Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarships 2020 for Master’s study in LMICs of the Commonwealth

Applications for the ACU Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarship 2020 are now open.

A Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarship is a unique opportunity to study for a two-years Master’s degree in low or middle-income country of the Commonwealth.

Aimed at students who are committed to creating change in their communities, the scholarships are a life-changing opportunity to experience a new country and culture, to broaden horizons, and to build a global network that will last a lifetime.

Through cultural exchange and academic collaboration, Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholars help bring about positive change and find solutions to the shared challenges we face – both in their home countries and those that host them. As an active part of the Commonwealth network, scholars will help shape its future.

Applications are now open and will close at 4pm (UCT) on 15 January 2020.

Please find the link for more information: https://www.acu.ac.uk/funding-opportunities/for-students/scholarships/queen-elizabeth-commonwealth-scholarships/


Minisiteri y’Urubyiruko n’Umuco ku bufatanye n’Inama y’Igihugu y’Urubyiruko, Inama y'Igihugu y'abafite ubumuga (NCPD),Ishami ry'Umuryango w'Abibumbye rishinzwe Iterambere(UNDP) n’abandi bafatanyabikorwa batandukanye yateguye gahunda yo gutanga ibikoresho (toolkits) k’urubyiruko rufite ubumuga bahawe amahugurwa y’ubumenyingiro (vocational skills) ariko bagahura n’imbogamizi z’ubushobozi mu gushyira mu bikorwa ubwo bumenyi.

Iyi gahunda igenewe Koperative/amashyirahamwe y’urubyiruko ikaba igamije kuzamura imibereho myiza y’urubyiruko rufite ubumuga rwahawe amahugurwa ku bumenyingiro binyuze mu kubagenera ibikoresho (toolkits) bijyanye n’ubumenyi bahawe.

Abazitabira iyi gahunda bagomba kuzuza ifishi iboneka ku rubuga rwa Minisiteri y’Urubyiruko n’Umuco (www.miniyouth.gov.rw, ndetse n’urubuga rw’Inama y’Igihugu y’Urubyiruko www.nyc.gov.rw).

Ibisabwa byose bizoherezwa hifashishijwe uburyo bw’ikoranabuhanga (online application system ) buboneka ku mbuga zavuzwe haruguru.


Kuva kuwa 21 Ugushyingo kugeza kuwa 7 Ukuboza 2019



-          Abagenerwabikorwa bagomba kuba barahawe ubumenyingiro (Vocational Skills);

-          Abagenerwabikorwa bagomba kuba bari muri  koperative/ ishyirahamwe;

-          70% by’abagize koperative/ ishyirahamwe bagomba kuba ari urubyiruko (16-30);

-          Kuba bafite ubumuga;

-          Kuba   koperative/ ishyirahamwe ifite icyangombwa kiyemerera gukora.


-          Urutonde rw’abanyamuryango ba koperative ;

-          Icyangombwa kibemerera gukora (legal Working permit) ku bagifite;

-          Inyandiko isobanura ibikorwa bya koperative;


 1.     Kanda  hano wandikishe  Koperative cyangwa ishyirahamwe

2.     Kanda hano niba Ushaka iri tangazo( Copy)


Applications for Master of Science Degrees now open at Carnegie Mellon University Africa

Carnegie Mellon University Africa is now accepting applications for the Master of Science in Information Technology degree and the Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering degree programs starting 2020 in Kigali, Rwanda.

Application Deadlines:

·         November 15th 2019: Early Admissions Deadline - Submit your application by this date to be considered for GRE & TOEFL/IELTS test fees payment by CMU-Africa and for scholarships.

·         May 1st 2020: Final Application Submission Deadline - Submit application with GRE and TOEFL/IELTS scores. Last date for test score submission by Early Admission Applicants.

Follow this link for more information

Click here to apply.

For technical issues contact: africa-techsupport(at)andrew.cmu.edu
For questions to the recruitment teamcontact

Amal Clooney Award

The Amal Clooney Award is open globally to individuals identifying as women between 11 and 30 years old on the date of 15th March 2020. Candidates may put themselves forward for an award, or be nominated by someone who can vouch for their story. Candidates are not required to currently be enrolled or have been previously enrolled in any Prince’s Trust programmes. Instead, the Prince’s Trust International is proud to be working in partnership with Ms Clooney to highlight the global work of young women who have succeeded against the odds and made a difference to those around them.

Candidates will distinguish themselves through the demonstration of four qualities:

Inspirational: How the candidate inspires those around them in an area of their lives.

Impactful: Demonstrates how they have made a difference to themselves and their family, or the community around them.

Sustainable: They are in a positive outcome through education, training, volunteering or employment.

Life-changing: Highlighting any impact their work has had on their local community, wider family or other young people.

Candidates or nominators should send their application to enquiries(at)princestrustinternational.org with their statement in 500 words or fewer by the 31st December 2019. Nominations are open until 31st December 2019 and shortlisting will begin in January 2020.  Shortlisted candidates will be notified and may be asked to provide further references.  Candidates and nominators consent for their details to be held by Prince’s Trust International until March 31st 2020. Applications over this length will not be considered.

More information

Directeur(trice) de la communication de l’OIF

L’Organisation internationale dela Francophonieregroupe 54 Etats et gouvernements membres, 7 associés et 27 observateurs répartis sur les cinq continents, rassemblés autour du partage d’une langue commune : le français. Consciente des liens que crée entre ses membres le partage de la langue française et de valeurs universelles, elle œuvre au service de la paix, de la coopération, de la solidarité et du développement durable. 

Titre du poste :

 Directeur(trice) de la communication de l’OIF (réaffichage)

Lieu d'affectation :


Statut et grade :

 Emploi à recrutement international (niveau D, Grade D1-1 / D1-12)

Durée de l'engagement :

 3 ans renouvelables, assortie d’une période probatoire de 6 mois

Traitement annuel de base :

 Entre 66 211 euros et 92 029 euros

Ajustement annuel de poste :

 Entre 14 732 euros et 20 476 euros

Autres avantages :

 En cas de recrutement en dehors du lieu d’affectation : prise en charge du transport A/R du lieu de recrutement au lieu d’affectation (+ indemnité de première installation) ;
Allocations, indemnités et participation au régime de prévoyance de l’Organisation

Date limite d'envoi des candidatures :


Numéro de l'appel à candidatures :

 AC/SRH, N°10/2019 du 24 septembre 2019

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Applications for 2020/2021 Chevening Scholarships are open until 5 November 2019

Chevening is the UK Government’s global scholarship programme that offers future leaders the unique opportunity to study in the UK. These scholarships are awarded to outstanding professionals from all over the world to pursue a one-year master’s degree in any subject at any UK university.

Chevening provides fully-funded scholarships, leaving you free to focus on achieving your academic goals and enjoying the experience of a lifetime. You will live and study in the UK for a year, during which time you will develop professionally and academically, grow your network, experience UK culture, and build lasting positive relationships with the UK.

If you have ambition, leadership potential, and a strong academic background, we encourage you to apply before 5 November 2019.

Click here for more information

Click here to apply

MIST applications now open in CMU Africa

Carnegie Mellon University Africa is now accepting applications for the Master of Science in Information Technology degree program starting 2020 in Kigali, Rwanda.

Application Deadlines:

·         November 15th 2019: Early Admissions Deadline - Submit your application by this date to be considered for GRE & TOEFL/IELTS test fees payment by CMU-Africa and for scholarships.

·         May 1st 2020: Final Application Submission Deadline - Submit application with GRE and TOEFL/IELTS scores. Last date for test score submission by Early Admission Applicants.

Follow this link for more information

Click here to apply.

For technical issues contact: africa-techsupport(at)andrew.cmu.edu
For questions to the recruitment teamcontactapplyafrica(at)andrew.cmu.edu

Mandela Washington Fellowship

The Mandela Washington Fellowship will bring up to 700 young leaders to the United States in the summer of 2020 for a comprehensive executive-style program that is designed to build skills and empower Fellows to lead in their respective sectors and communities.

Eligibility criteria

The Mandela Washington Fellowship is open to young African leaders who meet the following criteria:

·         Are between the ages of 25 and 35 on or before the application deadline, although exceptional applicants ages 21-24 will be considered;

·         Are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the United States;

·         Are eligible to receive a United States J-1 visa;

·         Are not employees or immediate family members of employees of the U.S. Government (including a U.S. embassy or consulate, USAID, and other U.S. Government entities);

·         Are proficient in reading, writing, and speaking English (applicants who are deaf should refer to the English Language instructions on the Resources page);

·         Are citizens of one of the following countries: Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cabo Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Republic of the Congo, Cote d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Gabon, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, or Zimbabwe;

·         Are residents of one of the above countries; and

·         Are not Alumni of the Mandela Washington Fellowship.

Please note that Fellows are not allowed to have dependents, including spouses and children, accompany them during the Fellowship. The U.S. Department of State and IREX reserve the right to verify all information included in the application.  In the event of a discrepancy, or if information is found to be false, the application will immediately be declared invalid and the applicant ineligible.

What are the criteria for selection?

The following criteria will be used to evaluate applications (not in order of importance):

·         A proven record of leadership and accomplishment in business, civic engagement, or public service;

·         A demonstrated commitment to public or community service, volunteerism, or mentorship;

·         The ability to work cooperatively in diverse groups and to respect the opinions of others;

·         Strong social and communication skills;

·         An energetic, positive attitude;

·         A demonstrated knowledge of, interest in, and professional experience in the preferred sector/track; and

·         A commitment to return to Africa and apply leadership skills and training to benefit the applicant’s country and/or community after they return home.

Application Timeline

·         September 12, 2019 | Application opens

·         October 9, 2019 | Application deadline

·         December 2019 – February 2020 | Semifinalists interviewed by local U.S. embassies and consulates

·         Late March 2020 | Applicants are notified of their status

·         May 2020 | Visa processing and Pre-Departure Orientations for Finalists

·         Mid-June 2020 | Fellowship begins in the United States

Please click on the following link for more information and apply

INNOVATE4DisabilityInclusion Hackathon Application (Deadline 18th Semptember 2019)

The Rwanda Information Society Authority (RISA) in partnership with MINIYOUTH, the National Council of People with Disability (NCPD) with the support of UNDP invite all Innovators in Rwanda to participate in the INNOVATE4DisabilityInclusion Hackathon. The INNOVATE4DisabilityInclusion Hackathon is a national design competition which consists of developing Assistive Technologies (with digital solutions) that contribute to addressing needs of people with disability, increase their equal participation, safety and autonomy. Developed Solutions will be key for Rwanda to bridge the disability digital divide.

Focus: This competition is in line with the SDGs and NST1 principles to leave no one behind. Innovators are free to address the needs of people with different forms of disability (ex: physical, sensory, psychiatric, neurological, cognitive and intellectual or multiple disabilities etc.).


  • Call for application: 4th-18th Sept 2019
  • Shortlisting: 19th -20th Sept 2019
  • Boot camp: 23rd -27th Sept 2019
  • Final Pitching&Award: 30th Sept 2019

Selection Criteria:

  • Clear Problem statement
  • Proposed solution to the problem 
  • Relevance
  • Impact
  • Viability

Who can apply?

  • An individual
  • A group of people /Team
  • A startup/ A company/ Organization

Note: Teams of 2 to 4 are encouraged. A person is allowed to be in one team only.

What should you submit?

  • An idea you team will work on in the competition
  • A prototype of a solution
  • A Working Solution/Product


Follow the link to submit your application by 18th September 2018bit.ly/Innovate4disabilityinclusion 

If you have a special need or pertinent question, contact us: innovate4disabilityinclusion@gmail.com


  1. This is an Inclusive competition: Persons with disabilities, pregnant and nursing women are welcome   
  2. Participants will be automatically disqualified if they submit plagiarized work/solutions.
  3. Winners will be greatly rewarded and supported to further develop and implement their solutions.
  4. Information on People with Disability visit the National Council of People with Disability- www.ncpd.gov.rw
  5. Interested candidates are welcome to attended a stakeholder’s workshop brainstorming on this subject with a confirmation of attendance via  innovate4disabilityinclusion(at)gmail.com. This isn’t mandatory to your application.

Nominations open for 2020 Commonwealth Youth Awards

Nominations have opened for the 2020 Commonwealth Youth Awards, which will see winners awarded a cash grant to scale-up development work benefiting their communities.

The Commonwealth Youth Awards recognise the exemplary work undertaken by young people across the 53 member countries.

Regional winners will be invited to an awards ceremony in London on Commonwealth Day 2020.

Award, nominees must be:

  • ·         aged 15 to 29 years;
  • ·         a citizen of a Commonwealth member country;
  • ·         been engaged in development work for more than 12 months - either in a professional or voluntary capacity;
  • ·         have a strong track record of implementing innovative ideas and linking their development work and its impact to one of the 17 SDGs;
  • ·         and have demonstrated an understanding of the importance of youth engagement in key areas of development.

Entrants can nominate themselves or be nominated by someone who is not a relative and who can testify of the impact of their work.

Sixteen finalists will be shortlisted from four Commonwealth regional categories: Africa and Europe; Asia; the Caribbean and Canada; and the Pacific. A winner will be selected from each region, and one exceptional entrant will be awarded the Commonwealth Young Person of the Year.

This year’s finalists will receive a trophy, a certificate and cash grants to help them continue their development work. All finalists will be awarded £1,000. Each selected regional winner will receive an additional £2,000. The Commonwealth Young Person of the Year will also receive an additional cash grant of £2,000.

Click here for more information about the awards, and to apply or nominate someone.

Entries must be received online via the link by 23:59 GMT on 31 October 2019.

Only six days left for the 2019 #YouthConnekt Awards applications

The Ministry of Youth (MINIYOUTH) in collaboration with the National Youth Council, Districts, United Nations Development Programme, Korea International Cooperation Agency and other partners are calling young entrepreneurs to apply for the 8th YouthConnekt Awards competition.

This annual competition that aims at increasing entrepreneurship skills and capabilities towards job creation brings together top selected young innovators countrywide, where best innovations are awarded and finalists get grand prizes.

Since its initiation, the YouthConnekt Awards has been a channel of youth empowerment through competition, knowledge sharing and business modelling trainings that demonstrated to be a tool of job creation.

Young entrepreneurs who wish to participate in the competition have to fill in the forms available in their sector offices not later than 15 July 2019.

The downloadable form is available here as well.

TVET Youth Challenge application is open now!

The Government of Rwanda aspires to reach the upper middle-income status by 2035 that will require intense improvements in both the size and the quality of human capital. Youth empowerment is one of the fastest approach to ensure a sustainable and qualified human capital.

The Government of Rwanda has reinforced its education system by establishing TVET schools to develop practical knowledge based curriculums to create solution makers for community challenges and an upskilled workforce for the private sector.

The TVET Youth Challenge is introduced to support the match between students’ practical knowledge with on ground challenges. Set as a competition, the TVET challenge will be conducted in all higher learning TVET schools, selecting outstanding innovative applicable projects that are at least on prototype phase. 

The overall objective for organizing the TVET Youth Challenge competition is to instill entrepreneurship spirit among students and support promising projects as well as connecting practical studies acquired in solving problems in our communities.

The competition will be conducted in a way that promotes TVET students’ projects and viable prototypes to the next level of producing concrete solutions as well as generate revenues.

Eligibility criteria

Being Rwandan with 16-30 yrs old;

Enrolled under a recognized TVET higher learning school in Rwanda;

Having a running project or have a proven feasible prototype that is embedded with technologies that modernize agriculture, health, trade, tourism, governance, and business or service systems among others;

Having demonstrated entrepreneurship eagerness and commitment to develop presented project beyond the education system.

Application is open from 27/05 to 07/06/2019.

Application forms are available at all eligible TVET higher learning institutions.  

Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarships open for applications

Please note that applications for the second cycle of 2019-20 Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarships are now open. Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarships (QECS) are fully-funded Master’s scholarships open to all Commonwealth citizens. Successful applicants can access a wide range of courses and benefit from the expertise provided by universities in a range of countries. Developing new skills, gaining a qualification and experiencing life in another country through a scholarship is of huge benefit both to the individual and their home country and community.

Further information on the programme and details of scholarships, including eligibility, host universities and details on how to apply, please  Click here!