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The TEF-UNDP Sahel Youth Entrepreneurship Programme 2019

The TEF-UNDP Sahel Youth Entrepreneurship Programme is a partnership between the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) to empower 100,000 additional entrepreneurs over 10 years from seven Sahel African countries: Northern Nigeria, Niger, Chad, Cameroun, Mauritania, Mali and Burkina Faso.The partnership will target young Africans in under-served communities.

The goal is to create 10million new jobs and contribute at least $10billion to the African economy.

The Programme leverages the tried and validated approach to philanthropy on the continent pioneered by the Tony Eluemlu Foundation. It prioritises and positions entrepreneurship as the key enabler to catalyse the economic development of the African continent.

The Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme provides the inspiration for the development of the TEF-UNDP Sahel Youth Entrepreneurship Programme which scales up the impact of the Foundation to empower an additional 100,000 entrepreneurs specifically from seven countries in Africa’s Sahel region.

Benefits

African entrepreneurs will gain non-refundable seed capital, access to a 12-week business training and mentoring. They will also receive visibility and numerous business networking opportunities.

Criteria

  • You must be an African entrepreneur residing in any of the listed countries: Northern Nigeria, Niger, Chad, Cameroun, Mauritania, Mali and Burkina Faso
  • Your business must not be more than 3 years in existence. Potential businesses at the idea stage are encouraged.

Deadline:  August 5, 2019.

For more information and to apply

Visit TEF website: www.tonyelumelufoundation.org  or www.tefconnect.com.

Apply: Pan-African Awards for Entrepreneurship in Education 2019

The Pan-African Awards for Entrepreneurship in Education recognise African-driven and African based organisations addressing skill gaps, financial insecurity, and underemployment through innovative entrepreneurial education programmes.

With an emphasis on sustainability, the awards offer monetary prizes up to $15,000 as an investment in organisations whose inspirational work is transforming the futures of African Youth. Supported by The Saville Foundation and managed by Teach A Man To Fish, the Pan-African Awards combine the aims and expertise of both organisations.

“The Awards are an exciting chance to recognise and reward more organisations harnessing entrepreneurship to inspire and enable young people in Africa” Nik Kafka, Teach A Man To Fish CEO & Founder

To Apply
Click here to apply for the programme

Deadline: Friday August 16th, 2019

Please read the Terms and Conditions before applying. Need help or want to view this form offline? Download our application guidance or a print version of the application form.

University of Pretoria Doctoral Commonwealth Scholarships 2020 for Commonwealth countries.

The 2020 call for the University of Pretoria Doctoral Commonwealth Scholarships for incoming students who wish to study at the University of Pretoria is open.

Application Deadline: 2nd September 2019

Eligible Countries: Commonwealth Countries

About the University of Pretoria Doctoral Commonwealth Scholarships: The University of Pretoria is a research intensive university. Hence, it is seeking candidates for doctoral studies who will make significant contributions to its research endeavour. As part of South Africa‘s contribution to the Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan, the University of Pretoria has made funds available for two doctoral scholarships for students coming from Commonwealth Countries (excluding South African students). This scholarship is known as the University of Pretoria Doctoral Commonwealth Scholarships and will be awarded on a competitive basis.

The University of Pretoria Doctoral Commonwealth Scholarship will be awarded to applicants who are citizens of Commonwealth countries.

Applicants must conduct their studies at the University of Pretoria to commence in 2020.

Applicants must have completed the degree that will give them admission to a doctoral programme no more than two years prior to their application for the University of Pretoria Commonwealth Doctoral Scholarship.

Applicants must not be older than 35 years of age at the time of application.

PhD and Masters students currently registered at the University of Pretoria are not eligible for the Doctoral Scholarship

Number of Awards: 2

 

Value of Award: The value of this University of Pretoria Doctoral Commonwealth Scholarships will be R170 000 p.a. This amount must be used to cover the following student costs:

 

Accommodation and living costs

Fees p.a.

Medical Aid

Books/Stationery

Note: Research costs will be covered by the Supervisor

 

Additional costs covered by the University:

 

Flight ticket to RSA from home country on proof of study permit.

Return flight ticket to home country at the end of the programme as confirmed by the faculty.

Shuttle service on arrival in South Africa from OR Tambo International Airport to Pretoria and return from Pretoria to OR Tambo on completion.

UP application fee and Visa costs which will be refunded on proof of receipts on arrival.

Costs not covered by the Institution: Family expenses AND Additional baggage expenses

The holder of this scholarship may hold supplementary external bursaries/ grants/scholarships.

 

Duration of Award:  3 Years. The scholarship funding will be for a maximum period of support of three academic years. Awardee to complete the Doctoral studies within the minimum required period of three academic years. An extension request will only be considered under exceptional cases by the incumbent submitting a written motivation supported by the supervisor.

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University of Hildesheim/University of Maiduguri/University of Cape Coast PhD Scholarships 2019/2020 for African Students.

We hereby announce the availability of twelve 10-month scholarships for African students at the PhD level at the University of Maiduguri, Nigeria and University of Cape Coast, Ghana.

Application Deadline: 31st July 2019.

Eligible Countries: Nigeria, Ghana, Germany

About the Award: The interdisciplinary Graduate School ‘Performing Sustainability. Cultures and Development in West Africa’ is a collaborative training network for postgraduate students of the University of Hildesheim (Germany), the University of Maiduguri (Nigeria) and the University of Cape Coast (Ghana). The initiative is funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and focuses on innovative research that brings together approaches from performance, arts and culture to bear on sustainable development as defined in the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). A specific focus of the Graduate School is on issues of peace and conflict resolution.

In case of the extension of the program after 2020 and the continuation of the scholarships, a three-month exchange to the University of Hildesheim in Germany and research internships will be part of the program.

Eligibility: The Graduate School offers the opportunity to learn and exchange experiences in an international academic environment with scholars from Nigeria, Ghana and Germany. It is targeting qualified young scholars and students. It is addressed to qualified young scientists and students.

Selection Criteria: Candidates will be selected based on their qualification and motivation. Special emphasis is
placed on gender balance. We particularly encourage women and people with diverse backgrounds to apply. International applicants are eligible to apply but requested to relocate to Maiduguri for the study period.

Number of Awards:

6 PhD scholarships at the University of Maiduguri (Nigeria)
6 PhD scholarships at the University of Cape Coast (Ghana)
Value of Award:  Participants in the Graduate School will pay the respective tuition fees for the programs they are enrolled in, but all costs in relation to the Graduate School (workshops, access to library and technical material) will be
covered. Scholarship holders will additionally receive a monthly stipend.

Duration of Programme: The scholarships will commence in March 2020 until December 2020, with the possibility of extension to up to three years depending on the funding agency.

How to Apply: To apply please submit your application as stated in the Links below (preferably in one PDF document) via email to:
performing-sustainability@uni-hildesheim.de

Visit Programme Webpage for Details

 

Call for Papers: Africa and the Second World War

Call for papers now open in Africa and the Second World War to be presented at the Second World War Research Group, Southern Africa Conference, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa.

Application Deadline: 1st October 2019.

To be taken at (country): Second World War Research Group, Southern Africa Conference, University of Stellenbosch, SA.

About the Award: The Second World War has shaped the world in which we live. The Second World War was the defining episode of the twentieth century. A truly total and global war, the scale of the carnage outstripped the Great War in physical destruction and dislocation and the loss of human life. The death tally was not only higher, but civilian non-combatants formed a far greater proportion. As a result, life in 1946 was vastly different from that in 1938. Societal relations changed irrevocably and the war, marked by rapid, unprecedented technological change, ushered in the nuclear age and changed thinking about strategy and tactics and the application of military power. It was also a major watershed in terms of how ordinary people thought, highlighting new divisions, but also new possibilities. It brought a truly global age: travel became much more accessible, ideas now moved more freely, colonialism was ended together with the political hegemony of Western Europe and North America, ushering in a bipolar, Cold-War era.

This conference seeks to bring together scholars to examine the African campaigns of the war and the naval operations in African waters and explore the implications these held for those that fought and particularly for the peoples of the African continent. The event will be hosted in the same week as a symposium to mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of Jan Smuts, South Africa’s wartime prime minister.

Field of Research: Politics and alliances / National interest / Defence policy / Intelligence and the threat perception / Societies at war / Homefronts / Mobilisation / Production and consumption / Economics / Industry / Resistance to the war / Propaganda / Military organisation, force design, preparation / Campaigns and battles / Soldier experiences / Veterans’ tales

Eligibility: Paper and panel proposals are invited. Contributions covering the African campaigns or taking thematic approaches are equally welcomed. Participants will be invited to discuss new research and provide expert feedback. A book publication is planned.

Number of Awards: Not specified

Duration of Award: 27-29 May 2020

How to Apply: The current deadline to submit a proposal (a title and a 300-word abstract with short cv) is 1 October 2019. We aim to have completed papers for the conference, which we hope to share a fortnight before the event. A full timeline to follow.

Address submissions and enquiries to:

Ian van der Waag (ian@ma2.sun.ac.za)

Kent Fedorowich (Kent.Fedorowich@uwe.ac.uk)

GOODLUCK!

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World Health Organisation (WHO) Internship Programme 2019

Application Deadline: June 30th 2019

World Health Organisation (WHO) as the leader in global public health issues is committed to building a diverse pool of future leaders in public health. WHO’s Internship Programme offers a wide range of opportunities for graduate and postgraduate students to gain insight in the technical and administrative programmes of WHO while enriching their knowledge and experience in the health field, thereby contributing to the advancement public health.

The objectives of the internship programme are to:

  • Provide a framework for assigning postgraduate students from diverse academic backgrounds to WHO programmes that can enhance their educational experience through practical assignments.
  • Expose students to the work of WHO.
  • Provide WHO programmes with input from students specializing in various fields. Most students are placed in health-related programmes, although other disciplines can be considered as appropriate such as communication, external relations or human resources.

The duration of WHO internships is between six to twenty four weeks depending on the needs of the WHO technical unit and the intern’s availability. WHO internships are not paid and all costs of travel and accommodation are the responsibility of the intern candidate.

Requirements:

Y ou are at least twenty years of age on the date of application.

You are enrolled in a course of study at a university or equivalent institution leading to a formal qualification (graduate or postgraduate) (applicants who have already graduated may also qualify for consideration provided that they apply to the internship within six months after completion of their formal qualification).

You have completed three years of full-time studies at a university or equivalent institution prior to commencing (bachelor’s level or equivalent) the assignment. You possess a first degree in a public health, medical or social field related to the technical work of WHO or a degree in a management-related or administrative field. You are not related to a WHO staff member (e.g., son/daughter, brother/sister, or mother/father).

You are fluent at least in one of the working language of the office of assignment. You have not previously participated in WHO’s Internship Programme.

You hold a valid passport of a WHO Member State.

EQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
Education
Have completed three years of full-time studies (bachelor’s level or equivalent) at a university or equivalent institution prior to commencing the assignment; AND be enrolled in a course of study at a university or equivalent institution leading to a formal qualification (applicants who have already graduated may also qualify for consideration provided that they start the internship within six months after completion of their formal qualification).
Skills
Core competencies

  • Team work
  • Respecting and promoting individual and cultural difference
  • Communication

All interns should be able to demonstrate the following skills in line with the WHO core competencies:

  • Communicating effectively orally and in writing
  • Showing willingness to learn from mistakes
  • Producing and delivering quality results
  • Working collaboratively with team members

In addition, interns need to be familiar with commonly used computer programmes, such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint. Knowledge of specialized computer programmes, for example, statistical software such as XLStat may be an advantage.

Experience
Depending on the area of interest, the below experience may be needed and/or would be an advantage.

  • Experience in research and/or in drafting reports
  • Experience in the subject area through academic work or research
  • Field and/or developing country experience
  • Experience with data analysis, statistical packages and interest in the design of graphical display and analysis of health information in an international comparative perspective, such as for health system performance assessment
  • More specific experience such as specialized computer programmes

Languages

  • Fluency in one of WHO’s working languages (reading, writing and speaking). WHO official languages: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish
  • Knowledge of the local language in some duty stations can be an asset

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Please note that internships at WHO are very competitive and only a small number of applicants will be accepted every year. Only successful candidates will be contacted.
  • WHO Internships are not paid. Living abroad is expensive and finding accommodation can be challenging. All intern candidates should be aware of these factors before they consider applying for a WHO Internship.
  • Interns are not eligible for appointment to any position in WHO for a period of three months following the end of the internship.
  • If selected for a WHO Internship, you will be required to provide certified copies of proof of enrolment in a course of studies and a medical certificate of fitness for work.

For More Information: visit the official webpage

British Council Creative Enterprise Programme 2019 – East Africa

The Creative Enterprise Programme is a four-day practical workshop that equips creative entrepreneurs with the tools and knowledge they need to succeed. Expert facilitators, as well as local market specialists, will provide face-to-face support to help entrepreneurs explore business ideas, develop their business proposition, and create a business model that suits their hopes and motivations.

In June 2019, the British Council in partnership with Nesta (the UK’s innovation Foundation) will deliver the Creative Enterprise Programme again to East Africa.

  • The programme will deliver a four-day workshop in Khartoum, Sudan from 24 – 27 June 2019, focusing on the following creative entrepreneur categories – graphic designers, visual artists, painters, mural designers, illustrators, fine arts and comic artists.
  • The programme will deliver a four-day workshop in Kampala, Uganda from 05 – 08 August  2019, focusing on the following creative entrepreneur categories, performing artists, dancers, actors, fashion designers and filmmakers.

The Creative Enterprise Programme is designed to support entrepreneurs who are already in the process of setting up their own creative enterprise. The workshop content and activities are relevant to people whose businesses are up-and-running and those who are in the very early stages.

It’s suitable for people just starting out and for people who have been running a business for a long time, to take a fresh look at their business using new methods.

We want everyone to take part in our programmes. Wherever possible, we aim to make our programmes and services accessible to all interested applicants. Please let us know if you have any special access needs and we shall do our best to help.

Requirements:

All participants of the CEP must:

  • Be a creative business, working in the relevant creative industry – fiction and nonfiction writers, editors, publishers, journalists, screenwriters, scriptwriters, illustrators, graphic novelists, comic artists, playwrights, bloggers and poets
  • Have an already established enterprise or be in the later stages of developing an idea. This is typically a business no more than two years old but can be a more established business wishing to pause and consider their model through the CEP lens
  • Be willing to share their knowledge and experience with the group in an open, supportive peer lead learning environment
  • Come prepared to work on their business/idea, to progress through the programme, considering peer feedback, to strengthen their proposition
  • Be open to supporting fellow participants in developing their idea through providing constructive feedback when appropriate
  • Be available for the full duration of the programme.

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NIIT NIGERIA 20th NATIONAL IT SCHOLARSHIP 2019 for Young Nigerians.

Application Deadline: 12th July, 2019

For the first time NIIT is launching futuristic cutting-edge Digital Transformation Programs aligned with Industry 4.0 like Power Business Intelligence (BI), Python, Internet of Thing (IoT), Block Chain, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning with R, DIGINXT-MMS Software Engineering: Full Stack Developer (Python, REST, Angular JS, REACT), Data Analytics (Machine Learning using R & Python, Artificial Intelligence, Business Intelligence), Digital Marketing (SEO, SEM, Mobile & Email Marketing, ORM), Big Data, Java Enterprise Apps with Dev Ops, in Nigeria.

The 20th NIIT NIGERIA NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP is being announced to provide Scholarship assistance to deserving and meritorious students across various disciplines – School Leavers, Under Graduates, Graduates [Unemployed, Under-Employed], Individuals desirous of enhancing their technical skill-sets and students in general who aspire to know about I.T. and career in I.T. The offer is to enable them realize their dream of a successful career in the field of Information Technology and related Industries.

For the first time on the occasion of 20th Scholarship NIIT is offering 100 % Free scholarship to 20 Digital Star of Nigeria. This year Scholarship test is scheduled to be held on 13th July 2019. Hurry up! last to apply for Scholarship is 12th July 2019.

For More Information:

Visit the official webpage of the NIIT NIGERIA 20th NATIONAL IT SCHOLARSHIP 2019

Lagos Business School Young Talents Programme 2019

The purpose of the LBS Young Talents two-day programme is to help the school establish an ongoing relationship with the brightest university students in the country prior to and after their graduation from the university. The primary objective of engaging with these talented students is to expose them to a world-class institution and shortlist suitable candidates for the LBS Management Scholarship Academy. We will also welcome candidates that could become future administrative staff and ultimately faculty members. This programme would help the school build a pipeline of bright academics for the African continent.

The LBS Young Talents’ Programme will:

  • Introduce participants to life in LBS as a faculty member, researcher and admin staff.
  • Introduce participants to a career in Management research and teaching.
  • Expose participants to the channels within the school for embracing an academic career: Management Scholarship Academy and the LBS PhD programme.
  • Discuss about the LBS culture, history and inspiration.
  • Build a network of young talents who can also be part of the MBA programme.

Eligibility: 

  • The candidate should not be above 30 years old.
  • The programme is open to final year undergraduates and Masters Students, youth corps members, and recent graduates.
  • These students should be on or have graduated with a first class or second class upper.

Previous participants of the YTP are not eligible to apply again.

Previous participants of the YTP are not eligible to apply again.

Programme date: 9 – 10 August, 2019.

Application closes: 17 June, 2019.

Application procedure:  Download and fill the YTP Application form click here.

Forward the completed form with your resume and proof of academic qualifications as an attachment to ytp@lbs.edu.ng.

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