Tuition scholarships for students admitted to African Leadership University, Kigali

The Mandela Centennial Scholarship Programme

African Leadership University (ALU) is proud to partner with the Graça Machel Trust and the Mandela Institute of Development Studies (MINDS) to launch the Mandela Centennial Scholarship Programme, a landmark scholarship that will celebrate the 100th birthday of one of the greatest African leaders of the last century – Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, fondly known as Madiba.

President Mandela firmly believed in the transformative power of education and its ability to bring dignity, self-actualization, and prosperity to Africans. Throughout his presidency and after, he dedicated much of his efforts to ensure that children from all walks of life had equal access to education, regardless of their economic background. The objective of the Mandela Centennial Scholars Programme is to honor President Mandela’s legacy and carry forward the important work he began in education by identifying 100 outstanding young Africans from disadvantaged backgrounds to attend ALU. These students will benefit from a scholarship and unparalleled opportunities for leadership development.

January 2018
Public announcement of scholarship

15 May 2018
Deadline to apply for scholarship

July 2018
Public announcement of Scholars

September 2018
Students begin studies at ALU in Kigali, Rwanda

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Call for abstracts: International Conference on Terrorism & Violent Extremism

International Conference on Terrorism and Violent Extremism – CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

Theme: Changing Dynamics of Terrorism and Violent Extremism in Africa: Towards Effective Prevention and Counter Terrorism Strategies

http://horninstitute.org/conference/

HORN International Institute for Strategic Studies (hereafter, the HORN Institute) invites researchers and practitioners to submit abstracts for presentation at the international conference on terrorism and violent extremism on the theme, Changing Dynamics of Terrorism and Violent Extremism in Africa: Towards Effective Prevention and Counter Terrorism Strategies that will be held in Nairobi (Kenya), 24 -26 April 2018.

Important dates

First Call for abstracts opens: 9 January 2018

Deadline for submission of abstracts: 5 February 2018

Criteria for submission of abstracts.

The abstracts should cover one of the following topics:

  1. Preventing and countering violent extremism
  2. Radicalization and de-radicalization
  3. Globalization of terrorism
  4. Political and religious extremism
  5. Conflict dynamics in the Gulf & wider Middle East, & impact of the same on Africa
  6. State responses to terrorism
  7. Media and terrorism
  8. Terrorism financing
  9. Maritime security
  10. Protecting critical infrastructure
  11. Gender and terrorism
  12. Terrorism, trauma, and counselling
  13. Terrorism and human rights
  14. Cyber security
  15. Rehabilitation and re-integration of ex-combatants and returnees
  16. Global trends in terrorism and violent extremism
  17. Select case studies: Somalia, Nigeria, Mali, Yemen, Syria, and any other.

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Masters degree in development economics, income-based, first courses online, no barriers to entry, MIT (USA)

https://micromasters.mit.edu/dedp/

Data, Economics, and Development Policy MicroMasters

The MicroMasters credential in Data, Economics, and Development Policy equips learners with the practical skills and theoretical knowledge to tackle some of the most pressing challenges facing developing countries and the world’s poor. Through a series of five online courses and in-person exams learners will gain a strong foundation in microeconomics, development economics, probability and statistics, and engage with cutting-edge research in the field. The program is unique in its focus on the practicalities of running randomized evaluations to assess the effectiveness of social programs and its emphasis on hands-on skills in data analysis.

The program is co-designed and run by MIT’s Department of Economics and the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL), a global leader in conducting randomized evaluations to test and improve the effectiveness of programs aimed at reducing poverty. It is intended for learners who are interested in building a full set of tools and skills required for data analysis in the social sciences, understanding the problems facing world’s poor, and learning how to design and evaluate social policies that strive to solve them.

Learners who successfully complete the five MicroMasters courses and their corresponding in-person exams will be eligible to apply to MIT’s new blended Master program in Data, Economics, and Development Policy. If accepted, students will earn MIT credit for the MicroMasters courses, and will be able to pursue an accelerated on-campus Master’s degree at MIT.

How the DEDP MicroMasters works

dedp-hiw1.png     Take five online courses on edX.

dedp-hiw2.png     Pass a proctored exam for each course at testing facilities around the world.

dedp-hiw3.png     Earn a MicroMasters credential from MITx!

dedp-hiw4.png     On completion, you may apply to the Master’s program at MIT!

Pricing

The cost of courses in this program varies depending on your ability to pay. You can start by auditing classes for free and upgrade at a later point. Learn more about course pricing.

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Who should enroll?

  • Policymakers and practitioners from governments, NGOs, international aid agencies, foundations, and other entities in the development sector
  • Academics and evaluators looking to re-tool and apply data-driven perspectives to social and development programs
  • Students interested in pursuing admissions to graduate programs in development economics, public policy, political science, or related fields
  • Social entrepreneurs, managers and researchers in the development sector

What you will learn

  • To identify and analyze the root causes of underdevelopment using principles of economics
  • To interpret the findings of empirical research that evaluates the effectiveness of anti-poverty strategies, policies, and interventions
  • Practical knowledge on how to design and implement rigorous randomized evaluations and other econometric methods of evaluating policies and programs
  • Tools of comparative cost-effectiveness analysis for informed policy-making
  • Fundamentals of microeconomics, development economics, probability, and statistics
  • Hands-on skills in data analysis using the R programming language

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?

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/

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.