be 35 years old or younger (i.e. born in 1985 or after);
be a citizen or a refugee of a Sub-Saharan African country;
have lived a significant part of their life in a Sub-Saharan African country;
present economically disadvantaged financial circumstances, and be able to show lack of financial means from family or other sources to pursue graduate education in their home country or elsewhere;
have achieved academic excellence under difficult circumstances and show leadership qualities or potential;
demonstrate an interest in and commitment to giving back to his/her home community in ways that enhance the economic growth and social development of Africa, through engagement in activities in their current profession, university or community;
be a person who requires a Canadian study permit to study in Canada;
commit to returning to Africa in order to apply their training and skills to the betterment of others;
be applying for a Master’s degree in one of the following faculties and programs at UBC’s Vancouver campus;
Applications for the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program 2021/2022 at the University of British Columbia are now open. The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program (MCFSP) provides opportunities for students from Sub-Saharan Africa to pursue graduate studies at UBC.
The University of British Columbia is pleased to partner with The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program to provide comprehensive scholarships to students from Sub-Saharan Africa. The Program provides access to education for academically talented, yet economically marginalized young people. Scholars in the Program have a demonstrated commitment to giving back to their communities and develop the leadership needed to contribute to social and economic transformation across the continent.
The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program covers all expenses associated with UBC tuition, housing and food.
Scholars also receive a stipend each month to support their lives in Vancouver.
The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program Applications are due on December 11, 2020. They ask that all applications be submitted electronically in a single document PDF, via email as this is faster and costs less. Late or incomplete packages cannot be accepted and UBC is not responsible for any packages not received by the deadline.
Complete the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program Eligibility Form.
Submit the Personal Statements
Submit a CV/resume
Provide two reference letters
Submit the Checklist, Eligibility Form, Personal Statements, CV, two reference letters on official letterhead, transcripts, and signed declaration. Upon completion of your Eligibility Package, please submit a copy of your package as one pdf. document via email to email@example.com. Note that the declaration must be signed by hand, electronically, or typed, otherwise, the package will be considered incomplete.
You provide two professional references. References will only be contacted if you reach the final.
Preference will be given to WGH Chapter members and partners, but anyone can apply.
Applications are open for the WGH/Novartis Foundation #BuildBackBetter Digital Innovation and AI Challenge 2020. As the world learns to live with the Coronavirus, the #BuildBackBetter Digital Innovation and AI Challenge will offer a platform for women-led start-ups to advance both gender equity in health security and systems, with a special focus on low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).
Specifically, the #BuildBackBetter Digital Innovation and AI Challenge will identify innovative digital and AI solutions addressing health security during COVID-19 and future health emergencies with the potential to
Increase the number of women as creators of digital health and AI solutions.
Increase the number of women as leaders of digital health and AI companies and initiatives.
Ensure that digital health solutions enable health systems to meet the health needs of all genders.
The winners of the challenge will be awarded $10,000 and the runners-up will receive $5,000 to develop their innovation further.
Both the winner and the runner up will receive guidance from an innovation mentor. These mentors will be assigned by Women in Global Health.
Create a short 90 second video pitch that answers the following questions:
How will your solution advance gender parity in global health security for COVID-19 and the future of pandemic preparedness?
Why is your solution an innovation in digital health and AI?
Why does your solution deserve to win this challenge?
Upload your video pitch onto YouTube. Make sure your video pitch is private. Copy your URL as you will need it to submit your application.
Submit your application by filling out the google form, pasting your URL and uploading a 1-page proposal that details:
Applicant must be a citizen or permanent resident of Botswana, Cameroon, Kenya, Tanzania, or Uganda
They must meet one of the following education requirements:
Medical applicants need to have a M.D. or MBChB with a MMed or Master’s degree in related field.
Nursing applicants need to have a Master’s degree in nursing, public health or a related field (PhD preferred), or substantial work experience.
Other public health professionals (those without a clinical degree) must have a Doctoral degree in public health or a related field.
Applications for the Afya Bora Consortium Fellowship in Global Health Leadership 2021 are now open. The Afya Bora Fellowship will provide trainees with a set of practical skills that will prepare them for leadership positions in government, non-government, and academic health institutions in developing countries.
The 9-month training program has two components
Distance learning modules.
A mentored, project-based assignment to an attachment site at academic, local government, or non-governmental health organizations in partner African countries.
The Afya Bora Consortium is a partnership of five African and four US universities formed to provide future global health leaders with practical skills that are currently not part of traditional training in the health professions. There is an urgent need for training programs based in Africa that will provide local health professionals with leadership, program management and evaluation skills. Partnership between African and US academic institutions are ideally suited to provide such training because they promote resource sharing and create linkages between the universities and both governmental and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that provide health services in communities.
The Afya Bora Fellowship will provide each African fellow with a monthly stipend.
In order to complete your application, submit the following items by October 9, 2020.
Application for Training (the online form)
Statement of Training Objectives
CV or Resume
Two Recommendation Forms (emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org). Further detailed instructions are in the Letter of Recommendation section of the application.
Open to passionate and committed educators in Africa;
Applicant must commit to participating in the entire duration of the program.
Applications for the Mindful African Initiative Compassionate Integrity Training for Educators in Africa 2020 are now open. In collaboration with Life University and The Global Youth Alliance for Kindness, Mindful African Initiative is sponsoring a limited number of passionate and committed educators in Africa to participate in the Compassionate Integrity Training (CIT) program, to cultivate essential skills that will help them develop greater resiliency, and adequately adapt to the ever-transforming education system.
CIT is a multi-part training program that cultivates basic human values as skills for the purpose of increasing individual, social and environmental flourishing. The program focuses on and builds towards “Compassionate Integrity” – the ability to live one’s life in accordance with one’s values with a recognition of common humanity, our basic orientation to kindness, and reciprocity. Compassionate Integrity is achieved as a result of building up knowledge, understanding, and a set of concrete skills, and is what guards against actions that compromise the well-being of oneself and others, therefore cultivating it in one’s life and in one’s community directly impacts individual and collective flourishing
Self-Cultivation (Calming Body and Mind, Ethical Mindfulness, Emotional Awareness, and Self-compassion).
Relating to Others (Impartiality and Common Humanity, Forgiveness and Gratitude, Empathic Concern, Compassion).
Engaging in Systems (Appreciating Interdependence, Engaging with Discernment).
The CIT course comprises 10 skills that are completed through online/offline facilitated sessions, reflective writing, and contemplative journaling. It will take one 2-hour session to facilitate 1 skill. This training course will spread over 10 weeks (1 skill will be facilitated every week). The training will start on September 28, 2020 and the sessions will be held every Monday for all the sessions. Note that there are no assignments and or tests in CIT.
Upon course completion, participants will be awarded a Course Completion Certificate jointly by Mindful African Initiative and Life University and the Center for Compassion, Integrity & Secular Ethics.
The deadline for application is September 18, 2020. The training program will run from Monday, September 28, 2020 – Monday, November 30, 2020.