DAFI is the only global programme helping refugees access higher education.
The DAFI scholarships have made a substantial contribution to the education and development of many young, talented refugees, enabling them to expand their horizons and explore their full potential.
While the number of DAFI students is small, their impact is huge because of their areas of expertise.
89) There have also been years in which there was no funding available for DAFI and DDPuri scholarships, for example, diminishing student morale.
DAFI operates from 18 branches in the Rhone-Alpes region of South-east France with a customer base of generalist builders' merchants.
In the year ended December 31 2004 DAFI generated turnover of 64.
To commemorate the 25 years of DAFI
, UNHCR organised an event in Islamabad attended by former and current DAFI
scholarship holders; German Ambassador to Pakistan, Ina Lepel; Arshad Mirza, Secretary for States and Frontier Regions; Chief Commissioner Afghan Refugees, Dr.
asylum in West Africa, (b) existing capacity and capacity needs in the countries to manage the scholarship programme, (c) the positioning of the DAFI
programme vis a vis the overall UNHCR strategies on protection including education, livelihoods and durable solutions at country and regional level, and (d) the role and responsibilities of the Regional Representation of UNHCR vis a vis the country offices with regard to the management of the DAFI
scholarship programme in West Africa.
Since its inception in 1992, the DAFI
program has funded approximately 5,000 students from seventy countries of origin in seventy-one host countries.
Sadruddin, Agriculture Specialist at Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) in Kabul, Afghanistan was also a DAFI
scholar in Pakistan.
Data from the largest higher education scholarship program for refugees, the German-funded and UNHCR-run DAFI
program, (21) gives some indication of the availability of higher education.
When she heard about the DAFI
scholarship programme, she felt this could change her life.