Monthly Archives: April 2014
The Yale Young African Scholars Program is a new initiative that is modeled off of the Yale Young Global Scholars Program. These sessions, in Ghana and Ethiopia, are the first sessions to take place outside of Yale’s campus in New Haven, Connecticut. These sessions are intended solely for African students attending secondary school on the African continent.
The 2014 inaugural Yale Young African Scholars programs will be hosted by Yale University in two locations:
Ghana from 11 – 15 August 2014
Ethiopia from 18 – 22 August 2014
Application deadline 9 May 2014 – Download the application here
The Yale Young African Scholars Program (YYAS) is a high-intensity five-day program designed for African students who will graduate from secondary school in 2015 or 2016 and have the talent, drive, energy, and ideas to make meaningful impacts as young leaders, even before they begin their university studies. The Yale Young African Scholars Program is an official program of Yale University.
There is no cost to students to participate in the Yale Young African Scholars Program. Participants are, however, responsible for getting themselves to the venue at the outset of the program and their return home at the end of the program. Participants will also be responsible for any incidental expenses they elect to incur.
The programs will help students recognize and understand global issues, strategize responses, and innovate solutions while learning from Yale faculty and African undergraduate and graduate students who currently attend Yale. Students will participate in a lecture series and a number of elective seminars on a variety of topics. The demanding academic content is designed to improve students’ analytical thinking, intellectual flexibility, and written and oral communication skills. These skills will be further utilized in small workshops designed to prepare students for the demanding application processes of U.S. colleges and universities.
Accommodation will be provided for all students, along with class instruction, three meals a day, and in the case of the Ethiopia session, transportation from Addis to Debre Zeit. There is no cost for students to participate in the program.
For more information,click here
MAILING AND COURIER ADDRESS:
Yale Young African Scholars Program
Office of International Affairs
393 Prospect Street
New Haven, CT
The UNESCO ESD Youth Conference will be held in Okayama, Japan on , bringing together 50 young leaders between 18-35 years of age who are actively engaged in Education for Sustainable Development (ESD).
As a Youth Conference participant you will have an opportunity to exchange your ideas and experiences with peers. You will be able to discuss innovative approaches to ESD and ways to promote young people’s contribution and further involvement in the global ESD movement.
Participants will also be involved in developing recommendations for the UNESCO World Conference on ESD, which will take place in Aichi-Nagoya, Japan from . All Youth Conference participants will be invited to take part in the World Conference.
The Youth Conference is being organized by UNESCO, the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan (MEXT), the Japanese National Commission for UNESCO, the City of Okayama and The Goi Peace Foundation.
Please see the UNESCO ESD Youth Conference Application Guidelines for further information, including timelines and selection criteria. Both the Application Guidelines and Application Form are available at: http://www.unesco.org/new/en/youthconference
The application deadline is .
Successful applicants will receive travel sponsorship provided by the organizers.
For more information;visit: http://www.unesco.org/new/en/youthconference
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An ICT Policy internship at Paradigm Initiative Nigeria is your chance to join our policy team working on emerging threats to digital rights and to connect with our global network of Internet policy advocates. You’ll be partnered with a member our policy team who will provide the guidance and structure that will enable you to make the most out of your time working on one of today’s most pressing socio-economic issues in Nigeria. While there’s a lot of flexibility in Paradigm Initiative Nigeria’s fast-paced working environment, you’ll generally be assigned to one (or more) of our key ICT policy areas.
We’re seeking quick learners capable of quickly wrapping their head around and analysing ICT Policy issues, and supporting the organization in the development and execution of these initiatives. As a part of our team, you can expect to:
- Gain experience and expertise in a specific ICT policy area
- Be mentored and trained by a member of our policy team
- Research, write, and edit policy briefs and position papers (with your name on them!)
- Prepare external and internal advocacy materials and write blog posts
- Attend and contribute to our team meetings
A successful applicant will have an interest in at least one ICT Policy area and have a passion to learn more about technology, human rights and socio-economic opportunities. Ideally, candidates should preferably be enrolled in a university (or a recent graduate) of law, political science, international relations or with a technology background.
Being well organized, motivated, and reliable will also help your application, as will research and writing skills and fluency in a foreign language, but if you only speak English, that’s fine too.
Interns will ideally work out of our amazing Abuja office. However, due to our love of the internet, we’re happy to talk virtually and applicants will be considered from locations worldwide.
Time Commitment and Considerations
- One full academic term (usually 3 months)
- Minimum of 30 hours per week
- Start date no later than June 2, 2014
- This is a paid internship
To apply, email your CV, a cover letter (explaining your interest in our work) and two references (ideally an academic and a professional reference) to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm on Wednesday, May 14, 2014. Please use “POLICY INTERN – [Your Name]” as the subject line.
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The Global Call for Climate Action is looking for young, innovative journalists, bloggers, writers, activists and creatives to become Adopt a Negotiator Fellows for 2014.
These Fellows will combine their passion and skills with an amazing opportunity to help shape their government’s role in solving climate change. They’ll join a team of passionate, dedicated and talented activists from around the world; participating in moments that will shape if and how the governments respond adequately to the climate challenge. Their efforts will build on a proud legacy of past ‘Negotiator Trackers,’ who have helped shape the UN climate negotiations ever since 2009.
If you think you can help shape the direction of this year’s climate change negotiations by creating change in your own country, then this is an opportunity not to be missed. This year, we will be offering all short-listed candidates the chance to prove their skills in the lead up to the conference through training opportunities with some of the world’s best climate change communicators and activists, and a support network to help get your voice where it counts.
You’ll also have the opportunity to join a team of passionate, dedicated and talented activists from around the world, working together to actively transform the way climate change is communicated in their home countries.
This team will work together in the lead up to this year’s UNFCCC Conference of Parties in Lima, Peru. If selected, you may also have the opportunity to travel to Lima in December this year as aFully Funded member of the Adopt a Negotiator’s – Negotiator Tracker – team. We’re looking to build one of the most dynamic, diverse and innovative media teams that has ever covered the climate negotiations.
The UNFCCC is racing towards a global treaty in 2015, and this year is as critical as ever. We need the best bloggers, writers, social media gurus and activists with a passion for climate change to come together – using their skills to inspire our leaders to take significant action to protect us all from the impacts of climate change. We need to make this year’s UN climate negotiations the most successful ever. Applicants must be 18 to 30 years of age;
- Able to actively contribute to the Adopt a Negotiator project as a writer from June this year through to May of 2015.
- Available to attend the UN Climate Change Conference in Lima (December 1-12) and strategy development meetings in the days leading up to the Conference.
- But most importantly, applicants must be Amazing!
If you have the skills, passion and creativity needed to push your country forward on climate action, we want to hear from you. All applications need to be in by midnight on the 11th of May (Pacific Time Zone UTC -08:00)
Click here to apply
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The three-month programme brings together young people (aged 18-25) from the UK and Nigeria. Each team will typically consist of 20 young people, with equal numbers coming from the UK and the host country. In carefully selected communities, volunteers work in placements fully supported by our implementing partner organisations and two full time VSO ICS programme supervisors.
Together, in cross-cultural counterpart pairs, volunteers live with host families and work in the host communities. The type of work varies depending upon the needs of the community, but can include service delivery, advocacy work, and peer-to-peer education programmes. Through a programme of structured personal development and learning, ICS aims to create a cadre of young people who will make lifelong contributions as advocates for international development and as agents of social change within their own communities.
DOWNLOAD APPLICATION FORMS HERE: Q9 cycle VSO ICS application form
Completed forms should be returned to the VSO-ICS Team at:
No 14B, Banjul Street, Off Monrovia Street, Wuse 2, Abuja
Or by email
The deadline for submission is 5th of May by 4:30p.m
Only short listed candidates will be invited for the interview.
This unique program has been designed to reward people who are passionate about making a positive impact on the world through providing travel to the UK and USA, along with 11 months of online mentoring and global collaboration. As a Merit Next Fellow, you will enhance both your personal and professional development through team-building workshops, site visits in two countries, and exclusive access to global thought leaders. Throughout the program, you will create your own personal life-plan which you will later present to a panel of entrepreneurs, executives, and venture capitalists. You will also take part in virtual collaboration with our team of experts and leaders, where you will be placed into teams of 6 and asked to develop business plans tackling particular global issues.
We have some amazing cities that you will visit during Merit Next! We start in the UK for two weeks and then end in the USA
Our team of experts will mentor you and build your personal and professional life plans, this will happen online and offline.
Global Action Plan
You will collaborate in teams to produce a global action plan focusing on Gender Unity or Environmental Sustainability.
Deadline: 15th April 2014.
Click here to apply
Stakeholder Forum has partnered with CIFAL Scotland to offer a unique e-learning opportunity which will enhance the capacity of participants to engage with the international Post-2015 process to design and agree a set of Sustainable Development Goals. Conducted through the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) Virtual Learning Platform, participants will be provided with the essential knowledge needed to engage with the international process on the Post-2015 Development Agenda.
The four week course will include the following modules:
Introducing the Post-2015 Development Agenda and the SDGs
For more details and to register, please click here.