PORTRAIT (Togo) – Harvard Kennedy School: A Vision in Togo: Cina Lawson MPP 2001 uses technology to transform financial inclusion and internet access in this West African nation

2019 Recipient Public Service Award

CINA LAWSON MPP 2001 FIRST MET the president of Togo when he visited New York for the United Nations General Assembly in 2009. She was working in Manhattan, developing data infrastructure services for Orange Business Services’ public- and private-sector clients, and the two discussed the challenges and opportunities facing the telecom sector in West Africa.

When President Faure Gnassingbé was reelected in 2010, he remembered their conversation and asked Lawson to join his government as the minister of posts, digital economy, and technological innovation. Since assuming that position, she has significantly expanded access to both the internet and financial services in Togo.

Internet Scholarship Guide

Si vous considérez des études aux Etats-Unis, visitez ces sites sur les bourses d’études:

The Goldwater Scholarship – https://goldwater.scholarsapply.org/

Scholarships.com – https://www.scholarships.com/

College Scholarships.com – http://www.collegescholarships.com

CollegeQuest – http://www.collegequest.com/

The Rhodes Scholarships – http://www.rhodesscholar.org/

The Jackie Robinson Foundation – http://www.jackierobinson.org/

The Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) Program – https://gmsp.org/

The Fulbright Scholar Program – https://www.cies.org/

IEFA – https://www.iefa.org/

The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation – https://www.mcsf.org

Pour les Haïtiens – 2019 call for Research Fellow Applications

Research Fellow Program for the Office of Evaluation and Oversight-1900000828


Background: The Office of Evaluation and Oversight (OVE) at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) is seeking several Research Fellows (RF) to work at IDB Headquarters in Washington, D.C. OVE is an independent evaluation office that conducts project, program and corporate evaluations of IDB’s and IDB Invest’s activities and reports directly to these institutions’ Boards.


Tough Love: My Story of the Things Worth Fighting For

In her new book Tough Love: My Story of the Things Worth Fighting For, Susan E. Rice—National Security Advisor to President Barack Obama and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations—reveals her surprising story with unflinching candor as she recalls pivotal moments from her dynamic career on the front lines of American diplomacy and foreign policy. 

Mother, wife, scholar, diplomat, and fierce champion of American interests and values, Rice powerfully connects the personal and the professional. Taught early, with tough love, how to compete and excel as an African American woman in settings where people of color are few, Rice shares the wisdom she learned along the way.

Laying bare the family struggles that shaped her early life in Washington, DC, she also examines the ancestral legacies that influenced her. Rice’s elders—immigrants on one side and descendants of slaves on the other—had high expectations that each generation would rise. And rise they did, but not without paying it forward—in uniform and in the pulpit, as educators, community leaders, and public servants.

Rice, who served throughout the Clinton administration, became one of the nation’s youngest assistant secretaries of state and, later, one of President Obama’s most trusted advisors.

She provides an insider’s account of some of the most complex issues confronting the United States over three decades, ranging from “Black Hawk Down” in Somalia to the genocide in Rwanda and the East Africa embassy bombings in the late 1990s, and from conflicts in Libya and Syria to the Ebola epidemic, a secret channel to Iran, and the opening to Cuba during the Obama years. She reveals previously untold stories behind recent national security challenges, including confrontations with Russia and China, the war against ISIS, the struggle to contain the fallout from Edward Snowden’s NSA leaks, the U.S. response to Russian interference in the 2016 election, and the transition to the Trump administration.


Catholic Relief Services’ International Development Fellowship (Nov 1 deadline)

Catholic Relief Services’ (CRS) International Development Fellows Program is a 12-month professional development opportunity, designed for individuals dedicated to a career in international relief and development.

CRS is one of the largest and most trusted international relief and development organizations. In more than 100 countries worldwide, CRS promotes transformative and sustainable change by using holistic approaches, engaging people at all levels, and tailoring our work to the needs of the people we serve.

Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders 2020 (Fully-funded)

The Mandela Washington Fellowship will bring up to 700 young leaders to the United States in the summer of 2020 for a comprehensive executive-style program that is designed to build skills and empower Fellows to lead in their respective sectors and communities. The application is now open and will close on October 9, 2019

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World Bank launches the recruitment of Early Years Fellows

Countries and Eligibility

Background on the Early Years Fellowship and Program Design

The Early Learning Partnership (ELP) launched the  Early Years Fellowship in 2017 to support governments and World Bank teams to scale up investments in the early years with the following objectives: