Our programme for sub-Saharan Africa is geared towards development of African countries and societies as well as development of qualified individuals.
Young university graduates, who have already taken over responsibility in church and society, should be empowered to continue along this line and do it in an even more qualified way. Beneficiaries of KAAD-scholarships are predominantly from needy families and display academic excellence. The ultimate aim of our scholarship policy is the promotion of so-called "Agents of Change”.
The focus countries in Africa today are: Ghana, Ethiopia, Zimbabwe and Kenya. Uganda and Tanzania are counted to be part of the focus region East Africa, apart from Kenya. There are four Partner Committees which are also responsible for the adjoining countries of the above mentioned. In addition, there are local partner bodies, or contact persons in our partner country Cameroon.
In the focus countries Ghana, Kenya, Ethiopia and Zimbabwe, there is – within the S1-programme – also the possibility for Master-scholarships at local universities (so called “in-country scholarships”). The in-country scholars together with the alumni are convening in local KAAD-networks that aim at making an impact in church and society of their home countries.
Interested graduates can download the application questionnaire. It is then to be filled and sent back to af3[at]kaad.de. For detailed information about application requirements and procedures, we recommend to read the Frequently Asked Questions.
Marcela Bustamante Torres (Colombia)
Marcela Bustamante studied Law in her hometown of Bogotá. Before going to Germany, she practiced law in Colombia and was involved in a number of research projects. Supported by a KAAD-scholarship she completed the master program "Interdisciplinary Latin American Studies" at the Freie Universität Berlin between 2006 and 2008. Following professional activities in Washington D.C. and Lima (Peru) she returned to Bogota in 2012, where she now works for the "Defensoría del Pueblo de Colombia" - a government institution which operates autonomously in the field of defending and promoting human rights.
She is also one of the organizers of the congress "Paz y Justicia Reconciliación Tradicional" we have planned for the month of February 2016 at the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Bogotá. During that event our alumni plan to establish a KAAD-network of lawyers and political scientists in Latin America.