Islamabad inaugurates Workshop on countering the menace of Child Abuse

The Government of Balochistan, in collaboration with the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) inaugurated a  two-day national workshop on countering the menace of child abuse was inaugurated here today, bringing together key stakeholders from across the country to discuss and commit to a clear roadmap for the establishment of responsive and coordinated child protection systems. The Inception Workshop on Child … [Read more...]

Health Systems Research Initiative: Providing evidence to strengthen health systems in LMICs

Deadline: 5 June 2018 The Department for International Development (DFID), the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), the Medical Research Council (MRC) and the Wellcome Trust (WT) jointly fund the Health Systems Research Initiative. Aims The funders aim for a significant majority of research projects within the portfolio to focus on low-income countries. Generate evidence on how to strengthen and improve health systems for people living in low- and middle-income countries. … [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...]

DFID Announces £10m Jo Cox Memorial Grants in support of Women and Girls

The Department for International Development has announced a new UK aid in memory of Jo Cox to support women and girls in developing countries for which Jo Cox Memorial Grants of  £10m will be available. The one-off competitive UK Aid Direct funding round will focus on two themes. These are women’s social, economic and political empowerment, for which grants of up to £100,000 will be provided; and strengthening civil society capacity for early prediction of identity-based violence, for which … [Read more...]

Community Partnership and Impact Grants Round Opening on 4 April 2018

UK Aid Direct has announced a new funding round  for Community Partnership and Impact grants, which will open on Wednesday 4 April 2018 and lasts till Wednesday 13 June 2018  to support initiatives that focus on delivering results on a small scale, pilot new or innovative approaches, focus on the most marginalised, and work at the community level. Strengthening grants of up to £100,000 and Network grants of up to £1,000,000 will be made across 2 thematic areas: Women’s social, economic … [Read more...]

Applications Open for Commonwealth Shared Scholarships!

Deadline: 17 April 2018 Applications are open for Commonwealth Shared Scholarships that are funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID). The Commonwealth Shared Scholarships enable talented and motivated individuals to gain the knowledge and skills required for sustainable development, and are aimed at those who could not otherwise afford to study in the UK. Themes Areas Science and technology for development Strengthening health systems and capacity Promoting … [Read more...]

Apply for “Creating Hope in Conflict: A Humanitarian Grand Challenge”!

Deadline: 9 April 2018 The United States Agency for International Development Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA), the UK Department for International Development (DFID), and Grand Challenges Canada has launched a Creating Hope in Conflict: A Humanitarian Grand Challenge. This challenge seeks to fund and accelerate solutions that enable life-saving or life-improving assistance to reach the most vulnerable and hardest-to-reach people in conflict-generated humanitarian … [Read more...]

DFID: Delivering Climate Resilient Water and Sanitation in Ethiopia

Deadline: 30 March 2018 The UK’s Department of International Development (DFID) is currently seeking applications for its programme entitled "Delivering Climate Resilient Water and Sanitation in Ethiopia". The programme “Delivering climate resilient water and sanitation in Ethiopia” will consist of a programme of financial aid and technical assistance to the Government of Ethiopia and other non-state actors to implement measures to improve the resilience of water and sanitation services to … [Read more...]

DFID Call for Applications: BRILHO – Energy Africa Mozambique

Deadline: 13 March 2018 The UK’s Department of International Development (DFID) is currently seeking applications for its programme entitled "BRIHLO Energy Africa Mozambique". DFID's BRILHO programme aims to increase energy access in Mozambique through innovative private sector provision of, and investment in, off grid renewables, expanding market access of off-grid renewable energy products and related services to rural communities and businesses in Mozambique. Programme Components … [Read more...]

DFID: Stronger Health Partnerships for Stronger Health Systems

Deadline: 23 February 2018 The UK’s Department for International Development is seeking applications for its program entitled "Stronger Health Partnerships for Stronger Health Systems (SHPSHS)". The UK will invest up to £30m to strengthen its health partnership offer to support developing country health systems, with an emphasis on large-scale strategic partnerships in 8 – 10 countries and smaller innovative partnerships. DFID intends to publish a new competition opportunity for the new … [Read more...]

DFID: Maintaining Essential Services After Natural Disasters

Deadline: 8 March 2018 The UK’s Department for International Development is seeking applications for its program entitled "Maintaining Essential Services after Natural Disasters". Natural disasters such as floods, droughts and cyclones already force 26 million people into poverty and cost an estimated $60 billion every year. They disproportionately affect the poor and most vulnerable, such as children, women, people with disabilities and the elderly. Shocks disrupt essential services, … [Read more...]

DFID: Seeking Applications for International Growth Centre – Phase 3

Deadline: 5 March 2018 The UK’s Department for International Development is seeking applications for its program entitled "International Growth Centre – Phase 3". The third phase of the IGC will focus on delivering research and policy products to developing countries with the aim of driving the economic transformation needed to create jobs for the future and set countries on a trajectory out of poverty. This is expected to be the last phase of large scale DFID support to the IGC and as such … [Read more...]

DFID: Delivering Accelerated Family Planning in Pakistan Behaviour Change and Public Sector Service Delivery

Deadline: 23 April 2018 The UK’s Department of International Development (DFID) is accepting applications to implement components of its "Delivering Accelerated Family Planning in Pakistan (DAFPAK) Programme" that will work with private and public sectors to meet the unmet need for family planning (FP). There are high levels of unintended pregnancies, induced abortions and maternal deaths in Pakistan, of an estimated nine million pregnancies in 2012, 4.2 million were unintended resulting in … [Read more...]

DFID Call for Applications: Disability Inclusive Development Programme

Deadline: 19 March 2018 The UK’s Department of International Development (DFID) is accepting applications for its Disability Inclusive Development Programme (DID) that is a brand new innovation and evidence programme which will deliver a set of interventions to support people with disabilities in a number of developing countries. A lack of attention and funding has contributed to a severely limited evidence base on what works to deliver inclusion in international development for approximately … [Read more...]

DFID: Economic Growth in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan – Policy Innovation Facility

Deadline: 28 February 2018 The UK’s Department for International Development is seeking applications for its program entitled "Economic growth in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan - Policy Innovation Facility" with an aim to turn high-level political support for growth and prosperity initiatives into policies, strategies and plans which will strengthen economic development, governance and resilience in Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Central Asia. Initiatives are defined as coherent, evidence based ideas … [Read more...]

DFID: Economic Growth in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan – Enterprise and Innovation Programme

Deadline: 28 February 2018 The UK’s Department for International Development is accepting applications for its program entitled "Economic growth in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan - Enterprise and Innovation Programme." The Enterprise and Innovation Programme (EIP) will support the establishment of innovation centres to incubate new businesses (incubators) and provide business advice to small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) with the potential and ambition for growth, which will in turn … [Read more...]

DFID: Support to the National Malaria Programme – Phase II in Nigeria

Deadline: 16 February 2018 The DFID is seeking applications for "Support to the National Malaria Programme - Phase II" in Nigeria. The selected service provider will be expected to deliver the programme’s five output areas over the course of 6 years (2017-2023). Building from the success of the first phase of Support to National Malaria Control Programme (SUNMAP) programme (2008-2016), the programme will strengthen the Government of Nigeria’s malaria control programme to ensure long-term … [Read more...]

DFID Call for Applications: Scaling Up Family Planning in Tanzania

Deadline: 31 January 2018 The UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) is currently seeking applications for its programme entitled "Scaling Up Family Planning in Tanzania" to increase family planning use in Tanzania to reduce maternal mortality and increase the quality of life of women. Focus Areas This will be a comprehensive family planning programme with the existing component as the current programme and additional focus as follows: Provision of family planning … [Read more...]

DFID Call for Applications: Kenya Jobs for Youth Programme

Deadline: 28 February 2019 The UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) is currently seeking applications for its Kenya Jobs for Youth Programme. The UK will provide up to £5M over 3 years to support an innovative, market-led youth employment programme that seeks to improve economic opportunities for youth in Kenya. Through a flexible fund facility, the programme will test innovative projects that show potential for large-scale impact in creating new productive jobs for young men … [Read more...]

Commonwealth Scholarship (for Low and Middle Income Countries)

The Commonwealth Scholarship Commission (CSC),UK is inviting talented and motivated individuals for 'Commonwealth Split-site Scholarships'. It is for PhD candidates from low and middle income Commonwealth countries, to spend up to 12 months at a UK university as part of their doctoral studies in their home country. All applications, with full transcripts detailing all your higher education qualifications (with certified translations if not in English), must be submitted by 23.59 (GMT) on 15 … [Read more...]