Building Sustainable Peace in Sierra Leone
Developing Women Leaders
A Rotary Global Peace Grant #1981756
Bo, Sierra Leone | January 13-17, 2020
MBBI’s Sierre Leone team, alongside support from Rotary International, has developed two sets of impactful trainings in Sierra Leone. The programs are intended to provide in-depth and long-term support of capable and empowered women leaders who are: (1) skilled in conflict prevention and resolution, and who (2) are empowered to take active roles in sustaining peace and building societal resilience, and (3) are actively engaged in Sierra Leone’s ongoing development.
The Women Leadership Targeted curriculum covers Women’s Empowerment courses that equip women with political aspirations to seek public office in line with Sierra Leone’s goal of increasing women in political leadership to 30%, as well as to serve as leaders in their respective communities. Sierra Leonean culture faces additional challenges as changes to gender roles threaten traditional family and social structure. This resulting widespread disruption also makes the country vulnerable, and our program will seek to empower women to build the capacity to manage these risks and become leaders while managing conflict situations.
The program is designed to provide training via a core, 5-day intensive learning program followed by personalized coaching, a robust network of in-country colleagues and peers comprising a vibrant support system, ongoing training and skill refreshers (live and virtual), and a dedicated team and resource materials available as appropriate to facilitate leadership and change agent processes. Specific training blends theory and practical learning in leadership, conflict management, communication, civic responsibilities, personal leadership and development processes, team effectiveness, among other topics. Approximately six months after the original 5-day session, participants will participate in a webinar to share experiences and practices.
For more information, check the Flyer below.
Apply now, it is due November 30, 2019. Women APPLICATION 2020
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