Registration begins for Misk-UNESCO training program

Updated 18 September 2019

Registration begins for Misk-UNESCO training program

  • The Misk Fellowship grants participants a monthly salary over the course of the 12-month program

RIYADH: The Initiatives Center at Mohammed Bin Salman Charitable Foundation (Misk), through the fellowship and training initiative, has announced the start of registration for the Misk-UNESCO Cooperative Training Program.

This gives newly graduated students the opportunity to train in one of the areas of work of UNESCO and gain a career opportunity to strengthen international cooperation in education, science and culture under the umbrella of the international organization.

The announcement of the program for registration, which continues until Sept. 22, comes after the success of the first batch, which saw the participation of 10 young Saudis of both sexes last year.

The training program for nine of them has been extended for another year at UNESCO, a specialized agency of the UN that has 50 offices and several teaching institutes around the world. Its main objective is to contribute to peace and security by raising the level of cooperation between states in the fields of education and culture.

BACKGROUND

The Misk Fellowship grants participants a monthly salary over the course of the 12-month program.

The Misk-UNESCO training program targets Saudi students between the ages of 20 and 30 who are recent graduates of a bachelor’s degree in education, culture, natural sciences, humanities, social, communications or any field related to the management of international organizations.

The program is held for one year at one of the UNESCO headquarters in France, Italy, China, Egypt and Jordan and represents an opportunity for Saudi youth to learn about the organization’s programs and play a role in spreading the culture of international peace and security by qualifying to work within UNESCO.

The program has 10  tracks, most notably international relations, public information, scientific policies and partnerships, development and implementation of communication, advocacy and resource mobilization strategy, strategic education plan, and universal access.

The Misk Fellowship grants participants a monthly salary over the course of the 12-month program, in addition to health insurance and follow-up and guidance from the program’s supervisory staff. More information and conditions of joining, training tracks and application are available on the Misk Foundation website (misk.org.sa).

The Initiatives Center at Misk Foundation launches programs through several initiatives such as the fellowship and training initiative, community outreach initiative, Misk innovation initiative, Misk values initiative and Misk global forum initiative. This is part of the charitable vision of the Misk foundation in encouraging learning and developing leadership skills of youth for a better future in Saudi Arabia.

Among the initiatives of the center is the fellowship and training initiative, which enjoys global and local partnerships that have exceeded 70 partnerships with universities, institutes and international and local organizations.

More than 9,000 young men and women have benefited from these programs.


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Updated 22 October 2019

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