Call for Masters Applications (Females Only)
Social Transformation Research and Policy Advocacy Project Deadline for submission of application: 1st June 2021
We are inviting females to apply for Master of Philosophy studies under a five-year project, “Resilience Against Climate Change-Social Transformation Research and Policy Advocacy”. Funded by the European Commission, the project is a research collaboration between the International Water Management Institute, the University of Ghana-Centre for Migration Studies, the University for Development Studies, and the CSIR-Science and Technology Policy Research Institute. The project seeks to contribute to more inclusive and sustainable economic growth policy and programming approaches in the Upper West Region of Ghana by January 2025. Over the course of the project, we expect to support about 4 PhDs and 15 Masters. The first batch of scholarship recipients (4 PhDs and 10 Masters) have started their educational programs at the either University of Ghana- Centre for Migration Studies or Simon Diedong Dombo University of Business and Integrated Development Studies (SDD-UBIDS), formerly University for Development Studies, Wa.
There is funding to sponsor additional 5 female MPhil students in their educational programs, to conduct research on social transformation issues related to gender, youth and migration, climate resilience, and policymaking. Successful students will follow the stipulated training procedures of their host Universities, with joint supervision across project collaborating organizations. In addition, the students will participate in policy advocacy events (e.g. workshops, learning events, and policy dialogues) of the project to bridge research and policy through students’ direct involvement in the narratives, practices, and networks of development planning. Background information of the project
Northern Ghana suffers from high climate variability coupled with high depletion of the natural resource base which is related to rapid socio-economic and demographic changes. These changes present complex rural development challenges for farmers (particularly women and youth), communities, policy-makers, and development planners. Addressing the complex challenges requires a better understanding of transformative processes, strengthening institutional capacity, and effective natural resource governance.