Call for Applications for ACECoR Scholarships for MPhil and PhD Program 2022/2023 Academic Year. | The Africa Centre of Excellence in Coastal Resilience (ACECoR) established under the World Bank Africa Centre of Excellence (ACE) for Development Impact Project and hosted by the Centre for Coastal Management, University of Cape Coast, Ghana, invites suitably qualified national, regional and international applicants into its MPhil and PhD degree program.
The overarching goal of ACECoR Scholarships for MPhil and PhD Program is to support the technical capacity development of young African professionals to address issues of coastal degradation, as well as promote the sustainable utilization and management of marine and coastal assets within the sub-region. ACECoR will carry out education and research programs in collaboration with academic institutions and industries at the national, regional and international levels to ensure a multi- and interdisciplinary approach to addressing coastal degradation across the sub-region. The specific objectives of ACECoR are to:
- Enhance capabilities of young African scholars in the thematic areas of Coastal Geomorphology and Engineering, Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation, Disaster Risk Management and Migration, Ecosystems and Biodiversity Science and Blue Economy, Governance and Social resilience.
- Provide demand-driven applied research data and innovation for relevant industries and sectors in the above themes.
- Develop regional data support systems on marine and coastal issues. Create multi-sectoral networks for marine and coastal for an integrated approach to resolving coastal degradation in West Africa.
- Provide career development for faculty through an international exchange program and in-service training.
Level and Areas of Study
MPhil and PhD Programs in the Environmental areas of Coastal Geomorphology and Engineering, Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation, Disaster Risk Management and Migration, Ecosystems and Biodiversity Science and Blue Economy, Governance and Social resilience.
Place of Study
The University of Cape Coast, Ghana.
Programs on Offer | ACECoR Scholarships
Master of Philosophy (MPhil) Degree Program:
MPhil in Integrated Coastal Zone Management
MPhil in Blue Economy, Governance and Social Resilience
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Degree Programs:
PhD in Integrated Coastal Zone Management
PhD in Blue Economy, Governance and Social Resilience
Areas of Focus
Applicants are to note that for the academic year, the ACECoR Scholarships will mainly focus on the new Blue Economy, Governance and Social Resilience programs; very limited scholarships will be provided for the Integrated Coastal Zone Management, Oceanography and Limnology, and Fisheries Science programs.
You can find more about the program details, available scholarships, and the application process at https://acecoradmissions.ucc.edu.gh.
Apply Now for the ACECoR Scholarships, and until 15th November deadline. Check up further details at the official application page.
Reporting to Campus: 15th -30th January.