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OHCHR Indigenous Fellowship Programme 2024

OHCHR Indigenous Fellowship Programme 2024

OHCHR Indigenous Fellowship Programme 2024

If you’re qualified and part of an indigenous community, you can apply for the OHCHR Indigenous Fellowship Programme 2024. This program lets indigenous individuals learn about the United Nations system.

People who complete the training are more capable of helping their groups and communities protect and uphold their rights. The training is offered in five languages, and participants learn together, which helps them get involved more effectively.

The program’s goal is to let Indigenous Peoples understand the UN’s human rights work, especially regarding their own issues. Those who finish the program can help their groups and communities more effectively. The 4-week fellowship in summer 2024 is available in 5 languages: English, Spanish, French, Russian, and Portuguese.

SEE ALSO: Canon Collins Sol Plaatje Scholarships 2024 South African University

Fellowship Summary:

Fellowship Sponsor(s): Canon Collins Trust and Sol Plaatje Educational Project

Fellowship Worth:

  • A return flight ticket from Geneva
  • Living Expenses
  • Basic health insurance

Number of Awards: Several

Study Level: Not specific

Nationality: Africans

Requirements and eligibility criteria for OHCHR Indigenous Fellowship Programme 2024:

  • Indigenous Status: Only indigenous individuals will be considered (non-indigenous applicants, even with connections to indigenous groups, won’t be considered).
  • Age Limit: Age is not a barrier to participation.
  • Education: Lack of formal education won’t hinder participation due to socio-economic challenges faced by many indigenous people in accessing formal education.
  • Training Commitment: Candidates should be willing to train other indigenous people upon returning to their communities/organizations.
  • Supporting Organization: The candidate must be proposed and endorsed by their indigenous organization/community, ideally one with strong representation and membership.
  • Language Proficiency: A good working knowledge of the program’s language is required.

SEE ALSO: City of Cape Town External Bursaries 2024 for South African Students

Application Procedure for OHCHR Indigenous Fellowship Programme 2024(How to apply);

If you’re interested in the OHCHR Indigenous Fellowship 2024, make sure to submit your application form before the deadline. Complete the form, sign it, and send it by regular post to Mr. Morse Caoagas Flores at the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in Switzerland.

You can also send scanned applications via email to ohchr-fellowship@un.org and copy morse.flores@un.org. Remember, you need to include an official recommendation letter from your indigenous organization or community with your application.

Application Deadline: 30 September 2023

For more information visit the official website

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