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BLOG: How Might we Expand Economic Opportunities for Youth in East Africa? Oct 2016


In the Youth Empowerment Challenge we are collaboratively designing solutions that expand economic opportunities for youth in East Africa. The continent of Africa is home to more young people than anywhere else on Earth. Youth in Africa have the potential to unleash the economic power of the continent – and lift millions out of poverty – but only if they have access to the skills, information and resources they need to achieve economic stability.

SCHOLARSHIP: Master's Program in Information Technology and Electrical and Computer Engineering, Oct 2016

Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)

Are you looking to make a mark in the technology industry in Africa or know someone who is? Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) is accepting applications for 2017 intake in its master's degree programs in Information Technology and Electrical and Computer Engineering in Kigali, Rwanda! CMU is committed to enabling the next generation of African innovators hone their skills in technology, engineering and strategy so that they can compete on a global level. This is an opportunity worth pursuing or sharing!

WORKSHOP: Call for Applications: Arab States Regional Workshop on Peacebuilding, Dec 2016


Are you engaged in activities to build peace and reduce violence in your community or country? Have you been dedicated to conflict resolution or mediation at a regional, national or local level and are seeking to exchange experiences with peers from other countries in the Arab region? If yes, this is a good opportunity for YOU! Apply now to share your experience and learn from others by participating in a fully-funded Youth Peacebuilding Workshop, coordinated by UNDP and UNESCO on behalf of the United Nations Arab Regional Inter-Agency Technical Task Team on Young People (UN IATTTYP) and co-organized with the Peacebuilding Support Office and UNFPA from 4 to 7 December 2016 in Amman, Jordan.

CONFERENCE: International Youth Leadership Conference 2016 in Dubai, UAE

International Youth Leadership Conference

The IYLC Dubai is a week-long experience aimed at achieving mutual understanding between participants from The United Arab Emirates, the GCC region and all corners of the globe. Participants will be given the opportunity to test their leadership skills, strengthen their cultural awareness, deliver speeches, draft resolutions and make executive decisions. Through this experience they will learn of the Arab world, Islam, Middle Eastern Cultures and the complexities of the world we live in.

PROGRAM: Preparing Global Leaders Academy 2016 in Jordan, Oct 2016

Preparing Global Leaders Academy

The Preparing Global Leaders Academy (PGLA) is a premiere international educational program for the best students and young professionals around the world. The program seeks to prepare aspiring global scholar-leaders with the tools that are necessary for effective leadership in an increasingly complex world. Participants will join a distinguished faculty that includes PGLF founder Dr. Sam Potolicchio (Georgetown University, New York University, RANEPA), and Professor Branden Thornhill-Miller (Oxford University , University of Paris Sorbonne).

SCHOLARSHIP: Oxford-Weidenfeld and Hoffmann Scholarships and Leadership Programme, Oct 2016

University of Oxford

The University of Oxford is inviting applications for Oxford-Weidenfeld and Hoffmann Scholarships and Leadership Programme for international applicants. Scholarships are available for pursuing full-time graduate degrees at the University of Oxford. This scholarship is part of the Oxford Graduate Scholarships, which were established through a groundbreaking new matched funding initiative to enable the creation of fully-funded scholarships for graduate students of the highest calibre from across the world. 

FELLOWSHIP: 2017 Asia Foundation Development Fellows Program, Oct 2016

The Asia Foundation

The Asia Foundation is releasing a call for applicants for its 2017 Asia Foundation Development Fellows: Emerging Leadership for Asia’s Future program. This will be the fourth cohort of this prestigious program, designed to engage and empower a dynamic community of emerging leaders from all over Asia.  The Asia Foundation is a Development Fellows Program in order to enhance leadership skills, Asian development knowledge, professional networks, and international exposure for Asian professionals.

PROGRAM: Jeanne Sauvé Public Leadership Program, Oct 2016

Jeanne Sauvé Foundation

The two-year program begins with a full-time residential experience in Montreal with a dozen select Public Leadership Fellows. This is followed by a field phase, in which Fellows return to their respective communities and countries in order to apply the skills and new ideas developed during the residential phase. Fellows benefit from intensive leadership development training and support during the residential year and some ongoing support from one another and the Foundation during the field year. Thereafter, Fellows are encouraged to remain active members of an emerging community of Jeanne Sauvé public leaders who hail from over 50 countries around the world.

FELLOWSHIP: 2017 Mandela Washington Fellowship, Oct 2016

Young African Leaders Initiative

The Mandela Washington Fellowship is conducted as a merit-based open competition. After the deadline, all eligible applications will be reviewed by a selection panel. Chosen semifinalists will be interviewed by the U.S. embassies or consulates in their home countries. If selected for an interview, applicants must provide a copy of their passport (if available) or other government-issued photo identification to verify eligibility.


AWARD: Become a WFUNA Young Leader of the Year, September 2016

World Federation of United Nations Association

The World Federation of United Nations Association (WFUNA) is now accepting nominations for the 2016 Young Leader of the Year, an award launched in commemoration of the International Youth Day 2016. WFUNA supports and encourages youth engagement and participation in the United Nations Associations and United Nations Youth Associations around the world through the WFUNA Youth Network. With this initiative, they want to highlight the contributions of thousands of young people to their organization and share their achievements with a wider audience.


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