Peacebuilding in Colombia – Summer Program

Peacebuilding in Colombia 2019
Universidad de Los Andes Academic Summer Course
Red Tree Study Scholarship Funding

Red Tree Study is offering scholarship funding of $3,900 USD for participation in the Peacebuilding in Colombia
Academic Summer Course run by Universidad de Los Andes from Monday 10 June – Friday 28 June 2019.

The application deadline is Wednesday 12 December 2018

‘Armed Conflict, Peace Processes and the Challenges of Peacebuilding in Colombia‘, is a three-week program
run by the university’s Political Science department. It will explore the recent history of the Colombian conflict and the
challenges of implementing the current peace process.
Now entering its fourth year, the course combines lectures and seminars taught by academics from Los Andes with
educational site visits that deliver practical knowledge of the political and social situation in Colombia. In previous
years, students have spoken to ex-combatants about the challenges of reintegration, have met with President Santos’
Communications team to discuss the influence of public opinion on the peace negotiations, visited the UN
Development Project, the Center for Transitional Justice, the Colombian Congress, and the Reparation of Victims Unit,
for example. They have taken part in a trip to the demobilization zone in Icononzo where students spent the day with
former FARC combatants and the UN representatives managing the camp. The 2019 course will include many of the
same excursions, although the exact content may be altered to reflect the policies of recently elected President Duque
and any further developments in the peace process.

The program includes a private room in supervised accommodation in Los Andes student residence, an airport pickup
on arrival, and a calendar of social and cultural activities for evenings and weekends, designed to help students explore
Colombia as much as possible whilst they are there.

Scholarship information
• $3,900 USD will either be awarded as one full scholarship or two 50% scholarships of $1950 USD each. The
final decision on this allocation will be made by the academic selection team and will be confirmed when the
winner(s) are announced in January 2019.
• The scholarship applications are open to students enrolled on a full-time academic degree course at for this
academic year (2018/19).
The scholarship deadline is Wednesday 12 December 2018, and applicants must submit the completed
scholarship application form, the accompanying academic reference, and the general program application
form by this date in order to apply for the funding.
• The final selection will be made by the Director of the Masters in Peacebuilding course at Universidad de Los
Andes
• Red Tree Study will announce the scholarship recipient(s) on or before Friday 11 January 2019.

Peacebuilding in Colombia Scholarship 2019_INFO

Interested students can also contact alex@redtreestudy.com for more information and an application form.

Oxfam Constituency Campaigner Programme

Do you want to create political change?
Together we can change the system!

Oxfam’s Constituency Campaigners are volunteer campaigners who are passionate about ending poverty and want to make their voice heard locally.

As a Constituency Campaigner, you might find yourself persuading your MP to turn up and vote for new legislation that will ensure more refugees can be reunited with their families or meeting with your MP to talk to them about why action on climate change matters to you. You’ll be part of a wider movement of several hundred constituency campaigners who are taking similar action in constituencies up and down the UK. Together, you’ll be making change happen.

Join the programme today
Constituency Campaigners build relationships with and influence their MPs to help end global poverty and suffering. With support from us, you’ll develop a strong knowledge of your MP’s interests and use this to write tailored letters to them and perhaps occasionally to meet with them to discuss issues in-depth.

You’ll be supported by Oxfam through a range of training and guidance. There’s an induction to get you started, regular campaign briefings to help you write tailored letters, and monthly webinars on topics such as “how to influence your MP”. We’ll be in direct contact as much as possible to provide bespoke support, and when people want to, we’ll link you up with others locally to work together.

The programme has a flexible time commitment – you can volunteer as a Constituency Campaigner on as little as just a few hours per month at a time that suits you.

It’s an exciting way for passionate, tenacious people to play a critical role in ending poverty and suffering.

Please apply using our online form.

“This was my first meeting with my brand new MP. Around 20 of us from the constituency met minutes beforehand and huddled together on the pavement asking questions and raising concerns. Despite us being a mixed bunch with different perspectives, we all agreed on the basics. And luckily for me, my MP was supportive of our concerns and more than happy to represent our voices!”
– Ffion, Constituency Campaigner