sharing in governance of extractive industries
The Natural Resource Governance Institute is pleased to announce that it is accepting applications for the 2016 Women Leaders Fellowship. The deadline for application is 30 June 2016.
The program seeks to increase the participation of women in the movement to promote the sustainable management of extractives for the public good. In 2016 the fellowship will be open to applicants from the following countries: Ghana, Iraq, Myanmar, Tanzania, Indonesia, Guinea, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Mexico, Colombia, Mongolia, Nigeria, Libya and Uganda.
In a field where the meaningful participation of women is often missing, this program is uniquely designed to create leaders that are confident engaging in technical debates on the extractive industries. The Women Leaders in Extractives Fellowship enables civil society activists to develop knowledge and skills through a tailored training program, which could include one of NRGI’s training programs, and a practicum supervised by an expert mentor that will bridge the coursework and the fellow’s advocacy work. Trainings will give fellows a solid background in issues related to natural resource management. Fellows will be expected to complete background reading, communicate regularly with their mentors, and participate actively and constructively in any courses attended. In the practicum segment, fellows will undertake a short project that demonstrates their increased level of analysis in a topical issue for their country. NRGI will support fellows financially to complete their project over a period of three months. Fellows will return to their home organizations or coalitions better equipped to take their campaigns to a more technical and informed level and share new knowledge with their colleagues. Fellows’ travel, course tuition and accommodation will be paid by NRGI as part of the fellowship.
The NRGI fellowship is for women civil society activists who will be able to immediately apply this knowledge in their work. Successful candidates must have background in development issues related to extractives to engage in nuanced discussions about policy and its application. They should also hold a role in a relevant organization or coalition, which will enable them to promote direct change as a result of the experience.
The successful candidate will have, at a minimum:
an undergraduate degree
a background or proven interest in research, monitoring and activism around extractive revenue, legal and fiscal regimes, and/or transparency
a dedicated commitment to return to their country and their current campaigns
diplomatic skills in order to constructively engage in debate with different stakeholders
excellent English skills
the explicit support of their current home organization to pursue all aspects of this fellowship
For more information and to apply please check the web page.
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