Applications Invited for Asia Peace Innovators Forum

ORG- Salzburg Global Seminar
Closing Date- 31st October, 2019

Salzburg Global Seminar is an independent non-profit organization founded to challenge current and future leaders to shape a better world. Their multi-year program series aim to bridge divides, expand collaboration and transform systems. Salzburg Global convenes outstanding talent across generations, cultures and sectors to inspire new thinking and action, and to connect local innovators with global resources.

Salzburg Global Seminar is seeking mid-career professionals who have the aspiration and potential to be the next generation of senior leaders in mediating peace and promoting reconciliation

Program Format
1-Each of the two 2020 programs will bring together a cohort of 30 Peace Innovators for a four-day workshop held at Schloss Leopoldskron, home of Salzburg Global Seminar. A third workshop will be held in 2021.
2-Participants in the Forum (Fellows) will exchange experience and innovation relevant to geopolitics, historical legacies, demographics and migration, climate change, and natural resource management.
3-Fellows will devise plans to seed new projects to advance peace and mitigate conflicts in the countries in which they work.
4-Knowledge and best practices will be further disseminated through social media, journalistic articles in local, regional and global media, and reports.
5-An online platform will keep Fellows across all three cohorts connected;
6-The 60 most promising and most actively engaged Fellows from the three cohorts will be selected to take part in one of two further programs to be held in Asia. These programs will consist of both practical workshops and, where feasible, field visits to pilots’ projects being led by Fellows.

The Asia Peace Innovators Forum will bring together three cohorts of 30 Fellows who have demonstrated significant leadership and innovation potential in promoting peace and reconciliation in specific contexts. Applicants should be mid-career professionals, who have the aspiration and potential to be the next generation of senior leaders in peace mediation and community reconciliation. Applicants should be active in promoting peace mediation and reconciliation in one of the following sectors:

1-Civil society, including from religious institutions and philanthropic organizations;
2-Local public and private sector institutions, including from municipal offices, local government, small businesses, and entrepreneurs;
3-Media, including journalists, social media influencers, thought-leaders, and public intellectuals;
4-Education, including teachers, school principals, technical and vocational skills providers, sports trainers, academics, and museum directors; and
5-Arts and culture, including artists and cultural innovators, who serve as creative practitioners and designers across disciplines to harness the transformative power of the arts for inclusive societal change.

For applicants coming from outside Asia, extra consideration will be given to their experience in conflict prevention, peace mediation, and reconciliation in a broader international context not exclusive to their home countries, including work with intergovernmental organizations and international NGOs

Event Duration
March 5th - 9th, 2020

How to apply
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