Let People know about Peace!
Up to 20 international Fellows will come to Hamburg for 10 weeks in July 2013 to learn how they can use innovative campaigns to give peace builders in local initiatives a voice. During the following ten-month period, they will implement their own ventures at home, supported by the D&F Academy.
Challenge Phase (July 2013 - September 2013)
Every D&F project is centered around the Challenge, a hands-on group task posed by the Project Friend. Scilla Elworthy asks the Fellows to create an online campaign raising awareness of the work of peace builders worldwide.
The Challenge addresses the fact that all around the world uncounted numbers of people work with great passion as peace builders in local initiatives, but their stories are rarely told to a wider audience. Scilla Elworthy’s Challenge to the Fellows is to create a vehicle for peace builders to share their stories.
In the project, the scholars will use their creativity, imagination, skills and energy to create an online campaign that aims to raise awareness for local peace builders worldwide: their difficulties, their successes and the way they collectively provide hope for millions. In the process they will research different local initiatives from around the globe, including their home countries, analyze existing initiatives on the web, and compile the stories they have found into a compelling online campaign aimed at raising awareness and support.
In the Challenge Phase you will participate in three courses: ChallengeLab, DreamLab, and MediaLab. The ChallengeLab provides the knowledge and skills necessary to successfully fulfill the Challenge. It covers not only project-specific knowledge from Scilla Elworthy and other experienced experts and practitioners, but also skills in project management and team leadership, taught in sessions run by D&F Academy staff.
The DreamLab is an innovative start-up course based on values and skills that are crucial for the Fellows as they plan and implement their DreamPlans and positively impact society. A key milestone for every Fellow is to develop and present their individual DreamPlan, which is then the basis for their venture implementation during the ten month Implementation Phase.
The third course is the MediaLab, an interactive and hands-on course in which Fellows learn to use different media, especially video and blogs. The course enables Fellows to reach out to a broader audience for their own ventures by creating own websites and filling it with good quality content.
Implementation Phase (September 2013 - June 2014)
The 10-week Challenge Phase in the D&F Academy Hamburg is followed by the 10-month Implementation Phase in the respective Fellow's home country. The Fellows implement their DreamPlans making use of the knowledge they gained throughout the Challenge Phase and with the support of the D&F Cloud, the D&F Academy’s online learning platform. A mutual exchange and dialog is fostered on the Cloud between the current Fellows, alumni and external experts. Finally, they are coached, mentored, and advised from the D&F Team as they realize their own project!
Application deadline was February 11, 2013 (10 am, CET).
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