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Call for Applications: The Institute of The African Middle Eastern Leadership Project (AMEL) 2024(free training & certificates on completion)

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Now accepting applications for the Institute of The African Middle Eastern Leadership Project (AMEL) Spring 2024 cohort! See details and apply!

DEADLINE to apply for the SPRING cohort: March 22, 2024. 11:59 PM GMT.

The AMEL Institute is a fully online academy that provides free training to young activists (18-35 years old) from anywhere in the Middle East and Africa. The AMEL Institute is the right program for you if you are a young leader already working to address discrimination, inequalities, injustices, persecution, human rights violations and conflicts in your community, country and/or region, or if you have an inspiring vision for doing this and are just getting started as an activist. We are looking for activists who recognize that every single human being on earth is equal in rights and dignity and that there is a critical need for new and creative approaches to ensure rights and equality for all. Our goal at the AMEL Institute is to provide you with knowledge, skills and networks that will help you to carry out your activism more safely and effectively.

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The AMEL Institute program is an 8-week interactive online leadership program taught by experienced activists, seasoned practitioners, and top experts from prestigious institutions, such as Stanford and Harvard, who will help you build knowledge and skills in:

  • human rights history and advocacy;
  • activism self-care and safety, including digital security;
  • genocide processes and prevention, including Holocaust and Darfur case studies;
  • conflict transformation and non-violent movement building;
  • democratic development;
  • communicating about your activism causes, including using new media tools;
  • gender mainstreaming, engaging in cross-cultural communication and building allyship with activists across the Middle East & Africa.

The program will be spread across 8 weeks (6 weeks of lessons plus an introductory and conclusion week) with an estimated time commitment of 2 hours per week. Every week during the 6 lesson weeks, new video lessons will be available for participants to watch at their convenience in preparation for online discussions, quizzes and assignments. The program will bring together young leaders from all over Africa and the Middle East, so the main language in the program is English, but some translations and assistance will be available in Arabic, French and other languages. If you complete all the requirements of the program, you will earn a certificate.

DATES of the SPRING cohort training: April 10 – June 6. 

We will also have a Summer cohort and will share the dates/application for that by mid March.

The application is available in English, French & Arabic. This is the ENGLISH application of AMEL 2024 Spring Cohort so please, respond to the questions in English (or select another application language below). 

Here is a Word copy of the application.

For more details, Visit Official Website Here

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