The MEPI Leaders for Democracy Fellowship (LDF) Program 2019 is now open for applications. Leaders for Democracy Fellowship (LDF) is a management advancement effort created to advance civic engagement and social development in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) area.
LDF intends to support more than 200 emerging civil society leaders from throughout the MENA area by supplying a thorough scholastic and useful chance to examine complicated difficulties, re-examine interventions to resolve these difficulties, and to look for methods to make favorable social and financial modifications in societies and neighborhoods by advancing existing activities or introducing brand-new efforts. The program supports specialists who have actually shown interest in attending to regional difficulties in their neighborhoods, a number of years of experience in civic and social development tasks.
The LDF program has actually 2 mirrored tracks:
- The Arabic track in Lebanon is created for emerging leaders, who have actually advanced Arabic language efficiency, both composed and spoken. This track is executed in partnership with the American University of Beirut’s Regional External Programs (AUB-REP).
- The English track in the United States is created for emerging leaders, who have actually advanced English language efficiency, both composed and spoken. This track is executed in partnership with Duke Center for International Advancement (DCID).
The paired elements of class and real-world work provide Fellows the theoretical understanding and useful experience in civic engagement and social development needed to assist allow them to advance efforts throughout the MENA area.
MEPI looks for prospects with outstanding social and interaction abilities, tested management capabilities, the capability to operate in a cross-cultural setting and a dedication to the program and follow-on activities. To promote program sustainability and produce a multiplier impact, individuals will be needed to end the program with targeted management goals and an intend on how they prepare to use the lessons gained from the program when they return house.
This is an extensive civic engagement and social development program and picked prospects are anticipated to completely take part in each phase of the program. The LDF program cycle has 4 phases: an online Pre-Arrival Orientation Stage; an Academic Part (executed in Beirut, Lebanon or Durham, North Carolina); a Practicum Part (executed in Beirut, Lebanon, or Washington, D.C.); and an online Post-Program Tracking Stage. The program in overall is roughly 9 months beginning mid-April 2019 through mid-January 2020.
For the English program in the U.S. candidates should:
- Be from Algeria, Jordan, Morocco, Tunisia, Lebanon, and Israel.
- Have complete English fluency for the U.S. Program. Candidates ought to have the ability to operate conveniently in English-speaking scholastic and expert environments.
For the Arabic program in Lebanon candidates should:
- Be from Syria, Libya, Yemen, Algeria, Jordan, Morocco, Tunisia, Lebanon, and Iraq.
- Have complete Arabic fluency for the Lebanon Program. Candidates ought to have the ability to operate conveniently in Arabic-speaking scholastic and expert environments.
Applicants for both programs should fulfill the following eligibility requirements:
- Age: Candidates ought to be in between 28 and 35 years of age.
- Expert Experience: Candidates ought to have at least 5 years of expert work experience in an appropriate field.
- Civic Engagement and/or Social Development Experience: Candidates ought to have more than 3 to 5 years of experience dealing with civic and/or social development tasks, or advocacy with NGOs in an expert capability. Volunteer experience will be thought about.
- Academic Background: Applicants should have a bachelor’s degree.
- Post Program: Have the capability and dedication to use the management advancement experience got through the Fellowship program upon going back to house nation.
Applications will be evaluated based upon plainly specified requirements, consisting of:
- Candidates show a strong dedication to being leaders of favorable modification in their neighborhoods.
- Candidates show that they have actually currently been actively taken part in civic engagement and/or social development activities for a minimum of 3 to 5 years.
- Candidates show tolerance and a desire to work collaboratively with a varied mate of peers regardless of their gender, ethnic background, faith, political views and socioeconomic status.
- Candidates have an interest in taking part in the program and sharing the experience with others.
- Applicants devote to the execution of a post-fellowship civic engagement and/or social development activity in his/her house nation.
- Those picked will originate from varied backgrounds and LDF go for gender balance.
- The Leaders for Democracy Fellowship will cover the expense of worldwide and domestic travel, accommodations, and medical insurance, and offer a modest living stipend to cover meals and incidentals throughout the program.
To learn more, go to MEPI LDF