Friday, 15 January 2016

The African Leadership Centre (ALC) 2016 Calls for Applications.

The African Leadership Centre (ALC) was established in Kenya in June 2010 as a joint initiative of King’s College London and the University of Nairobi. The ALC is pleased to announce calls for applications for the Peace, Security and Development Fellowships for African Scholars starting in September 2016, and Peace and Security Fellowship for African Women for 2016/2017.

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:

·       Create an enabling environment for ideas that are grounded in African realities;
·       Provide space for interaction with role models;
·       Build capacity for independent thinking;
·       Expand the knowledge base to develop transformational ideas for meaningful change;
·       Create opportunities to transfer knowledge to achieve multiplier effects for communities;
·       Connect with processes nationally, regionally and globally, especially in the field of peace and security; and
·       Build lasting partnerships that will maintain an African-led vision of change.

Peace, Security and Development Fellowships for African Scholars.

This Fellowship covers an 18-month period, comprising a rigorous training programme on peace, security and development, which includes a 12-Month MSc programme at King’s College London and a six-month attachment to an African University to undertake an independent research project. The Peace, Security and Development Fellowships for African Scholars seeks to nurture junior African Scholars interested in pursuing careers in peace and security, and to equip them with the skills necessary to achieve this. The programme seeks to contribute to building academic expertise on peace and security that is grounded in the pursuit of excellence and integrity. The Carnegie Corporation of New York has provided funding for this programme.

Please NOTE: Applicants to the Fellowship Programme must make individual successful applications to the MSc Security, Leadership and Society by 17:00 hours, Friday 18 March 2016. The MSc is a separate but parallel application procedure handled by King’s College London, rather than ALC. To be accepted on to the Fellowship, applicants must be accepted on both the MSc programme by King’s and the Fellowship Programme by ALC.

For more information on Peace, Security and Development Fellowships for African Scholars, and to apply, click here.

Peace and Security Fellowship for African Women.

This Fellowship is an intellectual and financial award to those who are able to portray convincing demonstrable or potential capacity to bring about intellectual, policy or other change in their field. The Fellowship is a postgraduate non-degree programme, and does not lead to an academic qualification. Since October 2011 the ALC, Conflict, Security and Development Group, King’s College London and the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), University of Nairobi, have delivered the Peace and Security Fellowships for African Women in partnership.

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.

For more information on Peace and Security Fellowship for African Women and to apply, click here.
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