UN-OHCHR Call for Applications: Indigenous Fellowship Programme 2018

Deadline: 30 June 2017 The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) is seeking applications for its Indigenous Fellowship Programme (IFP) 2018, a comprehensive human rights training programme that was established by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in the context of the first International Decade of the World's Indigenous Peoples (1995-2004). The programme contributes to build the capacity and expertise of indigenous representatives on … [Read more...]

Apply for IWMF’s 2017 Reporting Fellowship To Zanzibar, Tanzania!

Deadline: 19 May 2017 The International Women's Media Foundation (IWMF) is accepting applications for its “Reporting Fellowship to Tanzania". As part of the African Great Lakes Reporting Initiative, a group of six journalists will report from Zanzibar, a semi-autonomous island off the east coast of mainland Tanzania, covering stories related to the trip theme of civic engagement. Applicants are asked to pitch stories relevant to the trip location and theme; stories must focus on in-depth and … [Read more...]

Call for Memberships at Young Innovators Forum: Promoting Creative and Innovative Ideas

Deadline: 20 July 2017 Young Innovators Forum has started accepting applications for membership for 2017 Academic Session that is a platform where students around the South-East Region meet to sharpen their innovative skills and tackle global and social challenges for sustainable development in Nigeria. The goal of this programme is to bring Nigerian youths together annually to think critically, creatively and innovatively in order to develop multiple innovative concepts that will help … [Read more...]

The Konosuke Matsushita Memorial Foundation: Adressing Humanities and Social Sciences Around the World

Deadline: 11 May 2017 The  Konosuke Matsushita Memorial Foundation is currently seeking applications for its research grant that is provided to assist original and challenging international research which meets social as well as academic demands in the fields of humanities and social sciences. Research activities of social, academic and international needs in the areas of humanities and social sciences which promote international understanding and/or coexistence of Nature and Mankind. Those … [Read more...]

Apply to Participate in Young Champions of the Earth Prize!

Deadline: 18 June 2017 If you have a powerful idea to protect or restore the environment; if you have a strong track record of instigating change; if you are unafraid of failure; and if you believe in a bright future for our planet, then you just might have what it takes to become a Young Champion of the Earth. UN Environment is currently seeking applications for "Young Champions of the Earth" with an aim to nurture the next generation of environmental leaders. The Prize Six Young Champions … [Read more...]

Mosquito Talk: Building and Expanding International Network of Public Health Communicators to Engage on Zika and Vector Borne Diseases

Deadline: 2 June 2017 The Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs’ (OES) Office of International Health and Biodefense (IHB) at the Department of State, is seeking applications for its "Mosquito Talk: Building and Expanding International Network of Public Health Communicators to Engage on Zika and Vector Borne Diseases" to build a broad international community which will help drive innovative and locally appropriate solutions to stop mosquitos that carry Zika and … [Read more...]

Call for Proposals: 10YFP Sustainable Lifestyles and Education Programme

Deadline: 8 May 2017 Applications are open for the “Sustainable Lifestyles and Education (SLE) Programme” with an aim to accelerate the shift towards more sustainable lifestyles and education. The thematic focus of this call for proposals is “Reduction of CO2 emission arising from household consumption of energy, food, or mobility through innovative multi-stakeholder partnerships”. Focus Areas Developing And Replicating Sustainable Lifestyles, Including Low-Carbon Lifestyles, which has … [Read more...]

Apply for Free Press Awards 2017: Rewarding Media Professionals for Excellence

Deadline: 1 August 2017 The Free Press Unlimited has announced the third edition of the Free Press Awards with an aim to celebrate the work of the best journalists and media professionals. Free Press Unlimited wants people to have access to reliable information they need to develop and prosper. The Free Press Awards will be conferred at Free Press Live on 2 November 2017 and will recognise exceptional work in the categories Newcomer of the Year and Most Resilient Journalist. Award … [Read more...]

Future Earth Request for Proposals: Pegasus Programme for Biodiversity and Natural Assets

Deadline: 5 June 2017 The Future Earth is currently accepting proposals for biodiversity research for global sustainability, the "Program for Early-stage Grants Advancing Sustainability Science or Pegasus – Biodiversity and Natural Assets". This program is the first in a series of grants addressing the key challenges of Future Earth and the Future Earth Vision for “people to thrive in a sustainable and equitable world." This initiative is funded in part by the Gordon and Betty Moore … [Read more...]

EC-EACEA Call for Proposals: Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Scheme 2017

Deadline: 2 May 2017 The European Commission-Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) is seeking proposals for its Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Scheme 2017 with an aim to promote sustainable development and ultimately contribute to poverty reduction by increasing the availability of trained and highly qualified professional manpower in Africa. Aims Contribute to the improvement of the quality of higher education through the promotion of internationalisation and … [Read more...]

USAID Call for Partnerships: Scaling Investment in Off-Grid Energy Solutions in Africa

Deadline: 30 April 2017 The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Global Development Lab and Power Africa are seeking concept papers for “Global Development Alliance (GDA) Annual Program Statement (APS)” focused on increasing private investment in off-grid energy in Africa as part of the Scaling Off-Grid Energy Grand Challenge for Development. The Scaling Off-Grid Energy Grand Challenge for Development (SOGE) seeks to accelerate growth in the off-grid energy market to … [Read more...]

NEF Ambassadors Programme: Inviting Young Scientists from Africa

Deadline: 27 May 2017 The Next Einstein Forum Ambassadors Programme is currently open for applications and invites young science practitioners from African countries. NEF Ambassadors, who are all under 42 years, drive the NEF’s local public engagement activities while growing their own careers through the NEF’s partnerships that offer opportunities for mentorship and collaborations with established researchers. In particular, the NEF Ambassadors attend the biennial NEF Global Gatherings. The … [Read more...]

2017 Al-Sumait Prize “Education”: Advancing Economic and Social Development in African Continent

Deadline: 30 June 2017 The Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS) is currently inviting applicants for its 2017 Al-Sumait Prize “Education” in order to advance economic and social development, human resources development and infrastructure in the African continent. Focus Areas Improving people’s access to basic or advanced education. Improving literacy among all members of society. Decreasing the dependence of children’s education on the socio-economical status … [Read more...]

Access Co-Development Facility (ACF): Providing Local Project Developers and Originators in Africa

Deadline: 8 May 2017 The Access Co-Development Facility (ACF) is currently accepting applications to provide local project developers and originators in Africa with the technical expertise and funding required to bring their renewable energy projects to fruition. Access Power aims to contribute its project development expertise and resources to catalyze power projects across the African continent. The partner with local power developers, and assist them through the project development stage … [Read more...]

Africa Food Prize 2017: Leading the Effort to Change the Reality of Farming in Africa

Deadline: 5 June 2017 Africa Food Prize 2017 is now open for nominations, recognizing an outstanding individual or institution that is leading the effort to change the reality of farming in Africa—from a struggle to survive to a business that thrives. The Africa Food Prize recognizes extraordinary women, men, and institutions whose outstanding contributions to African agriculture are forging a new era of sustainable food security and economic opportunity that elevates all Africans. Building … [Read more...]

MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program 2017: Supporting Young People of Ghana and Africa with Quality Education

Deadline: 12 May 2017 The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program at Kwame Nkurmah University of Science & Technology (KNUST) is currently open for applications. The program provides academically talented yet economically disadvantaged young people in Ghana and Africa with access to quality and relevant University education.  The Scholars Program embodies an array of mentoring and cultural transition services to ensure the scholar’s academic success, community engagement and transition to … [Read more...]

Call for Applications: AGNES Intra-Africa Mobility Grant 2017

Deadline: 10 May 2017 The African-German Network of Excellence in Science (AGNES) is pleased to announce the call for applications for its programme “AGNES Intra-Africa Mobility Grant”. The AGNES Mobility Grant for Junior Researchers aims to strengthen the scientific capacity and networking in Africa through active co-operation of AGNES and potential AGNES members. Funding Information A maximum Grant amount of EUR 2 300 and EUR 3 000 is earmarked for 1 and 2 months stays, … [Read more...]

AWHF Call for Applications: Moses Mapesa Research Grant

Deadline: 31 May 2017 The African World Heritage Fund (AWHF) is seeking applications for its Moses Mapesa Research Grant to support African Doctoral and Masters Students in the field of heritage. The AWHF was launched in 2006 to support African States Parties in implementing the UNESCO 1972 Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage. The African World Heritage Fund (AWHF) is an inter-governmental organisation that was launched in 2006 with the mission to … [Read more...]

A List of Open Opportunities for African Countries

Among all the continents in the world, Africa is the second-largest and second-most-populous one with 54 sovereign countries—the most on any continent. Poverty, illiteracy, malnutrition and inadequate water supply and sanitation, as well as poor health, affect a large proportion of the people who reside in the African continent, which is required to be prevented by means of philanthropic approaches to help them prevail over this present state. To help into getting the opportunities which can … [Read more...]

Apply for XL-Africa: Supporting Startups Making Smart use of Digital Solutions

Deadline: 12 June 2017 Applications are currently open for XL-Africa program to support enterprises in any sector that are making smart use of digital solutions. This includes, but is not limited to fintech, agriculture, transport, energy, health, education, smart cities, gaming resource management, media and many more. Benefits 20 high-growth digital startups seeking to raise between $250K and $1.5M in funding. We can help with access to funding, networks, mentoring and a community of … [Read more...]

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