The LDF program advances political reform efforts in the Middle East and North Africa by providing emerging civic leaders and democracy activists the opportunity to spend several months in the United States to gain academic skills, practical experience, and networking opportunities with like-minded professionals.
Hosted by Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs in Syracuse, New York, the LDF program will take place between March 22 and June 21, 2014. Fellowships will take place at institutions and organizations in Washington, D.C.
Candidates have to be Lebanese or long-term Palestinian residents in Lebanon, between 25 and 40 years with at least a bachelor’s degree and five years of experience in a political reform oriented field (e.g., civil society, rule of law, human rights, family law reform).
This is a great opportunity for Lebanese civic leaders and activists to enhance their skills and gain new leadership experiences.
Interested candidates can log on to: http://lebanon.usembassy.gov/mepildf.html to know more about the program requirements and download the application form. They can also check this YouTube video which is a testimony by one of the fellows who explains how important and rewarding the LDF program is.