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Joint-Degree Program with Jordan "Integrated Water Resources Management”
Summary: The two year master program addresses to international students with focus on the MENA region. It is organized as a joint-degree program in cooperation with the University of Jordan. Participants will study in Cologne the first year and will move to Amman in the second year. The master thesis field research should be implemented within a project with relation to the Arabic or German water sector. The language of instruction is English.
Focus: Middle East and Northern Africa in Cologne and Amman (IWRM-MENA)
Application deadline: 31 January 2015
E-mail: Inquires
Website: Joint-Degree Program with Jordan "Integrated Water Resources Management”

Women of the Mediterranean: The next generation of leaders
Summary: The program aims to boost the professional growth of a group of young leaders from the countries of the Mediterranean. The women empowered through the program will become advocates for the advancement and promotion of gender equality in their own countries and professional sectors.
Dates: 1- 15 June 2015
Submission deadline: 21 March, 2015
Eligibility Criteria

  • Age: between 25 and 35;
  • Eligible nationalities: Turk; Moroccan; Tunisian; Algerian; Libyan; Egyptian; Jordanian; Palestinian; Lebanese; and Syrian
  • Being an agent of change: Entrepreneurs, CEO, COO, founders of ecommerce platforms, start-ups, companies etc.; Artists, musicians, dancers, film makers, etc.; Researchers; Politicians; and/or Humanitarian or civil/women rights activists.
  • Promoting gender equality;
  • A commitment to return to their country of origin and utilize their new skills and know-how to spread the culture of equality and fight for gender parity;
  • Communication skills;
  • Being fluent in English and/or in French
Venue: Paris (Sciences Po University) and Brussels (European Union Parliament)
Application deadline: 31 January 2015
E-mail: Inquires
Candidates must fill out the application online on the blog (under APPLICATION) and join

IPCC Scholarship Programme for Developing Countries’ Students”
Study Subject(s): Scholarship is awarded in the following themes of study: climate and water, climate and the oceans, underlying science of climate change, socio-economic modelling related to climate change.
Course Level: Scholarship is available for pursuing PhD studies.
Scholarship Provider: The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) (with the support from Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation and Cuomo Foundation) Scholarship can be taken at: Developing Countries (students currently studying at PhD level at a university of their choice)
Application deadline: 15 February 2015
Website: IPCC Scholarship Programme for Developing Countries’ Students

TROPICAL BIODIVERSITY ASSOCIATION (TBA) COURSES 2015
Summary: The month-long field courses in tropical ecology and conservation are intended for students at advanced undergraduate or early postgraduate level who have a keen interest, but little experience, in tropical biology. The 2015 courses will be held in Madagascar, Tanzania and Uganda.
Application deadline: 20 February 2015.
Contact: Course coordinator
Website: TBA 2015

Double-Degree Program with Mexico "Environment and Resources Management”
Summary: The two year master program addresses to European and Latin American students and is organized by ITT in cooperation with the University San Luis Potosí (UASLP) in Mexico. The program is based on the curricula of the master programs “Programa Multidisciplinario de Posgrado en Ciencias Ambientales” (PMPCA) and “Natural Resources Management and Development“ (NRM).
Focus: Latin America and the Caribbean in San Luis Potosí and Cologne (ENREM)
Application deadline: 28 February 2015
E-mail: Inquires
Website: Double-Degree Program with Mexico "Environment and Resources Management”

International Climate Protection Fellowships
Date: 1 October, 2014 - March 31, 2015
Summary: The fellowship will allow young climate experts from developing countries to conduct a research-based project of their own choice in the field of climate protection and climate-related resource conservation during a one-year stay in Germany.
Dates: Jan. 2016 - Jan. 2017
Deadline: 15 March 2015
Website: International Climate Protection Fellowships

Malaysia International Scholarship (MIS) for International Students in Malaysia
Study Subject(s): Scholarship is awarded in the following priority areas: Science and Engineering, Agriculture and Fisheries, Economics and Islamic Finance, Information and Communication Technology, Biotechnology, Biosecurity and Food Safety, Infrastructure and Utility, Environmental Studies, Health not including nursing, medicine, clinical pharmacy. Applicants may choose any related course within the field/areas mentioned above.
Course Level: Scholarship is available for pursuing postgraduate and postdoctoral studies at a campus of Malaysian Universities.
Application deadline: 31 March 2015
Website: Malaysia International Scholarship (MIS) for International Students in Malaysia

OFID Scholarship Award for Developing Countries Students”
Study Subject (s): Scholarship is awarded in development-related discipline.
Course Level: Scholarship is available for pursuing graduate (master) studies.
Scholarship Provider: The OPEC Fund for International Development
Application deadline: 8 May 2015
Website: OFID Scholarship Award for Developing Countries Students

UNU-INRA PhD Internship Programme Education, Green Economy
Position: PhD. Intern
Location: Accra, Ghana
Summary: UNU-INRA, with funding from Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC), is undertaking a three-year project entitled “Unleashing the Potential of African Rural Economies through Green Growth”. The project aims to provide empirical evidence on how green growth strategies can, amongst others, influence employment, income generation, competitiveness and social inclusion in rural Africa under four thematic areas:

  • Green business opportunities in rural Africa
  • Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and resource efficiency, productivity and resilience in rural Africa
  • Rural SMEs and ecosystem services
  • Institutions and governance for environmentally-friendly business practices.
Who should apply? Applicants should be African nationals and must be enrolled in a doctoral programme, most preferably at the later stage of the PhD programme. They should be able to conduct high-quality research. UNU-INRA accepts both Anglophone and Francophone applicants. However, candidates should be fluent in oral and written English or French, as their case may warrant. While there are no restrictions with respect to the applicant’s areas of study, these must be clearly linked to addressing the critical issues related to green growth in rural Africa.
Application deadline: 31 May 2015 for the academic years 2015–2016.
Contact: Programme Coordinator
Website: UNU-INRA PhD Internship

The Recanati-Kaplan Centre Postgraduate Diploma in International Wildlife Conservation Practice 2016
Summary: This eight month full-time course (seven in Oxford, one distance learning) is designed to enhance the skills of conservation practitioners by teaching field, analytical and reporting techniques necessary for effective conservation research and action. The course focuses on methods commonly used in the study of large mammals, and especially carnivores, in the developing world. The curriculum consists of modules on wildlife ecology and behaviour, monitoring and survey techniques, GIS and habitat assessment, population management, and statistics. Unifying threads running through the course are the global and human dimensions of biodiversity conservation. Students will learn both the theory and practical aspects of field techniques, so that they can confidently adopt them in the future, as well as critically evaluate other projects.
Application deadline: 12 June 2015.
Contact: Course coordinator
Website: The Recanati-Kaplan Centre Postgraduate Diploma in International Wildlife Conservation Practice 2016

CUMT Scholarship for International Students in China
Study Subject (s): Scholarships are awarded in all subjects offered by the China University.
Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing bachelor, masters and doctoral degree program at China University.
Scholarship Provider: China University of Mining and Technology, China.
Application deadline: 20 June 2015
Website: CUMT Scholarship for International Students in China

Master program in Natural Resources Management
Summary: The two year master programs address to professionals and graduates worldwide with the goal to transfer knowledge and qualification to analyze current problems regarding the utilization of energy, water and land resources.
Providers: Institute for Technology and Resources Management in the Tropics and Subtropics (ITT), Cologne University of Applied Sciences (CUAS)
Available International Master Programs at CUAS

  • Renewable Energy Management (REM);
  • Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM); and
  • Natural Resources Management and Development (NRM).
E-mail, according to each master program: Renewable Energy Management, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), and Natural Resources Management and Development (NRM)
Application deadline: 15 July 2015 (for Germans) and 30 June 2015 (for international students).
Website: Master program in Natural Resources Management

Leadership for Sustainable Development
Summary: The Masters course in Leadership for Sustainable Development seeks to develop sustainability champions who have both the competence and confidence to become leaders for sustainable development through equipping them with the knowledge and skills needed.
Target audience: Recent graduates from any discipline who are passionate about sustainable development and working towards a career in the sector.
Course brochure: click here
Website: Leadership for Sustainable Development

Scholarship for Water Cooperation and Peace - Joint Master Programme
Organiser: University for Peace
Summary: UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education (UNESCO-IHE), the University for Peace (UPEACE) and Oregon State University (OSU), institutions with a unique range of expertise, have jointly developed a new Master programme on Water Cooperation and Peace, which has been endorsed by UNESCO’s “From Potential Conflict to Cooperation Potential PCCP” programme.
Contact: Ms. Zaki Shubber
Website: Scholarship for Water Cooperation and Peace

RFP from Field-based Researchers (African/Asian Elephant Research)
Summary: Earthwatch is looking to support research projects that align with and contribute to global environmental priorities and agendas. Specifically, projects that aim to improve the management and stewardship of biodiversity, reduce human-wildlife conflicts, investigate/restore degraded ecosystems, and investigate threats to ocean health and freshwater systems, and projects that assess and/or mitigate the impacts of a changing climate.
Website: RFP from field-based researchers

WWF Prince Bernhard Scholarships for Nature Conservation
Summary: The WWF Prince Bernhard Scholarships (PBS) are awarded to individuals from East and South who wish to pursue formal studies or professional training in the field of conservation.
Website: WWF Prince Bernhard Scholarships for Nature Conservation

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Tel: +254-20-7624101
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E-mail: env.edu@unep.org

 

 

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