Program Overview

About The United States Institute of Peace (USIP) 
USIP is a national, nonpartisan, independent institute, founded by Congress and dedicated to the proposition that a world without violent conflict is possible, practical and essential for U.S. and global security. In conflict zones abroad, the Institute works with local partners to prevent, mitigate, and resolve violent conflict. To reduce future crises and the need for costly interventions, USIP works with governments and civil societies to build local capacities to manage conflict peacefully. The Institute pursues its mission by linking research, policy, training, analysis and direct action to support those who are working to build a more peaceful, inclusive world.  
About the Generation Change Fellows Program 
The Generation Change Fellows Program (GCFP) is dedicated to strengthening the capacity of civically engaged youth leaders as they emerge as peacebuilders in their communities. By delivering training in prejudice awareness and reduction, effective leadership, and conflict transformation; providing online courses and other resources; and fostering a global learning community, the program gives participants the additional skills, knowledge, support, and resources needed to increase their resilience as peacebuilders and civic leaders, manage conflict at a local level, and increase the effectiveness of their peacebuilding programs. 
Generation Change Fellows are between 18 and 35 years old. They hold leadership roles within civic organizations and are actively working to positively impact their community. The Fellows have earned trusted and legitimacy within their community through their demonstrated commitment to their work.
About the Training 
The five-day program will deliver training in prejudice awareness and reduction, effective leadership, and conflict transformation in order for these emerging leaders to increase their resilience and have a greater impact on their respective communities. The training will provide a space for participants to share ideas, gain new tools, practice constructive conversations, and better understand conflict resolution. It will also expose participants to experts in the leadership development and conflict resolution fields. Whether affiliated with organizations or institutions or acting independently, the program is designed for the individual rather than the organizational or institutional affiliation, and this should be considered when completing this application.
Upon completing the training, participants will join Generation Change’s global community of emerging civic leaders and will have access to various resources provided by USIP. USIP will pay for participant airfare, ground transportation, lodging, and meals.
Eligibility Criteria 

Have nationality & currently live in one of the following countries: Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Kiribati, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Federated States of Micronesia, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Palau, Tuvalu, Nauru, Samoa, Tonga, Cook Islands or Niue

Must currently live and work in one of the countries mentioned above.
Must be 18-35 years old. 
Must be able to read, write and speak English. 
Must have founded an initiative/organization or have worked in a leadership role for at least 2 years in an organization that does peacebuilding work and/or related fields as peace education, gender-based violence, environment, democracy, arts, media, preventing electoral violence, etc 
Must possess a willingness to participate and learn from peers and facilitators. 
Must be able to travel and fully commit to the program which will take place at the end of March, 2024. These dates may change depending on restrictions related to COVID-19. 
Must have a valid ID to travel.

Training Location: Fiji. The exact location is to be determined. 
Training Dates: April 2024
Application Submission
1. Submit the written application using Surveymonkey.
2. Upload and submit an updated curriculum vitae or resume and a scanned copy of your ID.