Evolution of Democracy in Africa Students-Led Conference (HIPSIR)

Hekima Institute of Peace Studies and International Relations (HIPSIR) Hekima University College is organizing and hosting a one day Students-Led Conference on October 19, 2017, on the theme: Evolution of Democracy in Africa: to explore in-depth from a scholarly angle the issue raised above under the following sub-themes:

§ The election process
§ Separation of power
§ Social, economic and human rights aspects
§ External influences and dynamics
§ Is democracy resolving or refueling conflicts?
§ Is democracy a utopia and are there alternatives?

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Trainings: StoryLab Academy

Concerned you’re becoming obsolete?

The StoryLab Academy is providing an opportunity for you to improve your digital storytelling with a combination of free online webinars and face-to-face training in News-gathering, Storytelling, Audience Engagement & Sustainability and specialized courses in Data Journalism, Investigative reporting, Geo-Journalism, Verification & Digital Security.

The courses are underwritten by Google News Lab and the World Bank, and are presented by industry experts from Code For Africa’s StoryLab. Modules range from 10min crash-courses that teach quick skills, to 30min deep dives into more complex techniques. Customise your course, and work at your own pace.

Apply today to future-proof yourself: http://bit.ly/StoryLabAcademy2017

List of Academic Scholarships

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LIST OF SCHOLARSHIPS FOR AFRICAN UNDERGRADUATE AND POSTGRADUATE STUDENTS 2017/2018

1. 2017/2018 Fully Funded Scholarships – APPLY NOW
http://worldscholarshipforum.com/20172018-fully-funded-scholarships-apply-now/
1b. List of DAAD Scholarships 2017/2018 – Apply Now
http://worldscholarshipforum.com/list-of-daad-scholarships-20172018-apply-now/

2. APPLY:Korean Government Scholarships for 170 Bachelors, 800 Masters & PhD for Developing Countries 2017-2018
http://worldscholarshipforum.com/applykorean-government-scholarships-170-bachelors-800-masters-phd-developing-countries-2017-2018/

3. TOP 15+ Scholarships Opportunities for Africans to Study Abroad 2017-2018
http://worldscholarshipforum.com/top-15-scholarships-opportunities-for-africans-to-study-abroad-2017-2018/

4. Joint Japan/World Bank Scholarship 2017-2018 Application Is Ongoing!
http://worldscholarshipforum.com/joint-japanworld-bank-scholarship-2017-2018-application-ongoing/

5. Erasmus Mundus Scholarships for All Countries 2017/2018 – Apply Now
http://worldscholarshipforum.com/erasmus-mundus-scholarships-countries-20172018-apply-now/

6. List of Mastercard Foundation Scholarships 2017/2018 for Various Countries[Apply Now]
http://worldscholarshipforum.com/list-mastercard-foundation-scholarships-20172018-various-countriesapply-now/

7. LIST Of African Student Scholarships to Study In USA(HOT)
http://worldscholarshipforum.com/list-african-student-scholarships-study-usa/

8. Top 20+ commonwealth scholarships 2017-2018
http://worldscholarshipforum.com/20-commonwealth-scholarships-2017-2018/

9. LIST OF SCHOLARSHIPS IN AUSTRIA FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS 2017-2018 [FULLY FUND] -APPLY
http://worldscholarshipforum.com/list-scholarships-austria-international-students-2017-fully-fund-apply/

10. Shanghai Government Scholarship for International Bachelors, Masters and PhD Students
http://worldscholarshipforum.com/shanghai-government-scholarship-international-bachelors-masters-phd-students/

11. Latest Canada Scholarships for Undergraduates, Masters and PhD Programmes 2017/2018
http://worldscholarshipforum.com/latest-canada-scholarships-for-undergraduates-masters-and-phd-programmes-20172018/

12. 230 Fully-funded Commonwealth Shared Scholarships for Students from Developing Countries
http://worldscholarshipforum.com/230-fully-funded-commonwealth-shared-scholarships-for-students-from-developing-countries/

13. Top 10 UK Scholarships 2017-2018 For International Students
http://worldscholarshipforum.com/top-10-uk-scholarships-2017-2018-for-international-students/

14. ONGOING: $50,000 OPEC/OFID Scholarships for Developing Countries 2017/2018 – APPLY
http://worldscholarshipforum.com/ongoing-50000-opecofid-scholarships-for-developing-countries-20172018-apply/

15. New Zealand Aid Programme Scholarship for African Countries, 2017
http://worldscholarshipforum.com/new-zealand-aid-programme-scholarship-african-countries-2017/

16. APPLY For British Chevening Scholarships 2017
http://worldscholarshipforum.com/apply-british-chevening-scholarships-2017/

Young Professionals Program (YPP), AfDB

Do you have passion and commitment to development of Africa? Outstanding academic and professional achievements? A commitment to engage in crucial issues in Africa’s development? Do you wish to make a difference, be part of something bigger than yourself and explore your leadership potential? If yes, you are the one we are looking for.

The Young Professionals Program (YPP) is a three year leadership opportunity for the development of Bank’s future leaders. We attract highly qualified and motivated professionals from our member countries for a productive and rewarding career path in development. Through the YPP, the Bank ensures continuity and excellence in both the management of its work programs and the provision of policy advice to its regional member countries.

We expect to offer this opportunity to 30 candidates for the 2018 cohort.  https://www.afdb.org/en/about-us/careers/young-professionals-program-ypp/

 

Varied list of opportunities from CIHA

Critical Investigations into Humanitarianism in Africa

List of Upcoming Opportunities: September 2017

http://www.cihablog.com/upcoming-opportunities-september-2017/

There are several exciting calls for proposals/applications/nominations with upcomingdeadlines that wed like to bring to your attentionFor more details and the full listing ofmany more interesting opportunitiesplease check out the Opportunities section hereIf you have a relevant opportunity that you would like addedplease email usat cihablog[at]gmail[dot]com.


The International Dialogue Centre (KAICIID) is seeking applications from education professionals that train future religious leaders to take part in the 2018 KAICIID International Fellows Programme. The Programme gathers religious teachers from around the world for in-person and online training in dialogue, mediation and promoting social cohesion that will bring the Fellows to Vienna to teach dialogue, become active facilitators and leaders in dialogue and be advocates for peace in their communities. There is a short turn-around time as the deadline for applications is 31 August 2017, midnight (CET). Details can be found here.

The Aspen Institute’s New Voices Fellowship is a year-long media skills, communication and leadership program designed for standout development professionals from the developing world. Candidates for the Fellowship are expected to have both a record of significant professional achievement and a desire to share their perspectives on global development with a broader international audience. The Fellowship is open by nomination only. More details can be found here.

The Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa, CODESRIA is soliciting proposals for a new intervention on Designing interdisciplinary Humanities/STEM Teaching and Research programs for African universities. The intervention is a response to the continued segmentation in terms of teaching and research of the Humanities from STEM disciplines, while in actual sense; both disciplines seek to find solutions to the same problems, a fact that should call for more synergy and convergence between them. Proposals are due September 10thand details can be found here.

Webinar: Mobilizing Youth for Better Governance (6 Sept 5pm)

“NextGen Accountability: Mobilizing a Youth Movement for Better Governance”

With Blair Glencorse, Nada Zohdy and Narayan Adhikari

The potential of young people to collectively improve governance outcomes around the world is huge. However, development-as-usual approaches are failing to engage this generation in meaningful processes of change. The Accountability Lab’s new strategy lays out a different path forward. It includes field-building efforts that mobilize popular culture to shift values, a focus on accountability agents rather than actions, and an emphasis on creating positive youth coalitions for reform.

Join us to hear from Blair Glencorse, Executive Director of the Accountability Lab, as he explains how the Lab is implementing this new strategy, the challenges an approach of this type involves and how youth-driven accountability efforts may evolve over time. He will be joined by Nada Zohdy and Narayan Adhikari who will provide country level perspective and feedback.

In order to participate in this Webinar, you will need to be registered in the GPSA Knowledge Platform and logged in. If you have not created your account yet, do it here a few days before the webinar. If you are already registered to the Knowledge Platform, you do not need to do anything.

Just log in the platform and go here on September 6, at least 20 minutes before 5:00pm Nairobi time (10:00 am EDT). A link to the webinar will be provided there. http://gpsaknowledge.org