Posted by Jillian Gibson on Nov 02, 2019
We are thrilled to announce that we have a successful applicant for the 2020 Rotary Peace Fellowship program.  This prestigious professional development award is given to only 50 people around the world – and our very own Nora Didkowsky from Hants County is one of them!

Nora will be studying at the Rotary Peace Center at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand from January to April 2020.  This professional development certificate program allows experienced leaders gain practical tools for promoting peace and international development during an intensive, 3- month program, which includes 3 weeks of field study and peer learning opportunities with a diverse group.

Nora’s entire career, education and volunteer activities make her the perfect candidate for this program.  Having completed her PhD and working through two post-docs working with Rohingya refugee children in India, this interactive program will strengthen the impact of her work as a peace and development professional.

What is she most looking forward to?  “Beyond the Fellowship’s core teachings, a significant opportunity is the potential to expand the reach and impact of my work through shared learning with a global community of peace-builders. These connections have the potential to magnify the power of our independent and collective work. As conflicts around the world are simultaneously multiplying and intensifying, and we face the highest levels of displacement ever recorded, there is an unprecedented need to coordinate unified and timely solutions that connect diverse worldviews, bodies of knowledge, and approaches.”

This is yet another example of the power of Rotary!  We wish Nora all the best in her studies and look forward to hearing the stories of her experience.


Trivia question - where are the universities at which Rotary Peace Scholars can study around the world?