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Southern Voices Network for Peacebuilding Scholarship Program

Southern Voices Network for Peacebuilding Scholar Sandra Tumwesigye presents her research on the key barriers to and opportunities for including refugee women in peacebuilding processes.

As a critical component of the Southern Voices Network for Peacebuilding, the Wilson Center Africa Program hosts scholars from member organizations for a 3-month resident scholar program in Washington, D.C. The scholarship program creates the opportunity for select individuals to complete a policy-oriented research project and engage with U.S. policymakers and practitioners, increasing the visibility and influence of their work.

The program specifically aims to bring local context and knowledge to bear on promoting sustainable peace in fragile states in Africa. Research conducted through the SVNP Scholarship Program must relate to the topics of peace-building and state-building in Africa, including governance; human security; economic development and trade; science, technology, and innovation; youth empowerment; gender; and Africa’s evolving role in the global arena.

For more information on the SVNP Scholarship Program please contact the Africa Program at