1 May 2013

Africa: IDS to Host Alumni Event to Mark the Launch of a New Scholarship Fund

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A reception for alumni is being held in the UK on 16 May to mark the launch of an all new scholarship programme that will significantly broaden access to IDS' MA courses. The event will include addresses from Shireen Irani, founder and Executive Director of i-Probono, and IDS Director Lawrence Haddad. The alumni event is kindly hosted by Field Fisher Warerhouse LLP at their London offices.

Lawrence Haddad, IDS Director said: "IDS takes pride in the fact that our students go on to become leading thinkers and practitioners in development, and our alumni remain an important part of the IDS community long after they have graduated. At this event our alumni will come together to celebrate this exciting new initiative. The scholarship programme we are launching is all about investing in the next generation of development champions."

The evening will bring together IDS alumni with senior representatives from the academic, civil society, business, and political sectors, and will also be a chance for alumni to learn about the work IDS is currently engaged in.

All IDS alumni are invited to attend, but places are very limited, so please contact Hannah Corbett to register your interest in coming.

If you are an IDS alumni and would be interested in hearing about more events like this you can contact the alumni office to update your details.

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