Harry and Meghan Fiji visit: Duke unveils Queen Elizabeth commonwealth scholarships

The Duke of Sussex Prince Harry salutes after placing his wreath during the wreath laying ceremony at the National War Memorial site in Veiuto, Nasese on Wednesday, October 24, 2018. Picture: JONACANI LALAKOBAU

THE Duke of Sussex, Prince Harry, has unveiled four new Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarships today.

The scholarships will support students of Climate Resilience at universities in two of the areas most affected by global climate change.

Prince Harry made the announcement at the University of the South Pacific in Suva today.

The four Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarships for Climate Resilience will be offered to young people from the Pacific Islands and the Caribbean from 2019, encouraging Pacific-to-Caribbean mobility, enabling further exchange of ideas and innovations in the field of climate resilience between the two regions.

Fully-funded by the Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan Endowment Fund, these four new scholarships will support students from the Caribbean to undertake Master’s degrees at universities in the Pacific, and vice-versa.

The scholarships:

· The University of the South Pacific will host one scholarship for a student from the Caribbean to study for a Masters in Climate Change, offered by the Pacific Centre for Environment and Sustainable Development, from January 2020, inviting applications in April 2019;
· Fiji National University will host one scholarship for a student from the Caribbean on its interdisciplinary Masters in Climate Change Mitigation and Resilience, inviting applications from April 2019; and
· The University of the West Indies will host two scholarships for students from the Pacific in 2019 and 2020 studying for Masters in subjects relating to Climate Change, inviting applications in December 2018 and December 2019.

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