Build Peace Fellows 2016 Fellowship Program: Work at the Intersection of Peace Building and Technology!

Deadline: 1 February 2016

Build Peace is seeking applications from exceptional individuals around the world for its 2016 fellowship program to work at the intersection of peacebuilding and technology.

Build Peace is a community that brings together practitioners, activists and technologists from around the world to share experience and ideas on using technology for peacebuilding and conflict transformation. They explore technologies to enhance the impact of peacebuilding initiatives.

A peacebuilding initiative contributes to furthering a process of violence reduction, civic engagement, reconciliation or social cohesion. Build Peace is particularly interested in grassroots, initiatives working at the grassroots / community level. It is also interested in initiatives that create meaningful engagement between community actors and decision or policy makers. Relevant initiatives might create opportunities for contact or dialogue, work to promote positive attitude

Fellowship Components

  • Training: Fellows will come together for a joint, week-long training course on participatory methodologies and technology design. The training course will also provide an opportunity for Fellows to meet and share their experiences and expertise.
  • Mentorship: Fellows will be assigned a lead mentor from Build Up who will support them to develop an action plan for their fellowship, which will identify a set of concrete goals and an end point for their intervention and fellowship support.
  • Technology Support: Fellows will have an opportunity to present the core technology necessary for their intervention as a challenge to the hackathon held at the Build Peace conference.
  • Grant Funding: Fellows will receive a grant to cover some of the costs of their intervention. The exact grant amount will be determined on a case-by-case basis depending on the action plan and specific needs of an intervention, but in any case will not exceed 10,000 USD.

Eligibility Criteria

Applications will be evaluated according to the following criteria:

  • Demonstrates in-depth understanding of the peacebuilding context and ability to link to ongoing processes and stakeholders;
  • Is willing to engage in participatory design with relevant stakeholders;
  • Articulates theory of change for use of technology in peacebuilding process;
  • Matches Build Peace community capacities in terms of support required;
  • Demonstrates individual / team capacities to implement proposed project;
  • Demonstrates ability to achieve meaningful milestone for development / completion within Fellowship timeframe.

How to Apply

Interested applicants can apply via given website.

For more information, please visit Build Peace Fellows 2016.