The Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI) is pleased to announce that it is accepting applications for the 2016 Women Leaders Fellowship. This program is uniquely designed to create leaders that are confident engaging in technical debates on the extractive industries. The program seeks to increase the participation of women in the movement to promote the sustainable management of extractives for the public good. In 2016 the fellowship will be open to applicants from the following countries: Ghana, Iraq, Myanmar, Tanzania, Indonesia, Guinea, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Mexico, Colombia, Mongolia, Nigeria, Libya and Uganda.
The Women Leaders in Extractives Fellowship enables civil society leaders to develop knowledge and skills through a tailored training program, which could include one of NRGI’s training programs, and a practicum supervised by an expert mentor that will bridge the coursework and the fellow’s advocacy work. Trainings will give fellows a solid background in issues related to natural resource management.
Awards:- NRGI will support fellows financially to complete their project over a period of three months. Fellows will return to their home organizations or coalitions better equipped to take their campaigns to a more technical and informed level and share new knowledge with their colleagues. Fellows’ travel, course tuition and accommodation will be paid by NRGI as part of the fellowship.