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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List of Academic Scholarships

Passing onwards…

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/

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.

Event: Join the CEO of Phil U in Tanzania and Kenya

Connor Diemand-Yauman, the CEO of Philanthropy University, will be in Tanzania and Kenya over the next few weeks and will be hosting local Phil U learners for informal late-afternoon get togethers. If you are in or near Dar es Salaam on Thursday, 31 August or Nairobi on Tuesday, 5 September, please make sure to let us know by completing the form below so that you can join Connor and other Phil U learners to network, have your questions answered, and enjoy a good time.
More details & RSVP

Connor Diemand-Yauman, CEO of Philanthropy University, will be in Nairobi on the 5th of September, and is eager to meet Kenyan Phil U learners for a get-together. Come join Connor and a group of Phil U learners to network over cocktails and beverages, have your curious questions answered, and enjoy a good time!

Philanthropy University is a free, first-of-its-kind educational initiative for change makers in the social sector.

 

Legal Empowerment Leadership Course, Global Legal Empowerment Network (Budapest, 4-8 Dec 2017)

We are pleased to announce that registration is open for the 3rd annual Legal Empowerment Leadership Course. Over 400 people from more than 70 countries applied to this one-of-a-kind course at the Central European University (CEU) each of the first two years. The course has received the largest number of applicants for any course held at CEU and the course evaluations were among the highest they’ve seen. We are looking forward to meeting this demand once again and putting together an equally promising course this year.

This year’s course has an overall theme of “Law and Organizing.” The course will be structured around three case studies: institutionalization of paralegal services with a focus on South Africa, the right to health and essential services in India, and the evolution of the legal empowerment movement in the Philippines.

International experts will also lead sessions on issues such as the intersection of law and organizing, how to translate grassroots experience into systemic change, and how to effectively learn from program data. Additional sessions will discuss the history of the movement and the latest impact evidence in the field. There will also be daily peer-to-peer, small group discussions for participants to work through challenges and questions with other practitioners and faculty directly.

The course runs from 4 – 8 December 2017 in Budapest, Hungary. Scholarships are available to a limited number of applicants, as are tuition waivers on a competitive basis. We invite applications from representatives of civil society organizations, governments, development agencies, and universities. Applications are due no later than August 28th 2017.

This year’s course is a collaboration between the Central European University, Robert L. Bernstein Institute for Human Rights at NYU School Law, The Open Society Justice Initiative, and Namati. For more information, visit the CEU website to fill out the online application1 and download the full course brochure at the following link. GPA-Legal Empowerment Leadership booklet.pdf1 (1.0 MB). For more information about last year’s course, you can read this blog post on the event.

FORUM: Elections Preparedness: A Reality Check, My Responsibility

Invitation

HEKIMA PEACE FORUM

Topic: Elections Preparedness: A Reality Check, My Responsibility

Date: Friday July 7 2017
Time: 2:00 pm
Venue: HIPSIR, Riara Road, off Ngong Road, Nairobi, Kenya

Speakers:

  1. Irungu Houghton – Associate Director, Society for International  Development
  2. Martin Oloo – Lawyer & Political analyst
  3. Obadiah Keitany – Director Audit, Risk and Compliance, IEBC

Contacts: Email: secretary.hipsir@hekima.ac.ke  Phone: +254729755905 or +254733616863

 

Shading Tree Fund, for field course scholarships, Rift Valley Institute

Something to keep an eye out for… 

The Shading Tree Fund—scholarships for Eastern and Central Africa
30 SEPTEMBER 2016

The RVI scholarship fund is relaunched this month as the RVI Shading Tree Fund. This follows a generous donation from the family of Ranald Boyle, a former District Commissioner in South Sudan.

Since the Institute was founded, the scholarship fund has enabled young scholars and activists from Eastern and Central Africa to participate in RVI annual field courses and attend classes at universities in the region. Over thirty such scholars have participated in the Sudan and South Sudan Course, the Horn of Africa Course or the Great Lakes Course.

Some former scholarship students have gone on to teach on RVI courses, and many have achieved success in their respective fields in academia, civil society and the media.

One student wrote: ‘I feel privileged to have participated in the RVI Horn of Africa Course. I benefited from the program in many ways. It helped me understand the sub-region as I pursue my own research and provided the opportunity for personal interaction with distinguished professors.

To date, RVI scholarships have been funded through a combination of grants, gifts, income from hard-copy sales of Institute publications and RVI’s own funds.

The fund recently received a donation from the Shading Tree Trust, established by the family of Ranald Boyle in memory of his lifelong commitment to southern Sudan, where he worked as a District Commissioner in the 1940s and 1950s. Taking its name from the translation of Ranald Boyle’s Dinka cattle name, Timatiep, the Shading Tree provided funds to support a range of projects in Bahr el-Ghazal.

In recognition of this donation the RVI scholarship programme has been renamed the Shading Tree Fund. The new fund will provide educational support to students and activists from all the regions where RVI works, including South Sudan, and will continue to raise further funds for this purpose.