Apply for 4th GALA Academy: Enhancing the Capacity of Next Generation of CSO Leaders in Asia

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Deadline: 30 April 2016

The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), Asia Development Alliance (ADA), and Asia Democracy Network (ADN) are currently accepting applications for its 4th Glocal Advocacy Leadership in Asia Academy (GALA Academy), with an aim to enhance the capacity of the next generation of CSO leaders in Asia, who will play a crucial and constructive role in the national, regional, and international advocacy on human rights, development, and democracy.

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  • Better understanding of the international policy-agenda and processes related to human rights, development and democracy in the context of the implementation of the UN 2030 Agenda on   Sustainable Development known as Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
  • Improved strategic and critical thinking by linking global discourses and local contexts.
  • Enhanced collaboration among CSOs in the region in developing cross-sectoral advocacy action plans based on collective analysis.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Full time mid-or high-level staff in a national, sub-regional (South, Southeast, and Northeast Asia) or regional NGO/CSO in Asia.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in the field of policy and advocacy on development, human rights or/and democracy.
  • Commitment to working in the same organisation at least until the end of 2017.
  • Sufficient knowledge and experiences related to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), democracy-related issues and/or national/ regional/ UN human rights mechanisms.
  • Timely and satisfactory completion and submission of (preparatory) home-assignments.
  • Ability to communicate in English (both spoken and written).

Selection Process

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  • Short-listed applicants will be informed on or before 10 May 2016 by email.
  • Some applicants may be interviewed over Skype or phone during the short-listing process.
  • Short-listed applicants will receive rounds of questionnaires and reading materials for homework prior to the actual training.

How to Apply

Applicants must fill the application form via given website and also submit a letter of recommendation.

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