Press Release

Political Leadership Academy for Women Participant Selection Process

16 February 2022

Are you an elected or appointed female politician working at the local or provincial level looking to advance your career to the national stage? 

Caption: Political Leadership Academy for Women (PLAW) Participant Selection Process
Photo: © UN Women in Papua New Guinea

Are you an elected or appointed female politician working at the local or provincial level looking to advance your career to the national stage? 

UN Women and the Pacific Institute of Leadership and Governance are seeking female subnational politicians to participate in the 2021 cohort of the Political Leadership Academy for Women, the first of its kind in Papua New Guinea.

The Political Leadership Academy for Women offers a 6-month part-time programme that will support subnational female politicians with:
 

  • Political leadership training opportunities focused on (1) leadership and governance, (2) community engagement, (3) communications and (4) getting (re)elected;
  • Access to mentorship from former/current political leaders;
  • Online/domestic south-south learning exchanges.

The Political Leadership Academy, through sustained engagement with a single cohort of participants, will also contribute to the creation of a network of subnational women political leaders.

Format:

Over the course of the 6-month programme, 20 selected women will:

  • Take part in 4 separate capacity-building/networking workshops;
  • Receive mentorship from a diverse group of current/former politicians;
  • Have access to domestic and online south-south learning exchanges.

Eligibility:

To be eligible to participate in the Political Leadership Academy participants must be: 

  • An elected or appointed female political leader working at the subnational level, i.e. in Local-Level Government, Provincial Assemblies or District Development Authorities;
  • Passionate about gender equality and women’s political participation;
  • Looking to advance their political career;
  • Able to commit to fully participating in the programme.

How to apply:

Complete the application form via this link PLA Participants application form

OR 

Download the application form from  PLA participants application form and email it to png.wmc@unwomen.org with the subject heading ‘PLAW Application_[First name_last name]

For more information, contact: png.wmc@unwomen.org.

Deadline for applications: Friday 25 March, 2022 at midnight. 

Please note that in order to ensure a quality learning experience only 20 spaces are available for this first pilot cohort. As such, not all applications will be successful.

Political Leadership Academy for Women Participant Selection Process

Rachel Donovan - Communications Focal Point

Rachel Donovan

UNFPA
Communications Focal Point

UN entities involved in this initiative

UN Women
United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women

Goals we are supporting through this initiative