Due Date: December 31, 2019

UNHCR and Addis Ababa University’s Centre for Human being Rights (CHR-AAU) welcome African college student at the graduate (Masters or Doctoral) level to send research study essays on the subject of forced displacement in Africa to an essay competitors.

The competitors is being kept in connection with the African Union’s (AU) style of 2019: ‘The Year of Refugees, Returnees and Internally Displaced Individuals: Towards Resilient Solutions for Required Displacement in Africa’ and to celebrate the 50 th anniversary of the adoption of the Company of African Unity Convention Governing the Particular Elements of Refugee Issues in Africa and the 10 th anniversary of the adoption of the AU Convention for the Defense and Help of Internally Displaced Individuals in Africa (Kampala Convention).


  • The winning essay will be released online by UNHCR and CHR-AAU and the winner will get a reward of US$ 1,000 Winners will be revealed in May 2020.


  • Candidates need to be aged 18 or over;-LRB- ***************).
  • Be a nationwide of, or normally resident in, an AU member state; and
  • Registered at the graduate (Masters or Doctoral) level at an acknowledged university in an AU member state.
  • In addition, your essay:.
    • Needs to be composed in English;-LRB- ***************).
    • Needs to be backed by a professor from your university; and
    • Might have been sent for course credit or ready specifically for this competitors.

Competitors Standards

Any research study essay of no greater than 3,000 words (consisting of any cover page, tabulation, footnotes, bibliography, and so on.) that uses a clear contribution on the subject of refugees and/or IDPs in Africa. Research study might originate from any pertinent discipline (consisting of however not restricted to economics, location, history, law, viewpoint, politics or sociology), or might be interdisciplinary. The research study might be theoretical, or it might integrate empirical/field research study findings.

Choice Requirements

The internal and skilled juries will evaluate entries by the following requirements:

  • Quality of composing;-LRB- ***************).
  • Quality of research study;-LRB- ***************).
  • Timeliness and value of subject; and
  • Contribution to increasing understanding of forced displacement in Africa.


Send your essay in PDF format to [email protected], [email protected] and [email protected] prior to 17: 00 Addis Ababa time on December 31,2019 Make certain to consist of:

  • Your complete name;-LRB- ***************).
  • Your date of birth;-LRB- ***************).
  • Your contact number and e-mail address;-LRB- ***************).
  • Your citizenship or nation of regular home;-LRB- ***************).
  • The name of the university where you are signed up;-LRB- ***************).
  • Evidence of registration; and
  • A recommendation in PDF format of no greater than 200 words composed by a professor from your university.

For additional information, go to UNHCR Essay Contest

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