Volunteer Legal Advocates-Tanzania

Organization: Asylum Access
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 31 May 2017

**Volunteer Legal Advocates Needed for Asylum Access Tanzania (AATZ)

Asylum Access is an innovative non-profit founded to make refugee rights a reality in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Asylum Access envisions a world in which refugees live safely, move freely, attend school, work and rebuild their lives. Asylum Access believes that when refugees enjoy their human rights they can access effective, lasting solutions.

We build transformative rights-based approaches to refugee response. These rights-based approaches include policy advocacy, strategic litigation, legal services, and community legal empowerment programs. We deploy these approaches in our five countries of operation: Thailand, Malaysia, Tanzania, Ecuador and Mexico.

Position Description

Asylum Access Tanzania seeks applications from well-prepared candidates with impeccable writing skills and a passion for social justice for the position of Volunteer Legal Advocate (VLA). VLAs must commit to at least six months of volunteer service in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania Following an intensive training program in international and domestic refugee law and response, VLAs are given the opportunity to engage with asylum law in the Tanzanian administrative system, help refugees assert their full scope of rights, train refugee community leaders and participate in local, regional, and international policy advocacy.

About the Program

In addition to working directly with refugees, VLAs receive over 30 hours of training on refugee law and practice and at least 24 hours of one-on-one mentoring from a refugee rights advocate. To enhance each VLAs experience and promote continuous learning, VLAs participate in regular debriefing sessions that help volunteers to process their experience.

After working with Asylum Access Tanzania, VLAs are connected with an ever-growing global network of refugee legal advocates, policy professionals, entrepreneurs, and nonprofit leaders. The network continuously circulates job openings, research opportunities, refugee news, and more.
Specific VLA duties will depend upon the position. All Volunteer Legal Advocates (VLAs) take an active role in executing one or more of Asylum Access’ four advocacy tools:

  1. Legal Services: Providing legal counsel, advice and/or advocacy on behalf of refugees seeking asylum or the assertion of other legal rights.
  2. Community Outreach: Facilitating community educational activities that promote grassroots refugee empowerment and train refugee community leaders to build the movement from within.
  3. Strategic Litigation: Supporting landmark refugee cases before national and international courts, through research, report writing, and legal strategizing. The Strategic Litigation tool focuses on winning high-impact cases to set new precedent for improved jurisprudence and the respect of refugee rights in future cases.
  4. Policy Advocacy: Advocating for national, regional, and interaction policy change or policy enforcement. May involve engaging with local government and UN leaders on refugee policy issues.
Please see below to learn more about the general responsibilities of each position. Though each VLA will focus their work on a specific tool, the Asylum Access model requires that all tools be integrated to fully realize refugee rights. Therefore, all VLAs should expect their job responsibilities to overlap with all of the tools. This also ensures VLAs gain comprehensive insight and experience in the refugee rights field.

Asylum Access’ Tanzania office fosters a collaborative team environment, to which all VLAs will contribute. The VLAs help to support the full management of the office and are also expected to facilitate community activities, present information about Asylum Access and refugee rights at community events, organize conferences and meetings, and support publicity and/or fundraising events.

Types of VLA Positions

1. Legal Services Position Responsibilities:
  • Advise refugee clients on the Refugee Status Determination (RSD) process and assist them to understand their rights
  • Conduct client intake and screening interviews, assess needs, and determine appropriate next steps
  • Manage RSD caseload diligently and communicate updates with clients
  • Occasional travel to offices other than your station depending on client demand
  • Develop unique and innovative legal tactics to assist clients with non-RSD legal needs, including assistance to assert rights to employment, security, education and social services
  • Develop legal and client resources through research on “country of origin” research and refugee law and protocols
2. Community Outreach Position Responsibilities:
  • Develop material for “Know Your Rights” workshops for refugees and teach and/or participate in the workshops
  • Develop a resource list and referral system that helps to connect clients to local social services and health providers
  • Develop and execute client outreach strategy in collaboration with Asylum Access team;
  • Participate in community meetings and identify and develop the leadership capacity of community members
3. Strategic Litigation Position Responsibilities:
  • Provide information management regarding pending judicial proceedings
  • Prepare written arguments for and carry out procedures with international courts and other agencies using legal argumentation based on statute laws and jurisprudence
  • Carry out in-person court visits to national courts and other agencies
  • Revise and analyze legislation and internal, international, and comparative jurisprudence according to the strategic litigation cases
  • Assist in strengthening judicial strategy and complementary activities for the initiation of cases and obtain any other information necessary for adequate case management
4. Policy Advocacy Position Responsibilities
  • Assist the Country Director in the implementation of policy advocacy strategy of AATZ
  • Participate in local, regional and global networks to ensure the strengthening of AATZ goals
  • Help in advising governmental and international organisms to apply public policy and meet established national and international standards as well as pressure them to improve and develop new standards
  • Assist in the update and monitoring of the Annual Plan of AATZ
Preferred Qualifications
  • A Bachelor of Laws, JD or equivalent is preferred for legal aid and strategic litigation VLAs
  • Public policy, International Relations, or International Development degrees will also be considered and sometimes preferred for policy advocacy and community outreach positions
  • Community organizing experience (Depending on years of experience, can override degree requirement for community outreach positions)
  • Demonstrated academic or professional background in human rights is strongly desired
Required Qualifications:
  • Interest in international human rights and/or refugee rights and/or related topics
  • Ability to work with diverse individuals and groups. Candidate should be culturally sensitive
  • Basic working knowledge of Gmail, Google Drive, Ms Office and related tools (Docs, Sheets, etc.) Ability to commit to 6 months of full-time work. Candidates with ability to provide 1 - year commitment will be preferred**
  • Asylum Access takes protection & safeguarding extremely seriously. Employment is subject to our Child & Vulnerable Adult protection standards including where possible, background checks. Adherence to our Safeguarding Policy is mandatory for all staff, volunteers, and interns.
  • Asylum Access is an equal opportunity employer**
How to apply:

**Instructions to Apply

Interested candidates can send in the resume, cover letter and a concise writing sample to [email protected] with “VLA - Tanzania” on the subject line

Please specify the duration of your availability and the proposed start date in the application. (Example: Available to volunteer for 6 months starting July 2017)

Applicants will be considered on a rolling basis all year around.

Please specify the type of VLA position for which you are applying. You may apply for more than one type of VLA in a single application.
Please note that all Asylum Access VLA positions are unpaid; we are happy to work with successful applicants to arrange for funding or school credit where available. If selected, VLAs are responsible for obtaining their visa and work permit.**

Job: Education Specialist - Tanzania Country Office

Organization: Save the Children
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 11 May 2017

Education Specialist - Tanzania Country Office

Save the Children is the world's leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We save children's lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfil their potential.

We work together, with our partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

We have over two million supporters worldwide and raised 1.9 billion dollars last year to reach more children than ever before, through programmes in health, nutrition, education, protection and child rights, also in times of humanitarian crises.

Following a major transition, our international programmes are now delivered through a merged operation with 15,000 staff, managed through seven regional hubs and reporting to a relatively small, central office. We're changing to become more efficient, more aligned, a better partner, a stronger advocate, a magnet for world-class people and relevant for the 21st century.

Role Purpose:

Save the Children is expanding its activities in the education sector, particularly in early childhood development and basic (primary) education. The Education Specialist will provide strategic and technical leadership in this process. She/he will assume the overall responsibility for the growth and development of the education portfolio, including training for staff implementing in the field and operations research to test new approaches or the application of approaches in Tanzania. S/He must bring an innovative leadership profile with a proven track record in education and a sound technical background in programme design and delivery. The post holder should also have a solid understanding of the public education sector in Tanzania and some of the current challenges to delivery of quality basic education. The position is a core actor in mobilising new resources for our education portfolio.

Contract Duration: 1 year

Location: Dar es Salaam

Qualifications and Experience
  • Bachelors' degree or equivalent in education or related field. At least 5 years of professional experience (not limited to teaching experience alone).
  • Demonstrated experience in designing technical strategies around education, specifically early childhood development and primary education.
  • Experience with early grade reading/literacy and numeracy.
  • Prior experience at a senior level, advising projects of at least Tshs. 50 million.
  • Technical expertise in education, specifically pre-primary and/or primary education.
  • Demonstrated experience of developing and managing relationships and funding from donors such as DFID, USAID, World Bank or other development partners.
  • Demonstrated experience working with national and/or regional level government structures to strengthen the capacity of the government to deliver services.
  • Ability to work with local structures to plan and effectuate change in behaviour around teacher training, pre-primary and basic education and community mobilisation. Demonstrated ability to work at a community level.
  • Strong English communication and interpersonal skills, especially working with multicultural teams.
  • Experience in building personal networks, resulting new opportunities for the organisation.
  • Experience solving complex issues through analysis, definition of a clear way forward and ensuring buy-in of others.
  • Commitment to the Save the Children values and willingness to abide by Save the Children's Child Safeguarding Policy.
  • Ability to read, write and speak in Kiswahili.
  • Fluency in English, both verbal and written, required.
DESIRABLE:
  • Exposure to NGO project design and delivery: 3+ years with education development projects.
  • Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • Strong results orientation, with the ability to challenge existing mind sets
  • Experience of solving complex issues through analysis, definition of a clear way forward and ensuring buy in.
Please apply in English saving your CV and covering letter as a single document, including your salary expectations for this role. To see a full a job description, please visit our website at www.savethechildren.net/jobs

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse. Employment is subject to our Child protection standards including background checks and adherence to our Child Safeguarding Policy

Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified talent.

Disclaimer:

Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process and does not act through recruitment agents

How to apply:

Application Email: Please apply with a covering letter and up-to-date CV to: '[email protected]'

TLS Scholarships

For the academic year 2017-2018 Tilburg Law has the TLS Global Scholarship available for excellent international non-EEA students who are admitted to a (Research) Master's program at Tilburg Law School (TLS).

TLS Global Scholarship

The TLS Global Scholarship is a tuition fee waiver of 25% for students who graduated from one of the universities listed below. For the academic year 2017/2018 this means that students from these listed universities pay a tuition fee of € 10,875 (instead of the normal tuition fee of € 14,500).

Follow the following link to find out more https://www.tilburguniversity.edu/education/masters-programmes/tuition-fees-scholarships/tlsscholarships/

University of Bradford Global Development Scholarship

Please read all the requirements carefully:
  • These scholarships are to aid students in financial hardship due to the fact that they are from a country that is in crisis as a result of the political situation, war, natural disaster etc.
  • The scholarship is available for students on full time Master's programmes (not MBA) based at the University of Bradford. Students must be self funded.
  • You no longer need to have secured an offer to study at Bradford before you apply for this scholarship. However you must already have completed your undergraduate degree and know your results to be able to apply.
  • You must send proof of your results with your application form. Any evidence sent after your application will not be accepted.
  • Please apply for the scholarship before applying for a place on a course if you will be reliant upon the scholarship to cover your fees and living expenses.
  • You must now already have the required English qualifications to be able to study your chosen course, we will not be able to consider your application unless you meet these requirements. Details of the qualifications we accept can be found on our website. Please note that we also accept the WAEC qualification at a grade C6 or higher for students from certain African countries.
More info at http://www.bradford.ac.uk/fees-and-financial-support/university-scholarships-and-support/info/global-development-scholarship-2017-18

Applications opened on 24 April 2017 (09:00 GMT) and close on 15 May 2017 (17:00 GMT).

Job Details Marketing Specialist (Foreign African National) (Graduate Role)

Sanlam Emerging Markets (SEM) is responsible for life assurance, consumer credit, medical insurance, investment management and short-term insurance businesses in India, Africa (excluding South Africa) and other emerging countries.

We have two exciting opportunities for graduates who are, passionate about Africa, not afraid of a challenge and willing to learn.

Applications from African nationals welcome.

Find out more https://careers.peopleclick.eu.com...

Talent Meets Bertelsmann 2017 – Apply now

The 10th anniversary of our international networking extravaganza: Talent Meets Bertelsmann 2017 – Apply now and join us for our anniversary edition!

Are you creative? Do you have an entrepreneurial mindset? Are you passionate about shaping the future of the media landscape, especially in the digital domain? Then seize the opportunity to apply to participate in our anniversary edition of “Talent Meets Bertelsmann 2017”!

This is the real deal – you’ll meet members of our Executive Board and international top executives. You’ll participate in challenging workshops, working hand in hand with experienced Bertelsmann entrepreneurs on key business ideas that will be increasingly important for the future of media and services industries. A jury composed of members of Bertelsmann’s Executive Board will evaluate your ideas and solutions. Afterwards, you’ll become part of the unique “Talent Meets Bertelsmann” community that already includes more than 500 outstanding members.

What we’re offering:
  • An invitation to Berlin from July 3 to July 5, 2017.
  • The chance to celebrate the event’s tenth installment by joining us for our Talent Meets Bertelsmann anniversary edition.
  • The opportunity to take part in workshops on future trends in our business areas.
  • Attractive prizes for the best ideas and designs.
  • An unforgettable party, complete with a concert from a BMG Rights Management talent.
  • Individualized career consulting and outstanding networking opportunities.
  • Membership in the extraordinary “Talent Meets Bertelsmann“ network, which gives you the chance to build a long-term relationship with us.
What we’re looking for:
  • Bachelor, Master or MBA students or doctoral candidates, ideally in the field of economics, humanities, media management, or business informatics.
  • Experience in developing creative and innovative business models and a fascination with cutting-edge digital trends.
  • Demonstrated affinity for media in projects conducted outside of a school or university context.
  • Above-average academic performance, as well as strong analytical and conceptual abilities and communication skills.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English.
Organizational details:

We’ll cover the costs of each participant’s hotel room for two nights (July 3 to July 5, 2017), as well as travel expenses up to 300 EUR for students coming from European schools and up to 500 EUR for students from non-European schools.

Interested? Then play a part in shaping the media world of tomorrow and apply from March 6 to May 21, 2017 to participate in our anniversary edition!

Open call for applications: Academy Robert Bosch Fellowship (Central Europe and Africa)

Chatham House and the Robert Bosch Stiftung are inviting applications for the Academy Robert Bosch Fellowship in the Queen Elizabeth II Academy for Leadership in International Affairs. The fellowship is open to a young African scientist (citizens of Angola, Ethiopia, Mozambique or Tanzania) with a focus on transition processes and developments in relations between Central Europe and sub-Saharan Africa.

The recruitment round for 2017 is between 3 April and 31 May and applications must be submitted via the online application portal.

Find more details on the fellowship by clicking here.

For further information, please don’t hesitate to contact [email protected].

Source: http://www.efc.be/news/open-call-for-applications-academy-robert-bosch-fellowship-central-europe-and-africa

Call for applications: Alliance Road Safety Advocates

Are you our next Alliance Advocate?

The Alliance Empowerment Program selects Alliance Member participants to become Alliance Advocates. The first cohort underwent an intensive, tailored training program in August 2016 in Memphis. Read about the 2016 program HERE.

Next cohort of the Alliance Advocates will be trained in August 2017 and applications are now open.

See Terms of Reference, which includes application details. Applications close on 18 May 2017

The Alliance Road Safety Advocates are selected through a strict, competitive, bidding process from among member NGOs. Selected participants must be self-starters who possess the experience, dedication, and willingness to make a change. The Road Safety Advocates will become role models for other Alliance Members, governments, and their communities in these key risk areas and will actively advocate for change.

The Advocates will be called upon to share their expertise with fellow Alliance Members. Through individualized mentoring and training, their skills will be nurtured and their expertise will grow as they advocate for risk areas. The Alliance Advocates are a key investment for the Alliance over the years to come and the Alliance will expect a significant return of investment from this core group.

The Alliance Advocate program 2016 has already resulted in mandatory seat belt use throughout Tunisia, building support for data collection on speeding in Togo and a partnership for community mobilization in New Delhi and child helmet campaigns in Malaysia.

Source: http://roadsafetyngos.org/sh_webinars/alliance-advocates-2017

International Summer School on the Regulation of Local Public Services 20th Edition | Torino, Italy

The School is designed to offer two weeks “full immersion” in user charges regulation of local public services (e.g. waste, water, public transport, district heating, sport facilities) and is mainly addressed to undergraduate students at their last year, graduate students and officials from the Public Administration (municipalities, counties, regional bodies) and regulatory agencies.

The course lasts two weeks and is articulated in three parts:
- theoretical module
- industry analysis
- case studies (with a virtual regulatory final report prepared by attendants)

For further information, please visit http://turinschool.eu/iss

KEY DETAILS

Date: September 4-15, 2017
Venue: Turin, Italy
Fee:
Profile A: 150 EUR
Profile B: free
Accommodation: free
Deadline: 5th June 2017 - h. 12:00 CET
Teaching language: English

Mozilla Fellowships for Science

The Mozilla Fellowships for Science present a unique opportunity for researchers who want to influence the future of open science and data sharing within their communities.

We're looking for researchers with a passion for open source and data sharing, already working to shift research practice to be more collaborative, iterative and open. Fellows will spend 10 months starting September 2017 as community catalysts at their institutions, mentoring the next generation of open data practitioners and researchers and building lasting change in the global open science community.

Throughout their fellowship term, chosen fellows will receive training and support from Mozilla to hone their skills around open source, data sharing, open science policy and licensing. They will also craft code, curriculum and other learning resources that help their local communities learn open data practices, and teach their institutional peers.

The call closes May 14, 2017 at 11:59PM EDT.

More info at https://science.mozilla.org/programs/fellowships

MasterCard Foundation Clients at the Centre Prize 2017

The MasterCard Foundation Clients at the Centre Prize 2017 is now open for applications.

For the third consecutive year we are looking for the world’s most impactful and sustainable financial services provider that puts “clients at the centre” of its thinking and operations for the benefit of poor people in developing countries.

The Prize consists of a US$150,000 award to expand or reinforce client-centric practices within the winning organisation.

In 2016, the competition's top three finalists were presented their proposals to leading industry professionals at The MasterCard Foundation Symposium on Financial Inclusion held in Kigali, Rwanda. Last year's winner of the Prize, decided by the Symposium attendees, was the remittance transfer company Hello Paisa. The 2015 edition of the Symposium and the Prize took place in Cape Town, South Africa. Then, micro-insurance firm BIMA mobile was awarded top honours.

You can watch the winning presentations from the 2015 and 2016 Symposia in this link.

This year, the top five applicants will be invited to attend The MasterCard Foundation Symposium on Financial Inclusion in Accra, Ghana, on November 8-9, 2017. The top three finalists will present on their client-centric practices to the audience, which will decide who wins the Prize.

We have revisited the Prize design and made minor improvements to this year’s competition. Applicants can find all the necessary information in the downloadable documents below. The deadline for applications is June 5, 2017 at 23:59 GMT. If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to email us at [email protected]

TWAS Research Grants Programme in Basic Sciences (Individuals)

Under this scheme, grants are awarded to promising high-level research projects in Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics carried out by individual scientists in one of the S&T-lagging countries identified by TWAS.

The TWAS Research Grants Programme in Basic Sciences was established in response to the needs of researchers in developing countries, particularly those attached to institutions that lack appropriate research facilities. Under this scheme, grants can be awarded for research projects in Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics either to individual young researchers, or to research units in the science-and-technology-lagging countries (S&TLC) identified by TWAS, to enable them to purchase the research facilities they need to enhance their productivity.

Eligibility
  • Individual applicants must be nationals of developing countries. They must hold a PhD, be at the beginning of their careers, but already have some research experience. They must hold a position at a university or research institution in one of the S&TLCs and be under 45 years of age.
  • Applications from women scientists and those working in Least Developed Countries are especially encouraged.
  • Individual scientists who submit a satisfactory final report on a previous grant may apply for a renewal.
More info at: https://twas.org/opportunity/twas-research-grants-programme-basic-sciences-individuals

The deadline for receiving applications is 11 May 2017.

Helen Lansdowne Resor (HLR) Scholarship

THE HELEN LANSDOWNE RESOR SCHOLARSHIP

The international Helen Lansdowne Resor (HLR) Scholarship supports and promotes talented female creative advertising students from around the world in honor of the industry’s first female copywriter, Helen Lansdowne Resor. The program will run through 2020.

Dating back to the early 1900s, Helen was an industry pioneer, credited with sparking celebrity testimonial campaigns with her use of endorsements from socialites, European royalty, and actresses in her work for Pond’s Cold Cream. Helen Lansdowne Resor’s creative capacity helped to push the barriers and shatter traditional formulas of advertising.

Helen was a working mother and ardent feminist who championed the advancement of women’s rights both inside and outside of the agency. During her tenure, J. Walter Thompson was known as the “Women’s Agency,” where bright young talented females were given opportunities that had been traditionally offered exclusively to men.

Each year, the HLR Scholarship seeks to award five female creative students scholarships up to $10,000. In addition, each recipient will receive a paid summer internship at a J. Walter Thompson office in her respective region, an offer of a J. Walter Thompson mentor and “first look” placement consideration upon graduation.

ABOUT J. WALTER THOMPSON COMPANY

J. Walter Thompson Company, the world’s best-known marketing communications brand, has been creating pioneering solutions that build enduring brands and businesses for more than 150 years. Headquartered in New York City, J. Walter Thompson is a true global network with more than 200 offices in over 90 countries, employing nearly 12,000 communications and advertising professionals. The agency consistently ranks among the top networks in the world and continues a dominant presence in the industry. For more information, please visit www.jwt.comand follow us @JWT_Worldwide.

ABOUT THE 4A'S

Founded in 1917, the 4A’s is the national trade association representing the advertising agency business in the United States.

It is a management-oriented association that offers its members the broadest possible services, expertise and information regarding the advertising agency business. Its membership produces approximately 80 percent of the total advertising volume placed by agencies nationwide.

The average 4A’s agency has been a member for more than 20 years and a dozen agencies can trace their memberships back to the group of 111 agencies that founded the 4A’s in 1917. As a national trade association, the 4A’s is bound and strengthened by its own constitution and set of bylaws, mission statement and standards of practice. These rules have been formally reviewed and approved by the 4A’s Board of Directors and membership as a whole.

ABOUT THE 4A’S FOUNDATION

Established in 1997, the 4A’s Foundation was created to galvanize the industry around improving the level of diversity within advertising and media agencies. For almost 20 years, the Foundation has been providing financial support to multicultural individuals studying advertising, media, and/or the creative arts, as well as resources to programs and initiatives in New York City that cover the following categories for our industry: Education, Employment, Outreach, Engagement and Retention. Simultaneously, it engages colleges, universities and recognized portfolio schools, which help identify high potential students willing and able to make a difference in our community.

TO BE ELIGIBLE, AN APPLICANT MUST:
  • Be female
  • Be registered as a student at a participating undergraduate and/or portfolio school and be no less than 12 months from completion of their degree at May 14, 2017
  • Show creative talent and promise
  • Maintain satisfactory academic and creative progress as determined by their school
APPLICATION CHECKLIST
  • Application form
  • Personal statement (500 words or less)
  • Letter of recommendation from a faculty member
  • 3-5 maximum creative samples (less than 7 MB) showcasing your best work
  • Ensure that all required creative samples are uploaded or made accessible via a link (Google Drive, Dropbox, portfolio website, etc.) and include this link in your submission
DEADLINE
  • All applications must be submitted by Sunday, May 14, 2017.
TERMS OF SCHOLARSHIP
  • Scholarships are paid directly to the university/portfolio school you are attending
  • Tuition payments will be made until the scholarship balance reaches zero or when the recipient graduates
  • Reimbursement payments by J. Walter Thompson will not be made for tuition already paid by the student prior to being awarded the HLR Scholarship
Source: https://www.jwt.com/hlrscholarship

2017 Mauritius - Africa Scholarships Scheme

Click the following for details:

- Call for Application

- Guidelines for Applicants

- Application Form

- List of Nominating Agencies

Green Talents – International Forum for High Potentials in Sustainable Development

The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) hosts the prestigious ” Green Talents – International Forum for High Potentials in Sustainable Development” to promote the international exchange of innovative green ideas. The award, under the patronage of Minister Professor Johanna Wanka, honours young researchers each year. The winners come from numerous countries and scientific disciplines and are recognised for their outstanding achievements in making our societies more sustainable. Selected by a high-ranking jury of German experts the award-winners are granted unique access to the country’s research elite.

Are you an up-and-coming scientist with innovative ideas and a strong focus on sustainable development? Does your research have the potential to change the world? We challenge you to convince our high-ranking expert jury and become one of the 25 Green Talents 2017!

The award is open to all disciplines as long as it is related to sustainable development. In 2017 the award has a focus on “Sustainable Production and Consumption” and this year’s Science Forum, taking place in October, will integrate sustainability hot spots in Germany related to this theme. Nevertheless, we highly welcome applications from all (not connected) research areas.

The competition period 2017 is open now! Apply till 23 May, 12 p.m. CEST to become a Green Talent 2017. Please use the online tool to submit your application: Online Tool.
Please refer to our FAQ section to learn more about the eligibility and requirements, applicants have to meet.

Source: http://www.greentalents.de

IRDR Young Scientists Programme: Call for application (2nd Batch)

The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (SFDRR) calls for enhanced role of science and technology for evidence based decision-making. It also urges the need for innovation and partnership, which is linked to practise and diverse stakeholders. IRDR, with its mandate for integrated and trans-disciplinary research, would like to promote capacity building of young professionals, and encourage them to undertake innovative and needs based research which makes science-policy and science-practice linkages stronger.

More info at http://www.irdrinternational.org/2017/04/19/irdr-young-scientists-programme-call-for-application-2nd

The application deadline is June 30, 2017.

Women PeaceMakers Program

The new Women PeaceMakers program will offer a unique fellowship for peacebuilders, focused on strengthening and improving peace efforts around the world. The 10-month fellowship will do this through building an engaged community of four peacebuilders from conflict-affected communities and four international peace partners looking to transform their ability to end cycles of violence.

More info at https://www.sandiego.edu/peace/institutes/ipj/women-peace-security/women-peacemakers

Study in China: 2017 MOFCOM Scholarship

MOFCOM Scholarship is set up by Ministry of Commerce of People’s Republic of China to further strengthen the communication and cooperation between China and other countries as well as to develop talents for developing countries. Starting from 2015, MOFCOM Scholarship mainly sponsors the young and the middle-aged talents from recipient countries to pursue their postgraduate degree education in China and entrusts China Scholarship Council to administer the Scholarship.

To be eligible, applicants must:

-be a citizen of a country other than the People’s Republic of China, and be in good health;

-be a bachelor’s degree holder when applying for master’s program;

-be a master’s degree holder when applying for doctoral program;

-be under the age of 45 when applying;

-have sufficient English or Chinese proficiency which meets the academic requirements of the program. English: IETS 6.0 or above, Chinese: HSK level 4 (score180) or above, or other evidence which indicates your English or Chinese proficiency is adequate.

Fellowships for African Civil Aviation Commission (AFCAC) Member States

Under the MOU between the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) and the African Civil Aviation Commission (AFCAC) first signed in 1997, and last renewed in 2015, 50 fellowships a year are provided for selected SAA programmes. Details of the fellowship terms and application procedures are appended in the link following link: http://www.saa.com.sg/saa/en/Courses/Fellowships/index.html#3

Singapore - ICAO Developing Countries Training Programme

Singapore and ICAO jointly established a Developing Countries Training Programme (DCTP) in 2001 which is sponsored by the Singapore Government and administered by the ICAO Technical Cooperation Bureau for specialised training programmes conducted by the Singapore Aviation Academy (SAA). The programme which has been awarding fellowships for training at SAA since 2001 was further extended and expanded in 2004, 2007, 2010 and 2013. In 2013, a new Aviation Leaders Scholarship for Diploma in Civil Aviation Management was introduced. In response to overwhelming and continued demand, the fellowship and scholarship programme has been extended for another three years from 2016 to 2019, and expanded to provide 300 fellowships and 10 scholarships. Since 2001, 900 fellowships and 10 scholarships have been awarded under the DCTP.

More info at http://www.saa.com.sg/saa/en/Courses/Fellowships/index.html#2

Zayed Future Energy Prize

The Zayed Future Energy Prize represents the vision of the Late Founding Father and President of the United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan al Nahyan, who championed environmental stewardship. This annual award celebrates achievements that reflect impact, innovation, long-term vision and leadership in renewable energy and sustainability. We invite you to be a part of this vision and our commitment to finding solutions that will meet the challenges of climate change, energy security and the environment.