Wednesday, February 27, 2008

London Scool of Economics Scholarship

Scholarships are available for students from The Philippines starting a Master’s programme at LSE in 2008

The Scholarships

One CV Starr scholarship is available worth £5000.

Further information is available at

Ten Lord Dahrendorf scholarships are available for 3 programmes in the Department of Finance and are worth £17,352 each. Applications must be received at the School by 23May 2008. Application forms are available at

All students are considered for LSE Graduate Merit Awards. Award values vary between £3000-£8000. There is no need to apply separately and all applicants will automatically be considered. Further information is available at

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2nd Leadership Program [UNEP-EPLC]

The UNEP will be hosting the 2nd Leadership Program. UNEP Eco-Peace Leadership Center supports CSOs/GOs to find the solution for Environmental problems that they faced in their own country.

Last year UNEP recruited and trained 23 representatives from 12 countries in Asia-Pacific region and this is the second program. We focus on 7 different topics with the collaboration of UNEP. Seven topics are ‘Peace & Cooperation’, ‘Urban Ecology Environment’, ‘Water & Dam’, ‘Desertification & Forest’, ‘Local Community Revival’, ‘Environment & Culture’ and ‘Renewable Energy’.

All candidates should send ‘Application and Study Plan’ which is based on the real field problems or the current issues that you want to solve in your hometown related on 7 topics mentioned above. UNEP plans to have an Orientation in coming May in Korea for a week which will be flexible. They will support $2,000 for completion of the program, in addition to meals, accommodation and air ticket for your travel to Korea .

All documents stated below should be submitted by the end of March, 2008.

a) Application, Study and Budget Plan Form

b) Recommendation letters

c) Resume or CV

d) English proficiency

Nordic Youth Film Festival

7 - 15 June
Tromsø, Norway

The - NUFF 2008 (June 7th to 15th in Tromsø, Norway) is open for young filmmakers between 15 and 25 from the entire world to submit their films and participate at the workshops with international professional filmmakers as teachers.

Entry deadlines for films are April 1st and for the workshops May 1st!

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Unite For Sight Volunteer Abroad Opportunities

Volunteer Abroad in Summer, Fall, Winter, or Spring: http://www.unitefor intl_volunteer


How Do I Apply? The application as well as complete details about Unite For Sight's international opportunities are available at http://www.unitefor intl_volunteer/

Who Is Eligible To Volunteer Abroad?: Volunteers are 18 years and older, and there is no upper age limit. Volunteers range from undergraduate/ college students to medical and optometry students, public health students and professionals, business students, filmmakers and photographers, nurses and nursing students, physician's assistants, teachers and educators, opticians, optometrists and ophthalmologists.

What is Unite For Sight's Mission? Unite For Sight is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that empowers communities worldwide to improve eye health and eliminate preventable blindness.

Unite For Sight's work to prevent blindness and restore sight is featured weekly on CNN INTERNATIONAL from September 2007-August 2008.

What Do Volunteers Do?: Volunteers receive hands-on clinical experience while assisting doctors in remote, rural villages. Volunteers learn about international health and eye care, learn clinical skills while working with patients and doctors, and, in one program location, have an opportunity to practice cataract surgery on a goat's eye.

The goal of Unite For Sight and its partner eye clinics and communities is to create eye disease-free communities. Unite For Sight’s volunteers (local and visiting) work with partner eye clinics to provide eye care in communities without previous access. The eye clinic’s eye doctors and Unite For Sight volunteers jointly provide community-based screening programs in rural villages. The clinic’s eye doctors diagnose and treat eye disease in the field, and surgical patients are brought to the eye clinic for surgery. Patients receive free surgery funded by Unite For Sight so that no patient remains blind due to lack of funds. Volunteers immediately see the joy on patients' faces when their sight is restored after years of blindness. These memories last a lifetime.

While helping the community, volunteers are in a position to witness and draw their own conclusions about the failures and inequities of global health systems. It broadens their view of what works, and what role they can have to insure a health system that works for everyone and that leaves no person blind in the future.

Hundreds of volunteer narratives, volunteer diaries, as well as videos of alumni volunteers and partner eye doctors are available on the Unite For Sight website: http://www.unitefor intl_volunteer


September 2008
Osaka and Tokyo , Japan

Theme: “A Light of the City Created by a Firm Bond of the Community”

The Junior Chamber International Osaka is inviting five (5) to ten (10) nominations for the five-day 2008 The Outstanding Young Persons (TOYP) Program to be held in September 2008 in Osaka and Tokyo , Japan .


- Non-Japanese who has no experience living in Japan
- Under 40 years old
- Has strong interest in creating the brilliant and lively community with high motivation, enthusiasm and leverage
- Has developed leadership ability through social contribution activities
- Can write and speak English well
- Can participate in the whole program during the period
- Can participate in this program by himself/herself
- MUST have a valid passport not expiring in September 2008


The organizer will shoulder the roundtrip airfare and accommodations, meals during the program and domestic transportation expenses

Application process

Complete all applicable information and SIGN on the application/nomination form with a photo taken within the last six (6) months
Write a short essay on A4 sized paper (must be typed), on the Essay form . Contents of the essay are:

- What is your idea on social responsibility of companies and citizens?
- What kinds of activities have you (your company and organization) been doing to fulfill your social responsibilities?
- What do you think can be done to expand the wave of social responsibility of corporate and citizens throughout the entire society?

Please write on the above based on your thoughts and experiences

Reference or recommendation from a supervisor at work, a community group leader or any other adult who is familiar with the applicant's personality and activities using the Recommendation Form

Selected applicants will make a presentation during the conference based on the submitted essay.

Deadline for submission of nomination/application form, entries (essays) and recommendation form to is April 18, 2008.


15 - 20 May 2008

The National University of Singapore (NUS) entrepreneurship Society (NES) will hold the ASEANpreneurs Youth Leaders' Exchange on May 15-20, 2008. This is a week-long exchange programme to provide an opportunity for delegates to visit ASEAN countries to learn about their economic development and localized entrepreneurial culture.

The exchange programme is free of charge, covering the programme fee, delegates' accommodation throughout the entire programme and about 70% of meals (during official period). Delegates will shoulder round-trip airfare and personal expenses.


Between 18-25 years of age or current university undergraduates
Facility to communicate and write well in English
Exceptional entrepreneurship, leadership and communication abilities
Holding positions of responsibility in the entrpreneurship/business club or is already a student entrepreneur running a business
Interested parties should apply directly through website

For more details, you may email or visit

Friday, February 8, 2008


19 July - 2 August 2008
Montreal, Canada

The WITNESS Video Advocacy Institute (VAI), the first of its kind, is an innovative program that trains human rights defenders to successfully integrate video advocacy into their campaigns. The 2008 VAI will be held in association with Concordia University's Communications Studies Program and Documentary Centre in Montreal, Canada from July 19 - August 2, 2008.

This intensive and participatory training program will provide an immersive introduction in video advocacy for a group of 25-30 dedicated human rights advocates from across the globe working on some of the most challenging human rights issues facing our world today. Specifically, the VAI is aimed at:

- Advocacy-focused staff members in human rights organization. They will develop a project during the VAI and implement the project through production, editing and strategic distribution after the course; and
- A limited number of individual activists with a record of successful collaboration with human rights organizations.

VAI participants will learn key video advocacy skills including how to:

- Plan for the strategic use of video as a targeted tool for change in a human rights campaign, and apply this learning to their own work;
- Shoot on Mini-DV video cameras, and learn the basics of editing;
Make appropriate decisions on safety, security and consent;
- Craft effective advocacy narratives - ‘storytelling for action';
- Distribute their video to key audiences- - including courts, tribunals, UN bodies, local, national and regional decision-makers in government and civil society, as well as solidarity activists and the general public;
- Use video as evidence; and
- Use online video for advocacy including the WITNESS Hub.

During this training program there will be focused sessions to apply the learning to planning for a video project that participants will be expected to implement in their home countries upon completion of the VAI.

Should you have any questions about WITNESS or the VAI, please do not hesitate to write us at

ASEAN Youth Camp 2008

19 - 25 February 2008
Yogyakarta, Indonesia

The International Affairs Office is now accepting nominations for delegates to the ASEAN Youth Camp, which will be held in Yogyakarta, Indonesia on February 19 – 25, 2008. The camp, on the theme “Expression of Culture Towards One ASEAN Community”, aims to promote knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of ASEAN, and to learn each other’s culture through interactive activities.

For the youth delegates, he/she must meet the following requirements:

Must be a mature and responsible youth between 16-25 years old who may be any of the following:

- Traditional musician
- Dancer
- Craftsman
- Archaeologist
- Photojournalist

- Must have an understanding and appreciation of Philippine culture and the arts
- Must have good human relations
- Must have a good command of the English language

The ASEAN-COCI will provide for the roundtrip airfares, board and lodging, and daily subsistence allowance of the delegates for the duration of the camp.

Please submit letter of application, letters of recommendations and detailed resume to the International Desk, National Commission for Culture and the Arts at 633 NCCA Building, General Luna St. Intramuros, Manila. You may also email them at email address

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Mercatus Master's Fellowship

Mercatus Master's Fellowship
George Mason University

In this complex and rapidly changing world, now more than ever ideas have consequences. Mercatus Master's Fellows know that ideas grounded in sound economics hold special promise.

The Mercatus Center Master's Fellowship Program is a competitive fellowship program for students in George Mason University's MA economics program who are interested in pursuing an advanced degree in applied economics in preparation for a career in business or public policy.

Our master's fellows take specialized courses, which provide analytic training in applying economic ideas to solve problems in the world. They work alongside Mercatus scholars, gaining valuable real-world knowledge about a wide range of issues in business and policy.

Master's Fellows are fully funded with an award that is valued at up to $40,000 per academic year and includes:

- Monthly stipend
- Full tuition support (9 credits per semester)
- Practical experience as a research assistant with the Mercatus Center
- Laptop computer


The Mercatus Center at George Mason University is a non-profit education and research organization that works with scholars, policy experts, and government officials to bridge economic theory with real-world practice. Mercatus professional development programs are designed to teach economic tools and analytical frameworks that promote innovative approaches to public policy problems. The ideas presented by the Mercatus Centers do not represent an official position of George Mason University.

The deadline for entry in Fall 2008 is March 15, 2008. For more information about the Mercatus Master's Fellowship, please visit

Hatag Kalinaw 2008

Hatag Kalinaw 2008
Project Grant Competition

Hatag Kalinaw 2008 is a youth-led project grant competition for school and community-based youth organisations in Mindanao on how the ideals of peace can be achieved through mutual understanding and entrepreneurship. Winning organisations will receive up to PHP 100,000 each to implement its project within a 6-month period.

What should the proposal be about?

- Project proposals should address issues on the ideals of peace, mutual understanding, and development among young people in Mindanao
- It should espouse entrepreneurship in the form of savings, economic, or livelihood activities
- It should utilise the concept of “self-help” as opposed to “dole-out
- It should be a consultative and participatory process to ensure ownership and enhanced sustainability to promote community-based entrepreneurial activities


For further information and to download application form, please visit