Salzburg Global Seminar in partnership with the Nippon Foundation is organizing fully funded Asia Peace Innovators Forum. Hence, the application is open for mid-career professionals who have the aspiration and potential to be the next generation of senior leaders in mediating peace and promoting reconciliation.
Peace is key to ensuring Asia’s sustained development and prosperity as the world’s most populous region grows in global geopolitical and economic importance. But despite the region’s rich experience (positive and negative) in mediating peace and promoting reconciliation, the learning exchange between regional, local, and community-driven initiatives has so far been low.
Launching its first workshop on March 5-9, 2020, the Asia Peace Innovators Forum aims to shape long-term peace, stability, as well as regional cooperation in Asia by building a network of mid-career professionals working in different sectors and countries to exchange knowledge, community-driven approaches, and best practices.
The Forum will encourage networking between Fellows participating in its first three workshops via an online platform and other collaboration opportunities. While the most promising and most actively engaged Fellows will be selected to take part in follow-up programs to be held in Asia in 2021 and 2022.
The Nippon Foundation will cover all the costs of participants selected for the fully funded Asia peace Innovators Forum. The costs include: program fees, materials, accommodation during the program, meals, as well as (economy-class) travel to and from the program. Further, accommodation and meals will be provided on-site at Hotel Schloss Leopoldskron.
Applicants should be active in promoting peace mediation and reconciliation in one of the following sectors to be eligible for the Asia Peace Innovators Forum:
One-fifth of the Fellows will be selected from each of the following geographies:
Also, applicants must note that country/regional grouping will include a cross-sectoral, gender-balanced mix of Fellows.
All applicants must submit their application for the fully funded Asia Peace Innovators Forum for the participation. The application is available online. Along with the application, the applicants must also submit:
Candidates must submit the application for the fully funded Asia Peace Innovators Forum until the deadline on October 31, 2019.