Build Peace Fellows 2016

Build Peace Fellows 2016
Welcome to the Build Peace 2016 Fellows Program. We are looking for exceptional individuals who want to work at the intersection of peacebuilding and technology.Applications are now open until February 1, 2016. Please read the information below before submitting an application. The Fellowship program is made possible thanks to the generous contribution of PeaceNexus Foundation and Data Pop Alliance. The program will also receive in-kind support from JustPeace Labs, Elva Community Engagement andPeaceGeeks.
Fellowship Components

Fellows will come together for a joint, week-long training course on participatory methodologies and technology design. The training course will also provide an opportunity for Fellows to meet and share their experiences and expertise.

Fellows will be assigned a lead mentor from Build Up who will support them to develop an action plan for their fellowship, which will identify a set of concrete goals and an end point for their intervention and fellowship support. The lead mentor will then identify two or three other mentors from the Build Peace community who will support the Fellow throughout their fellowship.

Technology support
Fellows will have an opportunity to present the core technology necessary for their intervention as a challenge to the hackathon held at the Build Peace conference. The hackathon should deliver a prototype, and Fellows will then be matched with pro-bono development support to complete the technology required.

Grant funding
Fellows will receive a grant to cover some of the costs of their intervention. The exact grant amount will be determined on a case-by-case basis depending on the action plan and specific needs of an intervention, but in any case will not exceed 10,000 USD.

Fellowship Details
Where will I be based for the Fellowship? How long does the fellows...
We expect Fellows to work approximately 30% of their time for one full year starting in May 2016. You can be based anywhere you want. We will ask you to travel for training, support and to attend the Build Peace conference, but you are not required to live in a particular location for the duration of the Fellowship.

You will receive funding to attend the Build Peace conference, and will be given a slot at the Build Peace Lab (held during the conference) to present their intervention and receive feedback from the conference community.
Who qualifies for the Fellowship? How are applications evaluated?
How do you define peacebuilding? How do you define technology?
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What happens after the Fellowship?

Fellowship Program Team
The Build Peace Fellows program is run by Build Up, a social enterprise working at the intersection of technology, civic engagement and peacebuilding. We work with civic activists and peacebuilders to find and apply innovative practices and technology tools that help them achieve their missions. The Build Up team all have upwards of 10 years of experience in the fields of development, peacebuilding, public policy, media and marketing with particular expertise in innovation programming, design and research. Build Up created the Build Peace conference, and now organizes and curates it annually.

Application & Contact
Still have questions about the Fellows program? Contact us.

Ready to apply? Please submit your application through our online form. Applications are now open until February 1, 2016. We look forward to hearing from you.
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