Deadline: 28 February 2016
Applications are currently being accepted for the Women’s Land Rights Visiting Professional Program for women professionals working in India, China, Ghana, Liberia, or Tanzania. The program cultivates a network of grassroots activists, government officials, NGO leaders, researchers, and academics strongly committed to strengthening women’s land rights.
The Women’s Land Rights Visiting Professionals Program is managed by the Landesa Center for Women’s Land Rights, in partnership with Resource Equity, an international nonprofit organization focused on advancing women’s rights to land and natural resources.
About the Programme
The program’s primary component is an intensive, multiweek training (five to six weeks) held at Landesa’s headquarters in Seattle. This experience affords participants the opportunity to:
- Identify and address challenges to securing women’s land rights within the local and broader global development context, as well as geographic, social, and political realities.
- Expand the set of options, approaches, and potential solutions based on comparative experiences and expertise in legal and policy reform and implementation and in the design, execution, and evaluation of women’s land rights interventions.
- Foster a worldwide network of women’s land rights colleagues to serve as resource and support.
- Enhance their impact with stronger leadership, management, and communication skills.
What Expenses Are Covered?
The program covers the cost of tuition, obtaining a US visa, roundtrip flights, airport transfers in the US, lodging, and public transportation, and provides a modest stipend for food and other living expenses.
Who Is Eligible to Apply?
- All applicants must be currently based and working in India, China, Ghana, Liberia, or Tanzania due to current funding guidelines.
- Professionals currently working in-country for national or international organizations, NGOs, academic institutions, government agencies, etc.
- Practitioners, policy advocates, community organizers, educators, and other development professionals strongly committed to strengthening women’s land rights
- Professionals with at least five years’ development experience, with two of those years focused on issues related to land tenure or women’s rights
- Professionals with advanced English proficiency skills (speaking, reading, and writing)
How to Apply
- Applicants can download the applicaton form through the website.
- Applicants must attach the following documents and can send the duly filled form via email.
- Completed application form (download here)
- Letter of interest summarizing your qualifications for the Women’s Land Rights Visiting Professionals Program
- CV or resume
- One writing sample (five-pages maximum) that demonstrates your approach to and involvement in development work and/or women’s land rights.
For more information, please visit Call for Applications- Women’s Land Rights.