The Conflict, Security and Development Group (CSDG) at King's College London together with the Africa Leadership Centre (ALC) is calling for applications for the Peace and Security Fellowships for African Women for 2010/2011. These Fellowships are intellectual and financial awards for personal, professional and academic achievements, as well as the recognition of future potential.
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 that can be developed to create visions of 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.
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.