University of Oulu International Master’s Scholarship Scheme 2017-2018

The University of Oulu International Master’s Scholarship Scheme (IM Scholarship) provides scholarships to academically talented international students. The scholarship is aimed at students studying for a Master’s degree in the University of Oulu two-year International Master’s programmes. The scholarship covers the full international tuition fee. University of Oulu IM Scholarships do not cover living costs.

Applicants are eligible to apply for a University of Oulu IM Scholarship 2017-18, if they meet the admissions criteria and are liable to pay the tuition fee. The scholarship application will be processed in the selection procedure only if the applicant meets the admissions criteria.

Find out more about this scholarship by visiting http://www.oulu.fi/university/masters/scholarships

National Geographic Society 2017 Buffett Award for Leadership in African Conservation

Since 2002, the award has honored the unsung heroes of conservation, celebrating the recipient’s achievements and supporting ongoing work in conserving nature or culture in Africa. The award includes a $25,000 grant.

Past recipients of the National Geographic Society/Buffett Award have conducted conservation research on elephants and the bush-meat trade in Tanzania, worked to ensure that local communities in Ugandabenefit from conservation initiatives, developed sustainable agricultural practices for small farmers in Cameroon, and more.

Nominations must be received no later than January 30, 2017.

More info at http://nationalgeographic.org/awards/buffett/2017-africa-nominations

International Citizen Media Award 2017

The International Citizen Media Award 2017 intends to honor tremendous international work in the field of citizen media and its products in the categories Video and Audio which have been created by private, non-commercial producers.

The award distinguishes the dedication of citizens of all countries, their audiovisual products and their reporting concerning locally, regionally, globally and socially relevant topics.

Find out more by visiting http://www.icm-award.com/information/#bewertung

Fully funded scholarships for ACES Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree

We are now accepting applications for fully funded scholarships for the next academic year of the EM JMD ACES programme, starting in September 2017. Applications from EU and non-EU candidates are welcome – the programme is aimed at students from all over the world. Scholarships will cover tuition fees, living and travel expenses. This website contains all the information you need to know about the programme. 

Find out more by visiting http://www.emm-aces.org

The closing date for scholarship applications is 17 February 2017.

Call for papers: Feature in the 2017 African Union ECHO


Young people in Africa are an enormous resource for the continent’s developments. It is in this regard that African Union Heads of State and Government declared the theme for 2017 as ‘Harnessing the Demographic Dividend through Investments in Youth’.

The AU ECHO provides a platform for the 54 Member States of the African Union, and African citizens to profile the successes of Africa, and to impart knowledge and experiences born from African led initiatives, based in the instruments and decisions of the African Union. It is published on an annual basis by the Directorate of Information and Communication (DIC) of the AUC, with a key focus on content aligned to the AU’s Theme of the Year.

FOR MORE INFORMATION & SUBMISSION DETAILS, DOWLOAD THE CALL FOR PAPERS, click these highlighted words: Call for Papers for the AU ECHO

University of Bonn: New scholarships for students from developing countries

Joint Master of Science Programme with UN University 

The University of Bonn and the United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS) are delighted to announce that thanks to support from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) they will be offering up to eight fully funded scholarships to students from developing countries for the Joint Master of Science (M.Sc.) programme “Geography of Environmental Risks and Human Security.”

The scholarship scheme will run for the next eight years and is targeted at students from developing countries. Successful applicants will be able to cover all expenses directly related to the study programme as well as their cost of living in Bonn. “We are glad to offer the new master’s course with strong partners such as the United Nations University and the University of Bonn,” says Prof. Dr. Margret Wintermantel, President of DAAD. “The course broadens the range of opportunities we offer for young specialists from developing and newly industrialising countries at German institutions of higher education.”

The objective of the Master’s course is to have a global mix of students, but financial restrictions can often be a burden for students coming from developing countries. “This scholarship empowers us to provide quality education to students from all parts of the world. It helps us to further advance our mission of capacity building in developing countries, an essential cornerstone of our teaching and research work” says Prof. Dr. Jakob Rhyner, Director of UNU-EHS.

The joint M.Sc. programme provides postgraduate students with detailed knowledge, critical understanding, strategies and the tools required to take an interdisciplinary approach towards environmental risks and human security. It is the third study programme in Bonn to be admitted to the DAAD funding scheme, in addition to the ZEF Doctoral Studies programme and the ARTS study programme offered by the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Bonn.

“This Master’s programme is the output of the fruitful collaboration between our Department of Geography and the United Nations University. It is a substantial contribution to the internationalization of the University of Bonn and we are very thankful for the support of DAAD for this joint Master programme,” says Prof. Dr. Michael Hoch, Rector, University of Bonn.

The joint M.Sc. programme scholarship is part of a larger scholarship programme called “Development Related Postgraduate Courses” funded by the Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). It offers a total of up to 280 scholarships per year for students studying in around 40 carefully selected postgraduate courses in Germany. Since the programme was established in 1987 it has sponsored about 6,000 graduates.

The ultimate goal of the scholarship is to foster intercultural exchange and enable the students to contribute to the sustainable development of their home countries by applying the knowledge they acquired during the study program. UNU-EHS, the Department of Geography at the University of Bonn together with the support of DAAD look forward to welcoming students from all over the world to Bonn.

For more information on the joint M.S.c. “Geography of Environmental Risks and Human Security,” please visit:
http://ehs.unu.edu/education/masters/international-joint-msc-programme-geography-of-environmental-risks-and-human-security.html#overview

For more information on the scholarship programme, please visit: https://www.daad.de/deutschland/stipendium/en

Call for applications: Google annual CS4HS Award

How does CS4HS work?

PD practitioners apply for an annual CS4HS award. They facilitate the development and delivery of professional development to teachers around the world who need additional support and resources to teach computer science and computational thinking.

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE

CS4HS Funding Criteria

Funding is awarded to applicants from research institutions, universities, school districts and educational nonprofits dedicated to delivering exemplary Computer Science professional development for teachers.

Google # Hash Code challenge


Hash Code is a team-based programming competition organized by Google for students and industry professionals across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. You pick your team and programming language, we pick a real-life engineering problem for you to solve. Are you up for the challenge?

Use the following link to find out more https://hashcode.withgoogle.com

Shell Ideas360 - Develop ideas to tackle pressures on world’s Food, Water, Energy resources

JOIN SHELL IDEAS360

Register with Shell Ideas360, setup your profile and join the conversation.
  • Communicate with students across the world.
  • Share ideas and ask for advice from subject matter experts.
  • Find inspiration and formulate teams.
  • Build your network and enhance your CV!
Shell Ideas360 is more than a global competition that connects students to develop ideas to tackle the pressures on the world’s Food, Water and Energy resources. It’s an exciting journey of learning and discovery. Collaborate with like-minded innovators, Shell experts and mentors to expand your horizons.

Register and begin your journey!

Finalist teams receive:
  • A trip to Make The Future, London
  • Intensive coaching
  • Opportunity to pitch ideas to senior Shell executives, Innovators and Industry leaders
Read more www.shellideas360.com/about-the-competition

Internship: Supply Chain Analytics, USA

Country: United States of America

Closing date: 06 Jan 2017

Global Health Fellows Program II

Supply Chain Analytics Intern

Commodities Security and Logistics Division, Office of Population and Reproductive Health, Bureau for Global Health, United States Agency for International Development

Anticipated timeframe: February 2017- August 2017: Compensated 6 month internship

Location: Washington, DC/ Arlington, VA

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The Global Health Fellows Program (GHFP-II) is a five year cooperative agreement implemented and managed by the Public Health Institute in partnership with Global Health Corps, GlobeMed, Management Systems International and PYXERA Global. GHFP-II is supported by the US Agency for International Development (USAID).

GHFP-II’s goal is to improve the effectiveness of USAID health programs by addressing the Agency’s immediate and emerging human capacity needs. The program seeks to accomplish this goal first through the recruitment, placement and support of diverse health professionals at the junior, mid and senior levels. These program participants include fellows, interns, corporate volunteers and Foreign Service National professionals. The program then provides substantial performance management and career development support to participants, including annual working planning assistance, and ensures that professional development opportunities are available.

Looking to the future, GHFP-II also seeks to establish a pool of highly-qualified global health professionals that will ensure the Agency’s ongoing technical leadership and effectiveness. This objective is supported by an extensive outreach program that brings global health opportunities and specialized career advice to a diverse range of interested individuals, with a particular focus on those underrepresented in the field of global health.

BACKGROUND:

USAID procures and distributes over $1B in health pharmaceuticals and supplies every year and invests over $200M annually to strengthen supply chains in developing countries. With over 100 points of origin, over 50 destination countries, more than 4,000 stock keeping units and thousands of shipments a year, the amount of data generated from its supply chain operation is significant. In addition, there is data residing in multiple country systems and many other data sources that support USAID’s supply chain program. USAID has recently developed a data warehouse and business intelligence tool to house and use these disparate datasets in the management of its supply chain programs and investments.

INTRODUCTION:

The Commodity Security and Logistics (CSL) Division within the Office of Population and Reproductive Health (PRH) in the Bureau for Global Health is seeking a Supply Chain Analytics Intern (Intern) to assist the Business Intelligence Team in (1) gathering business requirements on most impactful analyses and visualizations for users, (2) designing strategic reports and dashboards to support key management units within USAID’s Global Health, (3) identifying business process improvement opportunities centered around the newly developing analytics platform, and (4) support network optimization and inventory optimization efforts for USAID global supply chain. The Intern will work closely with the Senior Supply Chain Technical Advisor as his/her onsite manager.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
  • Gaining experience in using transactional supply chain data to set strategy and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the supply chain.
  • Gaining a greater understanding of USAID and using data to drive change in a complex organizational environment.
  • Deepening technical skills, including SQL, MicroStrategy, optimization/simulation tools, and Excel/Access.
  • Deepening skills in collaboration and coordination within a complex organizational and implementation structure.

ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Using transaction data from USAID’s global supply chain operation and other data sources, in an effort to build out a dashboard and alerting system in a Business Intelligence environment used to support the strategic oversight of USAID’s programs and help shift the organization to one that is more data driven and efficient. This will include the following: integrating a balanced scorecard approach to the most important supply chain key performance indicators; supporting OSM and technical teams (procurement, warehousing and distribution, forecasting, MIS, QA, and M&E) in using available data to drive the business and design strategic analyses, dashboards, reports, and alerts.
  • Providing support in analyzing USAID’s global fulfillment network and inventory policies to ensure optimal design and strategy. This could include support of network and/or inventory optimization efforts as well as simulation-based inventory analysis.
  • Analyzing raw, semi-structured data from country supply chains and other sources to support the team in making recommendations for improved supply chain planning at the global level.
  • Other tasks or responsibilities may be assigned based on organizational and programming need and/or the Intern’s own interests.
QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Currently enrolled master’s or other post-bachelor’s degree candidate in a program related to supply chain management, logistics, industrial engineering, business, information systems, computer science or a related field; or, completion of such within the past 12 months.
  • Demonstrated ability to derive strategic insights from raw data used to assist leaders in setting policies and ensuring sound investments.
  • Demonstrated experience with supply chain analytics, preferably including network/inventory optimization simulation, and forecasting.
  • Demonstrated experience using analytical tools (Excel, Access, MySQL, Tableau, R, etc.)
  • Demonstrated experience with and understanding of supply chain management, procurement, and/or logistics for a large organization.
  • Experience with MicroStrategy, plus basic understanding of relational databases and query experience (SQL, etc.) is preferred.
  • Strong listening and communication skills.
  • US citizenship or US permanent residency required.
COMPENSATION:

$1,826 bi-weekly (exempt, salaried position).

How to apply:

TO APPLY:

Detailed information, including an online application and instructions, is available on our website at www.ghfp.net. All applications must be submitted by January 6, 2017 at 5:00 pm eastern time.

We are proud to be an EEO/AA Employer.

2017 Women’s Edition-Africa: Call for Applications

Women’s Edition offers a unique opportunity to become part of an international network of leading women journalists interested in women’s health and development. PRB will select 10 to 12 women journalists from several low-income countries in sub-Saharan Africa to participate in a weeklong seminar and study tour on the continent in April 2017. Successful participants from this group will be invited to another seminar/study tour in 2017, when they will be joined by an equal number of women journalists from South Asia.

Find out more by visiting http://www.prb.org/About/ProgramsProjects/International-Media/Womens-Edition/womens-edition-africa-2017-applications.aspx

Call: 2017 MAB Youth Forum committed to sustainable development

The MAB Secretariat offers, in collaboration with the Regional Bureau located in Venice, an opportunity for young people who care about the special territories in which they live in to become active in the MAB Programme and to contribute to the sustainable development of their communities, in line with the Lima Action Plan.

Announced for the first time during the 4th World Congress of Biosphere Reserves in Lima, Peru, the forum has been welcomed by a standing ovation! It will take place from 18 to 23 September 2017 in the heart of the Biosphere Reserve of the Po Delta. The 5 days will be organized in plenary sessions and parallel sessions, which will be carried out in various symbolic places of the Po Delta, in order to encourage exchanges between the participants and the actors of the territory.

Click the following link to find out more http://www.unesco.org/new/en/venice/about-this-office/single-view/news/2017_mab_youth_forum_committed_to_sustainable_development

Fellowships for threatened scholars around the world

A legacy of rescue. A beacon of hope.

The Institute of International Education Scholar Rescue Fund® (IIE-SRF) formalizes an unwavering commitment that IIE has demonstrated for nearly a century to preserve the lives, voices, and ideas of scholars around the globe. IIE-SRF fellowships support visiting appointments for threatened scholars to continue their work in safety at partnering academic institutions worldwide. At the heart of IIE-SRF is the idea that each scholar we help who continues his or her work in safety is a beacon of hope in our world.

Since 2002, IIE-SRF has assisted 681 scholars from 56 countries, placing them at over 350 host partner institutions in 41 countries around the world.

Together we can make a difference. One life, one voice, one idea at a time.

IIE-SRF announces a January 9th deadline for its next round of applications from scholars facing threats to their lives or careers. Please visit our pages detailing eligibility and applications requirements for more information on how to apply.

Click these highlighted words if you say I AM A SCHOLAR IN NEED

Allard Prize Photography Competition

The Allard Prize administers a semi-annual Photography Competition that recognizes photographic excellence reflecting the ideals of the Allard Prize. Each winning entry receives a CAD $1,000 cash prize and is featured on the Allard Prize website for six months.

For more information please see PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION (click here).

Call for nominations: The Allard Prize for International Integrity

NOMINATE anti-corruption leaders for the 2017 Allard Prize!

Launched in 2012, the CAD $100,000 Allard Prize is awarded biennially to an individual, movement, or organization that has demonstrated exceptional courage and leadership in combating corruption, especially through promoting transparency, accountability, and the Rule of Law. Nominations are ongoing and open to the public.

CLICK HERE to nominate your anti-corruption hero/heroes today.

Nominations close January 15, 2017.

For more information please see PRIZE CRITERIA.

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Nestlé Nutrition Institute Fellowship Grant

Requirements
  • Fellowships are available for post graduate qualifications only.
  • Fellow has to be affiliated with an academic/clinical institution
  • Potential candidates should submit an application describing their interest in participating in the NNI Research training Fellowship.
  • The application form must be accompanied by the following:

  1. Details of their current level of training,
  2. Curriculum Vitae,
  3. A plan of the proposed training/activity clearly indicating its specific outcomes and
  4. Two letters of recommendation (1 from the institution where the candidate is working and 1 from the host institution*).
  5. Letter stating intent to return to the home country upon completion of the training program.
*Host Institution (Sites) – any scientific institution offering a program in the fields of Maternal and/or Child Health and Nutrition

Application form for Research Fellowship

Exclusions

The Panel will not accept applications, which are submitted by:
  • Candidates who have already spent more than 12 months outside their home country during the 3 years preceding the application. Exceptions could be made if the applicant can justify how this additional training will supplement the one(s) already obtained.
  • Candidates who have already left their country at the time of applying for the fellowship.
  • Candidates who have completed more than one half of any training programme they may already be enrolled in.
  • Candidates who, at the time of submitting their application, already have a grant from any other training program.
  • Applications will not be entertained if the applicant’s home country law prohibits the nature of this activity.
Conditions
  • Successful candidates will be required to start their training within 1 year of being notified of the fellowship award.
  • Duration of the support for the research training lasts for a maximum of 12 months.
  • Upon certification, fellowship awardees return to their home countries.

Internship focused on World Aquaculture Performance Indicators (WAPI)

Minimum requirements
  • Be recent graduates (within 2 years of the most recent graduation) or students in a recognised university or graduate school programme and have completed at the very least two years of undergraduate studies in aquaculture, fisheries, economics or other related fields.
  • A working knowledge of English is required. Knowledge of other FAO official languages (i.e. Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) could be an asset.
  • Experience in data processing and analysis.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel.
  • Proficiency in statistical software (e.g. STATA).

Call for submissions: CSA Program Leader Awards for ending oil dependence

The CSA is both a fund –– with $20 million and counting ready to invest in new climate solutions –– and an accelerator, staffed with experts who know how to get big, audacious ideas off the ground. In 2017, we’re looking for 8-10 leaders with imaginative solutions for ending oil dependence.

Once selected, leaders will join the Oil Breakthrough Lab, a week-long boot camp and intensive 90-day accelerator designed to refine and strengthen their visions. Over the course of the lab, leaders will receive mentorship from experts; exposure to a global network of funders, luminaries, and seasoned innovators; and (most importantly) dedicated working time. Participants will come out of the lab with a polished proposal and pitch, which they’ll present to the CSA network of funders at a collaborative, in-person event. The CSA Fund will then decide if any of the candidates will move on to become Program Leaders, receiving grants of up to $1-2 million per year over a three-year period to further pursue their ideas.

Find out more and send applications via https://www.climatestrategiesaccelerator.org