Official Networking Group on LinkedIn -
Already 400 Members Strong!
The JJ/WBGSP has just launched an online networking group, "JJ/WBGSP Alumni and Scholars Network - OFFICIAL," using LinkedIn, a social networking system that has more than 75 million registered users and spans more than 200 countries worldwide. The LinkedIn group will give members of the Scholarship Program's ASCEND community a platform to interact with one another across borders and sectors. Unlike the Scholarships Program website hosted within the World Bank Institute, the LinkedIn group is a participant-driven network, and it allows members to post their own events and discussions.
Additionally, links from the group to the Scholarships Program website will keep you informed of upcoming events and learning opportunities.
We urge all of our scholars and alumni to sign up on LinkedIn (if you don't have an account already) and join the "JJ/WBGSP Alumni and Scholars Network - OFFICIAL" group.
The purpose of this network is to build a community of JJ/WBGSP recipients to promote and encourage knowledge exchange and continued learning beyond the original scholarship experience, in order to enhance impact of the Scholarships program in the field. Also welcome in the group will be prospective scholars who wish to learn more about the JJ/WBGSP, as well as universities and the donors.
In the network, the members will:
- Find their fellow JJ/WBGSP alumni and scholars from their school, areas of study, country, region, etc.
- Learn about upcoming training courses, study tours in Japan, knowledge sharing forums and other learning opportunities offered by WBI for JJ/WBGSP alumni and scholars
- Share experiences and start on-line discussions on development issues
- Stay connected with the World Bank Institute and form local and international partnerships