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Source: U.S. Embassy - Cairo |

U.S. and Egypt Celebrate 70th Anniversary of Fulbright Program

Since 1949, the BFCE has awarded study, travel, research and teaching grants to over 6,000 Egyptians and 1,000 Americans

Expanding educational exchange between Egypt and the United States was the focus of a May 21 event hosted by the Binational Fulbright Commission in Egypt (BFCE) to mark the 70th anniversary of the prestigious Fulbright scholarship program. The U.S.-funded program began worldwide in 1947 under the initiative of the late…

Source: The Department of Trade and Industry, South Africa |

Government Officials to Receive Training on Special Economic Zone in China

According to the Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies, the training forms part of a five-year agreement signed between South Africa and China in 2014

A group of 34 Special Economic Zones (SEZ) practitioners and supporting sector specialists from the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti), provincial departments and agencies responsible for the implementation of the SEZ Programme depart for Tianjin, China tomorrow to attend the fourth Capacity Building Programme on the SEZ taking…

Source: United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) |

Gender Based Violence (GBV) Multi-sectoral Coordination in Libya

UNFPA, United Nation Fund for Population, IOM, the UN Migration Agency, and IFRC, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, have jointly organized a training on “Gender Based Violence Multi-Sectoral Coordination in Libya” during the period 14th to 18th of May 2017. The overall objective of the training…

Source: The Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany - Windhoek |

New Lecturer of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Arrives in Namibia

She will be supported by Ms. Diana Acker, who is working for one year as a language assistant on behalf of the DAAD in Namibia

As of May 2017, Ms. Barbara Liebel will take up her post as the new German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) lecturer at the University of Namibia (UNAM). She will be supported by Ms. Diana Acker, who is working for one year as a language assistant on behalf of the DAAD…

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Source: Reach for Change |

Over 1 million African children’s lives improved by local social entrepreneurs supported by Reach for Change in Africa

Reach for Change Africa is a non-profit organization that runs incubators, accelerators and other customized programs to help local social entrepreneurs develop sustainable organizations that impact the lives of children, youth and women

More than one million African children have benefitted from social enterprise development in Africa in the last five years, according to a new report released by Reach for Change Africa (http://Africa.ReachForChange.org). The non-profit organization, which, this year, is marking its 5th anniversary themed “Accelerating Impact. Driving Change”, also reported that…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan |

Support for the UN Project for African Rapid Deployment of Engineering Capabilities (ARDEC)

The Initiation of the Third Training    

1. Japan will dispatch 18 personnel from the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force etc. to the third training under the UN Project for African Rapid Deployment of Engineering Capabilities (ARDEC), which is implemented by the UN Department of Field Support. The training which will take place in Kenya from May 29th…

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Source: GE |

GE and Addis Ababa Institute of Technology Sign a MoU to enable Renewables Hydro/Wind Power Generation Skills Development in Ethiopia

The ultimate vision of the collaboration between GE and AAIT is to develop a Renewables - Center of Excellence at AAIT to serve as a practical learning hub for undergraduate students in the Ethiopia University system, a research incubator for graduate students and a reinforcing learning mechanism for faculty

General Electric (NYSE: GE; “GE”) (www.GE.com) GE Renewable Energy and Addis Ababa Institute of Technology (AAiT) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (“MoU”) to frame an ongoing collaboration aimed at enabling capacity development programs focused on Renewable Energy.  Since late 2016 GE and AAiT have been working together to develop and…

Source: Merck |

Merck More Than a Mother Media Recognition Awards Call For Applications

The Awards will honor and reward outstanding journalistic coverage that enhances the public’s engagement and understanding of infertility stigma and the need to change the social perception of it in African communities

“We have established this award in partnership with Africa Fertility Society to showcase and appreciate outstanding health journalism and to recognize individual professional journalists and students who have produced accurate, informative, and compelling stories about infertile women or couples,” emphasized Dr. Rasha Kelej, Chief Social Officer of Merck Healthcare and…

Source: Delegation of the European Union to Liberia |

EU Launches Drawing Competition and Audio Stories based on Re-edition of Legends of Liberia

Through this initiative, the European Union hopes to expose young generations to the rich culture and traditions that are the foundations of Liberia’s cultural identity

In recognition and appreciation of Liberia’s rich cultural heritage, the European Union has sponsored the production of a new edition of the book “Legends of Liberia”, a collection of stories from each of the nation’s tribes originally collected by the Australian traveller Peter Pinney in encounters with storytellers. The new…

Source: World Council of Churches (WCC) |

Applications open for WCC's 1st Africa Eco-School 

The Eco-School, coordinated by the WCC Ecumenical Water Network and Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance, will bring together about 20 young people ages 18-30 from Africa

The first ever World Council of Churches (WCC) Eco-School on Water, Food and Climate Justice will be held 24 July to 3 August in Malawi, Africa, and applications are now open with a deadline of 31 May. The Eco-School, coordinated by the WCC Ecumenical Water Network and Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance,…