ANACOM supports 2008 YES programme

ANACOM  is going to support the 2008 edition of the Youth Education Scheme  (YES) programme of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), as in 2004 and 2007. This initiative of the ITU's Telecommunication Development Sector (ITU-D), part of the Children and Youth initiative, is directed at needy and deserving young people from developing countries who wish to complete their tertiary education in information and communication technologies (ICTs) and related fields, and so contribute to the development of their communities, country and region using their achieved knowledge and skills.

As part of the programme of cooperation with Portuguese speaking countries, the sponsorship of ANACOM will be directed at applications from PALOP - Países Africanos de Língua Oficial Portuguesa (Portuguese-speaking African countries) and from East Timor.

Young students, between 20 and 30 years of age, from developing countries without the financial means to complete their studies in the area of ICT should also provide the following information:

    * Curriculum vitae demonstrating interest and knowledge already acquired in the area of communications;

    * Two letters of recommendation (preferably from teachers from the most recent school);

    * An essay indicating their motivation to complete their studies.

The deadline for presenting applications is 25 May 2008, and these should be sent (form and required document) by email to, by fax to +41 22 730 54 84 or by post to International Telecommunication Union/ Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT), Special Initiatives Unit (SIS), Place des Nations, CH - 1211 Geneva 20/Switzerland.

Priority will be given to students who intend to continue studying in their country of origin or a neighbouring country. The initiative is financed through sponsorship and voluntary contribution, and only educational costs are covered by the subsidy of the YES initiative, which is paid directly to the universities.

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