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Applications now open! Women’s Land Rights Visiting Professionals Program at Landesa

Women’s Land Rights Visiting Professionals Program Application Now Open!

Landesa's Center for Women's Land Rights is cultivating a network of qualified professionals who are strongly committed to strengthening women’s land rights. The Women’s Land Rights Visiting Professional Program will boost the capacity of women activists, organizers, lawyers, and other professionals to effectively strengthen women’s land rights by fostering ability to actively participate in this network.

This hands-on, intensive program working alongside peers from different countries and with different fields of expertise will be beneficial to all parties. It will create a fertile ground for learning and will promote the level of group cohesion required to sustain the long-lasting network of professionals we aim to develop.

The Women’s Land Rights Visiting Professionals program is an intensive six-week session for practitioners, activists, and government professionals conducted at Landesa’s office in Seattle. This experience is intended to boost their capabilities by:

• Enhancing their understanding of the challenges to strengthening women’s land rights by identifying what the problems are and how they fit into the larger picture, both in relation to other development issues and in relation to what is taking place in other geographic or political regions;

• Expanding the set of options, approaches and potential solutions they can consider by learning from what has been tried in other settings, by learning from solutions to different-but-related problems, by becoming part of a network of colleagues who can act as a resource, and by being encouraged to think creatively; and

• Improving their effectiveness at addressing women’s land rights’ challenges by strengthening their leadership, managerial, and written and verbal communication skills.

Landesa will continue the knowledge transfer and mentor engagement with each visiting professional on one project up to one year after their returning to their home countries.

We expect our first group in September 2012.

For more information and to apply, click here: http://www.landesa.org/applications/visiting-professionals-program/

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