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Background of the APSAN

Asian Peace-builders Scholarship (APS) programme is a shared initiative of University for Peace (Upeace), Ateneo de Manila University (AdMU) and The Nippon Foundation (TNF), which fostered twelve years of partnership to train young Asian professionals to become peacebuilding practitioners. By the year of 2019, three hundred sixty students have been awarded scholarships to participate in the programme, many of whom now hold notable positions in a wide variety of organisations including UN offices, IGOs, INGOs and NGOs and government. As a result, APS programme contributed immensely to strengthen the representation of Asian professionals to address Asian issues in the global development programmes.