The Congressional Hunger Center has announced that host organization applications are now being accepted for the 6th class of Leland International Hunger Fellows (2011-2013). The Mickey Leland International Hunger Fellowship is a unique leadership development opportunity for experienced, motivated individuals seeking to make a difference in the struggle to eliminate hunger and poverty worldwide. This two-year program begins with a one-year field placement in countries throughout Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Fellows are assigned to national and international non-governmental organizations, private sector entities, and bi-lateral and multi-lateral organizations. Fellows spend their second year in a policy environment, usually at the headquarters of the organizations where they served during their field placements. Field and policy assignments, closely coordinated, are designed to be complementary.
(Woman farmer in Ethiopia. Source: IFPRI)