2016 UNAOC Fellowship Programme For Middle East and North Africa (MENA)

2016 UNAOC Fellowship Programme For Middle East and North Africa (MENA)

Applications are invited for UNAOC Fellowship Program for the candidates from Europe and North America (EUNA) and from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).

The main objective of the Fellowship Program is to challenge cultural stereotypes and develop cross-cultural partnerships between peoples from different faiths and cultures.

The UNAOC Fellowships aims at fostering intercultural exchange and interfaith understanding by engaging with emerging leaders and young professionals from Europe, North-America (EUNA), the Middle East and North-Africa (MENA).

The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) was established in 2005 as a special political initiative of then Secretary-General Kofi Annan, co-sponsored by the Governments of Spain and Turkey.

In order to be eligible applicants must be fluent in English.

Course Level: This is a two-week fellowships programme.

Study Subject: These Fellowships provides participants with a firsthand exposure to diversity and with the opportunity to experience cultural immersion while interacting with a wide range of local actors and partners. In 2016, the Fellowship Program will also focus on Education as a tool to prevent of radicalization and xenophobia.

Scholarship can be taken in: During two weeks, the EUNA cohort and the MENA cohort will visit each other’s region and interact with a wide range of local actors and partners.

Eligibility: The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for these fellowships
Call for Applications to candidates from EUNA countries
To be eligible, applicants must be:

  • From the U.S., Canada, or a European country
  • Born between January 1st1978 and December 31st, 1991
  • Fluent in English
  • Be directly involved, at a professional and/or personal level in the field of Education through their work in politics, civil society, media, religious associations, community initiatives, official institutions, academia, think-tanks, arts, and any other fields relevant to the Fellowship Program’s objectives.
  • In possession of a passport valid at least 6 months beyond October 2016 (April 2017 and beyond)
  • Available to travel for a period of 18 days in October or November 2016 as scheduled by UNAOC. Final dates will be confirmed 4 weeks before departure.
  • Must not have participated in any of UNAOC programs before.

Call for Applications to candidates from MENA countries
To be eligible, applicants must be:

  • From the Middle East or North Africa.
  • Born between January 1st1978 and December 31st, 1991
  • Fluent in English
  • Be directly involved, at a professional and/or personal level in the field of Education through their work in politics, civil society, media, religious associations, community initiatives, official institutions, academia, think-tanks, arts, and any other fields relevant to the Fellowship Program’s objectives.
  • In possession of a passport valid at least 9 months beyond October 2016 (July 2017 and beyond)
  • Available to travel for a period of 18 days in October or November 2016 as scheduled by UNAOC. Final dates will be confirmed 4 weeks before departure.
  • Must not have participated in any of UNAOC programs before.

Nationality: Candidates from Europe and North America (EUNA) and from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) are eligible to apply for these fellowships.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirements: Applicants must born between January 1st 1978 and December 31st 1991.

English language Requirements: Applicants must be fluent in English.

How to Apply: The mode of application is online.

EUNA Application Form

MENA Application Form

Application Deadline: Fellowship application deadline is June 26th, 2016 to participate in the 2016 edition of the UNAOC Fellowship Program.

Scholarship Link

1 Comment

  1. muzamil

    June 15, 2016 at 8:25 PM

    Hi,am Muzamil maxamed i am here by to apply for this scholarship here are my address muzamilohaaya@gmail. com or context me +252618375059

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