General Advice

The Fellowship programme for people of African descent is a three-week intensive learning opportunity for people of African descent from the diaspora, who are engaged in promoting the rights of people of African descent.

It takes place once a year at the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Geneva.

The Fellowship programme provides the participants with the opportunity to:

  • Learn about and deepen their understanding of the international human rights law and the UN human rights system, the international framework to combat racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance, and intersecting issues with a focus on people of African descent;
  • Strengthen skills in developing project proposals, delivering presentations and submitting information to human rights mechanisms;
  • Gain first-hand exposure to human rights mechanisms;
  • Meet with a wide-range of actors.

The Fellowship Programme was initiated by the Anti-Racial Discrimination Section in 2011 and was further supported by GA resolution on Programme of activities for the implementation of the International Decade for People of African Descent (A/RES/69/16). The High Commissioner is the coordinator of the IDPAD.

What is the Aim?

The aim is to strengthen participants’ skills to contribute to the protection and promotion of civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights of people of African descent in their respective countries. The participants are equipped with the tools necessary to enhance the development of legislation, policies and programmes; to strengthen collaboration of civil society with governments; and to undertake local awareness-raising activities.

For Whom?

The candidate must be an individual of African descent living in the Diaspora.

  • The candidate must have a minimum of 4 years of work experience related to the rights of People of African Descent.
  • The programme is bilingual in English and French. The candidate needs to have sufficient command of one of the two languages to be able to participate fully in the programme.
  • The candidate has to submit a letter from an organization working on issues related to People of African Descent or minority rights certifying their status.
  • The candidates must be available to attend the full duration of the programme. The selected fellows will be expected to participate in different activities and to strictly follow the programme.

Since 2011, 72 fellows from 32 countries have participated in the Fellowship programme including Australia, Barbados, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Denmark, France, Germany, Guyana, Honduras, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Moldova, Netherlands, Netherlands Antilles, Norway, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela and Virgin Islands.

When?

In 2019, the Fellowship will be held from 25 November to 13 December in Geneva, Switzerland.

Method of Application:

THE CALL FOR APPLICATION FOR 2019 IS NOW OPEN

Applicants are requested to submit the following documents in one single e-mail to africandescentfellowship@ohchr.org

:

  • A Curriculum Vitae
  • A completed, signed and scanned Application Form in one single document.
  • A Personal Statement (maximum 500 words) in which the candidate will explain his/her motivation for applying, and how he/she will use the knowledge gained from the fellowship to promote the interests and rights of people of African descent.
  • An Official Letter from the nominating organization or community certifying the status
  • A copy of the applicant’s passport.
  • Please note that submissions with more than five attachments will not be accepted.

Important: Please mention in the subject header of your e-mail: “Application for the YEAR Fellowship Programme for People of African Descent.”

Name the attached document as follows:

LAST NAME First name – Type of document
Example: SMITH Jacqueline – Application form.doc
SMITH Jacqueline – A Personal Statement.doc
SMITH Jacqueline – Letter certifying Status.pdf
SMITH Jacqueline – Passport.pdf

Scholarship Application Deadline: 30 Aril 2019.

Participant’s entitlement

Each fellow is entitled to a return ticket (economy class) from the country of residence to Geneva; basic health insurance; and a stipend to cover modest accommodation and other living expenses for the duration of the Programme.

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Selection Process

The selection of the fellows will reflect gender and regional balance. The human rights situation of People of African Descent in the respective countries will also be taken into consideration.

Please note, that because of the volume of messages, applications will not be acknowledged. Only short-listed candidates will be notified.

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2019 Alex Ekwueme Commemorative MSc Scholarship

Posted by | 25th Mar 2019 | Career News, General Advice, Uncategorized

The Faculty of Engineering at Strathclyde, UK invites applications from Nigerians who are looking to acquire a degree program at the University Of Strathclyde, UK .

The value of the award is £5,000 and will be awarded as a contribution to accommodation and living costs during the duration of study at Strathclyde.

Applicants to this scholarship must hold an offer to study a postgraduate taught programme within the Faculty of Engineering from September 2019.

Further Information

The Faculty of Engineering at Strathclyde is delighted to offer the Dr Alex Ekwueme Scholarship for a Nigerian student commencing their postgraduate taught programme in engineering from September 2019.

Dr Ekwueme has a close affiliation with Strathclyde, having obtained his PhD in Architecture from Strathclyde. In 1979, he was elected the first Vice-President of Nigeria.

The value of the award is £5,000 and will be awarded as a contribution to accommodation and living costs during the duration of study at Strathclyde.

Part of the application process includes completing a short application form and providing a personal statement of no more than 500 words that outlines why you believe you are a suitable candidate for the award.

Applicants to this scholarship must hold an offer to study a postgraduate taught programme within the Faculty of Engineering from September 2019.

Eligible Countries: Nigeria

Course Level: Masters

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicants must be Nigerians
  • Applicants must have applied or applying to University Of Strathclyde, UK
  • Applicants must have completed their Undergraduate degree program
  • Applicants must be Fluent in English and Have great communication skills

Method of Application: Applicants are asked to complete the Dr Alex Ekwueme Commemorative Scholarship Application Form, which will be reviewed by Faculty of Engineering staff and one successful applicant will be selected.

Visit The Official Website For More Information

Scholarship Application Deadline: 30 April 2019

 

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