Alternatives in Governance and Sustainable Human Development

Call for Applications: Alternatives in Governance and Sustainable Human Development

Alternatives in Governance and Sustainable Human Development

Apply to be part by February 10, 2024!

About the Study Week:For many years already, the Study Week on Sustainable Human Development has gathered young researchers and campaigners of the Arab region to debate, learn, strategize, and exchange experiences on key issues for peoples and the planet. Now the Arab NGO Network for Development, Third World Network, Social Watch, Global Policy Forum, and the Asfari Institute of the American University in Beirut (AUB) are joining forces to build on their successful previous collaborations and make it a Global South event.

The 2024 Global South Study Week:The 2024 Global South Study Week on “Alternatives in Governance and Sustainable Human Development” will be held during the first quarter of 2024 (date and location TBC), and interested participants can now apply to take part. Travel and accommodation costs of the participation will be covered by the organizers. The meeting will have simultaneous translation into Arabic, English, and French, but some basic fluency in English is desirable for participants to be able to benefit from the interactions with each other.

Objectives of the Program
The program aims to:

Enhance the positions of civil society on structural challenges of sustainable human development by building capacities and raising awareness on key development issues.
Establish a working group of civil society activists from various Global South countries cooperating with the organizing agencies on studying the different layers of the developmental process.
Facilitate better-informed engagement in advocacy at regional and international levels on development issues and strengthen mobilization, networking, and solidarity among Global South civil society.

Eligibility Criteria
Interested candidates are requested to fill in the application form by February 10, 2024, taking into consideration the below minimum requirements of the selection process:

Under 40 years old
Coming from a Global South Country
Holding a relevant university degree on development studies, economics, international relations, human rights, political studies, or social sciences
Endorsed by a local/national or regional NGO (an endorsement letter will be requested)
Engaged in local/national or regional coordination/coalition/advocacy/campaign work in one or more of the topics listed: development, multilateralism, global governance, debt, trade and investment, tax, social justice, climate change, biodiversity, gender justice.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted by the Selection Committee Representatives.

Click here for more information and to access the application form.

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