Sudanese Youth Leaders Program: The U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP) is launching a project in which Sudanese and South Sudanese youth leaders come to Washington D.C. to be in residence at USIP for three to four months.
The project is designed to contribute to their leadership development by giving them opportunities to gain knowledge, skills, and confidence that youth leaders can leverage upon their return to Sudan or South Sudan.
USIP believes that investing in Sudanese and South Sudanese youth and exposing them to new political contexts is critical to supporting the next generation of leaders that will help secure and sustain peace, security, and democracy in Sudan and South Sudan.
During their time at USIP, youth leaders will focus primarily on a self-led project relevant to conflict prevention, conflict management, peacebuilding and/or democratization in Sudan and/or South Sudan.
This will also be an opportunity for U.S. audiences to hear fresh perspectives on Sudanese and South Sudanese affairs and for Sudanese and South Sudanese leaders to gain more exposure to the U.S. and its institutions.
For each iteration of this program, USIP will select one youth leader.
Sudanese Youth Leaders Program Goals
USIP intends for this program to provide youth leaders with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to grow as leaders and contribute to their communities.
During their time at USIP, youth leaders will:
Sudanese Youth Leaders Program Requirements
By the end of their time at USIP, youth leaders will be expected to:
Sudanese Youth Leaders Program Candidate Eligibility
In order to be eligible to participate in the first iteration of this project, which will focus on Sudan, candidates must: