VDIC NEWSLETTER
June 2010

 

 

CONTENTS

 

VDIC News. 1

Exhibition at VDIC.. 1

Library. 1

WORLD BANK GROUP OPENS DATA TO ALL. 1

Highlights from the New Resources to VDIC Library.. 1

Highlights of Resources on Biodiversity at VDIC Library.. 2

New Publications for Sale at VDIC.. 4

Distance Learning Center events in June 2010. 8

Information on Development Projects in Vietnam... 8

New Disclosure World Bank Operational Project Documents for Vietnam... 8

Funding Opportunities. 10

 

 

VDIC News

 

Exhibition at VDIC

 

5th June - World Environment Day 2010 - Many Species. One Planet. One Future

 

Biodiversity, the incredible variety of life on Earth that sustains us, is in peril. Species are becoming extinct at the fastest rate ever recorded. Most of these extinctions are tied to human activities that are polluting and depleting water resources, changing and degrading habitats and altering the global climate. From frogs to gorillas, from huge plants to tiny insects, thousands of species are in jeopardy.

 

The theme of this year’s World Environment Day, “Many Species. One Planet. One Future”, echoes the call of the International Year of Biodiversity to stop this mass extinction and raise awareness about the vital importance of the millions of species that inhabit our planet’s soils, forests, oceans, coral reefs and mountains. Our health, well-being and sustainable future depend on this intricate, delicate web of ecosystems and life.

 

Small exhibition at VDIC provides brief information on this topic.

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Library

 

For more information about VDIC library services and resources, please visit http://www.vdic.org.vn/?name=library&op=viewDetailNews&id=354&mid=322

 

WORLD BANK GROUP OPENS DATA TO ALL

 

World Development Indicators, Global Development Finance, Africa Development Indicators, and Global Economic Monitor are now free, open, and easy to access at data.worldbank.org

 

Recognizing that transparency and accountability are essential to development, the World Bank Group now provides free, open, and easy access to its comprehensive set of data on living standards around the globe—some 2,000 indicators, including hundreds that go back 50 years. The data is available in Arabic, French, and Spanish in addition to English. 

 

The open data announcement coincides with the launch of the World Development Indicators (WDI) 2010, the World Bank’s popular statistical resource. Apart from giving open access to the WDI, with nearly 1000 indicators, the initiative also opens up the Global Development Finance (GDF), Africa Development Indicators (ADI), Global Economic Monitor (GEM), and indicators from the Doing Business report.

 

Access to these new resources is available at data.worldbank.org, a central web site that makes it easier to find, use, and manipulate data. A data catalog lists the available databases. The World Bank Bank will continue to add databases in the months ahead.

 

Highlights from the New Resources to VDIC Library

 

Full list of new additions to VDIC library can be found at http://www.vdic.org.vn/?name=library&op=viewDetailNews&id=161&mid=322&cmid=325

 

 BAN-INV-V36. OECD; Ministry of Planning and Investment. OECD investment policy reviews: Viet Nam 2009: Policy framework for investment assessment. OECD Publishing, 2009.

 

BAN-INV-V42. Nguyen, Thang (editor); Centre for Analysis and Forecasting. Foreign direct investment in Viet Nam: Determinants and impacts. National Political Publishing House, 2010.

 

ECO-ENT-V44. Schauumburg-Muller, Henrik (ed.); Pham, Hong Chuong (ed.). The new Asian dragon: Internationalization of firms in Vietnam. Copenhagen Business School Press, 2009.

 

ECO-ENT-V45. Nixson, Frederick; Walters, Bernard. The competitiveness of Vietnam's state corporations, state enterprises and private enterprises, and international experiences in promoting business competitiveness: Vietnamese enterprises towards global competitiveness. Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI); United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), 2010.

 

ECO-V6. Hayton, Bill. Vietnam : Rising dragon. Yale University Press, 2010.

 

ECO-V7. Luong, V. Hy. Tradition, revolution, and market economy in a North Vietnamese village, 1925-2006. University of Hawai'i Press, 2010.

 

EDU-HIG 19. Harman, Grant (ed.); Hayden, Martin (ed.); Pham, Thanh Nghi (ed.). Reforming higher education in Vietnam: Challenges and priorities. Springer, 2010.

 

GOV-COR 33. Fisman, Raymond; Miguel, Edward. Economic gangsters: Corruption, violence, and the poverty of nations. Princeton University Press, 2008.

 

GOV-POL-V6. Vu, Tuong. Paths to development in Asia: South Korea, Vietnam, China, and Indonesia. Cambridge University Press, 2010.

 

LAB-CON-V12. Institute of Labor Science and Social Affairs (ILSSA). Balancing security and flexibility in Vietnam: An enterprise level study. Institute of Labor Science and Social Affairs (ILSSA), 2009.

 

LAB-CON-V12. Viện Khoa học Lao động Xã hội. An ninh - linh hoạt ở Việt Nam: Nghiên cứu cấp doanh nghiệp. Viện Khoa học Lao động Xã hội , 2009.

 

LAW-ENT 23. Furse, Mark. Antitrust law in China, Korea and Vietnam. Oxford University Press, 2009.

 

PRI-V11. Jean-Pierre, Cling; Nguyen, Thi Thu Huyen; Nguyen, Huu Chi; Phan, Thi Ngoc Tram; Mireille, Razafindrakoto; Francois, Roubaud. The informal sector in Vietnam: A focus on Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. The Gioi Editions, 2010.

 

Highlights of Resources on Biodiversity at VDIC Library

 

Please email nvu2@worldbank.org for more comprehensive list.

 

ENV-WIL 7. Le, Trong Trai; Mahood, Simon; Luong, Huu Thanh; Mai, Duc Vinh. Buôn bán động vật hoang dã và gỗ xung quanh Vườn Quốc gia Chư Yang Sin, tỉnh Đắk Lăk, Việt Nam. World Bank; BirdLife, 2008.

 

ENV-BIO-V33. Mahood, Simon; Tran, Van Hung. Đa dạng sinh học khu bảo tồn thiên nhiên Bắc Hướng Hóa, tỉnh Quảng Trị, Việt Nam. BirdLife International, 2008.

 

ENV-NAT-V14 [Internet]. RECOFTC; WWF; SNV. A Fair Share?: Experiences in Benefit Sharing from Community-Managed Resources in Asia. RECOFTC; WWF; SNV, 2007. Full text http://recoftc.org/site/fileadmin/docs/publications/The_Grey_Zone/2007/A_Fair_Share_Part_1.pdf

 

ENV-BIO 18. Asian Development Bank (ADB). Greater Mekong subregion regional strategic framework and action plan for biotechnology and biosafety. Asian Development Bank (ADB), 2008. http://www.adb.org/Documents/Events/2008/WGA5-Meeting/Strat-Framweork-Biotech-Vol1.pdf

 

ENV-BIO 18. Asian Development Bank (ADB). Greater Mekong subregion regional strategic framework and action plan for biotechnology and biosafety: Supporting technical papers. Asian Development Bank (ADB), 2008. http://www.adb.org/Documents/Events/2008/WGA5-Meeting/Strat-Framweork-Biotech-Vol2.pdf

 

ENV-BIO 16. Laird, Sarah A. Biodiversity and traditional knowledge: equitable partnerships in practice / edited by Sarah A. Laird; with Miguel N. Adexiades . [et al.]. London: Earthscan Publications ltd, 2002.

 

ENV-BIO-V13. Ngân hàng Thế giới; Bộ Tài nguyên và Môi trường; SIDA. Báo cáo diễn biến môi trường Việt Nam 2005: Đa dạng sinh học. Hà Nội: Nhà xuất bản Lao động Xã hội, 2005.

 

ENV-BIO-V13. World Bank; Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment; SIDA. Vietnam environment monitor 2005: Biodiversity. Hanoi: Nha xuat ban Lao dong Xa hoi, 2005.

 

ENV-BIO-V27. Le, Xuan Tuan; Phan, Nguyen Hong; Phan, Thi Anh Dao. Xuan Thuy National Park. Biodiversity. Mangrove Ecosystem Research Center, 2007.

 

ENV-BIO-V28. Dự án PARC. Tóm tắt chính sách: Xây dựng hệ thống khu bảo tồn thiên nhiên Việt Nam. Những yêu cầu đổi mới chính sách và thể chế. Dự án Xây dựng các Khu bảo tồn nhằm Bảo vệ Tài nguyên Thiên nhiên trên Cơ sở Sinh thái Cảnh quan (PARC) VIE/95/G31&031; Cục Kiểm lâm; UNOPS; UNDP; IUCN, 2006. Full text. http://www.undp.org.vn/undpLive/System/Publications/Publication-Details?contentId=1833&languageId=4.

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New Publications for Sale at VDIC

 

Please note that books are only available for sale at VDIC premise and

we provide no courier service for this activity.

 

To help protect our environment, VDIC stops giving clients plastic bags. VDIC clients can choose between buying paper bags at 1,000 VND each or fabric bags at 5,000 VND each.

 

More titles for sale at VDIC are listed at

http://www.vdic.org.vn/?name=bookstore&op=viewDetailNews&id=155&mid=328

 

For more information about other new World Bank publications, please check the Interactive World Bank Publications Catalog at http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/904cc0b8 or World Bank’s online bookstore www.worldbank.org/publications.

 

A field guide to the large mammals of Vietnam

Parr, John W.K.; Hoang, Xuan Thuy; Illustrated by Kamol Komolphalin and Mongkol Wongkalasin

Thong Tan Publishing House, 2008

Price: 25 USD

 

The book “A field guide to the large mammals of Vietnam” presented here is a joint effort between PanNature and Dr John Parr. The contents of this field guide have been based upon available literature and records from mammalian research on mammals in Vietnam and neighboring countries. The species plates in this publication are illustrated by two outstanding wildlife artists in Southeast Asia, Kamol Komolphalin and Mongkol Wongkalasin.

 

I strongly believe this Field Guide will be an excellent resource for all readers, not only for those working in nature conservation but for scientists, students and nature enthusiastists. It is my great pleasure to introduce this Field Guide to all of you and to offer my thanks and congratulations to all those involved in its preparation.” -- Professor Vo Quy, Center for Natural Resources and Environmental Studies (CRES), Hanoi National University.

 

Hướng dẫn nhận dạng các loài thú ở Việt Nam

Parr, John W.K.; Hoàng, Xuân Thủy; Illustrated by Kamol Komolphalin and Mongkol Wongkalasin.

Nhà xuất bản Thông tấn, 2008

Giá tiền: 9 USD

 

Để củng cố và cập nhật tài liệu nhận dạng các loài thú ở Việt Nam, tiến sĩ John Parr và Trung tâm Con người và Thiên nhiên (PanNature) đã hợp tác tiến hành biên soạn và phát hành cuốn “Hướng dẫn nhận dạng các loài thú ở Việt Nam”. Tài liệu này được biên soạn dựa trên các thành tựu nghiên cứu và các tài liệu sẵn có về thú ở Việt Nam và các nước trong khu vực từ trước đến nay. Đặc biệt, cuốn sổ tay được hai họa sĩ “thiên nhiên” nổi tiếng của Thái Lan là Kamol Komolphalin và Mongkol Wongkalasin vẽ minh họa.

 

Tôi tin rằng cuốn sách này sẽ rất bổ ích cho độc giả, không những cho các cán bộ có liên quan đến công tác bảo tồn thiên nhiên, mà cả cac nhà khoa học, các sinh viên và những người yêu thích thiên nhiên. Rất vui mừng được giới thiệu cuốn sách với các bạn”. -- Giáo sư Võ Quý, Trung tâm Nghiên cứu Tài nguyên và Môi trường, Đại học Quốc gia Hà Nội.

 

Eco2 Cities: Ecological Cities as Economic Cities

by Hiroaki Suzaki , Arish Dastur , Sebastian Moffatt , Nanae Yabuki , Hinako Maruyama 

Published May 2010 by World Bank ISBN: 0-8213-8046-X

Price: $ 15.00

 

This is a point of departure for cities that would like to reap the many benefits of ecological and economic sustainability. It provides an analytical and operational framework that offers strategic guidance to cities on sustainable and integrated urban development. At the same time case studies are used throughout the book to provide a matter-of-fact and ground-level perspective. This framework is flexible and easily customized to the context of each country or city. Based on the particular circumstances and the development priorities of a city – the application of the framework can contribute to the development of a unique action plan or roadmap in each case. This action plan can be triggered through catalyst projects.

 

To support this framework, it also begins to introduce some powerful and practical methods and tools that can further enable sustainable and integrated city planning and decision making. These include 1) operational and process methods that can strengthen collaborative decision making and cross-sector synergies in a city; 2) analytical methods ranging from diagnostics, simulation, design and scenario-generation; and 3) accounting and benchmarking methods which can help clarify, define and measure what it means to truly invest in sustainability and resilience.

 

As additional reference reading, it also features a series of case studies from best practice cities around the world, each demonstrating a very different dimension of the Eco2 approach. It also features a series of infrastructure sector notes (on spatial development, transport, energy, water and waste management), each of which explore sector specific issues as they pertain to urban development, and the many opportunities for coordination and integration across sectors.

 

Energy Efficient Cities: Assessment Tools and Benchmarking Practices

Edited by Ranjan K. Bose 

Published April 2010 by World Bank ISBN: 0-8213-8104-0

Price: $ 14.00

 

Energy is intrinsic to urban settlements, embedded in the built environment, and directly used to power socio-economic activity, transport and communications, and enable the provision of municipal services. In response to the crucial role of urban energy efficiency for environmentally sustainable and inclusive development processes, ESMAP’s Energy Efficient Cities Initiative (EECI) was launched in October 2008 to facilitate the implementation of practical energy solutions that meet the development priorities of cities, and simultaneously build their climate resilience.

 

Chapter 1 begins with a contextual background on the inter-related associations between energy, socio-economic progress and urbanization. This edited volume compiles seven topical papers presented at the two EECI sponsored sessions during the World Bank’s fifth Urban Research Symposium, held at Marseille, France, June 28-30, 2009.

 

Chapters 2–8 comprise the papers presented at these sessions: i) tools and assessment approaches on energy efficient urban development, and ii) good practices that promote low carbon sectoral interventions. The analytical tools and policy insights offered in this volume extend from integrated assessments of new cities to the impacts of socio-economic, climate and demographic changes on existing cities. Sector-specific interventions are discussed in the context of tools to ‘green’ buildings in Australia, the transformation to efficient lighting systems in the Philippines, and Demand Responsive Transport Systems in France.

 

In addition, the documentation and benchmarking of a variety of low-carbon and carbon neutral good practices provides a range of practical insights on plausible energy efficient interventions in urban sectors. Thus the chapters in this publication comprise significant contributions to the ESMAP objective of mainstreaming and leveraging knowledge and initiatives on urban energy efficiency. Following from them, the last chapter 9 provides a contextual overview of ESMAP’s programmatic priorities to support energy efficient urban growth, to be effected through EECI.

       

Managing Risk and Creating Value with Microfinance

by Mike Goldberg , Eric Palladini 

Published April 2010 by World Bank ISBN: 0-8213-8228-4    

Price: $ 14.00

 

Managing Risk and Creating Value with Microfinance brings together the latest information on microfinance institutional sustainability from leading international experts and microfinance practitioners in four Latin American countries. Each chapter focuses one topic: risk management; good governance; interest rates; microinsurance; housing microfinance; microleasing; disaster preparedness; or new technologies.

 

The papers in the book are the result of a series of meetings financed by the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development and supported by the World Bank’s Global Development Learning Network. The Bank engaged practitioners in these four countries in response to a movement in some South American governments to impose policies and practices that would, in the long run, reduce the microfinance institutions’ (MFIs’) sustainability. The meetings were designed to strengthen MFIs by disseminating innovative approaches in the above eight areas, promoting a South-South dialogue, encouraging greater ties between these MFIs, and highlighting the Bank’s ability to mobilize international experts and local practitioners. The discussions took place between 2006 and 2008.

 

Managing Risk and Creating Value with Microfinance covers risk management topics such as risk management systems, good governance, interest rates, and microinsurance. The authors present information on new product development and efficient delivery methodologies including housing microfinance, microleasing, disaster preparedness, and new technologies. A Web site (www.dgroups.org) provided a forum for further discussion and knowledge sharing.

 

Managing Risk and Creating Value with Microfinance is intended for MFI board members, managers, and staff, students and professors of microfinance, and government regulators and supervisors.

 

Politically Exposed Persons: A Guide on Preventive Measures for the Banking Sector

by Theodore S. Greenberg , Larissa Gray , Delphine Schantz , Carolin Gardner , Michael Latham 

Published April 2010 by World Bank ISBN: 0-8213-8249-7

Price: $ 14.00

 

In recent years, revelations of grand corruption and the plunder of state assets have led to greater scrutiny of financial relationships with politically exposed persons (PEPs) - senior government officials, family members and close associates - and potential money laundering risks associated with these customers. Notwithstanding the efforts by many financial institutions and regulatory authorities to prevent corrupt PEPs from entering and using the financial system to launder the proceeds of corruption, there has been an overall failure in the effective implementation of risk-based systems to detect corruption proceeds. Politically Exposed Persons: A Guide to Strengthening Preventive Measures for the Banking Sector is designed to help banks and regulatory authorities address the risks posed by PEPs and prevent corrupt PEPs from abusing domestic and international financial systems to launder the proceeds of corruption. The book provides recommendations and good practices aimed at improving compliance with international standards and increasing supervisory effectiveness.

 

Implementation of an effective PEP regime is a critical component of the prevention and detection of transfers of proceeds of crime and, therefore, ultimately in the process of recovering these proceeds of corruption. The United Nations Convention against Corruption and the Financial Action Task Force Forty Recommendations on Money Laundering require countries to ensure that financial institutions implement systems to identify and verify PEP customers, enhance due diligence procedures at account opening, and provide ongoing monitoring of transactions.

 

Politically Exposed Persons: A Guide to Strengthening Preventive Measures for the Banking Sector will be an important tool for individuals, governments, financial and private sector companies, and international organizations involved in developing and implementing standards aimed at fighting corruption and money laundering, and trying to recover stolen assets and the proceeds of corruption.

 

Economic Opportunities for Women in the East Asia and Pacific Region

by Amanda Ellis , Daniel Kirkwood , Dhruv Malhotra 

Published May 2010 by World Bank ISBN: 0-8213-8300-0  

Price: $ 13.00

 

The East Asia and Pacific region has made great progress, relative to other regions, with regard to both economic development and, specifically, economic opportunities for women. However, aspiring female entrepreneurs continue to face unequal barriers to starting, operating, and growing their businesses. Not only does this hurt business women in the region, but it also ultimately hurts poverty reduction and economic growth.

 

'Economic Opportunities for Women in the East Asia and the Pacific Region' brings together data and available evidence on the constraints that female entrepreneurs in the region face with regard to: access to assets, business regulations and governance issues, and available avenues for expanding businesses and trading with larger markets. The authors present recommendations at the end of each chapter.

 

This book will be of interest to policy makers, donors, nongovernmental organizations, and researchers looking to further examine the constraints that are holding back female entrepreneurs in East Asia and the Pacific.

 

Analyzing the Effects of Policy Reforms on the Poor: An Evaluation of the Effectiveness of World Bank Poverty and Social Impact Analysis 

Published May 2010 by World Bank ISBN: 0-8213-8293-4    

Price: $ 11.00

 

This IEG evaluation, requested by the World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors, represents the first independent evaluation of the PSIA experience.

 

The evaluation finds that:

 

- The PSIA approach has appropriately emphasized the importance of assessing the distributional impact of policy actions, understanding institutional and political constraints to development, and building domestic ownership for reforms

- PSIAs have not always explicitly stated their operational objectives (i.e., informing country policies, informing Bank operations, and/or contributing to country capacity)

- PSIAs have had limited ownership by Bank staff and managers and have often not been effectively integrated into country assistance programs

- Quality assurance and M&E of the overall effectiveness of PSIAs have been weak

 

The evaluation recommends that the World Bank:

 

- Ensure that Bank staff understand what the PSIA approach is and when to use it

- Clarify the operational objectives of each PSIA and tailor the approach and timeline to those objectives

- Improve integration of the PSIA into the Bank’s country assistance program by requiring that all earmarked funding for PSIAs be matched by a substantial contribution from the country unit budgets

- Strengthen PSIA effectiveness through enhanced quality assurance

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Distance Learning Center events in June 2010

 

For more information about our Distance Learning Center services, facilities and events, please visit http://www.vdic.org.vn/?name=learningevents&op=viewDetailNews&id=311&&mid=330

 

Consultation Session on The Findings of The World Bank Flagship Study on Higher Education (open for registration)

June 11, 2010, from 9:00 a.m. to 11.30 a.m

 

Higher education is the key for East Asian countries that want to move from middle-income to high income. As a part of that focus, the World Bank’s East Asia and Pacific Region’s Human Development Department is preparing a regional flagship study on higher education in East Asia. The forthcoming report explores three main areas: how to make higher education more responsive to the needs of the labor market, how to have it contribute to improving the innovation agenda, and how to make it more inclusive. 

 

This consultation session will discuss the initial findings of the report; seek feedback on the findings and policy recommendations, and set the stage for further dissemination and dialogue on higher education in East Asia. The target audience for this consultation is staff of the Ministries of Education, Ministries of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs, Ministries of Science and Technology, academics, donors, and private sector representatives interested in skills, education, innovation and labor market issues.

 

For registration, please fill in the form and send to Ms. Huong: hdang2@worldbank.org by June 9th, 2010.

 

International Symposium for Cardiac Care Teleconference Training Series (by invitation only)

Date to be confirmed

 

Funded by the VinaCapital Foundation Vietnam, the World Heart Foundation and supported by the World Bank Global Development Learning Network Asia Pacific, this regional program links surgeons and doctors involved in cardiac care in developing countries with the world’s best in cardio-thoracic surgery, cardiology and pediatric cardiac care.

 

The International Symposium for Cardiac Care will allows doctors from all over Vietnam to congregate in GDLN centers in Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi and other Asian sites for a series of lectures by exemplary leaders in the field of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery and Cardiology. The series is interactive and enables participants to ask questions after the presentations. The lectures are also webcast to enable worldwide participation and then compiled into a DVD series which will be distributed by World Heart Foundation to surgical programs in developing countries around the world. This session will connect Vietnam (4 cities) with Bangladesh, China, Cambodia and Indonesia and be presented by doctors from Melbourne, Australia.

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Information on Development Projects in Vietnam

 

New Disclosure World Bank Operational Project Documents for Vietnam

 

The Disclosure Unit of the World Bank is responsible for the implementation and dissemination of documents relating to the World Bank’s disclosure policy http://www1.worldbank.org/operations/disclosure/. On a regular basis, the Unit releases operational documents to the public through a network of Public Information Centers (PICs) worldwide. For assistance on disclosed documents, please contact one of the PICs at a location near you.

 

For previous listings, please visit http://go.worldbank.org/QU93EOHWG1. Alternatively, you are welcome to visit VDIC or World Bank’s mini Public Information Corners (mini-PICs) at your city/province libraries to view hard copies of World Bank project documents in Vietnam. List of mini-PICs in Vietnam can be found at http://www.vdic.org.vn/?name=library&op=viewDetailNews&id=162&&mid=322&cmid=327.

 

List of World Bank’s projects in Vietnam and detail project information can be found at www.worldbank.org/vn >> select “Projects & Programs”.

 

NEWLY-SIGNED PROJECTS

 

1. Second Northern Mountains Poverty Reduction Project (P113493)

 

Documents available: Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet (ISDS), Project Information Document (PID), Project Appraisal document.

 

The development objective of the Second Northern Mountains Poverty Reduction Project (NMPRP2) for Vietnam is to enhance the livelihood opportunities of the rural poor and ethnic minorities of disadvantaged communes and districts in the northern mountains. There are four components to the project. The first component of the project is district economic development. The second component of the project is commune development budget.The third component of the project is capacity building.

 

2. North Central Region Health Support (P095275)

 

Documents available: Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet (ISDS), Project Information Document (PID).

 

The development objective of the project is to strengthen district level curative and preventive health services and improve their accessibility for the economically vulnerable population in the Central North provinces. There are four components to the project. The first component of the project is supporting health insurance for the near poor population.The second component of the project is strengthening district health services. The third component of the project is improving supply and quality of human resources for health.The fourth component of the project is project management, monitoring, and evaluation.

 

3. Ho Chi Minh City Environmental Sanitation Project, Additional Financing (P117877)

 

Documents available: Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet (ISDS), Project Information Document (PID).

 

The new Project development objective is: to reduce the incidence of flooding and increase the collection of wastewater in the Nhieu Loc-Thi Nghe (NLTN) Basin in HCMC, in an environmentally and financially sustainable manner. The project is designed to reduce wastewater pollution and the occurrence of flooding in the area surrounding the Nhieu Loc-Thi Nghe (NLTN) basin and to develop a more efficient institution to managedrainage and wastewater services in Ho Chi Minh City.

 

PROJECT DOCUMENTS NEWLY RECEIVED AND DISCLOSED AT VDIC

 

Coastal Cities Environmental Sanitation Project = Ve sinh moi truong cac thanh pho duyen hai

 

·         Resettlement plan. Dong Hoi city, Package DH 6.20. 1A, component 1 & 5.- AP-RAP-1436

·         Resettlement plan. Dong Hoi city, Package DH 6.20. 1A, component 2 & 3.- AP-RAP-1437

·         Báo cáo kế hoạch tái định cư, huyện Nam Sách, Hải Dương.- AP-RAP-1438

·         Báo cáo kế hoạch tái định cư, huyện Nam Sách, Hải Dương.- AP-RAP-1439

·         Kế hoạch tái định cư. Hải Phòng.- AP-RAP-1440

·         Kế hoạch tái định cư. Thành phố Đồng Hới. Gói thầu DH 6.20.1A, hạng mục 2 & 3.- AP-RAP-1441

·         Kế hoạch quản lý môi trường. Tiểu dự  án thành phố Hải Phòng, dự án cấp nước Kiến An.- AP-EMP-1442

·         Kế hoạch tái định cư. Thành phố Đồng Hới. Gói thầu DH 6.20.1A, hạng mục 1 & 5.- AP-RAP-1443

·         Báo cáo cam kết bảo vệ môi trường. Huyện Ninh Giang, Hải Dương.- AP-EMP-1444

·         Báo cáo cam kết bảo vệ môi trường. Huyện Nam Sách, Hải Dương.- AP-EMP-1445

·         Bản cam kết bảo vệ môi trường. Tiểu dự án Hải Phòng, dự án cấp nước Kiến An.- AP-EMP-1446

 

Urban Water Supply Development Project = Du an phat trien cap nuoc do thi 

 

·         Environmental assessment report. Dak Nong province.- AP-EA-1427

·         Resettlement action plan. Quang Nam province. Water supply for 3 town: Thanh My, Phu Ninh, Vinh Dien.- AP-RAP-1428

·         Resettlement action plan. Quang Nam province. Water supply for 3 town: Thanh My, Phu Ninh, Vinh Dien.- AP-RAP-1429

·         Bản cam kết bảo vệ môi trường, thị trấn Quảng Khê, tỉnh Đắc Nông.- AP-EMP-1430

·         Bản cam kết bảo vệ môi trường, thị trấn Đắc Mâm, tỉnh Đắc Nông.- AP-EMP-1431

·         Bản cam kết bảo vệ môi trường, thị trấn Thạnh Mỹ, Phù Ninh, Vĩnh Điện, Quảng Nam.- AP-EMP-1432

·         Báo cáo cam kết bảo vệ môi trường, các văn bản đính kèm Quảng Nam.- AP-EMP-1433

·         Bản cam kết bảo vệ môi trường, thị trấn Kiến Đức, tỉnh Đắc Nông.- AP-EMP-1434

·         Bản cam kết bảo vệ môi trường, thị trấn EA T' Linh, tỉnh Đắc Nông.- AP-EMP-1435

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Funding Opportunities

 

- For more funding opportunities, please read previous VDIC newsletters at http://www.vdic.org.vn/?name=newsletter&op=viewDetailNews&id=230&mid=350

- For further information on the news provided below, please contact the organization directly.

- Please let us know if you have directly benefited from an opportunity information disseminated by VDIC.

 

2010 Global Development Awards and Medals Competition - Channeling finance to sustainable development

 

The Global Development Awards and Medals Competition (AMC) is an innovative award scheme launched by GDN, with generous support from the Ministry of Finance, Government of Japan and other donors. Since its inception in 2000, GDN has awarded roughly US$ 2 million in research and travel grants to finalists and winners. The awards encourage original research on theme based papers. Winners are chosen by an eminent jury at the final event. This event is also GDN’s Annual Conference, with an audience of over 500 practitioners in the field of development to whom the finalists will present. This year, the Twelfth Annual Global Development Conference will be held in Bogota, Columbia in January 2011.

 

Competition Categories:

 

1. Japanese Award for Outstanding Research on Development - This award is for applicants submitting research proposals that are seeking to explore any of the three research themes in an original, innovative way.

 

Prizes: First Prize: US $30,000; Second Prize: US $5,000

 

Deadline: 18 October 2010

 

2. Medals for Research on Development - These medals are for completed research papers of outstanding nature on any of the three research themes (details below).

 

Prizes: First Prize: US $10,000; Second prize: US $5,000

 

Deadline: 18 October 2010

 

3. Japanese Award for Most Innovative Development Project (MIDP) – MIDP awards provide an opportunity to development projects being executed in the field to scale up their work though grants.

 

Prizes: First Prize: US $30,000; Second prize: US $5,000

 

Deadline: 9 September 2010

 

For more information please visit http://www.gdnet.org/~2010awards

 

Young Scientists Summer Program (YSSP)  - International Institute for Applied Systems Analyses (IIASA)

 

This annual three-month program offers research opportunities to talented young researchers whose interests correspond with IIASA's ongoing research on issues of global environmental, economic and social change. From June through August accepted participants work within the institute's Research Programs under the guidance of IIASA scientific staff.

 

Deadline: Jan 18, 2011.

 

View details at http://www.iiasa.ac.at/Admin/YSP/index.html?sb=1

 

Canada-Asia-Pacific Awards - International Council for Canadian Studies (ICCS)

 

The Canada-Asia-Pacific Awards program will support scholars in universities or research institutes in the Asia-Pacific region to undertake short-term research, including collaborative research, contributing to the understanding of bilateral and multilateral relations between Canada and the Asia-Pacific Region.

 

Awards may be granted for research projects related to Canada and Asia-Pacific relations, either with the region as a whole, or any part thereof. Eligible topics will be within the areas of social sciences and the humanities, as well as some professional schools, such as business studies, economics, law, international relations, public administration, history, politics, sociology, geography, arts, literature, linguistics, education, communications policy, media studies, planning, science policy, social administration, environmental studies, architecture, and other related fields.

 

Deadline: Nov 24, 2010.

 

View details at http://www.iccs-ciec.ca/CAPA_en.asp?shownav=4

 

ASIA Fellows Award - Asian Scholarship Foundation

 

The principal goal of the ASIA Fellows Awards is to increase the overall awareness of intellectual resources in the countries of Northeast Asia, South Asia, and Southeast Asia and to contribute to the growth of long-range capabilities for cross-egional knowledge sharing. The ASIA Fellows Awards seek to develop regional expertise, establish a multilateral network of Asian specialists from many disciplines, professional fields and countries, stimulate interdisciplinary research and intersocietal comparison, and contribute to new developments within existing area studies communities. The awards offer opportunities for outstanding young and mid-career Asian scholars, and professionals to gain knowledge of the countries in the region and an understanding of the contexts that shape global and regional issues through research. The awards enable the awardees to conduct research in a participating Asian country for six to nine months.

 

Deadline: Jan 15, 2011

 

View details at http://www.asianscholarship.org/asf/General%20information_Grant%20Information.php

 

Abe Fellowship - Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership (CGP)

 

The Abe Fellowship is designed to encourage international multidisciplinary research on topics of pressing global concern. The program seeks to foster the development of a new generation of researchers who are interested in policy-relevant topics of long-range importance and who are willing to become key members of a bilateral and global research network built around such topics.

 

Deadline: April 1 and December 31 of a given year.

 

View details at http://fellowships.ssrc.org/abe/detailed_app_criteria/

 

UNESCO/L’ORÉAL CoSponsored Fellowships for Young Women in Life Sciences

 

These Fellowships aim to promote the contribution of young women from all over the world – in research developments in the field of life sciences. The award of the fellowships constitutes a key strategy through which impetus is being given to the enhancement of the role of women in devising scientific solutions to problems confronting humankind in the twentyfirst century.

 

Candidates must already be engaged in pursuing research at the doctoral or postdoctoral level in one of the life sciences or associated disciplines, including biology, biochemistry, biotechnology, agriculture, medicine, pharmacy and physiology. Special attention will be given to candidatures from Least Developed Countries (LDCs).

 

Closing date: 30 June 2010.

 

View more at http://portal.unesco.org/en/ev.phpURL_ID=44170&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=201.html

 

University of Pavia CICOPS Scholarships for 2011 - Italy

 

In order to promote international cooperation, particularly with developing countries, the University of Pavia and EDiSU (Institute for the Right to University Studies) are offering, for the year 2011, seven scholarships for visiting scholars for a period of stay of 4 to 10 weeks. Each CICOPS Scholar will receive 200 Euros per week and travel, board and lodging expenses will be covered.

 

Scholarships are designed for both junior and senior members of universities in developing countries or members of major research centers and international organizations or institutions with specific interests in the field of development studies.

 

Applicants must have at least two years of either teaching experience or activity in international organizations and institutions.

 

Closing date: 30 June 2010.

 

View more at www.unipv.eu/online/en/Home/InternationalRelations/CICOPS/CICOPSScholarships.html

 

The Jefferson Fellowships for journalists

 

The Jefferson Fellowships program was launched in 1967 to enhance public understanding through the news media of cultures, issues and trends in the Asia Pacific region, broadly defined as Asia, the Pacific Islands and the United States. The Fellowships provide U.S. and Asia Pacific journalists with an opportunity to broaden their understanding of Asia Pacific issues and build a professional network through one week of dialogue with professional colleagues and experts at the East-West Center, followed by a two-week study tour to cities in Asia or the U.S.

 

Theme for fall 2010 Jefferson Fellowships:  The Road to Energy Security:  Paved with Efficiencies, Renewable Technologies and Investment

 

Application Deadline:  Wednesday, June 16, 2010 

 

View more at http://www.eastwestcenter.org/seminars-and-journalism-fellowships/journalism-fellowships/jefferson-fellowships/

 

International Postgraduate Scholarships at the University of Adelaide - Australia

 

http://www.adelaide.edu.au/graduatecentre/scholarships/postgrad/international/index.html

 

INSEAD Syngenta Endowed Scholarship(s) for Emerging Country Leadership

 

Syngenta is a world-leading agribusiness committed to sustainable agriculture through innovative research and technology. Since Syngenta strongly believes that talented people are the key to successful businesses they embrace INSEAD's mission to train the brightest and best from around the world for the challenge of tomorrow's business world. Syngenta is particularly committed to the dynamic emerging market regions and has therefore chosen to offer this scholarship opportunity to future leaders from emerging countries.

 

Two scholarships will be awarded per class and candidates for this scholarship will need to demonstrate: (a) outstanding academic achievement and promise (b) aptitude for business and financial management (c) leadership potential and (d) a commitment to contributing to their country or region at some point in the future.

 

Candidates must be a national of an emerging economy and have spent a substantial part of their lives in the developing world, in education and/or professional experience. Experience in industry will be considered a plus. Preference will be given to candidates who require proven financial assistance.

 

Scholarship Application Deadline:

 

11 February for the July class

18 August for the December class

 

View details at http://mba.insead.edu/schlmgmt/dsp_schl_info.cfm?schlcode=EC01

 

The UNDP-Olympus-AFP Foundation photo contest

 

"Picture This: We Can End Poverty" is a global photo contest seeking to show— in a positive way— what people around the world are doing to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), eight goals agreed on by world leaders to halve extreme poverty by 2015.

 

Contestants must enter either as professionals or amateurs, not both.

 

The 2010 contest will include a People's Choice Award where the public will vote for their favourite photo online through this website.

 

The winning photos will be exhibited during the UN MDG Summit and UN General Assembly in September, 2010 in New York, when world leaders will meet to recommit and redouble their efforts in the fight against extreme poverty.

 

Deadline: Midnight 16 July, 2010.

 

For more information please visit http://picturethis.undp.org/.

 

Announcing CIPE's 2010 Youth Essay Contest

 

The Center for International Private Enterprise invites young people to share their ideas on how to create opportunities for youth to strengthen democracy and the private sector in their own countries.

 

Who can participate: Students and young professionals aged 18-30.

 

Contest Deadline: June 18, 2010

 

Essay Length: 2,000 - 3,000 words

 

Essay categories: - Democracy that delivers; - Enterpreneurship and society; - Women and participation.

 

For each category, CIPE will publish first, second, and third place essays, and authors will receive a $1,000 honorarium.

 

For full guidelines, helpful resources, and to submit essays, visit www.cipe.org/essay.

 

Heinrich Boll Foundation BS/MS/PhD Scholarships for International Students

 

2011 Applications to Heinrich Boll Foundation Scholarships is now open to international students around the globe especially students from developing countries. Pursue a Bachelors, Masters, or Doctoral Degree in selected fields of studies at German Universities.

 

Next deadline is 1 September 2010.

 

http://www.boell.de/scholarships/scholarships.html

 

The Danish Ministry of Education Scholarship Scheme

 

The Danish Ministry of Education Scholarship Scheme is open to highly qualified candidates studying for Academy Profession degrees or Professional Bachelor’s programmes.

 

Scholarships for students from outside the EU/EEA for studies at Academies of Professional Higher Education and University Colleges are administered by the individual institutions.

The scholarships can be given as full or partial tuition fee waivers and/or grants towards covering your living costs. However, as the scholarships are administered by the individual institution, you should enquire about the details at the institution you are interested in studying at.

 

http://studyindenmark.dk/tuition-and-scholarships/scholarship-scheme

 

Australian Leadership Awards Scholarships

 

Applications for the 2011 intake close on 30 June 2010

 

The Australian Leadership Awards (ALA) aim to develop leadership and build partnerships and linkages within the Asia-Pacific, while addressing priority development issues of the region. 

 

The ALA program comprises ALA Scholarships and ALA Fellowships. These awards are for leaders or those who have potential for leadership roles that can influence social and economic reform, both in their own countries and in the Asia-Pacific region.

 

ALA Scholarships are for study at Masters or Doctorate level in an Australian university. Study programs must relate to a priority development area: disability, economic growth, education, environment, food security, gender, governance, health, human rights, infrastructure, regional stability, rural development, water and sanitation. ALA scholars also undertake a Leadership Development Program in Australia.

 

As ALA Scholarships are an investment in the future of the Asia-Pacific region, ALA scholars are required to return to their home country or the region for two years after they have completed their studies in Australia.

 

Read more at http://www.ausaid.gov.au/scholar/ala.cfm

 

GE Foundation Scholar-Leaders Program 2010 for first-year full-time students in Vietnam

 

The Institute of International Education (IIE) in Vietnam is pleased to announce the GE Foundation Scholar-Leaders Program 2010. The program is administered by IIE on behalf of the GE Foundation, the philanthropic organization of the General Electric Company.

 

Through this initiative, the GE Foundation seeks to increase access to higher education by identifying and recognizing up to 10 economically disadvantaged first-year undergraduate students from participating universities across Vietnam who are pursuing degrees in the fields of business, engineering and the sciences.

 

Why Apply?

 

- A $3,600 scholarship for the 2nd, 3rd and 4th years of your undergraduate program ($1,200 per year)

- Participation in a specially designed 3-day Leadership Development Seminar

- An opportunity to be mentored by a business leader at GE in Vietnam

- Participation in community development projects

 

Who Can Apply?

 

Only applicants who meet the eligibility criteria described below will be considered for the award

 

- Are Vietnamese citizens

- Are first-year full-time students at a participating Vietnamese university

- Are studying business, engineering or the sciences

- Exhibit excellent performance, as demonstrated by first semester university results and high school transcripts 

- Are economically disadvantaged, as evidenced by proper documents/certifications

 

The application must be submitted by May 31, 2010, to:

http://www.iievn.org/WebPage/Default/DetailNews.aspx?parentCateId=61&id=282  

 

South-South Annual research grants

 

The Collaborative Tri-continental Program was launched in 2005 by the Latin American Council of Social Sciences (CLACSO), the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) and the Asian Political and International Studies Association (APISA) with the purpose of enhancing the production of knowledge suitable for fostering high quality social science research to build a Southern perspective on critical issues, with the aim of feeding these into global debates. The South-South annual research grants aim to promote collaboration among researchers from the South and to stimulate analytical empirical studies on topics of relevance for their countries. Special attention will be given to projects involving the elaboration of alternative methodologies, the generation of new empirical data and the critical questioning of dominant theoretical paradigms. Altogether 9 (nine) proposals will be selected with a maximum grant of USD 10,000 per project. The resources allocated would be freely utilized in activities related with the research: information collection, data processing, books purchase and related expenses. Resources cannot be used for project designing or for direct or indirect costs of the supporting institutions.

 

This program is open for experienced researchers, MA or PhD graduates. Candidates are required to be supported by organizer institutions or their member centers. The call for applications is open to candidates of all disciplines of the Social and Human Sciences with projects linked to the main theme “Hegemony, Counter-hegemony and Alternative Hegemony”, in the current context of global crisis. Priority will be given to experienced researchers based in Southern institutions with a strong track record in cross-disciplinary research.

 

Application closing date: 30 May 2010.

 

More information is available at http://www.codesria.org/spip.php?article509&lang=en

 

IFS Research Grants

 

The IFS Granting Programme is open for project proposals from developing country scientists who meet the eligibility criteria and conduct research on the sustainable management of biological resources. An IFS Research Grant has a maximum value of USD 12,000. It is awarded to an individual researcher, for a specific research project, presented by the applicant in the application form. The IFS Research Grant is intended for the purchase of the basic tools needed to conduct the proposed research project - equipment, expendable supplies, and literature - and to arrange fieldwork activities related to the proposed project. It is expected that the IFS Grantees already receive a salary and are employed by or otherwise attached to a developing country research institution. The timeframe of a research project should normally be 1-3 years.

 

An eligible candidate for an IFS Research grant is: -a citizen of a developing country -a scientist with at least a Master's or equivalent degree/research experience -under 40 years of age and at the beginning of research career (45 years in sub-Saharan Africa) -attached to a university, national research institution or a research-oriented NGO in a developing country.

 

Closing date: 30 December 2010

 

More information is available at http://www.ifs.se/Forms/how_to_apply.asp

 

Fundraising for Women and Girls Worldwide

 

http://www.philantropia.org/ OR http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/lib.nsf/db900SID/OCHA-838LB8?OpenDocument

 

World Challenge

 

Now in its sixth edition, World Challenge is once again looking for projects that are reshaping their communities through innovation and sustainable development. Our mission is simple: to seek and reward small businesses which have found grassroots solutions to some of the world's most pressing problems.

 

If you feel you have what it takes, please check the nomination section of our website and fill in an application form. Our judging panel will select the best 12 entries to be filmed by BBC World News and featured in a special ad series in Newsweek magazine. The public vote will then decide who deserves to win.

 

Projects can be entered under six different categories: community welfare & enterprise, health & education, sustainable farming, energy, water, and environment. The winner will receive a grant of $20,000, with $10,000 going to each of two runners up.

 

Deadline : 13th June 2010.

 

For more information on what we are looking for and to complete a nomination form, visit theworldchallenge.co.uk.   

 

ICI Call For Proposal on Climate Protection Projects in developing, newly industrialising and transition countries

 

The Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) to launch the International Climate Initiative (ICI) in 2008. It strengthens Germany’s bilateral cooperation with developing, newly industrialising and transition countries in the field of climate protection and supports the ongoing negotiation process for a comprehensive global climate agreement.

 

The International Climate Initiative supports climate protection projects in developing, newly industrialising and transition countries ("partner countries") and complements the Federal Government's existing international, multi- and bilateral cooperation. The projects are geared towards the needs of the partner countries and are intended to support them in climate protection, especially reducing greenhouse gases, improving adaptability to the consequences of climate change and conserving and sustainably using climate-relevant areas which merit protection.

 

The deadline for submission of projects with a planned starting date in the second half of 2010 is April 15.

The deadline for submission of projects with a planned starting date in the first half of 2011 is December 31.

 

Read more at http://www.bmu-klimaschutzinitiative.de/en/application  

 

The Goi Peace Foundation - International Essay Contest

 

The United Nations has designated 2001-2010 as the "International Decade for a Culture of Peace and Non-Violence for the Children of the World" and 2005-2014 as the "United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development." Additionally, 2010 celebrates the International Year of Youth as well as the International Year for the Rapprochement of Cultures. Young people are encouraged to participate in these global initiatives and play a leading role in promoting peace and understanding among all cultures.

 

Theme: "MY ROLE IN CREATING A PEACEFUL WORLD"What is your vision of a peaceful and harmonious world? What can you and the young people of the world do to realize that vision?

 

Deadline: Entries must be received by June 30, 2010.

 

Read more at http://www.goipeace.or.jp/english/activities/programs/1001.html   

 

ASEAN Champions of Biodiversity - Call for nomination

 

Biodiversity loss can lead to human extinction. Unfortunately, this threat has not attracted enough leadership, public and media attention to generate a concerted effort to halt the rate of biodiversity loss. This lack of awareness is attributed to the dearth of information campaigns and materials on the values of biodiversity. To help fill this gap, the ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity (ACB) and its partners are launching the ASEAN Champions of Biodiversity – a recognition program for outstanding achievements in biodiversity Conservation and advocacy in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) region (Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Viet Nam).

 

The program is aimed at generating greater leadership, public and media awareness of the problems facing the region’s rich but highly threatened biodiversity and the need a concerted effort in biodiversity conservation and advocacy.

 

Specifically, the project aims to:

 

1.    Recognize outstanding achievements of the private/corporate sector, media, and youth in biodiversity conservation and advocacy;

 

2.    Identify leaders among the private/corporate sector, media, and youth from which a cadre of champions will be selected to serve as Ambassadors of Goodwill for biodiversity;

 

3.    Promote awareness of the values of biodiversity among ASEAN leaders and the public in general;

 

4.    Promote corporate social responsibility (CSR) in biodiversity conservation and advocacy;

 

5.    Encourage the youth and media to participate in biodiversity conservation and advocacy; and

 

6.    Enhance linkages among ACB, the ASEAN Foundation, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the private/corporate sector, media, and youth.

 

Three awards will be given:

 

Business/Corporations – Most Outstanding Biodiversity Conservation and/or Advocacy Project by a Private Business/Corporation

 

Youth – Most Outstanding Biodiversity Conservation and/or Advocacy Project by a Youth Organization

 

Media – Most Outstanding Biodiversity Reportage by a Media Organization

 

The program is co-sponsored by the ASEAN Foundation through the Japan-ASEAN Solidarity Fund and the European Union.

 

Deadline for submission of nominations is on 15 July 2010. 

 

Read more at http://www.aseanbiodiversity.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=519&Itemid=205

 

International Postgraduate Scholarships at University of Birmingham

 

The University is offering 20 individual awards worth up to £10,000 for candidates commencing a one year Masters programme in 2010.

 

The scheme is open to applicants from all countries outside the EU who have applied for a one year Masters degree programme in any discipline at the University.

Candidates must be classified as overseas for fee purposes and must not be in receipt of a full scholarship from any other source.

 

To apply, candidates must submit a scholarship application form together with copies of academic transcripts and at least one academic reference no later than the closing date of Friday 28th May 2010.

 

Read more at http://www.international.bham.ac.uk/prospective/scholarships/irscholarships.shtml

 

“La Caixa” Foundation - Barcelona GSE Scholarships for students from emerging and developing countries

 

The “la Caixa” savings bank Foundation and the Barcelona GSE offer 14 fully-funded scholarships to students from emerging and developing countries with excellent academic backgrounds who will return to their home countries at the end of their professional training process to implement their knowledge.

 

This award covers:

 

master program tuition

medical insurance

round-trip airfare from the student's country of residence

monthly stipend for expenses during the student's stay in Barcelona

 

Deadline: 15 July 2010.

 

http://www.barcelonagse.eu/Scholarship_Sponsors.html

 

Postgraduate Scholarships for Vietnamese students - University of Westminster, UK

 

Amount:          Full tuition fee waiver, accommodation, living expenses and flights to and from London. 

 

Eligibility:        You must be from Vietnam and hold an offer for a full-time Masters degree.

 

Criteria:          Academic excellence, development potential and financial need. Preference will be given to junior faculty members of our partner universities in Vietnam, or who will return to work in a Vietnamese University.

 

http://www.westminster.ac.uk/study/fees-and-funding/scholarships/postgraduate-scholarships

 

IMD MBA Alumni Scholarships - Switzerland

 

The five IMD MBA Alumni Scholarships are designed to encourage diversity in the class. One is awarded to each region: Asia, Africa/Middle East, Latin America, Eastern Europe and Western Europe/North America/Oceania.

 

Criteria: Submitting an essay on: “As a business leader, which issue would you set as your first priority to address in your region / country? Why would you choose this issue? How would you, personally, address it?”

(maximum 1000 words)

 

Please draw on your own experiences in your answer, rather than on general, broad statements. The committee is looking for essays that are personal, visionary and demonstrate leadership, which include a clearly articulated description of how the solution could be implemented.

essay template

 

Deadline : September 30.

 

Read more at http://www.imd.ch/programs/mba/fees/scholarships/Shell.cfm

 

JIM ELLERT SCHOLARSHIP - Swizerland

 

Applicants must submit an essay on: 'Why I would like to do an MBA at IMD' (maximum 500 words)

Candidates will also be considered on the basis of merit as per the quality of their admission application.

essay template

 

Deadline : September 30.

 

Read more at http://www.imd.ch/programs/mba/fees/scholarships/Jim-Ellert.cfm

 

NESTLE SCHOLARSHIP FOR WOMEN

 

The Nestlé Scholarship for Women was first awarded in 1997 and was initiated by a group of IMD MBA participants who wanted to encourage women to take the MBA.

 

Applicant submit an essay discussing the issue: 'Does diversity in management impact the bottom line? If so, how?' (maximum 750 words)

 

Deadline : September 30.

 

Read more at http://www.imd.ch/programs/mba/fees/scholarships/Nestle.cfm

 

University of Twente (UT) Scholarship

 

The UT Scholarship is awarded by the Foundation University of Twente Scholarship Programme of the University of Twente. The UT Scholarship is meant for international students who show excellence, both academically as well as socially. The UT Scholarship is awarded for one year of study and is extended for a second year if study results are sufficient. Please note that you can only be nominated for the UT Scholarship after you have been (provisionally) accepted by the educational programme of your choice.

 

Deadline for application : The ultimate deadline is 10 May 2010.

 

Read more at http://www.utwente.nl/internationalstudents/scholarshipsandgrants/multiplecontinents/uts/

 

The Fondation Rainbow Bridge Scholarship

 

The Fondation Rainbow Bridge will enable young women recipients to enrich their academic background by obtaining an HEC MBA.

 

Recipients of this scholarship are top-caliber female candidates who have been admitted to the HEC MBA program and who can demonstrate exemplary leadership skills in one or more of the following areas:

 

Community work,

Charity engagement,

Sustainable development practices.

Selection Criteria:

 

Women applying must come from an Asian or African country affected by a natural disaster, drought or famine. In addition, they must demonstrate a commitment to solving some of the social and economic issues affecting their countries while working for the long-term security of the people living there.

 

Essay Question:

 

Please explain in 1,500 words why you should be named the Fondation Rainbow Bridge Scholar at the HEC MBA Program, while identifying your post-MBA goals.

 

Application Deadline: TBC

 

Read more at http://www.mba.hec.edu/Admissions/Financing/Scholarships/HEC-Fondation-Rainbow-Bridge

 

The Netherlands Fellowship Programmes

 

The Netherlands Fellowship Programmes (NFP) are demand-driven fellowship programmes designed to promote capacity building within organizations in 61 developing countries by providing training and education to their mid-career staff members.

 

Read more at http://www.nuffic.nl/international-students/scholarships/scholarships-administered-by-nuffic/the-netherlands-fellowship-programmes

 

NZAid Scholarships

 

http://www.nzaid.govt.nz/scholarships/

 

IDPM Scholarships - University of Manchester

 

Institute for Development Policy and Management (IDPM) is part of the School of Environment and Development (SED) at the University of Manchester, UK. IDPM will be offering 7 International Development Bursaries for students from developing countries to study on an IDPM Masters programme commencing in September 2010.

 

The bursaries are available for applicants to the following programmes:

 

     - MSc in Globalisation and Development

     - MA in International Development: Public Policy and Management

     - MSc in Industry,Trade and Development

     - MSc in ICTs for Development (ICT4D)

     - MSc in Organisational Change and Development

     - MSc in Management and Implementation of Development Projects

     - MA in International Development: Politics and Governance

 

The deadline for application for the scholarships is 28 May 2010.

 

For more information on this and other funding opportunities for IDPM programmes, please visit http://www.sed.manchester.ac.uk/idpm/postgraduate/taught/funding/

 

IMD MBA Future Leaders Scholarships

 

Three scholarships are awarded each year to candidates who demonstrate leadership understanding through an essay competition. Candidates must be those who demonstrate exceptionally strong leadership potential and submit the best essay on 'Leadership in an era of Globalization'.

 

Deadline: September 30.

 

Read more at http://www.imd.ch/programs/mba/fees/scholarships/Future-Leaders.cfm

 

Stockholm Challenge 2010

 

Stockholm Challenge gives you a unique opportunity to boost the viability of your project, find new investors and expand your professional network.

 

The proven Stockholm Challenge Framework puts the most relevant and crucial aspects of your project to the test. The most promising projects will be nominated for the Stockholm Challenge Award. Selected by a jury comprising some of the foremost global IT-entrepreneurs, the most innovative and viable projects will be rewarded the Stockholm Challenge Award.

 

The Stockholm Challenge Award categories cover the most significant areas of social and economic life. They are selected to match the UN Millennium Development Goals and cover a wide spectrum of services and activities for people, communities and their environments.

 

* Culture: The Challenge is looking for the role of ICT in every aspect of cultural expression, including the preservation of cultural heritage and identity. Entries can include viral marketing, online bookings and reviews through digital products and services to the Internet as a global venue for performance. The areas that are especially in focus are: - Arts and entertainment; - Heritage preservation and access; - Sports and recreation; - Tourism; - New media.

 

* Economic Development: ICT is being deployed in all areas of economic development, from home shopping, banking, marketing to business-to-business transactions. New opportunities are tested in developing countries with special attention to new sources of income. Entries are welcome under the these headings: - Business and enterprises; - Commerce environment; - Regional economic development; - Agriculture and food security; - Information based businesses.

 

* Education: Educators are early adopters. They have encountered some of the most difficult problems in implementing ICTs and making them available to those who most need them. This category targets: - All school and university level education; - Private and public courses; - Professional training and practice; - Lifelong and informal learning; - Knowledge networks.

 

* Environment: This category seeks projects that demonstrate excellence and innovation in preserving the environment and enhancing environmental awareness, in areas such as: - Urban and regional planning; - Traffic and transport; - Climate change; - Alternative energy technologies; - Habitat protection.

 

* Health: This category covers activities from public health campaigns, emergency response to access and security, telemedicine and communication channels for those with special needs. Special focus is on: - Telemedicine; - Hospital and home care; - Health promotion; - Disabilities support; - Disaster and emergency.

 

* Public Administration: ICT implementations in public programmes to promote better governance, administrative efficiency and transparency, citizen inclusion and democratic processes; projects under headings such as: - Governance - politics and elections; - Citizen inclusion; - Public services - administration and management; - Communication infrastructure; - Universal access and security.

 

Stockholm Challenge 2010 is open for applicants until August 1, 2010.

 

http://www.stockholmchallenge.org/

 

University of Sydney International Scholarship (USydIS)

 

The University of Sydney invites candidates who are eligible to undertake a Postgraduate Research Degree or Master's by Research program at this University to apply for the University of Sydney International Research Scholarship (USydIS).

 

The objective of the USydIS is to attract top quality international postgraduate students to undertake research projects which will enhance the University's research activities. The USydIS is open to all research disciplines, however participation in the USydIS program each semester is at the discretion of the Dean of each faculty. These scholarships will be awarded to eligible applicants twice a year – in October/November in conjunction with the International Postgraduate Research Scholarships (IPRS) for commencement in Semester 1 (March), and in early April for commencement in Semester 2 (July).

 

The USydIS will cover tuition fees and living allowance for up to three years with a possibility of one semester's extension for PhD students.

 

Applicants who wish to be considered for the IPRS and USydIS awards for semester 1, may indicate this by completing the relevant section of the Postgraduate Research Application form. To be considered for an award for semester 1, applications for admission to a research degree MUST be received by the International Office by 31 July of the previous year.

 

To be considered for the USydIS for semester 2, applications for admission to a research degree MUST be received by the International Office by 31 December of the previous year.

 

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The Ramsar Convention's Small Grants Fund

 

Suitable project proposals are those which contribute to the implementation of the Convention's Strategic Plan 2003-2008 for the conservation and wise use of wetlands; provide emergency assistance for Ramsar sites; or provide 'preparatory assistance' to allow non-Contracting Parties to progress toward accession. Eligibility is restricted to countries on the List of Aid Recipients established by the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) of the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), effectively meaning developing countries and countries with economies in transition. Projects may be proposed and implemented by any agency, NGO, or individual, but proposals MUST be endorsed and monitored by the Administrative Authority (the Ramsar implementing agency) in the Party's government, and seldom is more than one proposal approved from the same Party in any year. Successful proposals receive 80% of the allocated funds upon signature of the contract and the remainder upon submission of an adequate final report, but countries from which adequate final project reports have not been received may be denied further consideration for funding until those outstanding project dossiers have been closed.

 

The Secretariat's regional teams also offer an advisory service to help with the preparation of suitable proposals, for which drafts should be submitted to the Senior Regional Advisors by 30 April 2010. Please note that our advice is intended to help to improve project proposals for re-submission to the Small Grants Fund process, but it is not a guarantee that the proposals will be approved by the Standing Committee when it makes its decisions.

 

Readers can also find below lists of the successful project proposals for each year since 1992 and news reports of successfully completed projects, which may provide useful tips as to the kinds of projects and approaches most often selected for assistance.

 

The deadline for applications for the next round is 30 June 2010.The deadline for submissions of draft proposals for the SGF advisory service is 30 April 2010.

 

All of the required forms for applying to the Small Grants Fund are included in the Operational Guidelines.

 

Read more at http://www.ramsar.org/cda/en/ramsar-activities-grants-rsgf/main/ramsar/1-63-68-159_4000_0__

 

International Scholarships on water resources management

 

ICE WaRM offers a scholarship programme to attract high quality international students to education and training in water resources management, delivered by ICE WaRM partner institutions.

 

The ICE WaRM scholarship programme aims to:

 

provide high calibre students with the opportunity to study with ICE WaRM partners to further their knowledge;

provide students with the opportunity to participate in research and advance their scientific knowledge in water resources management;

encourage the exchange of ideas on best practice within water-related fields;

provide students with the opportunity to participate in presentations, conferences, seminars and forums on contemporary issues in water resources management;

provide the opportunity for students from organisations and countries currently facing major water issues to participate in programmes which they may not be able to fund; and

demonstrate a commitment to cultural change and diversity and the international sharing of knowledge and skills related to water resources management.

 

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS, PROGRAMME INFORMATION AND PARTNER UNIVERSITY WEBLINKS

 

We recommend that you visit the Post-Graduate Programmes page of the website to find out more about the programme.

 

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION CLOSING DATES

 

Semester 1 (July 2010) - Deadline 26th February 2010

Semester 2 (February 2011) - Deadline 27th August 2010

 

ICE WaRM offers two rounds of scholarships annually, in February and July. Applicants are able to begin applying for current or future rounds at any time. The current round (to commence in Semester 2 - July 2010 has a deadline of 26th February, 2010.

 

Read more at http://www.icewarm.com.au/page.php?pId=183

 

The Master of Lifelong Learning Scholarships

 

Lifelong Learning has become a fundamental goal of recent education policies, often advocated as a way to achieve socio-economic development and as a tool for promoting the 'knowledge-based' society. The rationale of the Masters of Lifelong Learning is to increase the awareness of European Lifelong Learning policies in a regional European context as well as on a global scale. It aims to provide policy-makers and professionals with responsibility for managing, delivering or supporting Lifelong Learning with opportunities to develop their own analysis and practice in what is a constantly changing economic, social, technological and policy environment.

 

The growing significance of Lifelong Learning both in national and international policy results in the need to bring its implications under close and critical scrutiny. The Master of Lifelong Learning is to be considered a response to a strong need for conducting educational reform activities all over the world.

 

The European Commission offers scholarships for 3rd country (non-EU) students and scholars.The deadline for scholarship applications is 1 December 2010.

 

For more information please visit http://www.dpu.dk/site.aspx?p=7131

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