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Opportunity for Rotary Peace Fellowship - World's Most Prestigious and Generous Fellowship - Deadline May 15 2021

It is designed for leaders with work experience in peace and development. Our fellows are committed to community and international service and the pursuit of peace. Each year, The Rotary Foundation awards up to 50 fellowships for master’s degrees and 80 fellowships for certificate studies at premier universities throughout the world.
 
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Master’s degree programs
Accepted candidates study peace and development issues with research-informed teaching and a diverse student body. The programs last 15 to 24 months and include a two- to three-month field study, which participants design themselves. Partner universities include:  Duke University and University of North Carolina, Durham & Chapel Hill, USA; International Christian University, Tokyo, Japan; University of Bradford, Bradford, England; University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia; and Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden.
 
Professional development certificate program
During the one-year blended learning program, experienced peace and development professionals with diverse backgrounds gain practical skills to promote peace within their communities and across the globe. Fellows complete field studies, and they also design and carry out a social change initiative. This program is intended for working professionals. University partners include:  Chulalong University, Bangkok, Thailand; and Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda.
 
Application timeline
The Rotary Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2022-23 Rotary Peace Fellowship program.
 
Candidates have until 15 May to submit online applications to The Rotary Foundation. District endorsement is required, and districts must submit their endorsement decisions to The Rotary Foundation by 1 July. Click here for detailed information.
 
 
 

Rotary scholars and peace fellows put expertise into helping environment

Will climate change bring more poverty? Will we be able to stop its worst effects? Former Rotary scholars and peace fellows who studied environmental issues offer their thoughts. They discuss the struggles they face working to combat climate change, and what solutions give them hope.  

Francesco Menonna, senior power and renewables analyst

“Climate change could destroy the livelihoods of millions of people and create much greater migratory pressures than we see today,” says Francesco Menonna, Rotary scholar.

Menonna graduated from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, D.C., in 2014. He works as a senior power and renewables analyst at Fitch Solutions in New York City, where he focuses on electricity markets and renewable energy in emerging and developed economies. 

Q: What do you struggle with most as a professional working to combat climate change?

A: I inform businesses and investors about the opportunities that clean energy creates. My biggest challenge is the lack of urgency many people feel in relation to climate change, since they are often removed from its most negative effects.

Q: What potential solutions give you hope?

A: There is an exciting trend of innovation and technical advancement in the field of clean energy, especially in how we store electricity and how we make our electricity systems more efficient and intelligent. This is fostering advancements in the electrification of transportation, which will be key in reducing the impact of cars on climate change. The spread of clean energy and electric mobility is going to accelerate over the coming decades, and this makes me hopeful about the future.

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Articles in March / April issue of Milwaukee Ethnic News. These newsletters often list over 20 ethnic events and involve these groups:

The March / April 2021 issue features Black history and lots of resources to learn more about WI ethnic groups, a list of ethnic Wiscsonsin books and much more.


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    Rotary International (RI) District 6270 is pleased to announce the selection of Alaina Eckert, Sussex, WI, as its Global Grant Scholarship applicant for 2021-2022.

                Ms. Eckert is a graduate of Sussex Hamilton H.S. and of The University of Wisconsin—Madison. She has already begun a dual degree, Master of Science/Master of International Nature Conservation, in a cooperative program of the Georg-August Universität in Göttingen, Germany, and Lincoln University in Lincoln, New Zealand.
                The practical approach of the program is to preserve the integrity of nature, in combination with the assessment of risk management and conservation strategy, and offers an invaluable experience in the education of international conservation. The four-semester program offers new perspectives to maintaining biodiversity and ecosystems that allow local communities to be resilient to future ecological changes, maintain economic stability and growth, use adaptive conservation management strategies for both the betterment of the community and the ecosystem, and preserve critical ecological systems. Thus, Ms. Eckert’s program of studies aligns with RI’s “Community Economic Development” Area of Focus, and it anticipates close alignment with RI’s newest Area of Focus, “Protecting the Environment,” which becomes effective on July 1, 2021.
                The amount of the Global Grant Scholarship is U.S. $30,000. RI District 6270 is providing $15,000 of that amount, and The Rotary Foundation is matching it with another $15,000. The Rotary Foundation, RI districts, and Rotary clubs invest in our future leaders and philanthropists by funding scholarships for graduate study through the Global Grant Scholarship program. Information about Rotary’s other scholarship programs can be accessed at:  https://www.rotary.org/en/our-programs/scholarships.

    From Rotary Foundation Trustees & Rotary International Board

    Rotary Foundation Trustees & Rotary International Board Unanimously Approve of Supporting the Environment as an Area of Focus

     

    The Rotary Foundation Trustees and Rotary International Board of Directors have both unanimously approved adding a new area of focus: supporting the environment.

    More than $18 million in Foundation global grant funding has been allocated to environment-related projects over the past five years. Creating a distinct area of focus to support the environment will give Rotary members even more ways to bring about positive change in the world and increase our impact.

    RI President Mark Maloney says that during his travels around the world as a Rotary senior leader he encountered many Rotary members and Rotaractors who advocated for the environment to be an area of focus.

    “I believe strongly that our Rotary Foundation programs now have a valuable added dimension to our efforts,” says, Maloney.

    Foundation Trustee Chair Gary C.K. Huang says that with the global population reaching near eight billion, protecting the environment is increasingly important.

    “It is time for us to use our collective resources to invest in a smart and efficient way to protecting our environment,” says Huang. “We are qualified to take this initiative because we are a global group of problem solvers with diversified talents.

    In 1990-91, RI President Paulo V.C. Costa made the environment one of his primary causes, creating the Preserve Planet Earth subcommittee, which looked at ways clubs and members could conduct environmental initiatives.

    “We have finally caught up to Costa [his vision],” says Past RI President Ian H.S. Riseley, chair of the Environmental Issues task force, which championed the new area of focus.

    “As a lifelong environmentalist, I’m delighted that our great organization has recognized that the environment is a worthy and appropriate destination for our project activity,” says Riseley. “This is an exciting moment in Rotary history.”

    Supporting the environment becomes Rotary's seventh area of focus, which are categories of service activities supported by global grants. It joins peacebuilding and conflict prevention; disease prevention and treatment; water, sanitation, and hygiene; maternal and child health; basic education and literacy; and community economic development.

    Grant applications for projects will be accepted beginning on 1 July 2021. Gifts and commitments from Rotarians and others will be sought to provide global grant support for the new area of focus.

    More information about this new cause will be announced soon.

     
    Rotary Spotlight
    Our club has had the wonderful opportunity to participate in a project supporting schools in Pakistan as a result of our new twinning with the Rotary Club Milano Aquileia.  On Saturday, March 20, our club participated in a Zoom meeting with the members of Rotary Club Milano Aquileia, our District 6270 Governor Craig Burnett, along with other Rotary dignitaries and members.  A further written report will be posted soon.  This is an unedited copy of that meeting.  You may want to advance to 13:15.
     
     
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