(EthioTime) The German government funded scholarship to Ethiopians and other African countries has been announced on Thursday in Addis Ababa. The launch of the scholarship program offers Masters and Doctoral degree to Ethiopians in the field of land management and policy.
The first phase of the scholarships is open to applicants from three universities – Bahir Dar University of Ethiopia, Ardhi University of Tanzania, and the Namibian University of Science and Technology – taking in 100 students starting from the academic year of 2016/17.
Land governance is of crucial importance for African development, especially with regards to food security and economic development, said Thomas Silberhorn, Germany’s Parliamentary State Secretary to Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, mentioning why is the reason of Germany’s supports the land policy initiative.
The Land Policy Initiative is a joint program of the African Union Commission, African Development Bank and UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA).
(Image: PM H/Mariam Desalegn and Chancellor Angela Merkel )