Africa is experiencing an educational crisis. Despite promises to improve access to education for all children by 2030, many African governments are underfunding this ambitious component of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). There is still time to solve the lack of funds, but only with the determined adoption of new investment strategies.
They are well-known problems (although not always addressed). But there is a less understood issue: the contradictory effect that Africa’s future growth will have on the availability of funds for education.
By 2030, nearly thirty African countries are projected to have reached the lower-middle income level, which the World Bank defines as a Gross Domestic Product (GDP) per capita of between $1,026 and $4,035. As countries approach this level of development, new investments will be needed to finance health and education improvements, and mobilizing local tax revenues will be a central element of budget strategies.
Every dollar invested in education in lower-middle income countries increases the future earnings of graduates by four dollars
This strategy is designed to increase the effectiveness of grants and help countries strengthen their economies through workforce education. It is proven that every dollar invested in education in lower-middle income countries increases the future earnings of graduates by four dollars. In other words, our long-term goal goes beyond building schools or teaching mathematics: it is about creating conditions for lasting socioeconomic change.
The African Water Association is pleased to call young professionals for the African Water Association Scholarships for Young Water and Sanitation Professionals 2023. Only eligible individuals who have applied by the deadline date will be considered for this program.
Description of African Water Association Scholarships
As part of its USAID West Africa-funded Capacity Development Program for African Stakeholders in the Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Sector (AfriCap), the African Water Association is awarding research grants to African Young Water and Sanitation Definition: A general term used to describe a battery of actions that aim to reduce the spread of pathogens…
The target beneficiaries are students and tenured engineers at the end of their training and doctoral studies. Each scholarship, with a maximum value of USD1,000 (one thousand), will allow carrying out research work sanctioned by a scientific report on a topic related to the WASH sector.
Type: Scholarship for young professionals
Water, sanitation, and hygiene
As part of this scholarship, the maximum amount allocated per recipient is US$1,000. Sixty percent (60%) of this amount will be paid to the recipient once the detailed research project plan is finalized, approved by the research supervisor, and received by AfWA. AfWA Definition: African Water Association.
Research and Capacity Development Program Coordinator. The remaining forty percent (40%) will be paid once the recipient submits the electronic version of their final research report.
African Water Association Scholarship Application Process
The candidates for the scholarship program will formulate their research topics in relation to one of the topics proposed in this call. They will also be able to apply to one of the research topics proposed by one of the AfWA members.
To apply, applicants must meet the following requirements:
- Be a citizen of a country in the coverage area of the USAID desk in West Africa and identified on the map in Figure 1 below;
- be in good academic standing with respect to your institution;
- Submit a nomination file that includes:
- Student card or registration receipt for the current year
- Last full title
- Curriculum vitae,
- Three letters of recommendation (one must be from the academic supervisor),
- Research proposal form to download from here.
The list of selected candidates will be published on the AfWA AfWA Definition: African Water Association… website: www.afwa-hq.org and each recipient will receive official notification from AfWA AfWA Definition: African Water Association.
Students who wish to participate in the program must submit their completed application by February 28, 2023. The list of recipients for the 2023-24 academic year will be published by March 31, 2023.
Application Deadline: Wednesday, February 28, 2023
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