Applications OPEN – DHL GoTrade GBSN Fellowship Program 2024

Deutsche Post DHL Group and GBSN partner to break down barriers to global trade.

In furtherance of our mission to improve management and entrepreneurial education, GBSN has partnered with one of its corporate members DPDHL to develop the GoTrade GBSN Fellowship Program. This Fellowship Program is designed to partner selected postgraduate business students with small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the developing world with the aim of fostering greater cross-border trade. This directly addresses our collective mission at GBSN –– to improve access to quality, locally relevant management and entrepreneurial education for the developing world. GoTrade is education and access.


Decolonising Curricula: Implications for Racial and Climate Justice

In celebrating Black History Month in Ireland in October 2023, University College Dublin (UCD) College of Business, in association with UCD Center for Business in Society (CeBaS), UCD Earth Institute, and IPSERA, invites students, faculty, policymakers and those interested in racial and climate justice, to join this conversation on decolonizing curricula.

Date: Thursday, October 19th
Time: 1:30PM IST | 2:30PM CEST | 3:30PM EAT

The session will feature input from Dr Sadhvi Dar (Queen Mary University London) and one of the authors of ‘The Business School is Racist: Act Up!’ This will be followed by a panel discussion chaired by Penelope Muzanenhamo and involving some of our current Smurfit students (Vignesh Asokh, MSc Supply Chain Mgmt), Angel Brummet (MSc Int’ Business) and Annylah Clarke (MSc Food Business), and CoB EDI VP Colm McLaughlin.

At the center of the conversation will be a number of important questions that include, but are not limited to:

  • What is meant by decolonizing curricula?
  • Is decolonizing curricula a Black and Brown people’s ‘thing’?
  • Who benefits from decolonized curricula?
  • Why are business school textbooks and other teaching resources mostly produced by White male scholars?
  • How is Western patriarchy intertwined with the current state of knowledge at the center of our collective debates on decolonizing curricula?
  • What does decolonizing curricula imply for racial equality, and climate justice?
  • Beyond racial and climate justice, what would decolonized curricula offer in terms of tackling structural inequalities based on gender, sexuality and ableism among other demographic labels?
  • What would decolonized curricula look like?

Please join us to understand issues of decolonizing curricula, tackle questions of racial and climate justice, and to hear from a panel of experts.

Call for Abstracts | 9th Business and Human Rights Young Researchers Summit | Geneva, Switzerland, August 29-30 2024

The Institute for Business Ethics at University of St. Gallen, the Geneva Center for  Business and Human Rights at Geneva University’s Geneva School of Economics and  Management, the Center for Business and Human Rights at New York University’s  Stern School of Business, and the Business and Human Rights Journal (BHRJ) are pleased to announce the 9thBusiness and Human Rights Young Researchers Summit in Geneva, Switzerland, taking place on August 29-30, 2024. 

The Summit will bring together approximately 10-15 excellent PhD students and  early post-doc researchers (cut-off is one year after graduation) who engage in  research in the business and human rights field. The objective is for participants to  present their research project in an interdisciplinary, collaborative workshop setting.  Scholars from all disciplines are invited to apply including ethics, law, business, and  global affairs. Submissions from non-law disciplines are particularly welcome. The  focus is on paper development. Therefore, papers should outline research-in progress, be single-authored, and must be not be under consideration for publication 

at the time of presentation. We encourage submissions from all parts of the world  and we strive for gender balance in our selection. 

Lodging and meals will be provided for the duration of the Summit. Travel stipends  will be offered for participants traveling from outside of Europe. For further information on the BHR Young Researchers Summit and on how to join the BHR Young Researchers Network visit – 

To apply, please submit an abstract of no more than 600 words to Please include your name, affiliation, contact  information, and curriculum vitae. For questions, please contact Pascale Chavaz at  

Important Dates

The deadline for the submission of abstracts is January 15, 2024.

Candidates whose  submissions are selected for participation in the Summit will be notified no later than  February 19, 2024.

Full papers will be due on July 15, 2024 and will be distributed to  all participants for review before the workshop. Each participant is expected to  formally comment on one other paper. 

Call for International PhD Graduates to Join Woxsen University as Faculty

Woxsen University is dedicated to fostering academic excellence, research innovation, and global collaboration. We take pride in our diverse and dynamic academic environment that encompasses seven distinct schools: Business, Design, Architecture, Humanities, Computer Science, Life Sciences, and Law.

As part of our commitment to promoting cutting-edge research and nurturing future leaders, we are excited to announce a call for PhD candidates/graduates to join our team as full-time professors.

We believe that our partner universities play a pivotal role in identifying exceptional talents who can benefit from the world-class facilities and research opportunities that Woxsen University offers. Therefore, we kindly request your assistance in disseminating this information within your academic community and encouraging qualified candidates to apply.

Application Deadline: 10th November 2023
Documents required: CV/resume with contact details

Conditions: PhD awarded OR Thesis submitted OR Defense awaited within the next 6-10 months

For more information, please contact:

Accounting for Sustainability International Case Competition (A4SICC)

Established in 2018, A4SICC provides an opportunity for business and accounting students to develop, build on and apply their skills to solve sustainability challenges in a commercial business environment – helping in the transition to a sustainable economy.  

Every year the case focuses on a different aspect of sustainable business. This year’s focus puts a spotlight on Human Rights. We are challenging students globally to select one of the world’s most influential companies assessed by the World Benchmarking Alliance (WBA) in the 2022 Corporate Human Rights Benchmark and to: 

  1. Examine connections between the features of their business model (value proposition; value chain; and cost structure and revenue model) and potential impacts on people’s human rights. 
  2. Develop innovative business practices, approaches and/or solutions for the company to adapt their business model and practices to address these potential impacts through mitigation strategies and/or alternative models. 

Participating in and promoting the competition – why and how

Right now, we see significant and growing barriers to human wellbeing and development globally: a cost-of-living crisis, supply chain volatility, climate anxiety and a widening skills gap. The more students, business schools, partners and sponsors we engage in this competition, the more impact we have on both students and businesses alike.

Within the corporate sphere, human rights are often viewed through a compliance lens – a risk to manage. This means many are missing out on the opportunity to drive value for both companies and society through ensuring business models support and enhances human rights. We want to leverage business, accounting, and entrepreneurial-minded students to reimagine the status quo – improving human rights up and down the value chain.

Truly global reach will allow us to access diverse perspectives, pool our resources, and deepen our collective understanding. This knowledge will put us in a much better position to take action to address sustainability challenges, while at the same time empowering students to be part of the solution.

As an A4S partner, we hope you will work with us to provide opportunities for students to gain practical experience in sustainable business, and to be creative and test concepts – supporting them to transition to the workforce with purpose. 

Beyond providing students with invaluable experience and equipping them with tools and skills to develop and apply sustainable business solutions, the competition also rewards the winning team with a CA$10,000 cash prize and the runner-up with CA$5,000.

Competition Key Information

Format: video presentation, business proposal and panel presentation

Language: English

Participants: The competition is open to teams of 3-5 students and attracts both graduate and undergraduate students. There are no restrictions on the discipline(s) students are studying, but the financial rigor of models presented will be carefully evaluated, so a healthy dose of business/accounting acumen is strongly recommended.

Geography: Global. Semi-finals take place virtually, the in-person final is in Toronto, Canada (a travel fund is available)

Prize: CA $10,000 for the winning team, CA$5,000 for the runners up.

Expected timeline for A4SICC 2024:

Applications Open6th November 2023
Application deadline14th January 2024
Assessment deadlinew/c 15th January 2024Entries are assessed based on their written  submissions and entry videos, to select semi finalists.
Semi-finalists announced22nd January 2024
Semi-final judgingw/c 5th February 2024Semi-finalists present their entries live, with Q&A,  in virtual semi-final.
Finalists announced12th February 2024Finalists announced and People’s Choice Award voting options.
Live final23rd March 2024In-person final in Toronto, hosted by Rotman  Business School, University of Toronto.
Winner’s blog publishedw/c 1st April 2024

Localized Virtual Career Fair: Summer 2023

Date: June 21st, 2023
Time: 4:00am ET

About Localized Virtual Career Fair: Summer 2023

Launch your career with the Summer 2023 Localized Virtual Career Fair!

We’re bringing employers, industry experts, and career coaches together on Localized to help you launch your career in tech and business. This is your opportunity to interact with employers seeking to recruit exceptional and diverse talent in meaningful roles across different industries and geographies.

Sign up for the career fair to:

✅ Learn about open positions in your country and meet with recruiters looking for talent like you

✅ Explore different industries through expert sessions about sectors like AI, FinTech, Robotics and more

✅ Attend Career Development Workshops to improve your CV/Resume and Cover Letter writing skills

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Online Certificate for Fintech in Africa | Centre for Financial Technology and Entrepreneurship (CFTE)

Why FinTech in Africa?

Africa’s digital economy is rapidly evolving and demonstrating significant growth, with  Business Insider suggesting that African fintech market is anticipated to reach $150 billion by 2025. As digital technology becomes increasingly embraced across the continent, it becomes crucial to develop a skilled workforce capable of driving innovation and progress.

CFTE, Elevandi and Singapore Management University recognise the significance of cultivating a digital workforce in Africa and the importance to upskill the community with the latest Fintech knowledge and enhance the fintech literacy. Therefore, CFTE, Elevandi and Singapore Management University offered this Online Certificate for Fintech in Africa to support 5000 students in Africa and professionals grasp the opportunities in the new world of digital finance.

About the Programme

The Online Certificate for Fintech in Africa is a foundational programme in Fintech. Learners will go through the building blocks of the future of finance: Fintech, AI, Blockchain, RegTech, Payments, Open Banking and Sustainability, while learning the most important trends in the region from ecosystem players.

The programme includes 7 Masterclasses and 6 Sessions of industry insights, launched for the Inclusive Fintech Forum (IFF) 2023. Programme will be available until December 2024.


20 min lectures from experts

Learn the real-world Fintech case study

Earn an industry-accredited certificate by CFTE, Elevandi and Singapore Management University

You will earn a certificate once completing the programme. It can serve as a stepping stone to further advancement in your career.

Call for Research Abstracts: Philanthropy at an Inflection Point

We invite researchers and academics to submit abstracts and research papers to be considered for the 2nd African Philanthropy Academic Conference which will take place in Dakar, Senegal on Monday 31 July to Tuesday 1 August 2023.

Important dates

  • Submission closing date – Friday, 9 June 2023
  • Notification of Acceptance – Friday, 23 June 2023
  • Conference Registration Deadline – Friday, 7 July 2023


Global events such as the war in Ukraine, slowing economies, the persistence of COVID-19, and rising nationalism continue to challenge the world order. Consequently, sectors like philanthropy have been forced to undergo a transformation challenging the established order of the ecosystem. These shifts, coupled with the myriad of issues African philanthropy is currently grappling with such as localisation, developing a south-south approach, and inward-looking (harnessing the local capacity) for resource mobilisation need a dedicated platform for deliberation. The events occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic witnessed African philanthropy responding in unprecedented ways. Technology and innovative ways of giving became ubiquitous almost overnight. However, clear disparities were also observed as some philanthropic institutions flourished while others were totally decimated and may not resurface.

Other urgent issues the sector is facing head-on include climate change, climate advocacy, climate change adaption vs climate change mitigation, governance, technology, and many other new fronts. These issues have the potential to refocus and pivot how philanthropy is practiced, lived, and experienced especially in Africa. They are simply the inflection points that will continue to shape the future of the ecosystem in Africa.

At this inflection moment, evidence is suggesting that philanthropy is gradually moving away from a relationship-driven to a value-driven system – there is a realisation for sustainability. This is changing the logic of the philanthropic field and has the potential to create an increasingly efficient social capital over time. Given the magnitude of social and environmental needs, a new way of thinking must be devised for the sector to truly realise its potential and impact. Although there has hardly been a broad consensus on efficiency and effectiveness, systematic shifts and systems thinking are likely to enable philanthropies to achieve greater impact at this inflection point.

The 2nd African Philanthropy Academic Conference will be charged with the responsibility of unpacking some of these questions and potentially devising the future for philanthropy, especially in Africa. This question and the sub-themes will be used to guide and reflect on the inflection points depicted.

Localized Upcoming June Webinar Events

Students in Africa: Scholarship & Funding to Study Abroad

June 1st, 12:00 EST | 16:00 PM GMT | 19:00 Nairobi & Egypt Time

Are you an African undergraduate or graduate student or looking for financing opportunities to study abroad? Join us to explore diverse opportunities to make your dreams abroad come true!

During this session, we will cover…

✅ Financing opportunities (loans, funds, scholarships, among others!)
✅ Process to get funding from 8B Education Investments
✅ Tips to get the scholarship/fund of your dreams!

🚨 There will be time for live Q&A at the end of the session.

About Elijah Koome:

Elijah Koome is the community manager at 8B Education Investments, a social impact firm that provides financing options for African students planning to study abroad in the United States. Elijah is an admissions and scholarships expert focusing. He has supported dozens of students to gain admission in leading universities around the world.

June 1st Registration Information

Workshop: How to Choose Your Career Path

June 6th, 11:00AM EST | 15:00 GMT | 18:00 Egypt Time

About the workshop:

Feeling overwhelmed by choosing a career path?

Join our interactive workshop to gain practical insights and guidance on how to navigate this important decision. Discover strategies and considerations to help you make an informed choice and set yourself on a fulfilling career path.

In this workshop, we will cover:

✅ Self-Exploration: Identify career directions that align with your strengths, interests, and values.
✅ Researching Options: Learn effective methods to research industries, job roles, and growth opportunities.
✅ Decision-Making Frameworks: Evaluate options, assess fit, and make confident career choices.

Don’t leave your career path to chance—join us for this empowering workshop and take charge of your professional future!

About the Speaker

Iyad Uakoub has 12+ years of global experience in building award-winning career centers, advising startups, empowering organizations with workforce learning & engagement strategies and leveraging data and technology to democratize career opportunities.

June 6th Registration Information

Entrepreneurship: Tech & Cybersecurity for Social Good

June 7th, 12:00 Mexico City Time | 14:00 EST | 21:00 Egypt Time

How Can Cybersecurity Be a Source For Social Good?

Are you interested in breaking into AI, cybersecurity, or tech sectors but don’t think you have the right background? Come join us to hear about the journey of a tech and social entrepreneur with a philosophy background, who is changing how we use AI and technology to solve social issues!

✅ What is the relationship between AI and data science?
✅ What is the relationship between cybersecurity and AI?
✅ How can AI and technology be a source of social good/impact?
✅ How does a career in cybersecurity looks like?

🚨 There will be time for live Q&A at the end of the session.

About Victoria Martín del Campo:

Victoria Martín del Campo is a Mexican technology entrepreneur and AI ethics researcher. She has a degree in Philosophy and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Data Science at the Universidad Panamericana. Victoria’s professional experience includes co-founding Chimali, a Spanish-language cybersecurity software that uses NLP and Image Recognition to protect the privacy and well-being of children in Latin America. She worked in the Federal Judiciary, where he co-wrote policy, designed ethics impact assessments, and led interdisciplinary Brain Hives. Victoria specializes in public policy focused on technology for social good and the philosophy of technology, with research interests ranging from the epistemology of machine learning to fair AI and data processing of children and indigenous peoples. She has published various articles, reports, and policies related to AI ethics, and has given talks on related topics.

June 7th Registration Information

Digital Transformation: Building a Tech Company

Jun 8th, 18:00 Nairobi & Egypt Time | 11:00 EST | 15:00 GMT

Building a Digital Solutions Company from Scratch:

Are you interested in learning about ways to use and even create digital solutions for your daily work, student life, or even the company you’re at? Digital solutions are all about using technology to solve problems!

Whether you are a business, tech, computer, or data science major, or any other, learning to use digital solutions in your sector is a MUST!

✅ What are some types of digital solutions?
✅ What are some digital solutions tools I can use?
✅ Tips and lessons from creating a digital solutions company

🚨 There will be time for live Q&A at the end of the session.

About June Syowia:

June Syowia is an innovator, impact entrepreneur and technology enthusiast. She is currently the CEO of Beiless Group, a company that provides digital solutions for businesses in the African region. In the last 7 years, June and her team have delivered hundreds of impeccable services for entities ranging from SMEs to multinationals. She is an experienced leader with a decade of demonstrated history working in running businesses and organizations that solve problems in her community and beyond. She is an economics graduate and firmly believes that the future of Africa’s growth is highly pegged on evolutionary ideas that disrupt people’s minds

She’s been selected as a Forbes 30 under 30 honoree and Forbes most promising entrepreneurs n Africa 2018. She has also received global recognition including CEO Global regional and country SME winner 2018 and the Global Student Entrepreneur Award in 2017. June has been named one of the brightest young minds in Africa by BYM. She has also previously co-founded a social enterprise that led to her being named as a Top 40 Under 40 woman by Business Daily Africa in 2015 and one of the most influential youths in Kenya

June 8th Registration Information

Workshop: Turn Your 3-Page CV into a 1-Page Resume

June 13th, 11:00AM EST | 15:00 GMT | 18:00 Egypt Time

About the workshop:

Ready for a career change that ignites your passion and opens new doors?

Join this workshop and discover how to revamp your CV to make a lasting impression and land your dream job in a different field.

What will be covered in the workshop?

✅ Learn the art of crafting a standout CV that showcases your transferable skills and attracts employers in your target industry.
✅ Navigate the challenges of transitioning careers
✅ Position yourself as a strong candidate, even without direct experience.

Join our interactive workshop and actively engage in discussions and receive personalized guidance to customize your career journey.

About the Speaker

Iyad Uakoub has 12+ years of global experience in building award-winning career centers, advising startups, empowering organizations with workforce learning & engagement strategies and leveraging data and technology to democratize career opportunities.

June 13th Registration Information

Creating a Better Workplace: For Early Career Employees

June 15th, 11:00AM EST | 15:00 GMT | 18:00 Egypt Time

About the webinar:

Creating a healthy and inclusive workplace environment for new employees can be a challenge, especially when those employees are recent graduates, or are working from remote locations rather than in a main office. This session will cover strategies for early career employees, and how to foster the best experience for reduced churn and increased productivity.

This session, will cover:

• Best practices for creating better workplace experiences for early career employees
• Different needs of new employees in general, and of early stage talent
• Common tactics required to support early career employees working in remote environments

About Andrew Wainstein:

Andrew introduced the concept of fantasy football to the UK, and is the man responsible for its growth into the mainstream and its place in the fabric of football. Steering the business for three decades through seismic changes in media and technology, he developed teams that created successful products for partners such as the BBC, the Telegraph, Sky Sports, Barclays and Vodafone.

Andrew is now working as a coach, where he helps clients develop careers and businesses that align with their core qualities and values. He is also developing a new venture called Campfire, which is about bringing people together for conversations that get to what’s important in our work and lives as a whole.

About Iyad Uakoub

Iyad Uakoub is a leadership coach, behavioral scientist, and startup advisor. He heads behavioral science research at Sounding Board, a VC-backed leader development platform that serves enterprise clients.

Iyad led Learning & Development, Talent, and People Operations programs at three multibillion dollar tech startups in Silicon Valley. He served as a career educator, faculty fellow, and lecturer at Stanford, Purdue, Localized, California State, and the United Nations where he designed nationally recognized coaching and data insight interventions.

He’s also the Founder and CEO of Sparathon, the first behavior design-based learning & coaching consultancy for leaders, founders, and early-stage startups. He sits on the board of advisors of, Harvard Business Review, and the Digital Coaching Committee at the International Coaching Federation.

June 15th Registration Information

Workshop: How to Research a Company Before an Interview

June 20th, 11:00AM EST | 15:00 GMT | 18:00 Egypt Time

About the workshop:

Are you prepared to nail your next job interview by demonstrating your knowledge and interest in the company?

Join this workshop to learn how to gather essential information and tailor your responses to showcase your understanding and alignment with the company’s goals and values.

In this workshop, we will cover:

✅ Identifying reliable sources and channels for gathering company information.
✅ Analyzing the company’s mission, values, and culture to align your responses effectively.
✅ Leveraging your research to ask thoughtful questions and engage in meaningful conversations during the interview.

This is an interactive session where you can practice researching a company and receive personalized feedback from experts.

Walk away with the skills to impress interviewers, demonstrate your enthusiasm, and increase your chances of landing the job.

About the Speaker

Iyad Uakoub has 12+ years of global experience in building award-winning career centers, advising startups, empowering organizations with workforce learning & engagement strategies and leveraging data and technology to democratize career opportunities.

June 20th Registration Information

Localized Virtual Career Fair: Summer 2023

June 21, 4:00AM EST | 8:00AM GMT | 11:00AM Egypt Time

About the Event

We’re bringing employers, industry experts, and career coaches together on Localized to help you launch your career in tech and business. This is your opportunity to interact with employers seeking to recruit exceptional and diverse talent in meaningful roles across different industries and geographies.

Sign up for the career fair to:

✅ Learn about open positions in your country and meet with recruiters looking for talent like you
✅ Explore different industries through expert sessions about sectors like AI, FinTech, Robotics and more
✅ Attend Career Development Workshops to improve your CV/Resume and Cover Letter writing skills
✅ Apply for open positions

June 21st Registration Information

Office Hours: Career Guidance with Career & HR Coach-in-Residence

June 27th, 11:00AM EST | 15:00 GMT | 18:00 Egypt Time

About the workshop:

OFFICER HOURS ARE BACK! Our popular interactive session where you can receive expert guidance and support.

Whether you have burning questions or simply want to listen to others’ inquiries, this session is for you!

If you have any queries regarding your job search or upcoming discussions with recruiters, this is the perfect opportunity to get the answers you need.

✅ Need specific advice on your CV, Cover Letter, or digital profile?
✅ Preparing for an upcoming interview and seeking assistance?
✅ Struggling with follow-up strategies after an employer interaction?

Don’t miss out on this valuable chance to engage in a small group setting and have all your questions addressed.

About the Coach

Iyad Uakoub has 12+ years of global experience in building award-winning career centers, advising startups, empowering organizations with workforce learning & engagement strategies and leveraging data and technology to democratize career opportunities.

June 27th Registration Information

The Africa Business School (ABS) – Mohammed IV Polytechnic University (UM6P, Morocco) is recruiting PhD Students

Established in 2016, with the aim of being the leading business school in Africa, ABS is part of Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P). ABS supports the transformation of organizations through Research, Advisory and Learning, thus shaping the strategies, operating models, and societal impact of Moroccan and African organizations.

Dedicated to creating the continent’s future leaders through training, research, and innovation, ABS aspires to make its graduates confident in responding to the most crucial challenges facing Africa and the world.

Africa Business School introduces a distinctive perspective to leadership and research aiming for its graduates to develop analytical and practical skills, both quantitative and qualitative, cognitive, and emotional, managerial and technological.

Target Candidate:

  • Recent research-minded graduates with a completed Master’s degree or equivalent and a strong academic background who wish to pursue research in an African context.

Faculty and researchers from African universities, who do not have a PhD degree yet are also encouraged to apply.

Location: Rabat – Salé – Technopolis – Morocco


  • Access to world-class research and training: Our PhD students will benefit from access to cutting-edge research, training, and expertise.
  • Global competitiveness: Our PhD students will gain the skills and knowledge necessary to be competitive in a global job market.
  • Professional development and networking opportunities: Our PhD students will have the opportunity to develop their professional networks by engaging with peers from around the world
  • International network of world-class partner business schools.
  • PhD co-supervision by leading international scholars available for the best candidates.
  • International conference participation is integral part of the program.
  • Supplementary PhD research training at a top-rated international partner business school for the best candidates.