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The 2017 Yale Young African Scholars Program application is now available!

The application deadline is March 16, 2017, at 11:59 EST.

Summer 2017 sessions will be held in three locations:
Rwanda: 27 July - 2 August
Ghana: 7 - 13 August
Mauritius: 18 - 24 August

The Yale Young African Scholars Program (YYAS) is a high-intensity academic and leadership program designed for African secondary school students who have the talent, drive, energy, and ideas to make meaningful impacts as young leaders, even before they begin their university studies.

YYAS brings together students from across Africa in this seven-day, residential program and introduces them to the demanding U.S. university application process and requirements.

YYAS is an official program of Yale University. There is no cost to students to participate in the Yale Young African Scholars Program.

For More Information visit the Yale Young African Scholars Program Official Page.


AFIF Entrepreneurship Award

Nairobi, Kenya | 13 February 2017 - 16 February 2017

In the framework of the 2017 edition of the Africa Finance & Investment Forum and to encourage sustainable development, economic growth, innovation and entrepreneurship in Africa, EMRC will present the "AFIF Entrepreneurship Award 2017", offering a financial contribution and exposure/visibility to an African SME for a project with good impact.

The “AFIF Entrepreneurship Award 2017” is sponsored by the Rabobank Foundation.


The award winner will receive a US$10.000,00 cash prize, one year of media promotion and support within and outside of Africa, free participation in the AFIF 2017, including the training, conference and travel expenses to the AFIF 2017.

Send your application to EMRC  (sa[at] by December 19th, 2016.

For More Information visit the EMRC Official Page.


Apply for “Young Scientists Programme” and Join IRDR Family!


The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (SFDRR) calls for enhanced role of science and technology for evidence based decision-making. It also urges the need for innovation and partnership, which is linked to practise and diverse stakeholders. IRDR, with its mandate for integrated and trans-disciplinary research, would like to promote capacity building of young professionals, and encourage them to undertake innovative and needs based research which makes science-policy and science-practice linkages stronger.


To be an IRDR Young Scientist, following are the necessary criteria:

Age: Less than 40 years on the date of application
Nationality: There is no bar on nationality
Affiliation: The candidate needs to be affiliated with an academic program (either master or doctorate) either as a student or as a young faculty.
Research subject: The subject of research needs to be related to disaster risk reduction and its link to broader environment and development issues.
Endorsement: must be endorsed by academic supervisor (for student) or head of the department /graduate school (for the young faculties).
Duration: Minimum 1 year, and maximum 3 years. The applicant can make their choice, and the final decision will be made by IRDR.

Programme benefits

Once selected, as fellow can be an “IRDR Young Scientist” for a period of maximum three years. The fellow will receive the following benefits:

Link to IRDR network of professionals and practitioners
Access to IRDR Scientific Committee (SC) for academic support / advice
Participation in IRDR related training programs (there would be a different selection process for each of the training program)
A certificate for IRDR Young Scientist upon successful completion
Responsibility of IRDR Young Scientists

The applicants should submit the following materials:


The applicants should submit the materials to before December 10th, 2016.

For More Information visit the IRDR Young Scientist Official Page.