COFP Fellowship Program 2023/2024

Deadline: May31st, 2023. 

COFP Fellowship Program 2023/2024

The Cardinal Onaiyekan Foundation for Peace (COFP) is currently accepting applications for the 2023/2024 Fellowship Program. COFP Fellowship Program is a one-year Program that prepares, equips, inspires & engages religious and community leaders from diverse faith & cultural backgrounds, academicians, media personnel, security agents & peace actors across Africa with skills in interfaith dialogue, conflict transformation, leadership and mediation. With its inception in 2018, COFP Fellowship program has to date build the capacity of more than 230 people from 15 African countries in strengthening community resilience for peace & sustainable development.

The uniqueness of the COFP Fellowship program is that it is designed based on African context by Africans and for Africans living and working in Africa. The program is sub-divided into three modules/sessions which gives Fellows the opportunity to meet quarterly for one week-long in-class in-person training during the one-year program. Before graduation, Fellows would receive a small seed grant for implementing a peace project initiated by each one of them in their community. Upon graduation, University Certificates will be issued at the third and last module of the Fellowship Program on “Interreligious Dialogue, Conflict Transformation and Mediation” and this automatically launches Fellows into COFP Africa Network of Peacebuilders (CANEP).

The overall goal of this Fellowship Program is to build capacity to engage in interfaith dialogue, counter violence, promote ethical leadership, enhance freedom of religion & belief, bridge community divides & build a culture of peace. By designing & implementing COFP Fellowship program in collaboration with grassroots actors, we capture their opinions, priorities and experiences in transforming communities together.

At the moment, the COFP Fellowship program is FREE of Charge on the condition that you will transport yourself three times to Abuja, Nigeria during the Fellowship period. To participate in the 2023/2024 COFP Fellowship Program, please visit carefully complete the Fellowship Application Form and submit together with the required documents on or before May31st, 2023.

Only Completed Applications submitted along with the required documents within the stipulated deadline will be reviewed.

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