Peace, Security and Development Fellowships for African Scholars
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. An essential component of the Fellowship experience consists of attaching the Fellows to Universities in Africa that run programs in the areas of development, peace and security; and where Fellows participate in teaching and research. The programme seeks to contribute to building academic expertise on peace and security that is grounded in the pursuit of excellence and integrity. Funding for this initiative is provided by the Carnegie Corporation of New York.
The Programme is divided into two phases. The first phase consists of a 12-month training programme based at King’s College London. This phase consists of full-time study for the MSc Security, Leadership and Society at the ALC, King’s College London as well as mentoring sessions on Peace and Security, Leadership and Development, delivered by a network of renowned experts on these issues. During this period, the Fellows study and visit various global institutions working in the field of peace and security. Fellows also participate in a simulation seminar, by responding to mock conflict management situations based on a current event, in a public presentation. For the second phase, Fellows are attached to select partner universities in Africa, for a period of 6 months. During this time Fellows work as faculty members and/or researchers within these institutions, and contribute to academic and policy research among other activities. This phase is designed to encourage the dissemination and exchange of ideas on the issues that were studied during the first phase of the program. In addition, during this phase Fellows will spend time at the ALC in Nairobi for short periods where they will be required to undertake research and deliver research papers on peace, security and development in Africa.
The application cycle for this programme is currently Open.
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