Call for Applications: Resource Governance in Southern Africa

Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Friday, 15 February, 2013

The Heinrich Böll Foundation (HBF) is part of the Green political movement that has developed worldwide as a response to the traditional politics of socialism, liberalism, and conservatism. Its main tenets are ecology and sustainability, democracy and human rights, self-determination and justice. We place particular emphasis on gender democracy, meaning social emancipation and equal rights for women and men. It is also committed to equal rights for cultural and ethnic minorities and to the societal and political participation of immigrants. Finally, we promote non-violence and proactive peace policies.
HBF regional office for Southern Africa calls on interested individuals from the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region to apply for their participation in a regional ‘future workshop’ to be held from 21-24 April 2013 in Johannesburg.
Applying the future workshop methodology, the four-day meeting will seek to identify critical topics around and innovative approaches towards resource governance in the Southern African region.
The workshop forms part of a global process leading up to an international Alternative Resources Summit in September 2013 that will seek to develop visions and strategies for future action with regards to resource extraction and consumption.
Suitable candidates will meet the following criteria:

  • The applicant is a SADC citizen and below the age of 35 years;
  • The applicant has English language skills sufficient for following the proceedings and also for contributing actively;
  • The applicant has proven experience (through work, voluntary activities or research) in the field of resource governance in one of the following sectors: oil/ gas, minerals, land, water, forests and biodiversity; and
  • The applicant has the ability and willingness to step back from his/ her organisation’s viewpoint, think outside the box, and is able to look beyond his/ her own field of expertise.

Applications should be written in English and include an updated CV as well as an essay or an artwork with a synopsis on the state of natural resource governance today and a vision for the future in context of any individual SADC country (between 700-1000 words).

Applications must be submitted to

Submission deadline: 15 February 2013
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