28th February 2022 (Kinshasa time, GMT + 1)
The Regional Post-Graduate Training School on Integrated Management of Tropical Forests and Lands (ERAIFT) has issued its 4th international call for applications for enrolment in its regional Masters degree programme, in the framework of its activities on Capacity building of biodiversity practitioners, scientists and policy makers for the sustainable management of protected areas and forest ecosystems in Africa.
The following degree courses are covered by this regional programme:
It covers a period of 24 months divided into 4 semesters (Semi-annualization of courses). The mobility of students and trainers is also foreseen during the third semester devoted to specialisation courses. It is worth noting that BRM is the only master degree dedicated to UNESCO’s Man and Biosphere programme (MAB) and biosphere reserves in Africa. It was established through partnership between the MAB programme and ERAIFT through the BIOPALT project.
ERAIFT has concluded a memorandum of understanding with the following regional institutions for the implementation of a regional Masters programme based on the LMD system of the Bologna decree: Universities of Dschang and Yaoundé I as well as the Ecole de Faune de Garoua (EFG/Cameroon), Ecole Nationale des Eaux et Forêts (ENEF/Libreville) and the Université des Sciences et Technique de Masuku (USTM/Gabon) and the University of Kisangani (UNIKIS/DRC).
The implementation of this regional programme is also done in close cooperation with the 35 member institutions of AGRINATURA.
ERAIFT is an education and research institute located in the University Campus of Kinshasa. It began in 1999 as a regional project under UNESCO’s Man and Biosphere programme (MAB) and has since grown steadily to become a Centre of excellence under the auspices of UNESCO with a regional focus (UNESCO Category 2 Centre). Through research, capacity building and knowledge sharing, ERAIFT provides valuable and unique contribution to implement operational planning strategies for tropical forest management and UNESCO’s strategic programme objectives for the benefit of Member States. ERAIFT aims to train a new generation of specialists to develop and manage tropical forests and lands by applying a systemic approach.
The following profile is required for the recruitment of learners for this 4th cohort:
Dem Rep of Congo and/or abroad
Scholarships are available but in limited numbers and are therefore awarded on a competitive basis. This study grant essentially covers the costs related to the candidate’s stay in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and/or abroad as well as the organisation of his or her diploma course. The cost of training for the complete Master’s cycle at ERAIFT is fixed at $16,500 per year of study (US dollars sixteen thousand five hundred). A total of 40 scholarships are available for the 40 best students who will be selected after this call for applications.
This cost includes the costs related to the organisation of teaching, tutorials and practical fieldwork, the stay of the learners in the framework of their sub-regional mobility, dissertation internship, etc. But in the case of regional student mobility in semester 3, this cost can be relatively high.
This international call for expressions of interest aims at recruiting learners for the 4th cohort of these regional programmes, whose academic year starts in the second quarter of 2022, i.e. on 3 April, 2022.
Each candidate will send to ERAIFT a complete file including the following elements:
VII. TRANSMISSION OF THE FILE AND DEADLINE
All applications should be sent to ERAIFT digitally in a single pdf file, via email: firstname.lastname@example.org, with a copy to email@example.com with the subject line: “My application to the Regional Masters Programme, 4th class”.
Addressee: Baudouin MICHEL, Director of ERAIFT and President of the Academic and Research Council.
Maximum file size to be sent: 10 MB
Deadline for submission: Monday 28/02/2022 at 16:00 (Kinshasa time, GMT + 1)
For further information please write to,
Only complete and timely applications will be examined by a joint team, consisting of members of the Academic and Research Council (ARC) of ERAIFT and AGRINATURA, under the chairmanship of the Director of ERAIFT and President of the ARC.
In a first step, an analysis of the administrative conformity of the files will be made for a preselection. Shortlisted candidates will be notified for an entrance test in mathematics, French, English and computer science.Ethical and behavioural aspects as well as leadership will also be assessed online during an interview with shortlisted candidates.
Only successful applicants will be informed of their enrolment in the 4th class of this regional programme.
If the application is equally competent, priority will be given to female applicants; and the regional aspect of the School will be strongly supported.
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