Summer School - Incubating New Policy Ideas and Networks, 1-5 August 2017, Kazakhstan

Publish Date: Jun 21, 2017

Deadline: Jun 26, 2017

Summer School: “Incubating new policy ideas and networks”

The International Centre for Policy Advocacy, Soros Foundation Kazakhstan and the partners invite applications to attend our summer school entitled: “Incubating new policy ideas and networks”, which will take place in Almaty, August 1-5, 2017. This is an opportunity for young researchers and activists from Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, & Ukraine to bring new ideas to the table, advance policy analysis and advocacy skills, engage with peers and understand better what a policy career might look like.

Eligibility Criteria

We are looking for applicants who are:

  • young researchers or activists (aged approx. 25-35) from Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Ukraine
  • interested in pursuing a policy and/or activist career
  • holding a degree or post graduate degree in social sciences or a policy related field
  • And/or have experience working in an NGO, research institute/think tank

Aim, focus & approach

The idea behind the “Policy Incubator” summer school is to harness the creativity and passion of selected participants and support them in bridging fresh ideas into the policy realm by building up policy-relevant projects. To achieve this broader aim, the specific objectives of the summer school are to:

  • generate new policy ideas that have the potential for achieving impact;
  • foster the policy thinking and practical skill development of young professionals;
  • build new networks of policy professionals on the national and regional levels who are interested in evidence-informed policy engagement;
  • promote a policy career as a viable option among participants of the school.

The course will support participants to develop their policy skills and policy-relevant projects through a combination of the following methods:

  • practical policy skill building workshops conducted by an experienced international team from ICPA;
  • practical application of the skills through development of a ‘pitch presentation’ and actual presentation before an audience/jury;
  • peer learning through group work supported by mentors from the region; and
  • insights/learning exchanges from policy practitioners from the region and beyond.

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