CCS is pleased to announce the Peacebuilders Fellowship, a summer fellowship program for graduate students in the U.S. The program will begin in summer 2014. In keeping with the Center’s mission, the goal of the fellowship is to give a voice to the voiceless. Fellows will spend about two months in a conflict zone and collect stories of people who have experienced conflict. The hope is that the individual stories will give face to a “distant” conflict and provide empirical knowledge, which in turn will empower people to act.
In 2014 the Center will focus on water conflicts, and the Fellowship will emphasize gathering stories from stakeholders in a water conflict. The four focus regions will be Asia, Latin America, Africa and the Middle East. Tentatively, the following countries are of interest for 2014:
1. Myanmar or China (Asia)
2. Mexico or Bolivia (Latin America)
3. Ethiopia (Africa)
4. West Bank (Middle East)
Two fellows will travel to each of the four countries. Fellows will be in the field for at least two months between June 1 and August 15. Upon their return, fellows will work with CCS to tell these stories over the web through a variety of platforms – audio podcasts, video interviews, testimonials and digital storytelling.
Application forms and the process for this fellowship will be announced in March 2014. More information on the Fellowship can be found here.