Scholarship: Ashinaga Africa Initiative Registration 2020

The Ashinaga Africa Initiative is a fully funded academic leadership programme that aims to provide high potential orphaned students from across Sub Saharan Africa with access to higher education in Japan, the U.S.A. and Europe.

Our vision is that after graduating from university abroad, our scholars will return to Mauritius to become leaders and empower others.  

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Vibrant Saurashtra Expo & Summit 2016

YUVA has become the exclusive Mauritian international partner of Vibrant Saurashtra Expo & Summit 2016, to be held from 7 to 10 January 2016 in Gujarat, India.

“The word Saurashtra itself says it is a nation for all. While speaking the word Saurashtra we feel it is our own land. Luckily my political career started in Rajkot, so there is an inner willingness to do something, to give something special to the people of Saurashtra. I wish to give a wonderful gift, which would melt and stay forever in the heart and life of Saurashtra people.” – Shri Narendrabhai Modi, Honorable Prime Minister of India.

Vibrant Saurashtra Expo and Summit 2016 (VSES16) scheduled from 7 to 10 January 2016 in Rajkot (Gujarat, India), is being organised by Octagon Communications and Global Network, co-organised by the Rajkot Chamber of Commerce and Industry, in association with IndextB – Government of Gujarat and YUVA as an international partner representing Mauritius.

The focus of the summit is Trade, Investment, Tourism, Education and Culture. The theme of the event is MAKE IN INDIA, SKILLED INDIA, DIGITAL INDIA, CLEAN ( Swachha) INDIA and SMART (Cities) INDIA. Clusters from all over Saurashtra will be participating through an exhibition and a knowledge summit. Products and services of Saurashtra region will be on display at the exhibition. At the same time, the summit will deliver much needed knowledge capital on best practices from around the world for the Saurashtra cluster of industries.

20 country delegations will be visiting Vibrant Saurashtra from UK, UAE, USA, Canada, Australia, The Netherlands, Turkey, Japan, China, South Korea, Indonesia, Kenya, Mauritius, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, Ethiopia etc. Pre-fixed one to one meetings ( B2B, B2G and P2P ) will be organised between exhibitors and foreign companies. Live video conference meetings with foreign buyers will also be organised. Awards night will be organised in the evening for honouring leading social and business contributors of Saurashtra by the hands of Honorable Chief Minister of Gujarat.

22 detailed investment reports for Saurashtra region will be released and presented on sectors like gems and jewellery, agricultural machinery and equipments, engineering and electrical, machine tools, brass components, food and edible oil, medical tourism, chemicals, cements, cotton and yarn, smart cities and real estate, kitchen appliances, handicrafts, textiles and garments, mining and minerals, timber and wood, automotive components, casting and forgings, ceramic tiles, sanitary ware and metal fabrication.

All leading Saurashtra based associations such as Rajkot Engineering Association, Rajkot Kitchenware Manufacturers Association, Morbi Ceramic Association, Rajkot Builders Association, Saurashtra Plastic Manufacturers Association, Jamnagar Factory Owners Association, Jamnagar Hardware Manufacturers Association, GIDC Lodhika Industrial Association, Saurashtra Ginners Association, Rajkot Gems and Jewelry Association, Gems and Jewelry Trade Council Of India, have whole heartedly supported the Vibrant Saurashtra Expo and Summit 2016.

The Chief Minister of Gujarat, Honorable Anandiben Patel will be inaugurating the Vibrant Saurashtra Expo and Summit 2016. Many ministers, bureaucrats from Gujarat and all over India will be present. Chief Minister’s letter is attached.

In Saurashtra, no business event can be complete without entertainment. Entertainment evening will be arranged on both days 8th and 9th January 2016.

All details can be referred to at the  website: www.vibrantsaurashtra.com

Also watch this Vibrant Saurashtra 2016 short film: https://youtu.be/KcipE9_IVDc

If you wish to be part of the Mauritian delegation attending the Vibrant Saurashtra Expo & Summit 2016 in India, email YUVA at info@yuvamauritius.com

Facebook Fellowship Program for Domestic and International Students

Deadline: November 1, 2015

Location: Facebook Headquarters, USA.

Applications are invited for Facebook fellowship program available to domestic and international students for full-time PhD accredited doctoral program focusing on a topic or field relevant to Facebook. Up to twelve (12) academic fellowships are awarded for a period of for two years. Each Facebook Fellowship includes several benefits like tuition and fees for the academic year(s)as well as $37,000 yearly grant, paid visit to Facebook HQ to present research and opportunity for paid internship.

Study Subject:

Fellowships are awarded in the fields relevant to Facebook, such as: Artificial Intelligence, Computer Architecture, Computer Vision, Data Mining, Databases , Distributed Systems, Networking & Operating Systems , Economics and Computation, Human-Computer Interaction , Machine Learning , Natural Language Processing , Networking & Operating Systems , Programming Languages & Compilers, Security & Privacy, Social Computing, Software Engineering, Speech Technologies.

Eligibility:

This Program is open to individuals who are enrolled full-time, as defined by the individual’s university, and in good standing at an appropriately accredited doctoral program focusing on a Topic or Field (whether an individual is engaged in research in a Topic or Field will be determined in Facebook’s sole discretion).

Candidates are not eligible to participate in this Program if they are a national or legal resident of those countries in which the United States has embargoed goods (including, without limitation, Cuba, North Korea, Iran, and Syria, unless you are enrolled full-time at an accredited university in the United States or a non-embargoed country, with the exception of nationals and legal residents of Cuba, who are unconditionally ineligible to participate). Applicants should be aware that Facebook’s ability to select for receipt of an Award a PhD Student who is from a country against which the United States has imposed comprehensive economic sanctions (such as Cuba, Iran, Sudan, Syria, or North Korea) may be sharply limited by United States law.

Further, the Award, or portions thereof, may be forfeited if an Award recipient does not remain enrolled with full-time status and in good standing at the same doctoral program for the entire period of the award. It is the obligation of all applicants to ensure that applying for the Award, participating in this

Program and, as applicable, received an Award, complies with all laws, rules and regulations of the jurisdiction in which such applicant is a legal resident/national.

Fellowship Value:

Each Facebook Fellowship includes several benefits:

  • Tuition and fees will be paid for the academic year(s) 2016-2017 and 2017-2018
  • $37,000 yearly grant
  • Paid visit to Facebook HQ to present your research
  • Opportunity for paid internship

Selection Criteria:

In Round 1, Reviewers from each topical area will be assigned to an application and score them based on the following criteria:

  • Strength of applicant’s publication record, as detailed in the applicant’s CV.
  • The merit of the research proposal, including its innovativeness and importance to the identified industry or field.
  • Strength of applicant’s references

Those Applications that receive the highest scores in Round 1 will move onto Round 2, but the number of Applications that move onto Round 2 and the Fields/Topics from which they come will be determined in Facebook’s sole discretion. In Round 2, a team of Reviewers from each area will discuss the top applicants in their own area and compare them to those in other areas based on the same criteria as Round 1 above. In Round 3, all finalists will be reviewed and compared. The finalists will be selected by a final panel that may include a Facebook engineering director and CTO (subject to availability).

Application Process:

To apply, eligible individuals must submit the following materials (collectively, “Application”) to Facebook ONLINE or email a Word or PDF file of the Application to facebookfellowship@fb.com with the subject line “Fellowship Program Application”:

  • Curriculum Vitae (“CV”): Your Application must include your CV, which should detail prior relevant work experience, academic record, and publication record.
  • Letters of Reference: Application must include the name and contact information of two (2) people who will be providing letters of reference on behalf of the applicant. The letters of reference should address the applicant’s skills and character and why the applicant deserves to receive the Award. One (1) letter of reference must be from the applicant’s current doctoral program advisor. All letters must be submitted by the references by the Application due date.
  • Research Proposal: Application must include a one (1) to two (2) page (single-spaced, 12 point Times New Roman font, one (1) inch margins) research proposal in your Field of study. Research proposals will be reviewed, subject to the two (2) page limit, and any page(s) submitted in excess of the two (2) page limit may not be read.
  • Research Area: The research proposal must address the applicant’s PhD research area.
  • Transcript (optional): Application may also include transcripts from any/all post-secondary educational institutions that the applicant has attended.

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