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

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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.

 

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

 

Inclusive Education Scholarship Program

https://www.opensocietyfoundations.org/grants/right-education-inclusive-settings-20150519

The Inclusive Education Scholarship Program offers awards to individuals from Kenya for an 18-month master of education degree. (Also those from China, Czech Republic, Ukraine, and other selected countries in Africa and Latin America.)

The program’s objective is to provide education advocates and professionals with a foundation in the principles, values, and practices of inclusive education so that they will be equipped to lead reform of education policy and practice in their home countries.

With the knowledge and networks gained through the program, we expect that scholars will deepen their understanding of all aspects of inclusion and play active roles in devising and implementing inclusive practices and policies.

Eligibility Criteria

The competition is merit-based and open to those meeting the following criteria:

  • be a citizen and legal resident of Argentina, China, Czech Republic, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Peru, Sudan, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Ukraine, Zambia, or Zimbabwe at the time of application
  • have work experience in education with a demonstrated interest in advancing inclusive education
  • have an excellent academic record with a bachelor’s degree in teaching, public administration/policy, anthropology, social work, psychology, or related field—degree must be awarded by application deadline
  • have demonstrated leadership in the field of education
  • be proficient in spoken and written English and able to meet university-designated minimum scores on standardized language tests
  • be able to participate in an intensive academic writing program in Summer 2017
  • be able to begin the graduate program in August 2017
  • be able to receive and maintain visa or study permit to the United States
  • demonstrate a clear commitment to return to home country to contribute to advancing inclusive education in their national contexts

The program does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, or disability. Candidates with disabilities and those from marginalized communities are particularly encouraged to apply.

Ineligibility Criteria
Employees of the Open Society Foundations and employees of local administering organizations (and their immediate family members) who are directly involved in the administration of scholarships are not eligible, nor are individuals receiving other Open Society Foundations–funded support during the scholarship period.

Guidelines

For further details, see complete guidelines and submit an application online, or contact the appropriate regional coordinator below.

Residents of Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Sudan, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Mr. Jehoshaphat Njau
Centre for Human Rights
Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria
Pretoria, 002, South Africa
Tel: +27 (0) 12 420 6345
Email: jehoshaphat.njau@up.ac.za
Website: chr.up.ac.za