Launched in 1999, the Senior Fellows program links extraordinary civil society leaders in a worldwide learning, service and action network. The network aims to strengthen the capacity and opportunities for these leaders to be catalysts and play a major role in partnerships that address the systemic causes of poverty and promote sustainable social change.
About the Fellowship
Through the three-year fellowship, Fellows have the opportunity to enhance their skills, knowledge, and experience through peer-to-peer learning, annual and regional meetings, learning journeys, workshops, and contact with eminent persons. They exchange innovative ideas, models, and tools in the development field, which Synergos distributes to a wider audience. The Fellows also have opportunities to connect and collaborate with other distinguished change makers in the development field aligned with Synergos, including philanthropists and foundations, non-governmental organizations, businesses, governments, global institutions and academics.
Have experience and/or intend to play a leading role in multi-stakeholder partnership processes to address complex development challenges;
Have a demonstrable commitment to addressing the systemic causes of poverty and inequity and present a compelling vision for change in their area of work;
Have a record of distinguished accomplishment as a leader addressing issues of poverty, inequity and/or social injustice;
Currently are in a full-time executive position of a civil society organization that focuses on poverty
Be proficient in written and spoken English.
Synergos will cover Fellows’ expenses directly related to fellowship activities, such as travel and accommodations, if Fellows themselves or their institutions are not in a position to do so. Stipends or other financial disbursement are not provided. Fellows participating in a field consultancy or peer exchange will receive a nominal honorarium for their time committed.
The Synergos Institute is not a grant-making organization. It is funded by private foundations, corporate foundations, individuals, and government agencies.