Please note that changes to the submission deadline (now 15 December 2012) and additional information for applicants is on a more recent post to Outrigger.
The Pacific Centre for Peacebuilding (PCP) is offering (16) scholarships to qualified women from Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Bougainville, Solomon Islands, West Papua, Tonga, Samoa, and Vanuatu, to attend the “Women’s Peace Leadership Academic Cohort Program” (WPLP) offered in collaboration with the Center for Justice and Peace Building (CJP) in Eastern Mennonite University (Virginia) in the USA.
This is a three year Graduate Certificate program which began in May 2012 for the first group of participants (Cohort 1), and in May 2013 for the second group (Cohort 2).
This call for applications is for Cohort 2 Academic Program which will begin in May 2013. Applications are due on Friday 30th November, 2012.
The program will inculcate knowledge of peace building theory and practical skills in the learners and provide guiding frameworks, theories, and other peace and conflict management tools to enhance their peace building efforts within the Pacific. Participants will attend three (3) initial courses in the US in May/June 2013 and two (2) follow-up courses in different countries in the Pacific region.
The program targets women peace building practitioners in these countries who are recognized in their community as possessing leadership potential and dedication to their community. Successful applicants will have a solid grounding in previous peacebuilding work (such as counseling, research, advocacy, policy, or development work in contexts of conflict or violence including familial violence, community or national conflicts ) to grow from during the course of the program.
Note: This program works in collaboration with partner organizations around the world which receive funding, screen applicants and then recommend them to EMU to see if the applicants meet admission requirements. For more information on the scholarship, please contact Lita Stolz (firstname.lastname@example.org) at the Pacific Centre for Peacebuilding (the coordinating organisation for the WPLP program in the Pacific).