The EU under its Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Scheme, has provided funding to support
training of graduate students in African universities. In this mobility programme six African
partner institutions and one EU Technical partner will collaborate in the training of
professionals to strengthen fragile ecosystems (FE) management in Africa, which will lead into
reduced environmental degradation and sustained food production by small-scale farmers.
A total of 23 Masters and 11 Doctorates will be trained in the thematic areas of Agroforestry,
Ecology and Adaptation; Taxonomy, Biodiversity, Ethnobotany and Natural Resources
Conservation and Valorization; Agro-Ecology and Food Systems; Forest, Ecosystem,
Environment and Natural Resource Management.
The project will provide fellowships for full degree programs (PhDs and MSc) as well as
short term mobility for students and staff and will run from 1
st November 2017 until 31st
October 2022.
The project is expected to contribute to a) establishing regional learning platform for
improved fragile ecosystem management (FEM); b) internationalizing and harmonizing of
training in FEM, c) enhancing skills of University administrative staff to manage mobility, d)
improving training skills of academic staff of targeted Universities and e) training of high
caliber professionals in FE management.

All interested candidates must apply online for both university admission and scholarship.
Application for admission should be sent to the hosting university and a copy to the project
coordinating office at Cheikh Anta Diop University of Dakar. The application for scholarship
should be sent to the project coordinating office with copy to the coordinator at the sending
institution. Admission criteria and application forms are available on the program website
(www.reform-africa.org) and partner websites.
The scholarships are open to candidates from Target group 1 (Senegal, Uganda, Benin,
Malawi, Mozambique) and Target group 2 (DR Congo, Tunisia, Mali, Madagascar, Lesotho
and Sudan). Please note that candidates will only be allowed to apply to institution outside of
their home countries. Female and candidates with disabilities are particularly encouraged to
apply.

The Call for applications is open from 22th February 2018 and will close on 7th April 2018.

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