Saturday, July 26, 2008

World Creative Youth Forum 2009

Peace and Human Rights – in depth discussion and skills sharing on effective approaches towards peace and human rights education, as well as assessment of current situations.

Climate Change - promote awareness and instill action towards supporting ways to lessen the effects and causes of climate change.

Sustainable Lifestyle - promote how important is individual action in sustainable development and how our actions affects others and the world.

Entrepreneurship - creating jobs by utilizing one's own capabilities and potential
Education and Technology - integrating Technology in teaching as powerful tool in creating learning bridges

Advocacy for Sustainable Development - building skills and knowledge on how to effectively influence and/or enforce policies to reflect genuine sustainable development."

The event organizing committee is headed by Brotherhood of Destiny (BROOD), Inc. and Children of the World 2000 of HRH Prince Frederick Saxe-Lauenberg together with the following organizations:

Children of the Earth/World Spirit Youth Council
Centre for Human Development and Social Transformation(CHDST)
International Centre for Conflict & Human Rights Analysis

Partnerships, Proposal Requests, and Fellowships

We are very pleased to announce that the New Tactics in Human Rights Project in partnership with the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) will again be offering small grants to human rights organizations!

The grant period will begin in September of 2008. For information on activities carried out by our most recent 2007-2008 NED partners, visit our website <>. More information on the application process to come next month.

Training on Designing Peacebuilding Programmes

22-26 September 2008

The International Peace and Development Training Center in cooperation with the Department of Peace Operations (DPO) and PATRIR announces a training programme on 'Designing Peacebuilding Programmes (DPP)' September 22 - 26, 2008 in Cluj - Napoca, Romania. Designing Peacebuilding Programmes (DPP) is a five-day international training programme for practitioners, policy makers, international and national agency staff and NGOs working in peacebuilding, gender, development, conflict transformation, violence prevention and post-war recovery.

For more information, visit


17 Sept- 17 Oct.2008
South Korea

The National Youth Center of Korea is inviting at least two (2) nominees to the 2008 Asian Youth Workers' Training Program to be conducted on September 17 to October 17, 2008 in Korea .


To build up practical partnership with sustainable relationship
Promotion to youth worker's ability to improve the value of youth activity
Understanding Korean youth policy, activity and culture


Roundtrip airfare expenses will be paid for by the participant or its organization; accommodation and food will be borne by the organizer although meals will not be provided by the organizer on Saturday and Sunday.

Personal expenses, visa cost and other travel cost will be shouldered by the participant.

Submission of application form

Deadline for submission of application form through is August 7, 2008.

Download application form at

World Urban Forum

03 - 07 November 2008
Nanjing, China

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Theme: Harmonious Urbanization: The Challenge of Balanced Territorial Development

Oslo Scholarship

The Graduate Studies in International Affairs (GSIA) program in the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific, in partnership with the International Peace Research Institute, Oslo (PRIO) and Bjørknes College, offers one scholarship each year for full-time study in the Master of International Affairs specialising in Peace and Conflict Studies degree program. Tuition fees will be covered by The Australian National University and Bjørknes College; and students will receive some funding towards living costs as a stipend.

Program: Master of International Affairs specialising in Peace and Conflict Studies (Code 7815SPEACE)
Eligible Program(s): Master of International Affairs specialising in Peace and Conflict Studies
Eligibility Criteria: International students, Australian and Norwegian students

Read more:
http://cambodiajobs .blogspot. com/2008/ 07/oslo-peace- scholarship. html

Monday, July 21, 2008

European Studies in Asia - 1st Young Academics

Bruges, Belgium
1-4 September

Call for proposals - European Studies in Asia - 1st Young Academics Workshop "How is the EU Perceived in Asia: Media, Public and Elite Perceptions, "

The Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF), the National Centre for Research on Europe (NCRE) and the College of Europe welcome proposals for participation in the European Studies in Asia (ESiA) 1st Young Academics' Workshop "How is the EU Perceived in Asia: Media, Public and Elite Perceptions" , which will take place in Bruges, Belgium, on *1-4 September 2008*.

The European Studies in Asia (ESiA) network initiated the *"EU through the Eyes of Asia"* project, a pioneering attempt to scientifically measure media, public and elite perceptions regarding the EU specifically in the Asian region. Focusing on selected Asian countries that are part of the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) process, the pilot study was undertaken in China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Singapore and
Thailand from 2006 to 2007. In all locations, the methodology involved monitoring images of the EU in the media; administering a public opinion survey; and conducting a series of elite interviews.

While the project continues to expand, having recently been launched in Indonesia, the Philippines and Vietnam in the beginning of 2008, the initial phase has already produced a wealth of data regarding the perceptions of the EU in Asia that is unique and can enrich European studies scholarship in both Asia and Europe.

ESiA's Young Academics' Workshop is a new series initiated specifically to provide a platform for next generation European studies academics in Asia and Europe to exchange ideas, acquire new skills and present their work to the larger European studies community.

The first Young Academics' Workshop will train a select number of young European studies academics (at the Masters and Doctoral levels) on how they may be able to analyse and utilise the unique dataset that has been generated from "EU through the Eyes of Asia" project in their own research work.

The co-organisers will select 20 participants (up to 10 from Asia and up to 10 from Europe) to participate in this four-day event. Upon completion of the workshop, participants are also expected to complete an 8,000-word research paper each by the end of the year.

All selected participants will also have an opportunity to publish with the Asia-Europe Journal. Furthermore, the participant that writes the best paper will be offered a three-month research fellowship with NCRE - University of Canterbury

Interested parties should write in to the co-organisers with a 2,000-word proposal on the said topic by *31 July 2008*.

For more information, please refer to the documents attached or visit

Should you have further questions, please do not hesitate to contact :

Ronan Lenihan
Intellectual Exchange Department
Asia Europe Foundation
Phone: (+65) 68749744


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Thursday, July 10, 2008

British Chevening Scholarship Award

Dare to be different?

Are you in the formative stages of your career as a future leader, decision maker or opinion former? Are you seeking opportunity to benefit from a high quality UK education?

Find out more about our Chevening Scholarships

Each year the scheme provides over 3,000 awards to scholars world-wide including around six from the Philippines. The scholarship is offered to individuals coming from a wide range of academic disciplines or professional backgrounds in both public and private sectors - politics, government, civil service, media and business - awardees are selected strictly on merit.

In what study areas does one expect to see British Chevening Scholarships awarded?

Economics and finance, human rights, law, management, project planning, international relations, diplomatic training, media studies, banking, business administration, development studies, journalism, public administration, environmental studies, computer and information technology, engineering, and political science.

How long are the courses?

Awards are normally made for formal courses such as a Master's degree, but are also occasionally given for shorter, vocationally oriented courses, or for research attachments lasting between three and six months, but not for more than a year of study.

Courses not eligible for an award under the British Chevening Scholarship programme: - Military training though military personnel can take academic courses at civilian institutions - Part time courses - Distance learning courses - Courses of less than three months/twelve weeks duration - Secondary education - Undergraduate courses

What does the scheme pay for?

The scholarship covers all the costs of the period of study. This includes academic fees, monthly stipend and air fares to and from the UK.

Am I eligible?

Preference is given to those already established in a career, who have motivation, personality and academic ability to benefit from their chosen course of study in the UK and the exposure to the UK way of life and who have at least two years work experience in their chosen field; and are not more than 40 years old.

How to Apply

To apply, send the requirements indicated below to:

Ms Liza Manahan
Public Affairs Officer
British Embassy
17F L.V. Locsin Building
6752 Ayala Avenue corner Makati Avenue
1226 Makati City

- Completed CHEV1 (application) form; please see download link below
- Cover letter
- Comprehensive resume
- Photocopy of Transcript of Records
- Chev 1 Form (please go to to download the form)
- Other documents as indicated in the Application Form (Chev 1), EXCEPT for the MED 100, Chev 2, and IELTS test report.

PLEASE NOTE: Application documents sent through fax or e-mail will not be accepted. The next round of applications will start on 1 February 2008 and end on 31 July 2008 no later than 1600 hours (for consideration for the following academic year 2009-10).

Due to the huge volume of applications received every year, we are unable to confirm receipt of documents from each applicant. We suggest you include a receipt form which can be signed by the Embassy staff who receives your document, or, for those delivered by courier, please check with your courier service provider on how you can verify delivery/receipt of your documents. Enquiries on application status will not be entertained.

Download application form at:

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Mexican Government Scholarship

The Mexican government, through its Ministry of Foreign Affairs, is offering two scholarships to Filipino citizens who wish to pursue graduate studies or conduct graduate-level research in Mexican academic institutions in 2009.

The guidelines, requirements, terms and conditions, benefits and other pertinent information regarding Scholarship Program for Foreigners for 2009, as well as the corresponding application forms may be found on the website:

The deadline for the submission of applications is on August 7, 2008.

Beat the Clock!

Heya! The following programmes are still open for application :)

1. JICA's Training Programme for Young Leaders (Health and Medical)- 31 July
2. JICA's Training Programme for Young Leaders (Economic Development)- 31 July
3. I Am a Changemaker - 31 August
4. API Fellowship Programme - 31 August
5. 2008 IDEERS- 31 July
6. EarthCorps - 31 July
7. Asian Youth Forum International- 15 July

JICA's TRAINING PROGRAMME FOR YOUNG LEADERS 2008 (Health and Medical Service course)

The application for JICA's TRAINING PROGRAMME FOR YOUNG LEADERS (Health and Medical Service course)[Ana Dizon] is now on-going. The duration of the course is from October 13-30, 2008.

Target participants are the following:
1) Health and medical officers, nurses, midwives who work for national/ local government or medical institutions
2) NGO staff members in local areas who are handling health related projects

ALL requirements should be submitted to DFA on or before July 31, 2008.

For general information and application form, contact:

Program Assistant
Human Resource Development Program Section
JICA Philippine Office

40th Floor, Yuchengco Tower, RCBC Plaza
Ayala Avenue, Makati City
tel no: +63-2-889-7119 local 253
fax no: +63-2-889-6850

JICA's TRAINING PROGRAMME FOR YOUNG LEADERS 2008 (Economic Development course)

The application for JICA's TRAINING PROGRAMME FOR YOUNG LEADERS (Economic Development course)is now on-going. The duration of the course is from September 10-27, 2008.

Target participants are the following:
1) Economy, trade and industry group (managers of small and medium sized companies, self-employed business owners)
2) Local government group (officials/ employees involved in the development of economic and industrial policies)
3) Academe group (Researchers in the field of local economy management, industrial -government-academe cooperation scheme, industrial technology)

ALL requirements should be submitted to DFA on or before July 31, 2008.

For the general information and application form, contact:

Program Assistant
Human Resource Development Program Section
JICA Philippine Office

40th Floor, Yuchengco Tower, RCBC Plaza
Ayala Avenue, Makati City
tel no: +63-2-889-7119 local 253
fax no: +63-2-889-6850