Cleveland Zoological Society’s Future for Wildlife Seed Grants: Supporting Field Conservation Projects in Africa and Asia

Deadline: 5 November 2018 The Cleveland Zoological Society is seeking applications for its Future for Wildlife Seed Grants Program which provide funds to support field conservation projects in Africa and Asia. Ideal projects have a clear and direct conservation impact, positively affect local people, and create opportunities for capacity building in-country. Areas of Interest Projects focusing on the following areas of special interest to the Zoo are strongly encouraged to apply: … [Read more...]

EIB approves EUR 12.6 Billion for 83 Projects across Europe, Asia, Latin America and Africa

The European Investment Bank (EIB) approved a total of EUR 12.6 billion of new financing for 83 projects located across Europe, Asia, Latin America and Africa which will finalise new programmes to enhance access to finance by small business in partnership with local banks, and support new investment in energy, transport, communications and urban development. Out of the total funding the board has approved EUR 4.5 billion of new financing to support business investment across Europe and beyond, … [Read more...]

Announcement of £44.5 Million for Anti-Wildlife Trafficking Projects around the World

The Secretaries of State for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Defra, and DFID has announced a £44.5 million boost for anti-wildlife trafficking projects around the world. The Foreign Secretary set out the Government’s ambition to reduce the illegal killing of African elephants for ivory by at least one third by 2020, and to further halve this rate by 2024. Defra have announced £4.5 million for 14 new Challenge Fund projects to combat the illegal wildlife trade by addressing demand … [Read more...]

IIEP-UNESCO/UNICEF’s Upcoming Round Table addressing issues related to Education in Children with Disabilities

The UNESCO International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP-UNESCO) has partnered with UNICEF to host a Technical Round Table to support ministries of education in planning education systems to include children with disabilities. It will be held from 18-20 July 2018 in Paris, France. The upcoming round table will address issues related to children with disabilities, which remain one of the most excluded groups from education. It will address these issues by bringing together government … [Read more...]

U.S. Department of State: Supporting Her Empowerment – Girls’ Resilience, Enterprise, and Technology (SHE’s GREAT) Initiative

Deadline: 15 June 2018 The Secretary’s Office of Global Women’s Issues (S/GWI) has announced "Supporting Her Empowerment – Girls' Resilience, Enterprise, and Technology (SHE's GREAT) Initiative"  to advance U.S. national security and prosperity by promoting young women and girls’ (ages 0-24) opportunities and leadership. The aim of this initiative is to ensure that young women and girls are economically and socially empowered, free from violence and discrimination, and have access to … [Read more...]

Winners announced for Ockenden International Prizes for Refugee Projects

Winners of the sixth annual Ockenden International Prizes for refugee projects have been announced yesterday by Ockenden International. The four winners are: IPSDI Burundi, Health Equity Initiatives, Malaysia, Safe Passage UK, and Taawon, Lebanon. The four winning projects are from Burundi, Malaysia, Lebanon and the United Kingdom. Each winner receives GBP25,000, rewarding and recognizing innovative work that has promoted self-reliance among refugees and internally displaced people (IDPs) – … [Read more...]

U.S. Department of the Interior, FWS: Rhinoceros and Tiger Conservation Fund-ASIA

Deadline: 30 April 2018 The United States Department of the Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) is seeking proposals for program entitled “Rhinoceros and Tiger Conservation Fund –ASIA” for conservation of rhinoceroses and/or tigers throughout their ranges. The Rhinoceros and Tiger Conservation Act was passed in 1994 to provide financial resources for conservation of rhinoceros and tiger populations. Priorities The Rhinoceros and Tiger Conservation Fund supports projects that promote … [Read more...]

Call for Applications: Mobility First! – ASEF Cultural Mobility Initiative 2018

Deadline: 25 April 2018 To commemorate its 20th anniversary in 2017, the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) builds upon its support to cultural mobility over the past 2 decades by launching Mobility First! - ASEF Cultural Mobility Initiative, a new fund that supports the movement of Asian and European artists and cultural professionals in Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) partner countries. Through this initiative, ASEF supports the mobility of artists and cultural professionals for cross-border … [Read more...]

U.S. Embassy New Zealand, PAS:  Public Diplomacy Grants Program

Deadline: 1 August 2018 The U.S. Embassy New Zealand Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Department of State is seeking Statement of Interest (SOI) for  its Public Diplomacy Grants Program that strengthen security and military cooperation and coordination, promote the mutual benefits of bilateral trade and investment, and deepen the relationships with Pacific communities, in New Zealand, Niue and the Cook Islands, based on our shared values and heritage. All programs must include an … [Read more...]

USAID/RDMA: Seeking Applications for Together Program

Deadline: 9 May 2018 The United States Agency for International Development’s Regional Development Mission for Asia (USAID/RDMA) is seeking applications from qualified U.S and non-U.S. organizations to provide services to improve meaningful engagement among targeted stakeholders to reduce drivers of latent and violent conflict in Thailand. Objectives The three primary objectives to build toward the activity goal are as follows: Improve existing mechanisms for targeted Royal Thai … [Read more...]

U.S Mission to Uzbekistan: 2019 Eurasia/South Asia Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement (TEA) Program

Deadline: 23 March 2018 The Embassy of the United States in Tashkent is seeking applications for the 2019 Eurasia/South Asia Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement (TEA) Program which provides international teachers with unique opportunities to develop expertise in their subject areas, enhance their teaching skills, and increase their knowledge of the United States. The program consists of non-degree academic seminars focusing on new teaching methodologies, curriculum development, … [Read more...]

ICNL: Fellowships to Promote Research on the Legal Framework for Civil Society

Deadline: 30 March 2018 The International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL) has announced the availability of four (4) new research fellowships. The fellowships will provide the opportunity to travel to Washington, DC for up to 4 weeks during June – August 2018 to conduct research on the legal framework for civil society and civic participation. This is an action-oriented fellowship. It is designed to provide opportunities to engage practitioners and scholars to advance the legal … [Read more...]

Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada: Seeking Applications for its Media Fellowship Program

Deadline: 16 April 2018 The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada is seeking applications for its Media Fellowship Program which offers up-and-coming and established journalists the opportunity to spend time in Asia researching and preparing stories.  The program is supported by Cathay Pacific Airways. The fellowship accepts creative proposals that examine important and emerging stories on issues impacting Asia and relevant to Canada. It aims to help Canadian journalists become better informed … [Read more...]

CHANEL collaborates with Asia Foundation to enhance Opportunities for Women’s Entrepreneurship in South Korea

The Asia Foundation has announced  to received support from Paris-based Foundation CHANEL under a brand-new Accelerate Growth Initiative aimed at enhancing opportunities for women’s entrepreneurship in South Korea. Under this new collaboration, the Asia Foundation is launching a one-year research project with Gyeonggi Family & Women’s Research Institute that will examine the factors that inhibit or facilitate the creation of women-owned companies in the province. This initiative will … [Read more...]

Japan announces US$72.3 million to WFP to meet Hunger needs in 23 Countries

The Government of Japan has announced the contribution of US$72.3 million to WFP to meet urgent hunger needs in 23 countries contribution. The generous infusion of funding will enable WFP to provide vital food and nutrition assistance in 23 countries across the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. Director of the WFP Japan Office, Naoe Yakiya said, “WFP deeply appreciates this substantial injection of support from Japan which comes at a critical time when the organization is simultaneously … [Read more...]

U.S. Department of State, Bureau of ECA:  Seeking Applications for 2018 TechGirls Central Asia Program

Deadline: 14 May 2018 The Office of Citizen Exchanges, Youth Programs Division, of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) has announced an open competition for the FY 2018 TechGirls Central Asia Program. The Bureau anticipates that the TechGirls participants will be selected from the Central Asian countries that are participating in TechWomen so that TechWomen participants may assist with recruitment and mentoring of the girls once they return home. The eligible countries … [Read more...]

U.S. Department of State, Bureau of INL: Combating Wildlife Trafficking in Latin America and the Caribbean

Deadline: 14 May 2018 The United States Department of State, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, is seeking applications from qualified Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), Educational Institutions, and other qualified organizations for a Grant to implement a program entitled “Combating Wildlife Trafficking in Latin America and the Caribbean”. INL/C seeks to fund a project that builds Latin America's capacity to deter, detect, investigate, prosecute, and adjudicate … [Read more...]

The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada Announces 2018-2019 Media Fellowship Program

The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada (APF Canada) has announced the details of its 2018-2019 Media Fellowship Program. The goal of the program is to help Canadian journalists become better informed about this dynamic part of the world in order to write and broadcast insightfully on Asia and the Canada-Asia relationship. The Fellowship is funded in part by Hong Kong’s award-winning airline, Cathay Pacific Airways. Two of the 2018-2019 APF Canada Media Fellows will receive a two-night stopover … [Read more...]

Applications Open for GSMA Ecosystem Accelerator Innovation Fund!

Deadline: 15 April 2018 Applications are open for GSMA Ecosystem Accelerator Innovation Fund to provide selected start-ups in Africa and Asia Pacific with equity-free funding, technical assistance, and the opportunity to partner with mobile operators in their markets to help scale their products and services into sustainable businesses with positive socio-economic impact. For the third round, the Fund will be supporting start-ups willing to work with mobile operators. The fund is … [Read more...]

ADB Projects secure $190 million from GCF Funding

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has secured $190 million in total funding—comprising of $85 million in grants and $105 million in concessional loans—from the Green Climate Fund (GCF) for its climate change projects in Cambodia, Mongolia, and Tajikistan, shoring up the bank’s efforts to increase its climate financing for the Asia and Pacific region. ADB Vice-President for Knowledge Management and Sustainable Development, Bambang Susantono said, “ADB has an ambitious plan to provide annual … [Read more...]

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