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Costa Rica: OAS/UPEACE scholarships for professional devel courses

Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of an OAS Member State, except Costa Rica.

The scholarship will cover 100% of the tuition cost and a complementary subsistence amount of $150 per week. In order to apply for the OAS/UPEACE Scholarship, participants must be admitted to the course.

The deadline to apply to the OAS/UPEACE scholarship is November 15th, 2010.

OAS/UPEACE Scholarship

The Organization of American States (OAS) and The University for Peace through the UPEACE Institute have decided to support outstanding individuals of the Americas by offering OAS/UPEACE scholarships to further their education through the following Professional Development courses:

One Week Course:
* Fundraising for Sustainable Development

Two Weeks Courses:
* Sports and Peace
* Arms Control and Disarmament Today
* Environmental Security Assessment: Principle and Practice
* Gender and Human Trafficking

Three Weeks Courses:
* Curricular Design for Peace and Conflict Studies
* Hunger , Famine and Food Security

Scholarship offers apply only to the above mentioned professional development courses.

About UPEACE Institute and OAS Initiatives
The University for Peace (UPEACE) was established in Costa Rica in 1980 "to provide humanity with an international institution of higher education for peace and with the aim of promoting among all human beings the spirit of understanding, tolerance and peaceful coexistence." (Charter of The University for Peace).

At present, the UPEACE Costa Rica Campus has 192 students from 55 different countries, making it one of the most diverse universities in the world for its size. UPEACE is the only institution in the UN family authorized to grant degrees at the postgraduate level. The language of instruction is English.

The UPEACE Institute of the University of Peace seeks to contribute to the great universal task of educating for peace by engaging in teaching, research, post-graduate training and dissemination of knowledge fundamental to the full development of the human person and societies through the interdisciplinary study of all matters related to peace. Their courses are comprised of a uniquely diverse community from over 70 countries and are designed to be participatory hands-on, and relevant to working professionals and the issues face to face.

The OAS Department of Human Development, Education and Culture (DHDEC) supports Member States in creating policies and executing programs that promote Human Capacity Development at all educational levels. By enabling formative opportunities to citizens, the DHDEC strengthens democratic values and security under the framework of regional integration. We do this by supporting the efforts of Member States to improve the quality of and equity in education while enhancing and highlighting the contribution of their diverse cultures to economic, social, and human development and by assisting the citizens of the Americas in realizing their full potential by giving them access to knowledge and skills through training that improves the standards of living for individuals, families and communities in the region.

cross listed from Peace and Collaborative Development Network

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