Social Protection (MSc)

Join us: Alumni Seminar in Ghana 2024 (Fully funded)

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Thursday 23 February 2023

"Advancing Social protection in West Africa – Smart Solutions Developed by H-BRS Alumni Towards an Inclusive Society"

The master’s degree programme “Social Protection (MSc)” of the Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg cordially invite its alumni to join its second international alumni seminar on “Advancing Social protection in West Africa – Smart Solutions Developed by H-BRS Alumni Towards an Inclusive Society” from July 29th - August 3rd, 2024 at the University of Cape Coast, Ghana.

The event provides a further education and networking platform for MSc Social Protection alumni. It is funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the Federal Ministry for Development Cooperation (BMZ).

During the seminar, expert talks, field trips and alumni contributions will shed light on different aspects of disability and inclusive social protection. Twenty (20) alumni will be invited to learn more about the latest evidence and interesting practices related to this area, so they can work together on smart approaches to support making social protection systems in West Africa more inclusive and supportive of persons with disabilities.

Experts from academia, governmental organizations, NGOs and international organizations will meet wit our alumni to discuss approaches, initiatives as well as research done in these fields. The event aims at establishing a unique platform for networking, reflection and knowledge exchange.

Preliminary Programme:

  • Day 1 (Mon, 29 July 2024): Arrival in Ghana and networking dinner
  • Day 2 (Tue, 30 July 2024) Opening, ice breaking sessions, keynote speech, panel discussion with regional stakeholders, expert’s and alumni presentations on disability and inclusion
  • Day 3 (Wed, 31 July 2024): “Bringing your own experiences”, a session that includes alumni presentations and a boot camp for further interaction
  • Day 4 (Thu, 1 August2024): Meeting stakeholders. Scientific excursions in Accra.
  • Day 5 (Fr, 2 August 2024): Session on innovative solutions towards an inclusive society, wrap-up and recommendations, session on collaboration opportunities, end of event
  • Day 6: (Sa, 3 August 2024) Departure

Further information on the programme will follow once the participants have been selected.


When? 29 July 2024- 3 August 2024

Where? University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast and Accra, Ghana

Travel & Accommodation: The study programme will take care of travel arrangements and will cover the costs of flights, entry visa, accommodation and catering.

Attention! Participants are requested to take care of necessary vaccinations (if any).

Who can apply?

Alumni of the master’s programme Social Protection of the Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg, who…

  • are working in the field of Social Protection
  • are a national of a DAC country (see BMZ list for DAC countries)
  • are willing to make a contribution to the programme

Note: We will expect all participants to actively contribute to the programme in the form of panel discussions, presentations or speeches and we will select participants based on your proposed contribution in the application form.

How to apply?

  • Fill in the application form above and tell us briefly (in 200 words) how can you contribute to the seminar’s programme
  • Application deadline: 1st May 2024
  • Accepted applicants will be notified by Mid of May 2024

Looking forward to receiving your application!

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