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Social Protection Education Opportunities

We invite you to post education opportunties in the field of social protection in this forum discussion.

Social Protection Policy and Design. This is the opportune area. Malawi today is being challenged with more crises. There are series of natural shocks as evident to the continued dry spells between 2010 to 2015, climate change effects (heavy rains leading to flods in districts like Phalombe, Nsanje and Chikwawa), and on the other hand shocks due to man-made tendencies like charcoal production, unreasonable bushfires and other bad practices of farming.

The impact is felt as more social support needs to be pumped to support the vulnerable households with emergency relief and humanitarian aid.

Therefore the course in social protectionpolicy and design will equip me in coming up with new strategies tat will feed into the gaps in our social policies so that socks are reduced.

The Centre for Development Research offers generous three year DAAD merit scholarships for PhD students in Development Studies, Public Policy or Public Administration at the University of the Western Cape in Cape Town.

For the 2018 intake the deadline is 31st July 2017.

Entry requirements:

Applicants should be from Sub-Sahara Africa
The study must have been completed at an internationally recognised university
The previous degree should have been an academic discipline which is related to developement or public administration
South African students are required to have achieved at least an average of 70% (or an upper 2nd class) in previous postgraduate studies at the Masters or equivalent level.
Applicants must provide evidence of proficiency in English, both written and spoken. This can be TOEFL test or a similar standard test or a letter from an academic institution
Applicants should preferably have been involved in development organisations, as interns, volunteers or employees
There is no formal age restriction, but applicants should apply within three years of completing their previous degree, unless they have a good reason for having been academically inactive for a period
Women are encouraged to apply
South African students are encouraged to apply
Applicants must be able to study fulltime at the UWC for the required period.
PhD candidates can submit their scholarship application without needing to apply for admission at UWC. If they are awarded a scholarship, or if they intend to finance themselves, they may apply for admission through the online application procedure (www.uwc.ac.za).

For more information:

http://www.drd-sa.org/index.php/development-studies-programs/phd-in-deve...

 

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