Generation USIP Change Fellows Program

USIP Generation Change Fellows Program

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The Generation Change Fellows Program (GCFP) aims to help civically engaged youth leaders develop their ability as peacebuilders in their communities. The two-year Fellowship provides participants with the additional skills, knowledge, support, and resources they need to increase their resilience as peacebuilders and civic leaders, manage conflict at a local level, and increase the effectiveness of their peacebuilding programs by providing training in effective leadership, conflict management, and prejudice awareness and reduction; providing online courses and other resources; and fostering a global learning community.

Fellows in Generation Change program between the ages of 18 and 35. They hold positions of leadership in civic groups and are actively trying to improve their community. Through their demonstrated devotion to their job, the Fellows have won the trust and legitimacy of their community.

About the USIP

The United States Institute of Peace is a nonpartisan, independent organization founded and funded by Congress to improve the country’s ability to handle international conflict without resorting to violence. USIP’s mission is to “think, act, teach, and train” across the spectrum of international conflict prevention, management, and resolution, as well as to assist societies in their post-war recovery.

Training Program

In order for these emerging leaders to build their resilience and have a bigger influence on their individual communities, the five-day program will provide training in effective leadership, conflict management, and bias awareness and reduction. The training will provide a safe environment for participants to share ideas, learn new skills, engage in constructive conversations, and gain a better understanding of conflict resolution, particularly as it pertains to their own country. Participants will also get the opportunity to meet professionals in the domains of leadership development and conflict resolution.

Participants will join Generation Change’s worldwide community of young civic leaders after finishing the training and will have access to USIP’s different resources. USIP will cover the costs of travel, housing, meals, and visas for participants.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Must be of Nigerian origin.
  • Must currently live and work in Nigeria.
  • Must be 18-35 years old. 
  • Must be able to read, write and speak English. 
  • Must have founded a peacebuilding organization or have worked in a leadership role in an organization that does peacebuilding work for at least 3 years. 
  • Must possess a willingness to participate and learn from peers and facilitators. 
  • Must be able to travel and fully commit to the program between April 25-May 1, 2022. These dates may change depending on restrictions related to COVID-19. 
  • Must have a valid ID to travel.

Application Process

Application Deadline: Friday, February 18 at 5:00pm Nigeria Time

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