Google Africa Certifications Scholarships 2019 (Fully Funded to learn Mobile Web, Android and Google Cloud)

Application Deadline: Ongoing

Google is partnering with Pluralsight to give you free access to Pluralsight course content plus support from the Andela Learning Community across three skills development tracks: Mobile Web, Android and Google Cloud.After completing your desired skills development track, you will be eligible to receive a Google certification grant to take Google’s Associate Android Developer, Mobile Web Specialist and Associate Cloud Engineer certification exams.

Building upon our pledge to provide mobile developer training to 100,000 Africans to develop world class apps, today we are pleased to announce the next round of Google Africa Certification Scholarships aimed at helping developers become certified on Google’s Android, Web, and Cloud technologies.

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This year, we are offering 30,000 additional scholarship opportunities and 1,000 grants for the Google Associate Android DeveloperMobile Web Specialist, and Associate Cloud Engineer certifications. The scholarship program will be delivered by our partners, Pluralsight and Andela, through an intensive learning curriculum designed to prepare motivated learners for entry-level and intermediate roles as software developers. Interested students in Africa can learn more about the Google Africa Certifications Scholarships and apply here

According to World Bank, Africa is on track to have the largest working-age population (1.1 billion) by 2034. Today’s announcement marks a transition from inspiring new developers to preparing them for the jobs of tomorrow. Google’s developer certifications are performance-based. They are developed around a job-task analysis which test learners for skills that employers expect developers to have.

  • Access to expert-led videos, available on-demand with our mobile app and offline capabilities
  • Guided skill development with curated paths and channels according to your chosen track
  • Skill assessments that help you identify knowledge gaps and strengths, and allow you to share your proficiency on Facebook, Twitter and Stack Overflow
  • Support from the Pluralsight Help Center and the Andela Learning Community to help you complete your track and prepare for your chosen Google certification exam

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Google Africa Certifications Scholarships 2019


CALL to non-tenured African philosophers African Philosophy Essay Competitions

Essay competition

As part of our outreach to early-career scholars, non-tenured faculty, philosophers without doctorates, graduate students, and to philosophers in the non-academic professions and wider public arena,

the Third Biennial African Philosophy World Conference is the event which will launch the first round of FOUR annual essay competitions:

I. John S. Mbiti Essay on African Philosophy and Religion

II. Kwasi Wiredu Essay on African Metaphysics and Epistemology

III. Samir Amin Memorial Essay on African Leadership

IV. Sirkku Hellsten Memorial Essay on African Governance, Corporate Responsibility & Global Justice The winners of the maiden round of these annual prizes will be awarded travel costs and accommodation to present their essays at the conference and winning essays will be published in the 2020 volume of UTAFITI Journal of African Perspectives and annually hereafter.

Instructions for contestants:

Send your essay prepared for blind review in one file AND your abstract in another file and on a separate page (150-200 words) with your full name, email, phone number, affiliated institution and role, or other status. Provide the NUMBER (I, II, III, IV) to show WHICH PRIZE you are competing for in your FILES’ names.

Eligibility requirements:

Contestants must be: – non-tenured, or not on permanent contract, or not having a full appointment at a university, college, research institute, or school located in Africa but otherwise affiliated with a university, college, research institute or school located in Africa; OR – residing in Africa at a different occupation outside academia, or as unemployed, or as self-employed.

Procedures for the competition:

Essays will be vetted through blind review. – Essays must be at maximum 3,500 words inclusive of references. o (Winners will be able to expand for publication after presentation.) – All essays’ contents must be conceptual or theoretical in any philosophical tradition. – Two WORD files must be sent by the contestant:

1. COVER page file: Title of file should include “COVER PAGE” & the Roman numeral and name indicating which contest you are entering (I-IV above), and your own title of your essay, Author’s full name indicating surname in BLOCK capitals, author’s affiliation and current role in that institution or author’s location and employment status

2. ESSAY main body file: prepared for blind review. The title of the file attachment must contain

(i) identification of which AWARD (I-IV above) is intended, and (ii) title of essay (this is very important to avoid confusion in the vetting process)

Essay must be submitted as a WORD file with a subject title identified by one of the titles of the essay prizes listed above – Each contestant can submit only ONE essay.

More than one submission from the same contestant will disqualify all submissions from the contest, and such abstracts will be returned. – Essays must be submitted by April 1, 2019. – Essays that do not win prizes will still be vetted via their abstracts among those sent in response to the general call for abstracts for this conference. Schedule of advice for abstract submissions will apply. – Both files 1 & 2 must be sent simultaneously to

Internship Opportunities


UONGOZI Institute seeks to inspire leaders and promote the recognition of the important role of leadership in sustainable development within Africa.

Located in the President’s Office, United Republic of Tanzania, UONGOZI Institute provides training to leaders from Tanzania and beyond, organises high-level policy forums and dialogues, and carries out research on leadership and sustainable development.


Finance and Administration Department plays a vital role in making sure that the Institute’s planned activities are run and implemented smoothly by making sure funds availability, timely preparation of financial transactions, timely preparation of budget implementation report and providing other necessary support.

The Finance Intern will assist the Finance Team in the day-to-day operations of the Department. He/She will work closely with- and report directly to- the Finance Officer.

Main Task

The Intern will be mainly responsible for assisting to maintain efficient and accurate accounting functions of the Department.

Scope of the Assignment

  • Assist in preparation of payment vouchers and writing of cheques.
  • Assist in updating the cashbook.
  • Assist in preparation of bank and petty cash reconciliation.
  • Assist in filing of finance documents such as; receipts, vouchers etc. and ensuring accurate record keeping.
  • Assist in revision and verification of Staff imprest retirements.
  • Any other relevant duties as directed by the supervisor.


  • Must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Accounting.
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team.
  • Proficiency in MS Excel.
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, both in English and Swahili.
  • Volunteering experience is preferred, although not required.


Initially, the Intern will be provided with a three-month contract. Some assignments will require travel.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should submit their applications via with the following subject line “Finance Intern”. The application should include a Curriculum Vitae (CV) with contact details of three referees and a motivation letter, submitted by February 15th, 2019.

Note: UONGOZI Institute is an equal opportunity employer. We regret that we will not be able to contact unsuccessful applicants.

2019 Ideas for Action Competition

Registration: Team registration opens August 31, 2018

Application Submission: Application portal launches October 2018

Deadline: Tentative deadline: February 28, 2019

Team Registration: Teams must consist of two to six members and may be formed across different schools, institutions, companies, countries, nationalities, etc. We recommend that all teams register and sign up for updates below to receive the latest information on I4A programs and events leading up to the competition deadline

Eligibility: Students and young professionals between the ages of 18-35 years from around the world are invited to participate.

Guidelines:  Please take a careful look at the Ideas for Action 2019 Guidelines before beginning your application

*Note On Google Forms Application:  If you are currently in a region where Google is not available, please apply here.

Awards: The finalists and winners will be selected by a panel of academics and experienced development professionals from public and private sector institutions. Winners of the competition get the opportunity to:

  • Present their ideas at an event during the Annual Meetings of the IMF and the World Bank Group,
  • Receive support from a project incubator at the Wharton School, and
  • Benefit from unique capacity development and networking opportunities with experts from international development, academia, and the private sector.

Register for the 2019 Ideas for Action Competition



University of Dar es Salaam is selected to host local edition of HultPrize as students answer the United Nations Challenge and go head-to-head for US$ 1M

About HULTPRIZE UDSM Challenge

HULTPRIZE UDSM Challenge is a student lead (lead by the appointed HULTPRIZE Campus Director) event under the coordination of the University of Dar es Salaam Innovation and Entrepreneurship Centre (UDIEC). The HULTPRIZE UDSM Challenge is local edition of the world’s largest competition run by HultPrize in partnership with the United Nations, hosting College and University events around the world in search of the next game-changing start-up

Who is Eligible to Apply?

• Must be a team of 3-4 • The team must have a name • Current Students at University of Dar es Salaam (Bachelor, Masters or PhD) • UDSM Alumni, Faculty or Staff are NOT eligible

A final round of competition will be hosted in September, where the winning team will be awarded the $1,000,000 prize.

International Student Essay Contest, 2018: Is it Important to Live in a Democracy?

Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs announces its tenth annual International Essay Contest, open to students of all nationalities anywhere in the world.

ESSAY TOPIC: Is it important to live in a democracy?

The essay should include a definition/explanation of the concept of democracy (written in your own words) and then explain why democracy is or is not important.


  • Style: Op-ed style (not academic, footnoted papers)
  • Length: 1,000 to 1,500 words
  • Format: Blog post on English language entries only.
  • Limit: One entry per person.

For sample essays, have a look at last year’s winners here.

Before submitting your essay, please review these plagiarism guidelines to ensure that your work is original and properly cited. All essays will be screened using plagiarism-detecting software.


All students, from high school students through graduate students, are eligible. Non-students are automatically disqualified.

Previous winners and honorable mentions are not eligible.


1. Join the free Global Ethics Network (GEN) website:

2. Post your essay in the blog section and tag it with #essaycontest2018.

3. Please include the following:

* Your full name.

* The name of your school.

* Indicate what level of student you are (high school, undergraduate, graduate).



The essays are judged in three categories: graduate students; undergraduate students; and high school students.

1st prize: $300 Amazon Gift Certificate

2nd prize: $150 Amazon Gift Certificate 

3rd prize: $75 Amazon Gift Certificate

Click here to view 2017 winning essays

For all 2017 winning essay, click here

2019 RASC-AL SPECIAL EDITION: Moon to mars and prospecting challenge.


Audience: Full-time Undergraduate and Graduate Students
Notice of Intent Deadline: Oct. 12
Project Plan Submission Deadline: Nov. 15
Category: Student Competitions
The 2019 Revolutionary Aerospace Systems Concepts—Academic Linkage (RASC-AL) Special Edition: Moon to Mars Ice & Prospecting Challenge is an engineering design and technology demonstration contest for eligible college students. Teams have the opportunity to design and build prototype hardware that can extract water and assess subsurface density profiles from a simulated off-world test bed. Up to 10 teams will be chosen to receive a stipend to build and demonstrate their systems’ capabilities in June 2019 at NASA’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia.

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The national science foundation 2026 machine.


Audience: Educators and Students Ages 14 and Older
Entry Deadline: Oct. 26
Category: Competition
The NSF 2026 Idea Machine is a competition to help set the U.S. agenda for fundamental research in science and engineering. Participants can earn cash prizes and receive public recognition by suggesting the pressing research questions that need to be answered in the coming decade. The competition is an opportunity for researchers, the public and other interested stakeholders to contribute to NSF’s mission to support basic research and enable new discoveries.

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Calling teachers and students innovators: register for 2018-2019 conrad challenges


Audience: Students Ages 13-18 and Educators of Grades 9-12
Registration Deadline: Nov. 2
Category: Student Competitions
The Conrad Challenge is an annual, virtual competition that invites students worldwide to become entrepreneurs and apply innovation, science, technology, creativity and critical thinking to solve challenges having global impact in six categories. Teams of two-five students, ages 13-18, create products and/or services that address some of the most pressing global challenges. Guided by teachers and industry experts, the competition becomes a master class in collaboration, creativity, critical thinking and communication.



Audience: All Interested U.S. Citizens, Including Higher Education Educators and Students
Deadline: No Later Than Sept. 30, 2019
Category: Competitions
NASA, in partnership with the nonprofit Methuselah Foundation’s New Organ Alliance, is seeking ways to advance the field of bioengineering through a new prize competition. The Vascular Tissue Challenge offers a $500,000 prize to be divided among the first three teams that successfully create thick, metabolically functional, human vascularized organ tissue in a controlled laboratory environment. The first registered team(s) to meet the required guidelines and complete their trials by Sept. 30, 2019, will win the awards.

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