Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation calls application from Uganda and South Sudan to apply for Youth4Policy Fellowship 2020. The fellowship includes highly qualified and committed young Ugandans who regularly attend workshops and submit research reports in order to deal with the issues of the “policy” agenda in greater depth.
The “Youth4Policy” is an initiative of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) to enhance youth participation in governance and policy formulation in Uganda. The fellowship takes on a small number of highly qualified and committed young Ugandans and South Sudanese, no older than 35 years, who analyze policy issues and develop policy alternatives from the perspective of the young generation. The fellows lead by example in the promotion of issue-based and constructive dialogue and debate, adhering to the guiding principles of tolerance and objectivity.
KAS believes that good policy researchers require exposure to the political sphere. This is why, in 2020, the fellowship will be conducted as an attachment at KAS. Depending on the research topic, candidates will be placed either at KAS or at one of KAS partner organizations and offered a working space. With provided support, candidates will work on their policy research but also have a chance to get to know KAS’s daily work.
Candidates must commit several days per week (usually 3-5) to this work for a timeframe of several months. Exact specifications can be discussed on an individual basis. Selected fellows will be remunerated on a monthly basis for the duration of the fellowship.
Candidates must submit the following things in one document to firstname.lastname@example.org to apply for Youth4Policy Fellowship
- Curriculum Vitae Maximum 2 pages.
- Motivation letter: Briefly outline why you would like to become a Youth4Policy fellow, highlighting your motivation, leadership abilities, experience with policy work, and future career aspirations. Maximum 500 words.
- Briefly outline a policy challenge (political, economic, cultural, environmental, etc.) facing Uganda and suggest what you would do to address it. (Answers should focus on the underlined question, avoid lengthy descriptions of the challenge itself). Maximum 300 Words.