VI-SEEM 1st Call for Proposals: Addressing Scientists and Researchers in South Eastern Europe and the Eastern Mediterranean

Deadline: 14 November 2016 VI-SEEM have launched the 1st Call for Proposals for Projects Accessing VI-SEEM Services to address scientists and researchers that work in academic and research institutions in the region of South Eastern Europe and the Eastern Mediterranean. Via this call VI-SEEM opens possibilities for regional scientists from the selected scientific fields to have access to the advanced resources and services that it offers. VI-SEEM aims at a balanced provision of resources to … [Read more...]

World Water Council: Seeking Applications for Youth Delegates Program 2016-2018

Deadline: 31 October 2016 The World Water Council (WWC) is currently inviting applicants for its Youth Delegates Program for 2016-2018 with an aim to strengthen the role of youth for water security, adaptation, and sustainability. The WWC’s mission is to promote awareness, build political commitment and trigger action on critical water issues at all levels, including the highest decision-making level, to facilitate the efficient conservation, protection, development, planning, management and … [Read more...]

YPARD Nepal Call for Applications: Storytelling Contest for Young Agri Entrepreneurs

Deadline: 30 November 2016 YPARD Nepal is seeking applications from all interested Nepalese young agricultural entrepreneurs (aged 18 to 39) to participate in a national level "Storytelling Contest" that aims to bring in the entrepreneurs with the most innovative and motivating stories of youth enterprises with the best social potential and impact. With advent of new information, communication tools and technologies along with connection to the wider communities, the stereotype in agriculture … [Read more...]

OpenIDEO Youth Empowerment Challenge: Expanding Economic Opportunities for Youth in East Africa

Deadline: 31 October 2016 Do you love challenges?  Do you have ideas how to expand economic opportunities for youth in East Africa? Do you have solutions including ideas that motivate and inspire youth, build skills that allow them to participate in the economy, support their transition into financial stability, include the private sector, or harness the potential for the participation of young people in the region’s most lucrative sectors? Can you clearly articulate an answer to the challenge … [Read more...]

FORUM-ASIA Call for Proposals: ASEAN Human Rights Mechanisms 2016

Deadline: 31 October 2016 The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) is seeking proposals for its ASEAN Human Rights Mechanisms 2016 in order to strengthen skills and knowledge of civil society organizations (CSOs) and human rights defenders (HRDs) in Southeast Asia region about the existing  ASEAN human rights mechanism. Objectives To create a new pool of human rights trainers with advanced knowledge on ASEAN human rights mechanisms. To advance the knowledge and … [Read more...]

USAID/Myanmar: Promoting the Rule of Law Project Grants Program

Deadline: 31 October 2016 The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) invites applications from community-based organizations (CBOs), non-governmental organizations (NGOs), law firms, or similar organizations for the program entitled "Promoting the Rule of Law Project" with an aim to strengthen rule of law, including access to justice for marginalized populations, in Myanmar. The Project focuses its efforts on national level policies as well as the regional/state and local … [Read more...]

Applications Open for 2016 GAIA AgriTech Innovation Challenge!

Deadline: 28 October 2016 Do you have a big idea that has been piloted successfully in East Africa that focuses on closing yield gaps in crop and livestock value chains, reducing postharvest losses and improving agri-market efficiencies? If yes, then apply for the 2016 GAIA AgriTech Innovation Challenge. African Women in Agricultural research and Development (AWARD) is accepting applications for its 2016 Gender in Agribusiness Investments in Africa (GAIA) AgriTech Innovation Challenge in order … [Read more...]

PEPFAR/HeJAZ HIV and AIDS Media Awards Competition for Media Fraternity in Zimbabwe!

Deadline: 31 October 2016 The United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) partnered with the Health Journalists Association of Zimbabwe (HeJAZ) and the National AIDS Council (NAC), has launched the PEPFAR HIV and AIDS Media Awards Competition. The awards will cover Photo, Print/ Online and Broadcast Journalism categories.  Entries are invited from the media fraternity and should be submitted to the PEPFAR Media Awards Adjudication Committee (PMAAC) at the Public Affairs … [Read more...]

Applications Open for ADB’s First Green Business Forum: Inviting Applicants from Asia and the Pacific!

Deadline: 31 October 2016 Applications are open for ADB's First Green Business Forum for Asia and the Pacific (GBF) to bring together experts, business practitioners, and key stakeholders to share knowledge and identify avenues for promoting green business solutions in the region. The GBF aims to provide a platform for knowledge sharing and lessons learning on the best policies/incentives, institutional arrangements, and financing modalities that can best support rapid green business … [Read more...]

Call for Applications: Arab States Regional Workshop

Deadline: 29 October 2016 Are you engaged in activities to build peace and reduce violence in your community or country? Have you been dedicated to conflict resolution or mediation at a regional, national or local level and are seeking to exchange experiences with peers from other countries in the Arab region? If yes, this is a good opportunity for YOU! Apply now to share your experience and learn from others by participating in a fully-funded Youth Peacebuilding Workshop, coordinated by UNDP … [Read more...]

Bureau of DRL: Global CVE and Religious Freedom Consortium

Deadline:  31 October 2016 The United States Department of State Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (DRL) is seeking applications from eligible organisations interested in forming “Global CVE and Religious Freedom Consortium” with an aim to prevent/counter violent extremism with specific attention to the nexus between religious freedom and violent extremism. Focus Areas Push back against or mitigate efforts by governments to broadly repress religiously identified individuals, … [Read more...]

Bureau of DRL: Promoting Internationally Recognized Labor Rights in Malaysia, Nigeria and Vietnam

Deadline: 24 October 2016 The United States Department of State Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (DRL) is calling organizations interested in submitting Statements of Interest (SOI) for programs that support the policy objective to promote internationally recognized labor rights in Malaysia, Nigeria, and Vietnam. Proposal Priorities and Funding Information In Malaysia ($500,000 available), DRL seeks to strengthen the capacity of workers to exercise their rights, including … [Read more...]

Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor: Global Religious Freedom Programs

Deadline:  28 October 2016 The United States Department of State Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (DRL) is seeking applications from eligible organisations for a program entitled “DRL Global Religious Freedom Programs” with an aim to promote and protect religious freedom globally. Objectives EAP Region Malaysia Program: $400,000 — DRL’s objective is to address increasing interreligious tensions and the politicization of religion in Malaysia. Indonesia Program: $400,000 — … [Read more...]

ACTNN’s Pathfinder and Proof of Concept Awards: Helping Chinese Farmers to Increase Productivity

Deadline: 31 October 2016 The Agri-Tech in China: Newton Network+ (ATCNN) is seeking applications for its Pathfinder and Proof of Concept Awards in order to develop solutions that draw on the UK’s core strengths in satellite imaging, remote sensing, smart sensors, robotics and data-intensive science to help Chinese farmers increase productivity and resilience. Research Areas Data analytics and support tools to reduce residue levels in food; Regional yield benchmarking through remote … [Read more...]

CLIFF Call for Proposals: Supporting Research Students from Developing Countries

Deadline: 31 October 2016 The Climate Food and Farming (CLIFF) Research Network is seeking applications from developing countries currently enrolled in PhD programs for short-term (3-4 month) scientific training and research stays at CGIAR research centers. Applicants should have a background in agriculture and climate change research and be pursuing graduate research related to measurement of greenhouse gas emissions and carbon storage in agricultural systems. CLIFF has provided small grants … [Read more...]

2017 Hult Prize Challenge on “Refugees – Reawakening Human Potential”

Deadline: 31 October 2016 Do you love challenges? Do you have sustainable, scalable start-up enterprises and can change the world with US$1 million? Do you need guidance for startup enterprises to create value along the entire supply chain of services supporting refugees? Can you craft new business models that will measurably restore the rights and dignity of 10 million refugees along one of five dimensions of the human experience: place, community, learning, ownership, and opportunity? If yes, … [Read more...]

A List of Donors supporting Relief Work for Victims of the Hurricane Mathew in Haiti

The devastating tropical storm Hurricane Mathew that occurred on October 4, 2016 near Les Anglais in southwestern Haiti left an estimated US $2.25 billion in damage and at least 546 fatalities, possibly as many as 1,600. Although international aid is pouring in Haiti, there is a large need of shelter and food for affected people. As part of our efforts to increase relief efforts, we have gathered a list of donors and other international agencies that are actively providing relief and other … [Read more...]

Bureau of DRL: Promoting Legislative Capacity and Enhancing Government Accountability in Ecuador

Deadline: 24 October 2016 The United States Department of State, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (DRL) is inviting organizations interested in submitting 24-month project entitled “Promoting Legislative Capacity and Enhancing Government Accountability in Ecuador” with an aim to improve governance in Ecuador by promoting accountability and transparency within the Ecuadorian government. Funding Information DRL anticipates having approximately $700,000 available to support … [Read more...]

Call for Applications Future Forum: Strengthening Young People’s Role in Peace Processes

Deadline: 25 October 2016 The Swedish Institute Alexandria and Fryshuset are seeking young people from different cultural and professional backgrounds in the MENA region and Sweden in the age of 18 – 29 with interest in the area of social innovation, multiculturalism and peace building. The aim of the workshop is to discuss and deconstruct conflict in society through a future-focused dialogue-based method. The participants identified and co-created new approaches on how religious and cultural … [Read more...]

DFID Agri-Tech Catalyst: Increasing Agricultural Innovation by Farmers in Developing Countries

Deadline: 26 October 2016 Innovate UK and Department for International Development (DFID) are currently seeking applications for Agri-tech Catalyst funding scheme that helps businesses and researchers commercialise their research and develop innovative solutions to global challenges in the agri-tech sector. The Agri-Tech Catalyst will take innovative ideas from any sector or discipline. Ideas must show the potential to improve the sustainable intensification of agriculture. The scope of the … [Read more...]