Morgan Stanley University Photo Competition 2017

From January 18 to February 19, we encourage you to submit up to two photographs that illustrate Places and Spaces that you have encountered. After all photos are submitted, our panel of judges will narrow-down all submissions to five entries from each region – Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East & Africa and North America.

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East Africa Postharvest Technologies Competition 2017

The EAPTC-2017 Competition will be conducted in the following phases:
  • The application will be received via the Young Innovators in Agribusiness Competition Website;
  • Applications close on 20th February, 2017
  • A selection panel will convene to select 50 participants to take part in the EATPTC-2017 Challenge. They will be notified by March, 2017
  • The 50 participants will be trained on how to scale up and pitch to potential partners (Development partners, donors, Governments, farmers/traders associations and investors) to be held in April, 2017
  • The East Africa Postharvest Technologies Competition 2017 will take place in April, 2017
  • The top 25 participants will be selected to participate in the East Africa Postharvest Technologies Competition to be held in May, 2017
The top five participants will be entitled to a seed award totaling USD 30,000.

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Internship opportunity at DFID Tanzania

The UK Department for International Development (DFID) is offering a six (6) month internship opportunity for a school leaver, university student or graduate to join DFID Tanzania from 03 April, 2017.

This opportunity is only open to Tanzanian nationals or applicants who are currently residing in Tanzania and have the legal right to work and live in Tanzania for the duration of this contract.

The deadline for the submission of applications is 12 noon on 13 February, 2017

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Dag Hammarskjöld Journalism Fellowships

The Dag Hammarskjöld Fund for Journalists accepts applications from journalists from the developing nations of Africa, Asia (including Pacific Island nations), Latin America and the Caribbean to cover the United Nations General Assembly for approximately 10 weeks beginning in September each year. The fellowships offer a unique opportunity for promising young journalists from developing countries to observe United Nations deliberations and to report on its proceedings for news media in their home countries.

Over the past five decades, fellowships have been awarded to hundreds of journalists from the developing world. These awards require the presence of the selected journalist in New York during the first few months of the General Assembly session and should be regarded as an opportunity for news organizations and journalists to provide their audiences with special assignment news coverage from U.N. headquarters.

Successful applicants must obtain a leave of absence from their employers. By endorsing the application of a staff journalist for a fellowship, the editor undertakes to meet all telephone or other transmission charges and to publish or broadcast copy filed by the reporter. Applicants must be full-time, professional journalists between 25 and 35 years old, be employed by a recognized print, radio, television, or internet media organization, and have a good working knowledge of English.

The Fund will provide: round-trip airfare to New York; accommodations; health insurance for the duration of the fellowship, and a daily allowance to cover food and other necessities. The Fund will not be responsible for other expenses of a personal nature, such as telephone calls.

There are a number of fellowship application that must be satisfied. Please click on Eligibility Criteria and Documentation Requirements for more information.

Your application WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED unless you 1) meet all Eligibility Criteria, 2) satisfy all Documentation Requirements and 3) submit a completed Fellowship Application Form by the stated deadline.

Cal for applications: WFP Global Impact Challenge 2017

We need you—your ideas, your vision, your bright bold brainwaves. Do you think you have a solution? A clever concept that allows people living in the most difficult conditions to produce nutritious food? A technology you’ve dreamt up that will quickly restore livelihoods and dignity in the midst of despair?

We're challenging you to design a low-cost, scalable solution that enables severely marginalized people to support their (five-member, on average) household food and nutrition needs in a sustainable manner that lowers their dependence on aid.

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Deadline: March 10, 2017

In-Country/ In-Region Scholarships for Postgraduates

The objective of this scholarship programme is to promote the development of university teaching staff in universities and build capacity for staff in public sector through postgraduate training for in select postgraduate study programmes within the institutions listed below:

Applicants should apply to the institution of choice using the contacts and the method that is prescribed by the institution. The institutions have set their own deadlines. Only the shortlisted applicants can apply for the DAAD scholarship in the DAAD Portal.

Value of Scholarship:

University fees, research allowance, monthly stipend, travel allowance (where applicable), health insurance (where applicable) and the possibility of a short study visit to Germany within the period of the scholarship.

Postgraduate Programmes eligible for In-Country/ In-Region Scholarships in Eastern Africa, 2017/ 2018