The Cardinal Onaiyekan Foundation for Peace (COFP) is currently accepting applications for 2021/2022 Fellowship Program.
COFP Fellowship Program is a one-year Fellowship Program that prepares, equips, inspires & engages religious and community leaders from diverse faith & cultural backgrounds, academicians, media personnel & peace actors with skills in interfaith dialogue, conflict transformation, leadership and mediation.
The program is sub-divided into three modules/sessions which gives Fellows the opportunity to meet quarterly for one week-long in-class in-person training during the one-year program.Table of Content
Cardinal Onaiyekan Foundation for Peace (COFP) is a non-governmental organization with the mandate to provide a platform for building and strengthening the processes of peace and social change in Nigeria and Africa at large. Established in 2010 by John Cardinal Onaiyekan, one of Nigeria’s most respected faith leaders and a passionate advocate for religious tolerance and inclusiveness, the Foundation recognizes that most conflicts in Africa (despite their ethno-religious colorations) are symptoms of deeper structural problems arising from all manners of exclusion- religious, ... read more
Before graduation, Fellows will receive seed grant for implementing peace project initiated by each one of them in their community.
University Certificates will be issued at the third and last module of the Fellowship Program on “Interreligious Dialogue, Conflict Transformation and Mediation” and this will automatically launch Fellows into COFP Alumni Network of Peacebuilders (CANEP).
Costs for the one-year program has been generously covered by the GHR Foundation & German Federal Foreign Office who are sponsors to this program.
The COFP Fellowship Program is a one-year program that is subdivided into three components or modules.
It brings together 35 – 50 key religious leaders & community actors annually to explore cross cultural and religious learning, share experiences/opinions and come up with solutions that creates authentic results and sustainable impacts for peace.
Becoming a COFP Fellow requires that Fellows will emerge from 150 credit hours of study in Interreligious Dialogue, Conflict Transformation and Mediation prepared to advance peacebuilding in their communities.
To participate in the 2021/2022 COFP Fellowship Program, please carefully complete the Fellowship Application Form and submit together with the required documents to [email protected] on or before May 30th, 2021.
Only Completed Applications submitted along with the required documents within the stipulated deadline will be reviewed.