Saturday, 12 February 2011

Commonwealth Scholarships, Singapore, 2011

These Commonwealth Scholarships target talented and innovative students ready to enrol for PhD. It will be provided at the National University of Singapore. Application Deadline is 15th March, 2011 for the August, 2011 In-take. For more details, click here:

Commonwealth Scholarships, UK, 2011

Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme for Commonwealth Countries- UK, 2011
These are Taught Masters Scholarships. Deadline for application is 31st May, 2011. If you are interested, please visit:
Dear Colleagues,
The African Institute for Children Studies (AICS) is a for profit non-governmental organization that conducts research and training within East Africa and beyond. We have carried out work for several local and international NGOs including Save the Children Alliance; IRC; UNICEF, UNHCR and Free Penteconstal Fellowship in Kenya.
AICS has a pool of Associates that are professionals in their own fields but provide consultancy services whenever called upon. We will pay 5% of the total project cost to you if you help market the Institute and enable it to get a project.
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Tuesday, 18 January 2011

It is good to be back after a long while.

Sunday, 14 February 2010

Jobs in East Africa


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Wednesday, 23 September 2009

DfID ACCUSED FOR FAKE AID; nobody is ripe enough!!!

Over £1bn of UK foreign “aid” used to spread propagandaFor immediate release

The Department for International Development (DfID) claims to be “leading the UK government’s fight against world poverty”. However, by 2011 it will have spent over £1bn of taxpayers’ money on propaganda, according to “Fake Aid”, a new report from International Policy Network.

Recipients of this money include trade unions and other partisan political organisations in the UK. Examples include:

£1.2 million given to the Trades Union Congress (TUC) since 2003 for activities including: lobbying, hiring new staff and an “international buffet and wine” event to celebrate “International Women’s Day” in the UK. DfID also paid the TUC to hold lessons in how to apply for DfID funds.

£300,000 to the National Union of Teachers (NUT) to “enable them [teachers] to become global agents of change”.

The creation of fake NGOs such as “Connections for Development” (CfD), supposedly a forum for black and ethnic minorities to engage “on issues relating to international development.” DfID created and is the only donor to CfD, providing it with £600,000 in its first two years, yet an independent review questioned “the purpose of the organisation.”

£10 million spent flying poor Brits to poor countries to work for free.

IPN’s Julian Harris, one of the report’s authors, said “DfID often hand-picks the largest recipients, such as trade unions, behind closed doors. This smacks of cronyism.”

The report highlights the waste of DfID funds on political campaigning while a child dies every 30 seconds from malaria in poor countries.

“The money DfID is wasting in this year alone could in principle treat 230 million people suffering from malaria,” concluded Harris.


Full report: Fake Aid, is available here (PDF):

EAC to spend Sh 1.3bn for birthday bash

Dear Wana Afrika Mashariki,
Is this all we need? Suppose the sum was to pay for some scholarship, how many could benefit from amang the poor East African children?
Please air out your views by commenting to this posting.

EAC to spend Sh 1.3bn for birthday bash

By Zephania Ubwani, Arusha

The East African Community (EAC) will spend $1 million (Sh1.3 billion) on a range of activities, including exhibitions, symposia and a lavish party to mark its 10th anniversary in November this year.

Key among them will be the signing of the long-awaited establishment of the EAC Common Market Protocol and laying the foundation stone for the new Euros 14million headquarter building here.

EAC Secretary general Juma Mwapachu said East Africans from all walks of life, regional and foreign dignitaries, delegates of the African regional economic communities (RECs) and international organisations are expected to attend EAC�s 10th anniversary.

The EAC was revived on November 30th, 1999 when the Treaty for its Establishment was signed by founder members; Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya. The bloc's membership was in 2007 extended to Burundi and Rwanda.

Mr Mwapachu told reporters that other activities to mark the event would include a �Jua Kali� exhibition, a symposium on EAC destiny in which top scholars from the region will be invited, traditional ngomas, sports events, students� competition and a big party at a tourist lodge.

"Most of the activities will take place in Arusha and we expect to spend about one million dollars," he said, adding that the anniversary was a joint undertaking of all the EAC organs and institutions and the partner states� ministries of EAC Affairs.

However, he added that the anniversary would involve wide participation by East Africans "from the towns and cities to the villages in the farthest corners of the region."

The EAC region's civil society, professional associations, business community, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and community-based organisations (CBOs) are expected to take the lead in the 10th anniversary celebrations.

�The observance is being held to showcase EAC achievements. It will also serve to renew commitment to regional integration and rededicate efforts to the next decade 2010-2020,� he said.

The celebrations will start on November 12 with radio and TV programmes, talk shows, essay competitions for schools, seminars and symposia, cultural and music performance and Jua Kali/ Nguvu Kali exhibitions in Arusha and reach climax on November 20th.

Top scholars from the region will be invited for the symposia. They will include professors Ali Mazrui (Kenya), Issa Shivji (Tanzania), Wadada Nabudere (Uganda), Saidi Kabeya (distinguished scientist from Burundi) and Prof Silas Lwakabamba from Rwanda, among others.

Mr Mwapachu admitted that although the regional body has encountered several problems, some notable achievements have been made, such as increased investments from outside, especially after the launching of the Customs Union in 2005.

Both intra-EAC trade and total EAC trade with the rest of the world have maintained overall annual growths of between 25 to 30 per cent. EAC is expected to become a single market next year.

The EAC boss noted that the main emphasis during the next decade will be on development of regional infrastructure and promotion of investments and trade as the prerequisites for deeper economic integration.

Priority will be given to modernisation of the largely dilapidated railway system, road network, efficient communications and reliable power supply.

"This will stimulate industrial and agricultural development, create employment and generate wealth to take the region to its rightful place among the fast modernising economies of the world," he pointed out.