World Bank Group (WBG) 2020 Postgraduate Fellowship Program for Young Africans

World Bank Group (WBG) 2020 Postgraduate Fellowship Program for Young Africans: The World Bank Group (WBG) is happy to announce their yearly Africa Fellowship Program. This program is targeted at highly talented young graduates having completed or about to complete their PhD programs and aims to provide need hands-on experience to these young Africans which will in turn aid development of the region.

Scholarship Sponsor(s): The World Bank Group (WBG).

Scholarship to be taken at: World Bank Group, Africa Business Region.

Scholarship Type: Fellowship.

Scholarship level: Doctoral and Post-doctoral graduates.

Slots: About 25 positions available.

Scholarship Worth: Not specified.

 Subject Eligibility: Graduate with specializations relevant to world bank group business.

Country/Candidate Eligibility: Young PhD students and graduates from the Africa region


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Award Details and Description:

The World Bank Group (WBG) Africa Fellowship Program was launched in 2013 and targets youthful African nationals with excellent dispositions  who are in their concluding part of a PhD  program or have recently finished in a research area relevant to the World Bank’s business operations. The fellowship program has been exceptionally fruitful since its beginning, building a solid pipeline of youthful African ability keen on career development, in worldwide establishments, African governments, think tanks, and the scholarly community.

The program offers beneficiaries a six-month task at World Bank Group (WBG) workplaces in Washington D.C. or then again in nation workplaces to pick up hands-on experience in the activities of the WBG. This incorporates information age and spread, structure of worldwide and nation arrangements, and the structure of foundations to accomplish comprehensive development in creating nations. While profiting by research and advancement in different parts, participants will also take a shot at research, financial arrangement, specialized help desk, and loaning activities that add to the World Bank’s objective of disposing of destitution and expanding shared success. Through the association, we intend to assemble the limit of the up and coming age of African change producers being developed, strategy making and advance the objectives of lessening poverty prevalence in the region.

The 2020 WBG Africa Fellowship Program hopes to accommodate up to 15 participants. This year, with the help of the Think Africa Partnership, a private division window offers help for 10 extra positions with an exceptional spotlight on private sector development and account. The extra 10 participants will chip away at improving the macroeconomic, business and budgetary systems to upgrade private division venture, fortify monetary approach making and at last advance financial development over the locale.

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General Eligibility Criteria: Interested applicants should note the following eligibility conditions that will be considered throughout the application process of the World Bank Group (WBG) 2020 Postgraduate Fellowship Program for Young Africans.

  • Applicants must be a Sub-Saharan national who are recent Ph.D. graduates, or current doctoral students within a year of completing or graduating from a Ph.D. program in all relevant field of development, including, but not limited to economics, education, health, governance, energy, agriculture, infrastructure and demography.
  • Have an excellent command of English, both written and verbal
  • Be under the age of 32 by the closing of the application period. Preference may be given to those born on or after Oct 1, 1988.
  • Applicants with proficiency in an additional World Bank official language will stand a better chance of being selected
  • national from fragile and conflict-affected countries also may stand a better chance
  • candidates from refugee and internally displaced communities and/or with proven experience on forced displacement will be given preference

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Application Procedures – How-to-Apply for the World Bank Group (WBG) 2020 Postgraduate Fellowship Program for Young Africans:

Interested applicants can apply for the fellowship by visiting the official link given in this post or click here to begin application

After submitting an application online, the most promising candidates for the World Bank Africa Fellowship will be identified, and their application packages forwarded to World Bank Africa Region managers and participating departments for consideration. Departments and managers will then indicate their preferences, as well as the project to be undertaken.

Selected candidates will then be notified and, upon acceptance, will be hired as short-term consultants for a minimum of six months.

Visit: Official Scholarship Page

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