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Just In! Call For Application: Project Young Narrators

By tiitucker on Wednesday 6th of May

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Peacepace Initiative, with the support of United States Institute of Peace (USIP), is organizing an exclusive, intensive two-day training on peacebuilding and leadership for young Nigerian leaders/youth in three selected geopolitical zones. The selected training locations are Southwest (Ibadan, Oyo State), Northwest (Kano, kano State), and Northeast (Yola, Adamawa state).

Nigeria is a heterogeneous state with multiple tribes, languages, and religions. Clearly, what separates us is much more than what unites us as a people. We have suffered different forms of prejudices and violence as a result of our differences and lack of good leadership. As a youth-led organization, we believe that Nigerian youth/young leaders can change the narrative and positively restructure the mindset of our people to embrace our differences for our common good, without maligning any group or party, starting from our peers and from our local communities.

Through Project Young Narrators, selected young Nigerian leaders would be thoroughly trained on prejudice awareness and reduction, negotiation skills, leadership, how to manage conflict nonviolently, and the need to embrace nationalism over tribalism among others. The training will last for two days (8am-5pm daily) in each training location and youth leaders from any of the six geopolitical zones can only apply for one of the three cohorts.

To apply:
*Send your updated CV to Peacepace Initiative’s official email hello@peacepace.com.ng
*CV must show your date of birth, state(s) of origin and residence, as well as academic qualifications and leadership roles among others.

*Secondly, send your motivation statement (250 words maximum) for applying, and clearly indicate the cohort/ training location you are applying for. E.g Southwest (Ibadan) Cohort, or Northwest (Kano) Cohort, or Northeast (Yola) Cohort.

Criteria:
Applicant

*Must be of Nigerian origin.
*Must currently live and/ or work in Nigeria

Must be 18-35 years old.
*Must be able to read, write and speak English.
*Must be interested in peacebuilding and leadership.
*Must have a demonstrated leadership track to show leadership potentials or be a volunteer in any organization that
does peacebuilding work.
*Must possess a willingness to participate and learn
from peers and facilitators
*Must be able to attend and fully commit to the two day program (Friday and Saturday)
*Must be ready to bear transportation costs from their homes to the training venue for the two days
*Must be willing to write a reflection piece (not more than 250 words) of his/her training experience after the programme, and respond to short questionnaires.
Benefits:
*Selected applicants would be invited for the intensive training.
*Breakfast and lunch for both training days covered.
*Opportunity to join Peacepace Initiative community and access future opportunities
*Opportunity to join the noble league of Peacepace Initiative ambassadors nationwide (Optional)
*Networking opportunity among participants, staffs, and trainers.
*Certificate of participation would be given to participants
*Other ancillary opportunities as may be made available by Peacepace Initiative.

Application Open:
Monday, May 4,2020.

Deadline:
Tuesday. May 19, 2020.

Venue and dates for each cohort’s training would be communicated to the selected participants. Dates aren’t yet certain due to COVID-19 outbreak and so the training would only hold when it is safe, after the lockdown. The health of our participants, staff, and trainers are most important to us.

Enquiry lines: 08168346129, 08099328969

If you are not contacted by June 15, 2020, you have not been selected.




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