African Leadership Center Peace and Security Fellowship 2024/25 for African Women (Fully Funded)

The African Leadership Center Peace and Security Fellowship is an opportunity for young African women in the area of promoting peace, security, and development in Africa. Designed to fulfil the urgent need for many viewpoints and opinions in peacekeeping and conflict resolution, this fully financed fellowship programme provides emerging leaders with a life-changing experience.

African Leadership Center Peace and Security Fellowship
African Leadership Center Peace and Security Fellowship

The Peace and Security Fellowship for the 2024/2025 academic year, is a pioneering initiative aimed at empowering African women to become agents of change in their communities and beyond. Through a curriculum covering research, policy analysis, and practical training. The fellowship equips participants with the necessary tools to tackle complex challenges in peace and security.

Objectives of the Peace and Security Fellowship

  • Promoting African-Led Solutions: The primary objective of the fellowship is to nurture African-led ideas and processes of change in the fields of peace and security. Young women are provided with the skills and knowledge to critically analyze issues and propose innovative solutions.
  • Promoting Gender Equality and Youth Engagement: Aligned with global frameworks such as the UN Security Council Resolutions 1325 and 2250. The fellowship actively promotes the increased involvement of women and youth in peace processes.
  • Building Expertise and Capacity: The fellowship aims to build the expertise and capacity of African women through a multifaceted approach. From academic study at King’s College London to hands-on experience in research and policy analysis, participants emerge with a skill set poised to make a tangible impact in their respective fields.

Program Structure

Phase 1: Training at King’s College London

The first phase of the fellowship entails a rigorous 12-month training program based at King’s College London. Participants engage in regular group mentoring sessions with esteemed academics and practitioners, complemented by a taught Master’s program in Global Leadership and Peacebuilding. Fellows will also undertake research at the African Leadership Centre in Nairobi and the Institute for Development Studies at the University of Nairobi.

Phase 2: Attachment to Partner Universities in Africa

During the second phase, fellows are attached to select partner universities. Or Centers of Excellence in Africa for a period of six months. Here, they work as faculty members, contributing to academic and policy research. While fostering the exchange of ideas on topics studied during the initial phase of the program. In addition, fellows undertake a research project focused on a critical aspect of peace. Security, and development, culminating in the production of a research report and policy brief for dissemination.

Eligibility Criteria for African Leadership Center Peace and Security Fellowship

  • Candidates must be female citizens of African countries, with particular encouragement for those from conflict-affected contexts.
  • Applicants are required to hold a master’s or bachelor’s degree, with additional professional experience valued.
  • Candidates should demonstrate knowledge of, or experience in, women’s rights, gender, and development issues.
  • Candidates must demonstrate a commitment to contributing to peace, security, and development in Africa. Supported by a clear plan for utilizing the knowledge gained through the fellowship.
  • Fluency in spoken and written English is essential, as all aspects of the program are delivered in English.

How to Apply for the African Leadership Center Peace and Security Fellowship

Qualified candidates are encouraged to visit the official webpage on for detailed information on the submission procedures.

Application Deadline

Applications for the African Leadership Center Peace and Security Fellowship 2024/2025 are currently open, with a deadline of April 30, 2024, at 23:59 EAT.



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