UNDP announces Youth Innovation Challenge 2019

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If you are a young leader engaged in empowering your community, UNDP is giving you an opportunity to transform your innovative ideas into action!

Sign up as a #KamyabJawan and win up to PKR 70,000 as seed funding along with mentoring support for your projects.

Apply as early as possible, don’t wait… INNOVATE!

Last date to apply: 18 May 2019

For details and to apply see: http://bit.ly/youthic19 

Courtesy: UNDP

Fully sponsored Cross Culture Program 2019 in Germany

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The new scholarship “CCP Focus” is open to applicants from the MENA region, Central, South and Southeast Asia. Participants of this scholarship share a common thematic and professional focus. This is 2019: Civic education. For the first time in 2019, interested persons can apply exclusively for pre-defined job offers. The stay in Germany is 2-3 months.

Please prepare the following mandatory documents before starting the application process:

Supporting documents (copies of diplomas, evidence of experience, etc.) may be requested at a later stage in the competition.

Make sure that you have all documents ready in advance, as the application portal does not allow you to save incomplete applications and/or resume them at a later date. Please note that only complete applications including the above documents will be considered.

The deadline for the submission of applications is 28 February 2019.

Benefits:

  • Support in the preparation of the professional fellowship
  • Monthly grant of 550 Euro
  • Accommodation in Germany (single or shared apartment)
  • Coverage of health insurance during the stay in Germany
  • Assumption of travel expenses and visa fees
  • Supporting programme e.g. networking events, participation in workshops

Responsibilities of the fellows:

  • Securing leave of absence from the employer
  • Preparation for the application for a short stay visa (Schengen visa)
  • Communication and consultation with the programme team as well as the respective host organisation
  • Participation, as appropriate, in accompanying events (workshops, trainings etc.)
  • Assessment of potential risks and impacts on their work in the country of residence (due to the participation in the programme)
  • Submission of a final report

 

For details: https://www.ifa.de/en/funding/crossculture-programme-focus/?fbclid=IwAR241yZnhgg5JZFAtjWV9Uxp5kcAtYOh7fP2jHkeOjeT-R5d0TUBpPSxKmk

 

 

 

Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative Summer School 2019

Organised by the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI), University of Oxford, to be held with the support of CONEVAL at their headquarters in Mexico City, Mexico, 12th – 24th August 2019. To apply click here.

The purpose of this intensive Summer School is to provide a thorough technical and practical introduction to multidimensional poverty measurement with a strong emphasis on the Alkire-Foster method. Upon completing the course, students will have the skills required to construct and analyse an official national multidimensional poverty measure and to describe its policy relevance. Drawing on Amartya Sen’s capability approach and empirical examples of National and Global Multidimensional Poverty Indices (MPIs), the conceptual and empirical motivation for measuring multidimensional poverty will be presented, as well as the full suite of measurement tools including estimation, dimensional breakdown, disaggregation by population subgroup, standard errors and statistical inference, robustness, communications, policy applications, and so on.

The following topics will be covered:

  • Unidimensional poverty measures;
  • Methodologies to analyse multidimensional poverty and the problems each methodology best solves;
  • The Alkire-Foster methodology of multidimensional poverty measurement;
  • Measurement design – purpose, unit of measure, dimensions, indicators, cut-offs and weights;
  • Estimation of multidimensional poverty and interpretation of the results;
  • Subgroup decomposition, dimensional break-down and mapping;
  • Multidimensional poverty changes over time;
  • Interpretation and analysis of multidimensional poverty, including impact evaluation;
  • Institutions, policies, and communication.

The Summer School will be led by OPHI Director Sabina Alkire and the OPHI team, including Adriana Conconi, Usha Kanagaratnam, Fanni Kovesdi, Corinne Mitchell, Ricardo Nogales, Christian Oldiges, Monica Pinilla and Sophie Scharlin-Pettee

Course Format:

The Summer School will consist of 10.5 days of instruction and working group sessions, taught in English. Each participant needs to bring a laptop with Stata to do the problem sets. Throughout the Summer School, participants will be actively involved in discussions and working through problem sets. The main course is appropriate for academics, staff of national statistical offices, international agencies, and others focused on measurement.

Dates and Location:

The course runs from Monday 12th August 2019 to Friday 23rd August 2019 with a final exam on Saturday 24th August 2019 (non-compulsory). The Summer School will be held at: CONEVAL, Av. Insurgentes Sur # 810, Colonia del Valle, Benito Juárez, CP 03100, Mexico City, Mexico. Seewww.coneval.org.mx

Costs: The course fee is as follows:

  • $850 USD for all students, and for academic researchers based in developing countries;
  • $2000 USD for professionals based in developing countries; and
  • $4000 USD for professionals based in developed countries.

In addition, participants will need to pay for accommodation, travel fares and the cost of the Stata software if they do not already use it. Additionally, please note that you may need to apply for a visa – at your own cost.

Course Application Information: click hereto apply.

Call for applications for the Summer School 2019 on MEDIA AND HISTORY

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The Italian-German Historical Institute (ISIG) has invited applications from doctoral and post-doctoral students of any nationality who submitted their theses after 1 January 2015.

As part of the research project “Mediatisation and Mediality of History” – the Institute’s focus since 2017 (https://isig.fbk.eu/en/projects/categories/history-mediatisation/) –,
the Summer School will investigate through lectures and seminars the role of media in the context of the socio-political and cultural transformations that have typified the early modern and contemporary era. The aim is to reconstruct the development of the media through the categories of mediality, intermediality and transnationality from a historical perspective.

Applications must be submitted by February 28, 2019.

Habib University’s Talent Outreach, Promotion and Support Program (HU TOPS)

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Avail the opportunity to enroll in a fully funded program at Habib University for a world-class undergraduate degree

Habib University’s Talent Outreach, Promotion and Support Program is designed for students who are enrolled in Pakistan’s Board of Intermediate Education (BIE)Federal Board (FB) and the Aga Khan University Examination Board (AKU EB) for their Intermediate Education. HU TOPS provides an opportunity to talented students of BIE, FB and AKU EB to apply for admission to Habib University and get admitted with full tuition and Laboratory fee waiver for their undergraduate degree based on their academic talent and passion to learn.

Habib University believes in providing equal opportunities and nurturing talent and potential irrespective of educational, socio-economic and ethnic backgrounds. HU TOPS is an example of this commitment to Pakistan. The University will ensure students enrolled through HU TOPS shape thoughtful careers and life paths for themselves. They will be supported in growing as life-long learners, creative problem solvers and dynamic leaders, with a passion to serve the society.

Benefits of HU TOPS

  • An exceptional opportunity to study at Habib University for a transformative learning experience.
  • Full Tuition, Laboratory and Semester Registration Fee waiver
  • Admission Application Fee waiver
  • Opportunity to attend a Summer Admission Preparatory Program at HU free of cost

For details:

https://habib.edu.pk/admissions/hutops/

Ready. Set. BLOG! 

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Did you know that 98% Pakistanis contribute more than PKR 250 billion a year to philanthropic activities? Or that Pakistan ranks number 5 by the “number of people donating money”? We want to know thoughts of Pakistani Youth on philanthropy in Pakistan.

Share your views by participating in our #ThisIsPakistan blog contest for the chance to not only have your work published, but also to participate in the second Pakistan Philanthropy Forum to be held at IBA Karachi on March 20th. Deadline to participate is February 15th.

Details are as under:

WHO CAN APPLY?
This competition is open to everyone including students from Arts, Humanities, Social and Development Studies from anywhere in the country.

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR:
• Blog entries should be 1500 words maximum
• Should include a form of imagery: e.g. illustrations, info-graphics or photographs
• We invite you to write your blog on a single topic from one of these suggested themes: (i) innovating traditional philanthropy; (ii) philanthropy and impact investment in Pakistan; (iii) good governance for an effective civil society; and (iv) power of partnerships.

HOW AND WHERE TO SUBMIT YOUR ENTRIES:
Please send submissions to: mehwish@pcp.org.pk

WHY SHOULD YOU ENTER?
• To voice your opinions on philanthropy in Pakistan
• To inform readers of current philanthropic problems or solutions
• The winner and the runner up will receive cash prizes of PKR. 10,000 and PKR. 5000 respectively
• The winner will also get a chance to participate in Pakistan Philanthropy Forum 2019
• A selection of the best blog entries will be published on our website

WHEN TO SUBMIT YOUR ENTRIES:
• Please ensure all entries are submitted by 15th February 2019

SUCCESSFUL SUBMISSIONS
There are many different styles of blogs out there, but for this competition your blog should be:
• Well written and engaging with a consistent tone of voice that is both informative and light
• Thoughtful and thought-provoking
• Written from a fresh and interesting point of view that adds something novel to the debate
• And finally, it should be well informed/surveyed and referenced

 

Courtesy: PCP FB page

NESTLE MANAGEMENT TRAINEE PROGRAM 2019

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Applications are Invited to Apply for the Nestle Pakistan Management Trainee Program 2019. One of the Biggest Nestle Management Trainee 2019 which is inviting all the students from all over Pakistan to Join the world’s largest food and beverage company. Nestle MTO program 2019 is a PAID Management Trainee Program.

Are you ready to join the world’s largest food and beverage company? Are you a passionate, go-getter, resilient and eager to learn? APPLY NOW to Nestlé LEAD Program. Nestlé Management Trainee Program aims at developing youth as potential leaders with competencies and skills, through cross-functional exposure and on-job development for their career growth.

The Nestle Pakistan Management Trainee Program 2019 is a 2 Year Trainingprogram. Nestle Jobs for Freshers Recent graduate or about to graduate in June 2019Bachelor’s or Master’s degree holder. You can Apply for the One position ONLY For Nestle jobs in Pakistan. Read the Details below about the vacancies & Fields.

Details

  • Position: Management Trainee
  • Duration: 2 Years
  • Location: Nestle Headquarter Lahore, Pakistan
  • Qualification: Bachelor’s or Master’s
  • Deadline: 31st January 2019

Courtesy: Nestle, opportunity corner