rural development | Scholarship for Nigerians and Africans

NABARD PhD Fellowships, India: agriculture and rural economics

The interested candidates with the following qualifications are requested to send their Bio-data to Department of Economics and Rural Development, Alagappa University, Karaikudi – 630 003, Tamil Nadu, India.

Qualifications: M.A., in Economics or M. Phil., in Economics or M.Sc., in Economics or M.Sc., in Mathematical Economics
[Candidate should have interest in doing Doctoral Work in the area of Agriculture and Rural Economics]

Scholarship Application Deadline: 10th of June, 2011

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2012-2013 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowships for International Students, USA: Agricultural and Rural Development, Communications/Journalism, Economic Development, Educational Administration, Planning and Policy, Finance and Banking, Higher Education Administration, HIV/AIDS Policy and Prevention, Human Resource Management, Law and Human Rights

The Humphrey Fellowship Program is for experienced professionals interested in strengthening their leadership skills through a mutual exchange of knowledge and understanding about issues of common concern in the U.S. and Fellows’ home countries. As a non-degree program, the Fellowship offers valuable opportunities for professional development through selected university courses, attending conferences, networking, and practical work experiences. During the year, Fellows pursue both their individual program goals and work closely with their Humphrey colleagues in workshops and seminars. Unlike a typical graduate school experience, the Program encourages Fellows to travel away from their host campus to learn more about American culture and to network with their American peers. If you are interested in broadening your perspectives and becoming a global leader, the Humphrey Fellowship is for you.
Eligibility:undergraduate (first university or Bachelor’s) degree

  • a minimum of five years of full-time, professional experience
  • limited or no prior experience in the United States
  • demonstrated leadership qualities
  • a record of public service in the community
  • English language ability
  • Scholarship Application Deadline: The deadlines for applicants vary by country.

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    International Summer School in Solar Technology Applications for Rural Development, Germany

    Solar technologies are extremely promising with ever-increasing output efficiency and the capability to be used in almost any location. Decreasing availability of fossil fuels quickens the need for solar technology, which is driving current developments. Solar systems are also relatively affordable and applicable to both homes and villages. Many projects capitalizing on solar power have already been implemented in developing countries, and serve as encouraging results for many more to come.

    Considering the importance of solar technologies the Centre for Renewable Energy at the University of Freiburg in collaboration with the DAAD is organizing a week long course on solar technologies for rural electrification and enhancement of living standards in the developing countries. Solar Shift is intended for professionals from developing countries who have previously studied or worked in Germany. Applicants should be working in the renewable energy sector; which may include Engineering, Financing, Policy, etc. The programme will consist of lectures, workshops, group work and discussions, excursions, and social and networking activities.

    Scholarship Application Deadline:
    1st of April 2011

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