TransparencIT Civic Changemakers Fellowship Programme 2023
TransparencIT is excited to announce the Civic Changemakers Fellowship program, which aims to support dedicated community champions in creating and expanding solutions that promote active civic participation, enhance governance, and advance social justice within their communities.
The Civic Changemakers Fellowship program is a unique opportunity for community champions who are passionate about addressing civic and governance challenges. This program focuses on providing civic innovation and governance training to undergraduate, master’s, and Ph.D. students who aspire to make a positive impact aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The fellowship encompasses various essential elements, including experiential learning, leadership development, inclusion, innovation, and management framework training, all running concurrently.
The primary goal of the program is to enhance the civic landscape and create a meaningful impact on our communities. We aim to achieve this by equipping changemakers with the necessary knowledge, skills, values, and motivation to foster and implement solutions driven by citizens themselves.
Fellowship Sponsor(s): TransparencIT, Nigeria
Host Institution(s): Across Nigerian Public Tertiary Institutions
Fellowship Worth: Funded
Number of Awards: Several
Requirements and eligibility criteria for TransparencIT Civic Changemakers Fellowship Programme 2023:
- Age Requirement: Applicants must be between 18 and 35 years old at the time of application.
- Citizenship and Residence: Applicants must be Nigerian citizens and residents during the program.
- Passion for Social Justice: Applicants must display a strong passion for addressing social justice and governance challenges in their communities.
- Availability: Applicants must be available to participate in both online and on-site activities of the program.
- Proficiency in English: Applicants should be proficient in speaking, reading, writing, and understanding the English language.
- Diversity Encouraged: Women and individuals living with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
Selected emerging changemakers will have the opportunity to:
- Interact with global experts on equity and social justice.
- Receive professional development, mentoring, and networking opportunities, as well as peer group learning.
- Access support for building and advancing solutions to governance challenges through TransparencIT and affiliated partners.
- Learn how to incorporate technology in advocacy and leverage it to enhance governance.
Emerging changemakers will be chosen based on the following criteria:
- Demonstrated commitment to community service or volunteerism related to inequality and social justice.
- Exhibited interest in developing leadership skills and civic solutions.
- Ability to work cooperatively with diverse groups.
- Strong social and problem-solving skills.
- We encourage you to carefully consider these requirements and criteria while completing your application. Feel free to contact us if you have any further questions or need clarification. We look forward to reviewing your application.
Application Procedure for TransparencIT Civic Changemakers Fellowship Programme 2023 (How to apply);
Interested applicant who wants to apply for TransparencIT Civic Changemakers Fellowship Programme 2023, must complete and submit the application form by the end of June. As part of the application process, you will need to write short essays addressing the issues of inequality and social justice. Please provide thoughtful and concise responses to the following prompts:
- Discuss a specific instance of inequality that you have witnessed or experienced.
- Describe the impact it had on individuals or communities, and explain why addressing this issue is important for creating a more just society.
Social Justice Essay:
- Share your perspective on a social justice issue that you feel passionate about.
- Discuss its root causes, and the challenges faced by those affected, and propose potential solutions or strategies to promote social justice in this area.
Please ensure that your essays are well-structured and articulate, and demonstrate a clear understanding of the issues at hand. Your thoughtful responses will greatly assist us in evaluating your application. If you have any further questions or require clarification, please do not hesitate to reach out. We look forward to reviewing your completed application form.
Application Deadline: June 30, 2023
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