Tuesday, October 19, 2010
FELLOWSHIP: Mickey Leland International Hunger Fellowship (1 Placement with CAPRi)
The mission of the Mickey Leland International Hunger Fellows Program is to develop leaders committed to finding innovative and lasting solutions to hunger and poverty worldwide. Leland Fellows are given the opportunity to develop new skills while actively working to alleviate hunger and poverty in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.
Fellows are placed with international and local NGOs, U.S. government development agencies, and multi-lateral organizations to address global hunger and poverty in a variety of contexts, including agriculture, school feeding, gender, climate change, health & nutrition, and business development.
The Fellowship is a two-year commitment. During the first year, Fellows work in the field researching, implementing, or evaluating development programs and initiatives. Fellows spend their second year in a policy environment, using their field experience to help inform program design and funding decisions.
One of the placements in the next class of Leland Fellows will work closely with CAPRi under the auspices of ICRAF and IFPRI on a project to examine the impacts of payment for environmental services (PES) programs on women, poor farmers, and pastoralists in East Africa. Several other CGIAR centers will host Leland Fellows as well. See the complete list of fellowship placements here.
Deadline: January 7, 2011