Capacity Advancement Fellowships

From 2008 to 2011, Revenue Watch and the Oil for Development Program (OfD) of the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation ran a fellowship program with the goal of equipping pivotal individuals with the knowledge and skills necessary to support monitoring, advocacy, and capacity building activities related to natural resource management in their country or region. The Capacity Advancement Fellowship in Extractives, known also as the CA Fellowship, was a year-long program aimed at mid-career civil society activists in newly producing countries or in countries that have just begun concentrating on the issue of natural resource management. The fellowship deepened participants' understanding of the extractive industries and broadens their skills to conduct local, national and international campaigns. 

The year-long fellowship had two components: a period of focused learning and research in New York City and a period of applying that learning in fellows’ home countries. RWI works with the CA Fellows to develop a capacity-building program that corresponded to their particular interests, goals and the primary challenges they expect to face in their revenue governance campaigns upon returning home.  Throughout this program the fellows were supervised by RWI staff while under the guidance of an extractive industry expert serving as a mentor. RWI hosted fellows from Ecuador, Mozambique, Sudan, Uganda and Vietnam. 

Related Grants

Title Year Amount
Capacity Advancement Fellowships - V. Nguyen 2010 $28,386
Capacity Advancement Fellowships - M. Pantoja 2010 $28,386
Capacity Advancement Fellowships - J. Joseph 2009 $29,217
Capacity Advancement Fellowships - D. Nombora 2009 $28,386
Capacity Advancement Fellowships - N. Busingye 2008 $25,459
Capacity Advancement Fellowships - S. Kutegeka 2008 $25,459