sharing in governance of extractive industries
The Revenue Watch Institute (RWI) and the Oil for Development Program (OfD) of the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation are pleased to announce that we are accepting applications for the 2013 RWI Petrad Fellowship. The deadline for application is June 12th2013. The program seeks to accelerate civil society leaders’ effectiveness in promoting the better management of oil, minerals, and gas for the public good. In 2013 the Fellowship will be open to civil society activists from the following OfD countries: Afghanistan, Angola, Cambodia, Ecuador, Iraq, Lebanon, Liberia, Mozambique, Nicaragua, Nigeria, São Tomé e Principe, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Sudan, Timor-Leste, Uganda, and Vietnam.
The Petrad Fellowship aims to enable fellows to return to their home organization or coalitions equipped to immediately take their campaigns to a more technical and informed level and share this knowledge with their colleagues over time. By targeting leaders in the movement, this program aims to quickly raise civil society’s ability to engage in technical debates surrounding extractive industries.
Fellows in this 8 week program will be sponsored to attend a course in Stavanger, Norway on Petroleum Policy and Natural Resource Management run by PETRAD (www.petrad.no).There are two 8 weeks programs running in parallel; "Petroleum policy and resource management" and "Petroleum development and operations". Fellows will automatically be enrolled on the Petroleum policy and resource management stream; unless a solid reason is provided for why the alternative program is better suited for their needs as accountability actors in a particular context.
This intensive course spanning the entire extractive industries value- chain is usually only open to senior government officials. To help bridge the knowledge and skills gained in this course to their work in their home country, the fellows will be provided with a mentor before, during and after the coursework. Fellows will be expected to conduct the background reading, communicate regularly with their mentor, participate actively and constructively in the course in Stavanger, and provide RWI with a report about how they will apply their learning from Stavanger upon their return.
In addition, Fellows will undertake a short project that demonstrates their increased level of analysis in a topical issue for their country.
Petrad Fellows will be provided with travel, course tuition, and accommodation for their stay in Stavanger.
To find out about the application process and what you need to apply - please visit: http://www.revenuewatch.org/news/rwi-petrad-fellowship-1
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