13 April, 2009


VOLUNTARY ECOLOGICAL YEAR IN GERMANY -Cultural Exchange and Environmental Work 2009

The Voluntary Ecological Year ("Freiwilliges Ökologisches Jahr, FÖJ") is a scheme for young Germans to work for one year in different fields in the environmental sector. Since 2008 the Tanzania Solar Energy Association (TASEA) in Dar es Salaam together with the FÖJ branch in Schleswig-Holstein (a region in Northern Germany), have made it possible for two Tanzanians to take part in this scheme.

This year again, from August 2009 until August 2010, this opportunity will be available for 2 Tanzanian girls to work in Germany with the aim to further cultural exchange and the protection of the environment. If you are interested in experiencing German culture for one year and work in an NGO in the environmental sector in Germany, hesitate no longer and request your information pack and application form!

Further Information
For the year you will be assigned and work together with a young German participant of the programme in the same project. You will:

- Share ideas and learn from each other about your culture
- Experience the German way of life
- Improve the understanding of Tanzanian culture in Germany
- Learn about global environmental, economical and political issues
- Rise the environmental awareness of the Germans
- Take responsibility for sustainable development
- Work in educational and agricultural projects

Before starting the voluntary work you will take part in seminars in cultural preparation and a short introduction into the German language in Tanzania and Germany. During and after your stay you will meet participants of the FÖJ from different countries to share your ideas and experience.. You will live in a host family in the city of Lübeck nearby your working place and live on a small monthly stipend. Travel expenses are covered by the FÖJ Schleswig- Holstein.

Download an exact description of the work and hosting projects here:http://www.tasea.org/FOJfiles/FOJHostingPlaces.

What is expected from you?
If you apply you should match the following hard criteria:
- Female aged between 18 and 25 years
- Be generally healthy and fit
- Fluent knowledge of the English language
- Be motivated to learn the German language
- Be able to take responsibility and work on your own command
- Be interested in cultural exchange
- Have basic environmental knowledge
- You must return to Tanzania after the year and share your experiences with other Tanzanians

If you are selected to go to Germany, you would be furthermore expected to contribute a small part of the administrative and preparation costs in Tanzania to TASEA. The amount will be TSH 150,000, which covers only a small part of the costs we spend for your travels to Dar es Salaam, preparation and language courses as well as visa fees. It should be understood as a symbolic gesture emphasising your motivation. Obtaining the money can usually be done by fundraising, and we can give you assistance in this process.

Furthermore, in case you will be selected to go to Germany, you will be expected to obtain an International Passport as soon as possible, as this will be necessary for applying for a visa.

What you can expect from us:
- All travel expenses are paid for you
- We help you apply for a visa and cover the fees
- You are paid a monthly stipend in Euro
- Your accommodation in a host family is provided for you
- You will receive preparation and language seminars in Tanzania and Germany

Download your application form in http://tasea.org
Download and fill out the application form. Remember to attach a CV and copies of relevant certificates, i.e. your educational achievments, former work experience and any other activities in political or environmental issues. Please note that the application deadline is the 17th of April 2009. All applications received past this date will not be considered.

Send the application either
by e-mail to info@tasea.org with subject: "Application FOJ"
or by post to:

P.O. Box 32643
Dar es Salaam-
Or hand it in to our office
-in Dar, NSSF Building, 3rd Floor, Suite No. 3, Ubungo.
- Or in Mwanza: TASEA Mwanza branch, CCM building, 4th Floor, Makongoro Road
- Or in Arusha: KAKUTE office, Mjiro, Nanenane Ground
- Or in Zanzibar: ZASEA, Wireless Kikwajuni, Stone Town

You will receive a reply in roughly 1-2 weeks. If the reply is positive, congratulations! You will be asked to attend an interview together with other hopeful candidates in Dar es Salaam in the 4th week of April. Only two candidates will be able to go to Germany, and the decision will be made roughly 1-2 weeks after the interview. All further steps until your departure in August 2009 will be enclosed to you at that time.

Thank you very much for your interest, we are looking forward to your application! If you have any queries feel free to contact us at any time:

- You can call us: 0776032462 (Mr. Johannes Hahn), or 0754317158 (Ms. Olivia Lyimo), or 022-2451674 (TASEA office landline)- Or E-Mail us at info@tasea.org
Source: http://tasea.org/news
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04 April, 2009

Scholarships for Tanzanian students

The University offers scholarships for Tanzanian students of high academic standing commencing their studies at the University of Bedfordshire.

To be eligible for the International Scholarships, applicants must be a Tanzanian national or permanently domiciled in Tanzania, must have applied for a course of study and hold an unconditional offer for a course at the University of Bedfordshire. The International Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit.

If you wish to be considered for this scholarship you will need to apply. Applicants cannot apply for the scholarship before being offered a study place at the University of Bedfordshire.

Please note that you can only be awarded ONE University of Bedfordshire scholarship.

To find out more about the International Scholarships, please see the 'International Scholarships' section:

International Scholarships

03 April, 2009

''Watu wa sheria neema hii hapa, kazi kwenu''


UNODC with the cooperation of DiploFoundation
Topics Covered:-
1. Introduction to the Universal Legal Regime against Terrorism
2. The Roots of the Universal Legal Regime against Terrorism: International Criminal Law and the Institutional Context
3. Universal Instruments against Terrorism: Establishing and Prosecuting Offences
4. Universal Instruments against Terrorism: Tools for Extradition and Mutual Legal Assistance
5. Making Use of the Univeral Legal Regime against Terrorism: Legal Implications and Challenges

Practical Information
Both courses are offered free of charge as part of a capacity-building initiative on the part of UNODC.

The course for English-speaking participants will begin during the week starting 4 May 2009.
The course for French-speaking participants will begin during the week starting 18 May 2009.
Selected applicants will receive full details of the timetable before the course begins.

Who should apply:-
Criminal justice officers, practicing diplomats, civil servants, and others who work in the legal areas of international cooperation in criminal matters, or are involved in legislative drafting of criminal law texts. Priority will be given to applicants from developing countries.

Applicants for both courses must:
- hold a university degree in Law, preferably with specialization in international/criminal law issues;
- have at least three years work experience as legal practitioner or governmental official. Involvement in international cooperation matters, especially in criminal matters, is an asset;
- for the course addressed to English-speaking participants, sufficient ability in English to undertake postgraduate level tudies; for the course addressed to French-speaking participants, sufficient ability in French to undertake postgraduate level studies;
- have unrestricted access to the Internet using Firefox or Internet Explorer web browsers;
- be ready to commit a minimum of 6 hours per week to studies for the duration of the course..

How to apply
Candidates interested in the course for English-speaking participants should send their CV with a short motivation letter to: fariza.abu.bakar@unodc.org

Application deadline: 13 April 2009
Candidates interested in the course for French-speaking participants should send their CV with a short motivation letter to: nejat.ncube@unodc.org

Application deadline: 20 April 2009
More information can be found http://www.unodc.org/unodc/en/terrorism/online-training-course.html
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