Scholarships for Market Systems Symposium 2024 in Cape Town

Feed the Future Market Systems and Partnerships (MSP) is thrilled to announce the availability of a new round of scholarships aimed at supporting a diverse network of specialists to attend the Market Systems Symposium (MSS) this October in  Cape Town. If you are interested in applying, please do so promptly as the deadline is fast approaching on May 31. Apply here: Scholarship Application.

About the Scholarship Program

The scholarship program is tailored for dynamic development professionals holding senior management or technical leadership positions. Ideal candidates include:

  • Team Leaders, Chiefs of Party, Deputies, Directors
  • MSD or PSE Managers, Partnership Directors
  • Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning Managers

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Work Experience: A minimum of 12 years in the field.
  • Nationality: Must be a national of a Global Majority country. For more information on Global Majority countries, please refer to this map.
  • Professional Engagement: Must be working on a development program with a local or international organization, or as an independent consultant.


Selected scholars will receive:

  • Registration for MSS 2024
  • Airfare to and from  Cape Town
  • Accommodation and meals
  • Opportunities for peer networking before, during, and after the event

The Market Systems Symposium, hosted by Vikāra Institute, provides a unique platform for experts worldwide to engage, share insights, and drive the field forward. This year, 15 scholarship slots are available, reflecting our commitment to fostering diverse voices and perspectives within the market systems development (MSD) community.

We eagerly anticipate welcoming this year’s cohort of current and future MSD leaders.

For more details and to apply, visit Scholarship Application. Act fast—the deadline is May 31!

About the Market Systems Symposium

The Market Systems Symposium is a premier event designed to foster knowledge exchange and innovation in market systems development. Hosted by the Vikāra Institute, the Symposium brings together professionals from around the globe to discuss the latest trends, challenges, and opportunities in the field.

Join us in  Cape Town for an enriching experience that promises to advance your professional journey and contribute to the growth of the MSD community.

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