Atlantic Fellows for Racial Fairness (AFRE) Programme 2020 for younger South Africans (Absolutely Funded)


Software Deadline: January 27th 2020

South Africa and america are formed by and linked to a posh legacy of anti-Black racism and racialised exploitation and violence. Over the past two centuries, advocates within the two international locations have realized from and impressed one another within the wrestle to attain full equality. AFRE builds upon this wealthy historical past of trade by making a transnational house for leaders to come back collectively to discover, think about, experiment and construct long-term options for impactful change.

Every cohort of Fellows consists of 20 high-impact change-makers from South Africa and america who take part in a year-long, non-residential programme that builds data and capability to successfully tackle the causes of racial inequality.

Fellowship in AFRE is about constructing neighborhood that’s grounded in a deep respect and appreciation for various experiences and views and what we are able to construct collectively. The expertise is immersive and dialogue-based, with substantial worldwide journey. Fellows take part in 4 5-day Modules throughout the yr the place they be taught from one another, study the histories and traits within the two international locations, deepen their management expertise, develop modern initiatives, and collaborate to push ahead one another’s work.

Fellows additional their understanding of race and fairness by means of three video/teleconferences and a 4-day Studying Institute. Along with these actions, Fellows work together with AFRE’s rising transnational neighborhood of Atlantic Senior Fellows and meet Fellows from the worldwide neighborhood of Atlantic Fellows programmes.

The AFRE fellowship programme is led by a transnational workforce of workers and facilitators from Columbia College and the Nelson Mandela Basis. In the course of the yr, Fellows additionally have interaction with leaders of various organisations that embody: Neighborhood Change; NAACP Authorized Protection and Academic Fund; Nelson Mandela College; Othering & Belonging Institute on the College of California-Berkeley (Previously HAAS Institute); and the Public Affairs Analysis Institute.


This programme is for people who’re dedicated to attaining fairness, have a monitor file of serious affect, and deeply worth dialogue with, and studying from, various views and voices as a important step in the direction of attaining societal transformation. There are not any educational {qualifications} required to use.

Our Fellows share the next traits. They’re:

Skilled of their discipline of labor with a monitor file of affect in furthering racial fairness
Proposing work with the potential to considerably advance the event of recent coverage, establishments and/or narratives for larger fairness
Keen and in a position to navigate and be taught from variety and complexity on an area and international scale
Dedicated to working with and supporting others to attain particular person and collective affect.

AFRE helps Fellows’ participation and management growth by means of:

Worldwide journey and lodging in South Africa and america
Skilled teaching and mentoring to advance initiatives of their communities
Communications companies for public identity-development, together with a headshot, bio, and media coaching
USD $10,000 in funding to cowl private prices related to participation
Networking alternatives and monetary sources to proto-type new concepts for advancing racial fairness
Columbia College coursework upon commencement
Connection to a worldwide neighborhood of Atlantic Fellows working for change

For Extra Data:

Go to the Official Webpage of the Atlantic Fellows for Racial Fairness (AFRE) Programme 2020