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Announced at the press conference presenting the 2020 Africa-France Summit held in Bordeaux on Tuesday 17 September 2019, the Challenge of 1.000 is a joint initiative of Digital Africa and the Summit. The State will invite 1.000  African entrepreneurs to come to Bordeaux to present their solutions at The City of Solutions, a show dedicated to projects and solutions for sustainable cities and territories to be held during the 28th edition of the Africa-France Summit. June 4, 5 and 6, 2020.

https://digital-africa.co/en/explanation-challenge-1000/

The World Bank Summer Internship Program is now open until January 31 2020. Please note, only selected candidates will be contacted 

https://www.worldbank.org/en/about/careers/programs-and-internships/internship

African Development Bank - Building today, a better Africa tomorrow

Do you have passion and commitment to development of Africa? Outstanding academic and professional achievements? A commitment to engage in crucial issues in Africa’s development? Do you wish to make a difference, be part of something bigger than yourself and explore your leadership potential? If yes, you are the one we are looking for.

https://www.afdb.org/en/about-us/careers/young-professionals-program-ypp/eligibility-requirements

Fields-AIMS-Perimeter – Africa Postdoctoral Fellows

Each year the Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences, the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, and the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences Next Einstein Initiative (AIMS-NEI) invite applications for a one-year joint postdoctoral fellowship.

http://www.fields.utoronto.ca/honours-and-fellowships/fields-perimeter-institute-africa-postdoctoral-fellows

THE HULT PRIZE 2020 CHALLENGE

Building Startups That Have A Positive Impact On Our Planet With Every Dollar Earned. HOW WILL YOU CHANGE THE WORLD WITH US$1 MILLION

http://www.hultprize.org/challenge/

The Directorate

The Directorate of Career Services has received a request from a leading micro-finance institution in Kenya for 50 interns to be stationed all over the country for a three month period with guaranteed employment upon satisfactory performance during the internship. The internship is unpaid but with a monthly stipend of ksh 5,000 among other allowances. The requirement for this internship are:
1. At least a second class upper bachelor’s degree in BCoM, BCoB or BCCD.
OR
2. Upper credit Diploma in DCM, DBA, DCD or DIM.
3. Specify the county you would like to be stationed in your cv (preferably your home county)

If you meet the above criteria, kindly send your CV as a PDF attachment labelled CV FIRST NAME LAST NAME to dacsis@cuk.ac.ke by 5:00PM, Friday the 25th of October, 2019.

OECD Internship Programme 2020 for young motivated students- Paris, France (700 Euros per Month stipend)

Application Deadline: March 1st 2020
The OECD Internship Programme is designed to bring highly qualified and motivated students with diverse backgrounds into the Organisation to work on projects linked to the Strategic Orientations of the Secretary-General and to support the corporate functions of the Orgnisation. Its main goal is to give successful candidates the opportunity to improve their analytical and technical skills in an international environment.

https://www.opportunitiesforafricans.com/oecd-internship-programme-2020/

Pilot African Postgraduate Academy (PAPA) promotes basic research in Africa

With the Pilot African Postgraduate Academy (PAPA) starts as a novel initiative hosted by Point Sud in Bamako, Mali to promote scholarship in the humanities and social sciences in Africa.

https://sagw.ch/en/africa/whats-on/news/details/news/papa/

Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Scholarships and Leadership Programme

The Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Scholarships and Leadership Programme cultivates the leaders of tomorrow by providing outstanding university graduates and professionals from developing and emerging economies with the opportunity to pursue fully-funded graduate studies at the University of Oxford, combined with a comprehensive programme of leadership development, long-term mentoring and networking.

http://www.ox.ac.uk/admissions/graduate/fees-and-funding/fees-funding-and-scholarship-search/weidenfeld-hoffmann-scholarships-and-leadership-programme#

Donald A. Wehrung International Student Award 2020/2021 for study at University of British Columbia, Canada

This need-and-merit-based award recognizes outstanding international undergraduate students from impoverished or war-torn areas who have achieved academic excellence under difficult circumstances, and who would be unable to attend university without financial assistance.

https://www.opportunitiesforafricans.com/donald-a-wehrung-international-student-award-2020-2021-for-study-at-university-of-british-columbia-canada/

Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program

Find out how to apply to the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at the University of Edinburgh.

https://www.ed.ac.uk/global/mastercard-foundation

Calls for application

Call for scholarships for an International Training Programme (ITP): “Sustainable Development and Global Justice” (SUSTJUSTICE)

https://www.vliruos.be/en/open_calls/23

APN Individual Research Fellowships

The African Peacebuilding Network (APN) of the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) invites research fellowship applications from African researchers, policy analysts, and practitioners working on conflict and peacebuilding issues at universities and research institutions; or regional, governmental, and nongovernmental agencies or organizations in Africa.

https://www.ssrc.org/fellowships/view/apn-research-fellowships/

Dorothy Marchus Senesh Fellowship for Women from Countries in the Global South in Peace and Development Studies

Sixteenth Biennial Award
2020-2021

https://iprafoundation.org/2020-senesh-fellowship-announcement/

The Mawazo PhD Scholars Programme

The call for applications for the 2020 cohort of Mawazo PhD Scholars will be open from October 14th 2019 to November 22nd 2019. Eligible applicants are invited to apply following the instructions below.

https://mawazoinstitute.org/phdscholars

Maastricht University Holland-High Potential scholarship

The Maastricht University (UM) Holland-High Potential Scholarship programme offers 24 full scholarships of €29.000 (including tuition fee waiver and monthly stipend) each academic year for highly talented students from outside the European Union (EU) who have been admitted to a Master’s programme at UM.

https://www.maastrichtuniversity.nl/support/your-studies-begin/coming-maastricht-university-abroad/scholarships/maastricht-university

The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at Sciences Po aims to support 126 talented African students through their studies and to offer the next generation of leaders a world-class social science education, so they can go on to become changemakers in their home countries.

https://www.sciencespo.fr/students/en/fees-funding/financial-aid/mastercard-foundation.html

#IdeasChangeLives

#IdeasChangeLives is our global innovation challenge to find digital solutions to some of the world’s greatest problems.

https://www.britishcouncil.org/work/partner/ideas-change-lives

Strengthening Womens’ Access to Economic Freedom Across Africa.

Are you a woman aged 35 – 50 year who is a community-based leader of a primary cooperative or a grass- root Community Based Organization (CBOs)? We are looking for you to apply for the SEWA program

https://icaafrica.coop/en/strengthening-womens-access-economic-freedom-across-africa

IMU–Simons African Fellowship Program

The IMU – Simons African Fellowship Program is funded by the Simons Foundation, NY, USA and supports research sabbaticals for mathematicians from African developing countries employed in Africa to travel to an internationally known mathematical center of excellence (worldwide) for collaborative research. All travel and living expenses of the grantees will be covered by the fellowship up to 5,000 USD.

https://www.mathunion.org/cdc/grantsresearch-travel-grants/imu-simons-african-fellowship-program

Essay Competition

Compete in our Global Essay Competition, get the chance to win the St. Gallen Wings of Excellence Award and qualify for participation as a Leader of Tomorrow in the world’s premier opportunity for intergenerational debates: The St. Gallen Symposium.

https://www.symposium.org/essay-competition

Swedish Institute Scholarships for Global Professionals (SISGP)

Do you have ambition, leadership experience and a strong professional background? You could study for a master’s degree in Sweden on a fully-funded Swedish Institute scholarship. Find out if you can apply.

https://si.se/en/apply/scholarships/swedish-institute-scholarships-for-global-professionals/

The UBC Mastercard Foundation Scholars programme

To be eligible for consideration for the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Masters’ Degree Program at UBC, the applicant must have completed a Bachelor’s degree; must not already have a graduate or PhD degree; be a citizen or a refugee of a Sub-Saharan African country; have lived a significant part of their life in a Sub-Saharan African country.

http://mcfscholars.ubc.ca/apply/graduate/

Please complete your application before 22nd November 2019.
Our team will review applications on a rolling basis and you could be called for interview between October 2019 and May 2020. Please include your expected graduation date (month and year), and availability for the internship on your resume. The specific team and project(s) will be determined based on your educational background, interest and skills.

https://careers.google.com/jobs/results/74942397458326214-business-intern-2020/

Graduate Program|DHL Supply Chain|

G100 is our gradute program designed for grduates and young professionals to grow in the fast changing and innovative field fol logistics in mainland Europe, Middle East & Africa.

https://www.logistics.dhl/ug-en/home/our-divisions/supply-chain/join-our-team/graduate-program.html

Columbia World Projects logo

The application for the 2020-2021 Obama Foundation Scholars Program is now open. The application form along with a list of eligibility requirements and detailed application instructions are provided below. The deadline to submit your application is 12:00pm EST on December 13.

https://worldprojects.columbia.edu/content/2020-2021-application-information

Erasmus University Holland Scholarship

The Erasmus University Holland Scholarship is financed by the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science as well as Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. This scholarship is meant for international students from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) who want to start their bachelor’s or master’s at RSM.

https://www.rsm.nl/bachelor/international-business-administration/tuition-scholarships/scholarship-finder/scholarships/583/

Sub-Saharan Africa Excellence Scholarships

These scholarships give talented, motivated and broadly interested students from Sub-Saharan Africa the opportunity to study at the Delft University of Technology. The Global Initiative aims to support capacity building in the Global South and to advance future leadership focusing on sustainable global development. The UN Sustainable Development Goals are a guiding principle for the TU Delft.

https://www.tudelft.nl/en/education/practical-matters/scholarships/sub-saharan-africa-excellence-scholarships/

Yale Young Global Scholars

Yale Young Global Scholars (YYGS) is an academic summer enrichment program for outstanding high school students from around the world. Each summer, students from over 125 countries participate in one of five interdisciplinary, 2-week sessions at Yale’s historic campus. Immerse yourself in a global learning community at Yale this summer.

https://globalscholars.yale.edu/

Scholarships and funding

University of Glasgow African Excellence Fee Waiver

https://www.gla.ac.uk/scholarships/universityofglasgowafricanexcellencefeewaiver/

Commonwealth100

Commonwealth100 is a free, online leadership programme from Common Purpose that equips the next generation with 21st century leadership skills. It is the first of our Legacy Programmes to be run online.

https://commonpurpose.org/leadership-programmes/commonwealth100/

Apply to the WFP Innovation Accelerator

We are accelerating high-potential solutions to disrupt hunger worldwide. Apply for financial support, mentorship and access to WFP operations, partners & technical experts.

Professional Fellows Program on Inclusive Disability Employment

This program supports 20 mid-career professionals from Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda, who are selected through a competitive process to participate in a five-week intensive fellowship program at a university-based research and education center for disabilities in the U.S.

https://pfp-idefellowship.org/

Applying for a Fellowship

Applications for international fellowships must be submitted by 11:59 p.m., Pacific Time, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019. The deadline for U.S. applications is 11:59 p.m., Pacific Time, Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020.

https://jsk.stanford.edu/become-a-fellow/applying-for-a-fellowship/

Scholars Program

Through the Women Techmakers Scholars Program – formerly the Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship Program – Google is furthering Dr. Anita Borg’s vision of creating gender equality in the tech industry by encouraging women to excel as active participants and leaders in the field.

https://www.womentechmakers.com/scholars

The World Bank Winter Internship Program is now accepting applications through October 31st. Click here to apply.

https://www.worldbank.org/en/about/careers/programs-and-internships/internship

AFRIKA-KOMMT! AFRIKA KOMMT! – APPLICATIONS ARE OPEN

Dear applicants,
Welcome! You can now apply for the new intake of AFRIKA KOMMT! 2020 – 2022.
Applications can only be submitted through the online application system.
The deadline for applications is 10.01.2020.

https://afrika-kommt.de/

2020 Study of the United States instutes of student learners on womens leadership(fully funded to the United states)

https://www.opportunitiesforafricans.com/2020-study-of-the-united-states-institutes-for-student-leaders-on-womens-leadership-fully-funded-to-united-states/

The World Bank Working for a World Free of Poverty

The 2018 World Bank Group Human Capital Index revealed that countries in Sub-Saharan Africa score the lowest in skills, health, knowledge and resilience of all the world’s regions. This reflects challenges such as high mortality and stunting rates, as well as inadequate student learning outcomes.

https://www.worldbank.org/en/events/2019/10/19/africa-blog4dev-end-child-marriage

IPOET

Chalmers will be offering around 50 IPOET scholarships in 2019, funded by the Swedish Council for Higher Education, to prospective fee-paying students. The scholarships are administered and awarded by Chalmers.

https://www.chalmers.se/en/education/fees-finance/Pages/iPOET.aspx

2020 Ashden Awards is now open

In June 2020, six winners from around the world will receive a prize fund and global recognition for their achievements in increasing access to sustainable energy and improving lives through sustainable energy, in response to the climate emergency.

https://www.ashden.org/awards/apply-for-an-international-award

PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION

The Public Service Internship Programme is a Government initiative designed to offer the opportunity for college graduates to acquire and develop valuable technical and professional skills while gaining work experience. The programme is also aimed at inculcating in the interns such qualities as would make them patriotic, upright and honest citizens.

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Internship Programs at Salzburg Global Seminar

Are you passionate about helping to shape a better world? Are you hungry to put your classroom learning to work and gain real world knowledge and skills? Do you want to work in an international team in an inspiring environment? Apply for an internship with Salzburg Global Seminar!

https://www.salzburgglobal.org/about/job-opportunities/internships.html

MASTER’S DEGREE PROGRAM IN TAXATION POLICY AND MANAGEMENT-The Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program

This program brings together the cooperation of Keio University, the National Tax Agency of Japan (NTA), and the World Bank in an alliance between public and private institutions.

http://www.ic.keio.ac.jp/en/study/jjwbgsp/

Commonwealth Split-site Scholarships (for low and middle income countries)

Commonwealth Split-site Scholarships are for PhD candidates from low and middle income Commonwealth countries, to spend up to 12 months at a UK university as part of their doctoral studies in their home country.

http://cscuk.dfid.gov.uk/apply/split-site-scholarships-low-middle-income-countries/

Scholarship Applications

The Dan David Prize awards scholarships to doctoral and post-doctoral researchers, carrying out research in one of the selected fields for the current year. Registered doctoral and post-doctoral researchers who study at recognized universities throughout the world, and whose research has been approved, are eligible to apply.

https://www.dandavidprize.org/scholars/scholarships/scholarship-applications

Masters and training programmes in Belgium

Do you have professional experience and are you looking to further develop your skills in a development-related topic? Scholarships for masters and training courses offer you the chance to pursue a one-year specialised master’s degree programme or a 4-to-6-month advanced training course within a higher education institution of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation, Belgium.

https://www.ares-ac.be/en/cooperation-au-developpement/scholarships/masters-and-training-programmes-in-belgium

“In-Country/In-Region Scholarship Programme” Sub-Saharan Africa

Call for Scholarship Applications 2020
at University of Abomey-Calavi, Faculty of Agronomic Sciences in Benin (UAC)

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Jacobs Foundation Scholarship

The Jacobs Foundation Scholarship was introduced in 2018 and is open to candidates with a strong interest in the field of youth and child development and/or education, or in agricultural development in Africa.

https://www.sbs.ox.ac.uk/oxford-experience/scholarships-and-funding/jacobs-foundation-scholarship

Financing 6 to 18 month post doctoral research contracts

France’s ministries of Europe and foreign affairs (MEAE) and of higher education, research, and innovation (MESRI) have implemented a program of support for foreign postdoctoral researchers wishing to conduct further research in France on a topic related to earth systems, climate change and sustainability, or the energy transition.

https://www.campusfrance.org/en/financing-6-to-18-month-post-doctoral-research-contracts

Lee Kuan Yew Global Business Plan

The Lee Kuan Yew Global Business Plan Competition invites the brightest minds from the world’s most entrepreneurial universities to come together to address the challenges of the 21st century and reimagine the future.

https://www.smu.edu.sg/lky/

GOAL Malawi and PRB will host a workshop to introduce active young advocates to the topic of population, environment, and development (PED), and teach them about evidence-based policy communication. Participants will learn how to define policy goals, identify target audiences, and craft communication objectives.

https://www.prb.org/call-for-applications-from-youth-advocates/

Australia Awards Scholarships

Scholarships for master’s level studies in Australia are offered to eligible African candidates for postgraduate studies. The next round of applications will open from 1 October 2019.

https://www.australiaawardsafrica.org/awards/types-of-awards/

Opportunities for young Kenyans are here. Scholarships, internships, casual jobs and more.

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