagena Film Festival (FICCI) with the aim of delving deeply into the craft of cultural journalism. Fellows will view films and meet directors, actors, and producers. They will share experiences with their colleagues, and above all, will have an opportunity to write under the guidance of prominent instructors.

Fifteen candidates will be selected: five from Colombia, five from Latin America and five from other regions of the world. They will receive roundtrip tickets, accommodations, international medical insurance and some meals.

The deadline is Jan. 11. For more information, click here.