Monthly Archives: June 2014
CapacityPlus, USAID’s flagship project on the global health workforce led
by IntraHealth International, is pleased to announce the release of the
Gender and Health Systems Strengthening course hosted on the USAID Global
Health eLearning Center.
Learners who take this course will learn about the gender issues that exist
within the major health systems components, key interventions that promote
gender equality and women’s empowerment, and how to address these gender
issues in health systems strengthening activities in order to improve
health systems’ outcomes.
Women and men have different opportunities and constraints, needs, power,
and access to the resources affecting their health. Promoting gender
equality in the six components of the health system, as described by the
World Health Organization and seen below, means assuring fairness and
justice in the distribution of benefits, power and resources between women
and men, girls and boys.
You can take the course for free by registering at
http://www.globalhealthlearning.org. Prior to taking this course, you should
complete the Gender and Sexual and Reproductive Health 101 course, which
will provide you with basic understanding of key gender concepts. The
Global Health eLearning Center will also provide you with free access to
more than 65 courses on a variety of global health topics.
For more information,visit: http://www.capacityplus.org/
Equal Education and the Canon Collins Educational and Legal Assistance Trust are offering Canon Collins Equal Education Scholarship for January 2015 program. The scholarship is available for pursuing a master’s or equivalent postgraduate level at a South African university. Master’s scholarship is open for South African resident and Nationals of other African countries are eligible only if they have official refugee status inSouth Africa. The online application will be open until 28th July 2014.
Study Subject(s): The postgraduate scholarship is provided to learn any of the courses offered by the South African university.
Course Level: This scholarship is for pursuing Master’s or equivalent postgraduate level at a South African university.
Scholarship Provider: Equal Education and the Canon Collins Educational and Legal Assistance Trust
Scholarship can be taken at: South Africa
-To qualify for the scholarship you must:
– Be ordinarily resident in South Africa and be a national of one of the following countries: Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. (Nationals of other African countries are eligible only if they have official refugee status in South Africa);
– Have worked or volunteered for at least 3 years for Equal Education;
– Have at least one of your references from Equal Education;
– Be in possession of a good undergraduate degree;
– Be seeking funding to study at Master’s or equivalent postgraduate level at a South African university, commencing January 2015.
Scholarship Open for Students of Following Countries: Resident in South Africa and national of one of the following countries: Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. (Nationals of other African countries are eligible only if they have official refugee status in South Africa) can apply for this postgraduate scholarship.
Scholarship Description: Canon Collins Trust is inviting application for Equal Education Scholarship for Postgraduate. The students of Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, Zimbabwe can apply for the scholarship. A scholarship valued at R75,000 per year for 2 years, subject to our normal terms and conditions.
Number of award(s): One scholarship is offered.
Duration of award(s): Scholarship is offered for 2 years.
What does it cover? A scholarship valued at R75,000 per year for 2 years, subject to our normal terms and conditions.
Selection Criteria: Applicants will be assessed against the criteria outlined below:
1. Academic Record and References
2. Leadership Competencies & Personal Qualities will be assessed.
3. Commitment to Equal Education and to its vision and mission
4. The application form. Take care when filling it in.
How to Apply: Applications should be submitted online through the Canon Collins portal. It can be found on the Canon Collins Trust website, when the call for applications is open. You will find full instructions online when you start a new form. Please do not type in block capitals. You will receive a confirmation when you submit your form. It is your responsibility to ensure that your application is complete and accurate before submitting your application online. All sections of the form need to be complete before the system will allow the application form to be submitted. Information can be saved and the application form edited until the applicant chooses to submit. All applicants are required to upload the following supporting documentation:
• Certified copy of degree certificates, if available
• Certified academic transcripts
• Two reference letters, one of which should be from Equal Education
• ID document (the following are acceptable: passport, birth certificate, driver’s license)
You may also need to submit:
• Two payslips, if currently in paid employment
• Proof of refugee status, if applicable
Scholarship Application Deadline: The application window closes on 28 July 2014.
One six or nine-month fellowship is available for a female postdoctoral social scientist from a developing nation whose work addresses women’s economic and social well-being in her nation. The goal of the program is threefold: to advance the scholarly careers of women social scientists from the developing world; to support research that identifies causes of gender inequity in the developing world; and to support research that promotes women’s economic and social well-being.
All data collection should be completed prior to the start of the fellowship. While at SAR, it is expected that the Campbell fellow will advance her academic career (e.g., work on her publications, participate in the SAR scholarly community, network with relevant scholars in the US, and give conference presentations) and promote women’s economic and social well-being in her country through application of her research. Some of the advocacy work may be accomplished during the fellow’s tenure at SAR or advocacy plans may be developed and refined while at SAR with the intent to put them into action upon returning home. In addition to a $4,500/month stipend and housing and office space on the SAR campus, the Campbell Fellow receives travel, shipping, and library resource funds; health insurance; and the support of a mentoring committee of established scholar-practitioners.
In addition to a $4,500/month stipend and housing and office space on the SAR campus, the Campbell Fellow receives travel, shipping, and library resource funds; health insurance; and the support of a mentoring committee of established scholar-practitioners.
The following criteria guide SAR’s selection of the Campbell Fellow:
- Citizenship: Applicants must be nationals of developing countries that are currently eligible to borrow from the World Bank.
- Academic Discipline: Applicants should be pursuing research in one of the social sciences: anthropology, economics, education, geography, history, law, linguistics, political science, psychology, social work, or sociology, or in an interdisciplinary field that incorporates two or more of these disciplines.
- Research Topic: Projects must have applications for promoting well-being amongst women and their communities. Sample topics include education and socialization of girls; globalization and the economic status of women; policies and practices governing women and girls, reproduction and women’s health; impacts of international and civil conflict on women; women’s roles in resolving conflicts or sustaining civil society; media representations of women and the formation of ideologies of gender; the practice and process of gender-based development; and women in science and technology. SAR will select fellows on the strength of their research projects and a clearly developed plan to apply this research in betterment of their communities and countries of origin.
- English Fluency: To facilitate full engagement in the SAR intellectual community, applicants must demonstrate their fluency in English, such as through their record of professional interaction in written and spoken English.
Applications to the Resident Scholar Program are due on November 1st of each year.
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