Scholarship Description:

SI Leader Lab will give you:

  • Personal insights as a leader: how to lead yourself and others through increased self-awareness and increased understanding of group development.
  • An opportunity to explore effective advocacy methods that will help you shape and reach out with a message to intended audiences.
  • The possibility to share and build knowledge in a network of experts, to inspire each other and share experiences on common challenges.
  • Insights on how to expand your networks – and how to use networks as support in your work.

Can I apply?

You can apply to SI Leader Lab if you:

Have a leading position (formal or informal) in a civil society organisation or network working for gender equality.

Work in a collaborative setting, where you have a leadership role (formal or informal).

Are between 22 and 32 years old (born 1987–1998).

Have a good working knowledge of both written and spoken English.

Are a citizen of Algeria, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Egypt, India, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Nepal, Pakistan, Palestine, Sri Lanka, Syria, Tunisia or Yemen.

Are available to take part in all parts of the programme.

Are prepared to forward competences and knowledge you gain from the programme to your team, organisation or other relevant actors.

Please note that we are not able to make any exceptions to the eligibility requirements.

Swedish citizens/residents working in relevant organisations will be able to apply to the programme as strategic partners. Find further information here:

Programme timeline

The programme, spread over eight months, mix online meetings with three weeks of intense training divided into two separate assemblies in Sweden:

Module 1: Online (dates to be confirmed)

Module 2: Two weeks onsite in Stockholm, Sweden. 1–12 June 2020

Module 3: Online sessions and implementation (dates to be confirmed)

Module 3: Ten days in Sweden (location and dates to be confirmed). October 2020.

The programme in Sweden will be with full-day schedule and several evening activities. Selected participants will have to commit to participating in all activities.

Costs covered and arranged by Swedish Institute

Training and content

Accommodation, food and domestic transport during the programme

Flight tickets to and from module 1 and 3 in Sweden

Insurance covering acute illness and accident when in Sweden

Costs covered and arranged by you

Domestic travel / airport transfer in your home country.

Scholarship Details:

Date Posted:Nov 3, 2019 Closing Date: Dec 4, 2019


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