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Open Call: 6th Fellowship Program for participants from the MENA region

Alisa Karović

With great pleasure UG Zasto ne (CA Why Not) from Bosnia and Herzegovina announces the 6th Annual International Fellowship Program for participants from the MENA region for the year 2020.

This fellowship program aims to provide leaders of civil society organizations/groups from the MENA region with an opportunity to learn and exchange experiences on the topics of using technology for democracy promotion.

Through a one month long program of joined experience sharing, meetings, study visits and practical work you will have an opportunity to acquire new skills, experiences, strategies, tools and ideas for improving accountability programs in your country. 

You will explore and learn more about the following programs: fact-checking and promotion of accountability, civic participation, monitoring of the government and political processes, research and advocacy, civic education for elections and the use of technology in order to improve democratic processes.

You will visit and meet with other watchdog groups in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

You will be working closely with experts from various Balkan area watchdog groups including researchers, journalists, web developers, technical staff.

Selected fellows will also have an opportunity to work on a project that concerns their work and the work of their organization/group and get both seed funding and mentoring on their work.

Fellows will be provided with a residence fellowship at the offices of UG Zasto ne (CA Why not) in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina with the duration of up to one month.

Working language of the Fellowship is English.


Important dates for applications

Dates of the fellowship: September/October 2020 (TBC)
Deadline for application: 15th of July 2020
Selected participants will be informed via email, not later than August 7th 2020

Travel and accommodation expenses will be covered by UG Zasto ne (CA Why not).

For any further explanations please contact us at [email protected] with the subject: MENA Fellowship 2020