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ORANGE KNOWLEDGE & MENA SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME 2024 TO STUDY AT THE HAGUE ACADEMY IN THE NETHERLANDS

The MENA Scholarship Programme aims to contribute to the societal development of the participating countries in the Middle East and North Africa region. It also seeks to build capacity within organisations by enabling employees to participate in short courses in various fields of study.

APPLICATION DEADLINES

Registrations for scholarship applications are now open. The application deadline is 22 August 2023.

Please note that there is an early-bird deadline for the current scholarship application round. Eligible candidates who submit their application before the early-bird deadline of 19 July 2023 will benefit from our assessment and, if needed, will receive feedback to improve their application.

See all eligible courses for this scholarship application round here

ELIGIBILITY FOR THE MENA SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME

  • You are a professional working in one of the eligible countries: Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman and Tunisia.
  • You are 45 years old or younger on the application deadline, plus two weeks;
  • You are not employed by an organisation that has its own means of staff development. E.g. international development organisations or private companies;
  • You have a minimum of two years of work experience;
  • You speak and understand the English language well (all programmes are in English);
  • You have written support from your employer to participate in the programme and to implement the Back Home Action Plan.
  • You are working in one of the priority areas matching the thematic approach of the MENA Scholarship Programme in our country.

Start your application here!

Frequently Asked Questions

ORANGE KNOWLEDGE PROGRAMME (OKP)

The objective of the Orange Knowledge Programme is to contribute to society’s sustainable and inclusive development by strengthening the skills and knowledge of both individuals, groups of individuals and organisations. The key priorities for the programme are Food and Nutrition Security; Water, Energy and Climate; Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights; and Security and the Rule of Law. Cross-cutting themes relevant to all activities of the programme include Private Sector Development, Climate and Inclusion of Women and Marginalised Groups.

APPLICATION DEADLINES

Registrations for scholarship applications are now open. The application deadline is 22 August 2023.

Please note that there is an early-bird deadline for the current scholarship application round. Eligible candidates who submit their application before 19 July 2023 will benefit from our assessment and, if needed, will receive feedback to improve their application.

See all eligible courses for this scholarship application round here.

ELIGIBILITY FOR AN ORANGE KNOWLEDGE SCHOLARSHIP

  • You are a national of, and working in one of the eligible countries: Bangladesh, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Colombia, Congo (DRC), Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Indonesia, Iraq, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Mali, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Palestinian Territories, Rwanda, Senegal, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Tanzania, Tunisia, Vietnam and Yemen.
  • You are not employed by an organisation that has its own means of staff development. E.g. international development organisations or private companies;
  • You have a minimum of two years of work experience;
  • You speak and understand the English language well (all programmes are in English);
  • You have written support from your employer to participate in the programme and to implement the Back Home Action Plan.
  • You are working in one of the priority areas matching the country focus in your country.

Start your application here!

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

SHIRAKA TRAINING PROGRAMME (STP)

The Shiraka Training Programme (STP) is part of the Shiraka Programme, developed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. It supports societal development in the MENA region and consists of training courses focusing on governments’ public service delivery for citizens, involving civilians in this process. The Hague Academy develops and leads training programmes on various topics for the Shiraka programme. These programmes combine theory, practice and site visits.

ELIGIBILITY FOR THE SHIRAKA TRAINING PROGRAMME

  • You are a national of, and working in one of the following countries: Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestinian Territories and Tunisia.
  • You are a civil servant. 
  • You have between five and ten years of relevant work experience.

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