Apply for Under 30 Impact Challenge: A Chance to win up to $500,000!

Deadline: 6 September 2017 Applications are open for the Under 30 Impact Challenge, a $500,000 competition for entrepreneurs who are building successful for-profit enterprises that drive positive social and environmental impact. The Rise Fund is partnering with Forbes and Echoing Green to host the first-ever Under 30 Impact Challenge. Focus Sectors Education Energy Food and Agriculture Financial services Growth infrastructure Healthcare Technology, media, and … [Read more...]

African Development Bank: Inviting Applicants for Young Professionals Program

Deadline: 11 September 2017 Do you have passion and commitment to development of Africa? Do you have outstanding academic and professional achievements? Are you committed to engage in crucial issues in Africa’s development? Do you wish to make a difference, be part of something bigger than yourself and explore your leadership potential? If yes, then apply for AfDB's Young Professionals Program! The Young Professionals Program (YPP) is a three year leadership opportunity for the development of … [Read more...]

Applications Open for Alan R. and Barbara D. Finberg Fellowship!

Deadline: 6 October 2017 Applications are open for Alan R. and Barbara D. Finberg Fellowship that is established in memory of Alan R. and Barbara D. Finberg, early supporters of Human Rights Watch (“HRW”). This fellowship is open to recent graduates (at the Master's level) in the fields of law, journalism, international relations, area studies, or other relevant disciplines from universities worldwide. Graduates with LL.B. degrees or advanced degrees in other relevant disciplines may also be … [Read more...]

DFAT Request for Proposals: Water for Women Fund

Deadline: 6 October 2017 The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) is currently inviting proposals from eligible Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) to implement gender and socially inclusive Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) projects in South Asia, South-East Asia and the Pacific through the Water for Women Fund. The Fund is a flagship program in Australia’s engagement in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH). The Fund draws on lessons from DFAT’s Civil Society WASH Fund (the CS … [Read more...]

Applications Open for Swiss Foundation for Solidarity in Tourism’s Grant Program!

Deadline: 1 September 2017 The Swiss Foundation for Solidarity in Tourism (SST) is accepting applications for its grant program. The foundation supports projects or organizations in Switzerland and around the world that: To improve the economic, cultural or social conditions of the population in tourist recipient countries, Contribute to sustainable tourism development in recipient countries, Intercultural understanding between the population of tourist sending and receiving … [Read more...]

African World Heritage Fund: Seeking Proposals for Conservation Grants

Deadline: 29 September 2017 The African World Heritage Fund (AWHF) is seeking proposals for its Conservation Grants to provide grants to African State Parties to implement projects and activities which focus on improving the State of Conservation of World Heritage properties. The African World Heritage Fund (AWHF) is an intergovernmental organization created in 2006 to support the effective conservation and protection of cultural and natural heritage of outstanding universal value in Africa. … [Read more...]

Apply for Youth LEAD Technical Assistance Fund 2017!

Deadline: 30 August 2017 Applications are open for “Youth LEAD Technical Assistance Fund 2017” to provide financial support and technical assistance in order for Young Key Population-led organisations, networks or groups to achieve catalytic role in their critical works in HIV response. The technical assistance has significant role to play for the development of the organization and often small amount of fund can help community-based organizations to continue its critical work towards … [Read more...]

FP 2020’s Rapid Response Mechanism Youth Outreach: Small Grants for Youth-Led & Youth-Focused Organizations

Deadline: 30 August 2017 Are you a youth-led or youth-focused national organization with a big idea to promote young people’s right to access and use family planning services and information? Do you see a timely opportunity to support the rights of adolescents and youth to decide, freely and for themselves, whether and when to have children? If yes, then Family Planning 2020 (FP2020) can help you fund that activity through the Rapid Response Mechanism’s Youth Outreach! The Family Planning … [Read more...]

APWLD Call for Applications: Labour Rights Participatory Action Research for Change Programme

Deadline: 31 August 2017 Asia Pacific Forum on Women, law and Development (APWLD) is currently inviting women trade unions, workers’ groups and migrant workers groups to take part in this exciting Labour Rights Feminist Participatory Action Research (Labour FPAR) programme that aims to develop knowledge, tools and resources that support women in labour movements to shape and engage in policies regarding labour rights and strengthen women workers’ power and solidarity. APWLD will provide a … [Read more...]

A List of Open Funding Opportunities for Asian Countries!

The Prince Claus Fund: First Aid to Documentary Heritage under Threat Deadline: 31 December 2017 The Prince Claus Fund, through its Cultural Emergency Response programme (CER), and the Whiting Foundation, is seeking proposals for projects in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Caribbean to safeguard documentary heritage that is acutely threatened by recent conflict or other disaster, whether natural or man-made. This new funding collaboration aims to continue this work, helping … [Read more...]

Media Foundation for West Africa: Seeking Entries for West Africa Media Excellence Awards

Deadline: 17 September 2017 Are you a journalist in West Africa who has produced compelling work(s) that has had significant impact on society? If yes, the Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) invites you to submit your work(s) for consideration for the first ever West Africa Media Excellence Awards. This is an initiative to reward and inspire media excellence in West Africa. The maiden edition of the Awards is scheduled for October 28, 2017 in Accra, Ghana. Finalists will be hosted at the … [Read more...]

Ecologists in Africa Grant Program: Developing Skills & Knowledge for Innovative Ecological Research

Deadline: 11 September 2017 The British Ecological Society (BES) is currently inviting applicants for its Ecologists in Africa Grant Program to carry out innovative ecological research. The grant is designed to develop their skills, experience and knowledge base as well as making connections with ecologists in the developed world. Grant Information The maximum value of a grant is £8,000 for research. An additional sum up to £2,000 may be requested to fund travel to help develop … [Read more...]

Apply for Euromena Awards: Celebrating the Richness and Strength of African Innovation!

Deadline: 22 October 2017 Euromena Consulting is currently accepting applications for its Euromena Awards with an aim to discover and show the world the talents and capacity for innovation in Africa. The Awards are an opportunity to celebrate the richness and strength of African innovation. The competition rewards creativity, innovation, development and social awareness. The goal of the award is to promote African start-ups focused on new technologies, with a social impact on the continent. … [Read more...]

2017 Zambezi Prize: Raising Awareness of Entrepreneurship and Financial Inclusion

Deadline: 30 September 2017 Applications are open for the 2017 Zambezi Prize in order to raise awareness of entrepreneurship and financial inclusion, encourage the flow of capital to financial inclusion ventures, and advance entrepreneurship and financial inclusion to fuel broad-based prosperity. The Zambezi Prize is presented by the Legatum Center for Development and Entrepreneurship at MIT and The MasterCard Foundation. Collectively, these organizations focus on entrepreneurship and … [Read more...]

Applications Open for Next Einstein Forum (NEF) Ambassadors Programme!

Deadline: 3 September 2017 Applicants are invited to apply for the Next Einstein Forum (NEF) Ambassadors Programme to build a targeted team of 54 young Ambassadors, one from each African country. 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. The NEF Ambassadors attend the biennial NEF Global … [Read more...]

OECD: 17th International Economic Forum on Africa 2017

Deadline: 4 September 2017 Are you a young entrepreneur? Do you reside in Africa? Here's your chance to participate in the 2017 International Economic Forum on Africa 2017! The 2017 International African Economic Forum will be held in Paris on October 4th 2017, gathering OECD officials and African policy makers, private sector, academia and civil society leaders. Following this year's theme, "Entrepreneurs and industrialisation in Africa", young entrepreneurs from Africa are invited to take … [Read more...]

Applications Open for 7th Edition of Norbert Zongo Investigative Journalism Award!

Deadline: 30 August 2017 The Norbert Zongo Investigative Prize is an award of excellence to reward the best works of investigative journalism. The Prize is opened to all the professional journalists of Africa regularly employed in press or collaborating with African press. Works must be published or broadcast between May 3, 2015 and May 3, 2017 Aims to promote a journalism of investigation and research, on subjects related to the political, economic, social and cultural life of the … [Read more...]

CODESRIA: Applications Open for Meaning-making Research Initiatives (MRI)

Deadline: 31 August 2017 The Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) is currently seeking applications for its Meaning-making Research Initiatives (MRI) to support research that contributes to agendas for imagining, planning and creating African futures. MRI replaces five tools that CODESRIA had deployed in previous years to support research. These were National Working Groups (NWG), Multinational Working Groups (MWG), Comparative Research Networks (CRN), … [Read more...]

Applications Open for African Forum on Youth Skills & Enterprise in the Digital Age!

Deadline: 4 September 2017 Applications are open for African Forum on Youth Skills & Enterprise in the Digital Age that will bring together senior policymakers, government administration senior officials, development partners, private sector, representatives of African youth, young entrepreneurs, civil society and experts to showcase, share and discuss comprehensive and innovative TVSD/TVET models and programmes. The program’s aim is to develop the leadership and digital skills of the … [Read more...]

Africa Energy Prize: Tackling the African Continent’s Energy Challenges

Deadline: 1 December 2017 Seedstars & Enel has announced partnership to create the Africa Energy Prize. Partnering with Enel will give Seedstars a unique opportunity to reward tech startups striving to tackle the African continent’s energy challenges. This challenge is surmountable and the benefits of success are immense, as increasing access to reliable energy can turbo-charge economic growth in sub-Saharan Africa which is already home to several major energy producers, including Nigeria, … [Read more...]

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