Past Event

Women and Social Change Fellowship Program - Opening Workshop

January 16, 2019 - January 18, 2019
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Trademark Hotel, Village Market, Limuru Road, Nairobi

The Peace and Social Change Fellowship Program will bring together activists, practitioners and academics from across Africa to learn from and with each other, strengthen relationships and exchange ideas with other grassroots women change-makers across the region. In order to deepen cross learning, fellowships are designed to engage both individuals and the organizations /movements that they represent. The six month fellowship will begin with a three-day workshop that will take place in Nairobi in January 2019.

The fellowship will provide fellows a platform to increase the visibility of their work and will strengthen their relationships with other women change-makers in the field through:


  • The exchange and creation of knowledge with fellow grassroots activists and practitioners across Africa working broadly on aspects of peace and security, including themes such as reproductive health, environmental justice, refugee rights, gender based violence and more.
  • Six months of ongoing exchange and skill-sharing workshops based on feedback and design by fellows.
  • Tailored research support from graduate students based on the needs and wishes of fellows and their organizations/movements.
  • The opportunity to learn from and develop relationships with other fellows and with a range of faculty and WPS program staff, including Nobel Laureate, peace activist, and WPS Executive Program Director Leymah Gbowee, among others