06 December 2018

Geneva Refugee Scholarship

Hafez Abuadwan is the 2018 recipient of this scholarship.

Hafez Abuadwan, first year master student in Development Studies, is the 2018 recipient of the Refugee Scholarship. Originally from the Gaza Strip, his path towards higher education did not come without its obstacles. In a video interview, describing his extraordinary journey from life inside Gaza to his journey west, Mr Abuadwan concludes: “a refugee has the power of achieving sustainable development. A refugee can actually make a change in their own society, economically, socially and politically. The world needs refugees to be empowered, so we can actually achieve peace and justice.”

The Refugee Scholarship is funded by the Institute and was created in partnership with the Graduate Institute Student Association’s Migration Initiative.

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