“EITI was the Wrong Focus” and other Highlights of the Natural Resource Governance Conference

Last week, I was at a conference organised by the Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI), formerly Revenue Watch Institute, on the challenges and opportunities presented by falling commodity prices. It was attended by the best in the academia, in policy and in civil society in the field. A breakdown of the panels and speakers is … More “EITI was the Wrong Focus” and other Highlights of the Natural Resource Governance Conference

Scholarships & Development Opportunities No.11

Scholarships for students from African countries to study Politics and International Relations at the University of Cambridge. This is available to candidates undertaking either a one-year MPhil in International Relations and Politics, or a three-year PhD in a field related to governance and human rights from 2015. The scholarships are jointly funded by the David … More Scholarships & Development Opportunities No.11

The BRICS Bank: an ‘Alternative’ to the Bretton-Woods Institutions?

Recently, the leaders of the BRICS countries – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa – made a bold step in setting up an international development bank. They have agreed to raise $100 billion to that effect, with plans for the headquarters of the financial institution to be based in Shanghai, China. This decision came … More The BRICS Bank: an ‘Alternative’ to the Bretton-Woods Institutions?

The World Bank (Africa) Fellowship for PhD Students

Culled from the World Bank: “The Africa Region of the World Bank Group is launching the World Bank Group Fellowship Program for Ph.D. students of African descent. The program will increase the diverse workforce that is a priority for the Bank and its clients. The Fellowship Program aims to build a pipeline of researchers and … More The World Bank (Africa) Fellowship for PhD Students

Scholarships, Funding and Development Opportunities No. 6

2013 MASTERS SCHOLARSHIPS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TWENTE, THE NETHERLANDS University of Twente in The Netherlands offers (Graduate) Masters degree scholarships for students of EU/EEA countries and Non-EU/EEA countries in various fields. UTS awards are limited in number. Students must have undergraduate degree with excellent results and good proficiency skills in English language with requirement of … More Scholarships, Funding and Development Opportunities No. 6

March 2012 NVS Q&A With Presidential Spokesman – Reuben Abati

In last Saturday’s (03rd March) edition of the NOW WHAT weekly series by the Nigeria Village Square (NVS), we had Dr. Reuben Abati, the Nigerian President’s media spokesperson as our guest. Please find transcripts of Saturday’s edition of the show below, originally posted HERE. There is also a link with the audio clip of the … More March 2012 NVS Q&A With Presidential Spokesman – Reuben Abati