“Promoting dialogue, understanding and cooperation”
Fellows with the SG at the UNAOC Forum in Doha, Qatar the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations held the 2nd edition of its Fellowship Programme for emerging leaders from the US, Europe and the Arab World.UNAOC Doha forum, Qatar with UNAOC participants of the Fellowship Programme of 2010 &; 2011 from Europe And North America (EUNA) and Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Photo from left to right: Ms. Tugba Kalafatoglu , Turkey (EUNA 2010); Ms Dala Ghandour, Lebanon (MENA 2011); Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon; Mr. Said Bahajin, Morocco (MENA 2010); Mr. Wasel Elgayar, Libya (MENA 2011); Mr. Pablo Ximenez, Spain, (EUNA 2010); Ms. Magdalena Kloss, Austria (EUNA)
The fellowship programme’s aim is to enhance mutual knowledge and understanding between peoples and societies from Muslim-majority countries in the Arab World, Europe and North America. It provides fellows the opportunity to travel throughout three countries in Europe and three states in the US, and emerging leaders from the US and Europe to three countries throughout the Arab world.
The recent events of the Arab Spring and the current events have highlighted the emergence of a new generation of leaders, their aspiration for exchanges with the rest of the world and the need to develop exchange programs among emerging leaders from different parts of the world. Please join us on facebook to follow us on this unique experience as we will be posting news, stories, and pictures throughout these trips!
The Programme is made possible thanks to a grant of the Federal Foreign office of Germany and the Hermes Foundation and is developed in partnership with the League of Arab States, the British Council, ISESCO, Qatar Committee for the Alliance of Civilizations and the Institute for International Education.
Last year, on the US/ European side, the program was held in New York, Washington DC, Philadelphia, Paris, Brussels and London for a period of two weeks and offered young leaders some meetings and visits in the host country with decision makers, media leaders, local communities, grassroots, religious groups for in depth discussions.The program ran from September 10 to 26 2011 and featured 12 fellows (men and women) from 26 to 38 years old from Syria, Libya, Algeria, Morocco, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Palestine, Kuwait, Qatar and Lebanon.
On the North Africa/Middle East side, the program was held in Morocco, Egypt and Qatar for a period of two weeks as well, young leaders some meetings and visited in the host country with decision makers, media leaders, local communities, grassroots, religious groups for in depth discussions. The program ran from September 24 October to 5 November 2011 and featured 12 fellows (men and women) from 26 to 38 years old from: Germany, France, U.K., Turkey, Denmark, Greece, Spain and several parts of the USA (Illinois, California, New York and D.C.)For more information on the fellowship please click here.