World Bank Scholarship Program (JJ/WBGSP) African Regional Conference

JJ/WBGSP African Regional Conference

The Joint-Japan World Bank Scholarship Program (JJ/WBGSP) held its third African regional conference in Yaoundé, Cameroon on May 7, 2008. This one-day conference was a part of the JJ/WBGSP scaling-up activities which aim to promote knowledge sharing with the JJ/WBGSP community and beyond. Cameroon has many JJ/WBGSP alumni: as of today, there are 47 Cameroonian alumni and 5 scholars currently pursuing their Master’s degrees at the University of Yaoundé which is one of the country’s top ranking universities and a JJ/WBGS partner. The conference brought together 90 participants from the JJ/WBGSP community and from relevant agencies, including the alumni, scholars, representatives from universities and from the Ministry of Higher Education of Cameroon, NGOs, and the World Bank’s country office.

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