INGOs warn Pakistan against thousands loosing Life-Saving Aid

International aid groups have warned Pakistan that hundreds and thousands of victims of violence and natural disasters in the country might stop receiving life-saving assistance, as a result of their move. Pakistan Humanitarian Forum, which represents scores of foreign aid groups says, “Their work directly benefits about 29 million people in Pakistan. Foreign aid groups contributed some $285 million in funding for development and emergency relief in 2016 and employ over 5,000 local … [Read more...]

Fonds SUEZ: Improving the Living Conditions and Autonomy of Persons in Developing Countries

Deadline: 30 April 2018 Applications are open for the Fonds SUEZ program to combat exclusion by favouring inclusion and consequently sustainably improving the living conditions and autonomy of persons via access to essential services, social insertion and social harmony. The Fondation SUEZ supports concrete actions in favour of: Access to essential services (water, sanitation and waste) for disadvantaged populations in developing countries; The insertion of vulnerable populations … [Read more...]

Applications Open for Commonwealth Youth Forum!

Deadline: 2 January 2018 Applicants are invited to apply for the Commonwealth Youth Forum to promote cross-cultural connections and consensus among youth leaders on the challenges and opportunities facing young people. The Commonwealth is extending an invitation to young people with experience in youth advocacy or development to attend an important youth conference. . Hosted by the UK Government, the Forum is part of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), which will see leaders … [Read more...]

Climate CoLab Contest: Seeking Proposals on Absorbing climate impacts

Deadline: 11 February 2018 The UN Climate Resilience Initiative and InsuResilience are seeking innovative ideas for linking climate risk insurance with other forms of social protection to further enhance communities’ ability to absorb the impacts of climate change. Key Issues Impacts of climate change on vulnerable communities What is social protection? How can social protection help communities to cope with climate impacts? What is climate risk insurance? How can climate … [Read more...]

Applications Open for Global Health Corps Fellowship 2018-2019!

Deadline: 17 January 2018 Global Health Corps is inviting applicants for its fellowship program to mobilize a global community of emerging leaders to build the movement for health equity. Global Health Corps is building the next generation of diverse health leaders. Global Health Corps offering a range of paid fellowship positions with health organizations in Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, the United States, and Zambia and the opportunity to develop as a transformative leader in the health equity … [Read more...]

Nominations Open for 2018 Hult Prize!

Deadline: 23 December 2017 Nominations are open for 2018 Hult Prize which is a start-up accelerator for impact entrepreneurship which brings together the brightest college and university students from around the globe to solve the world’s most pressing issues through pitching ideas and launching companies. It’s the biggest and most prestigious start-up event in the world, and awards millions of dollars in investment capital to young budding entrepreneurs, including a grand prize of USD … [Read more...]

Islamabad: Pakistan orders 10 INGOs to wind up their Operations

Due to wider crackdown on human rights and civil society across south Asia, Pakistan has ordered almost 10 International non-governmental organizations including a charity founded by hedge fund billionaire and philanthropist George Soros to leave the country. Recently, the Interior Ministery has issued a ‘Letter of Rejection’ to 10 organisations including ActionAid, Plan International and Marie Stopes , which means their applications to register and continue work in the country has been … [Read more...]

Applications Open for Matthew Power Literary Reporting Award 2018!

Deadline: 20 February 2018 The Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute of New York University is inviting applications for Matthew Power Literary Reporting Award 2018. Prize Details The monetary awards will be distributed in the following way: Main prize: $6,000 upon announcement of the winning proposal; $3,000 upon evidence of substantial progress (usually a first draft); and $3,500 upon completion and acceptance by the Award committee. Runner-up prize: $4,000 upon announcement of … [Read more...]

Wageningen UR CDI Course: Facilitating Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships to Foster Sustainable and Inclusive Food Systems

Deadline: 10 September 2018 The Wageningen UR Centre for Development Innovation (CDI) is seeking applications for its course on “Facilitating multi-stakeholder partnerships to foster sustainable and inclusive food systems." The course starts from 22 October 2018 until 9 November 2018. The course is highly interactive and builds on the participants’ own experiences and cases of MSPs. Participants will have active discussions, work on group assignments, engage in role-plays and undertake … [Read more...]

AmplifyChange Strengthening Grants Program: Supporting the work of Small to Medium Civil Society Organisations

Deadline: 31 January 2018 AmplifyChange is currently inviting applicants from eligible organisations for its Strengthening Grants program to support, strengthen quality and scale-up the work of small to medium civil society organisations, partnerships and coalitions who are operating at a local, community, district or national level. Strengthening grants are also intended to support organisational development and boost effectiveness of group. Priority Areas Addressing gender-based … [Read more...]

Open Society Foundation: Accepting Applications for Graduate Scholarships at Central European University

Deadline: 1 February 2018 Applications are now being accepted for master’s and doctoral scholarships at Central European University. Graduate students and faculty from around the world come together in Budapest to engage in interdisciplinary education, pursue advanced scholarship, and address some of society’s most vexing problems. The Central European University in Budapest is an internationally recognized institution of postgraduate education established by George Soros and supported by the … [Read more...]

Apply for UNAIDS’s Start Free Challenge: Reducing New HIV Infections in Children!

Deadline: 15 February 2018 The Positive Action Challenges in collaboration with United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) is seeking applications for The Start Free Challenge. This challenge is seeking replicable innovations at a local level which can speed up the progress being made to reach the super-fast-track target to reduce new HIV infections in children to less than 40,000 by 2018 and 20,000 by 2020. New infections in children can be reduced if they and their mothers have timely … [Read more...]

Bloomberg Initiative Grant Program Round 23: Supporting Projects to Reduce Tobacco Use

Deadline: 19 January 2018 The International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease and the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids are seeking proposals for the 23rd round of its Bloomberg Initiative To Reduce Tobacco Use Grants Program to support projects to develop and deliver high-impact evidence-based tobacco control interventions. Proposals must focus on achieving policy change that will lead to substantial reductions in tobacco use. Priorities Priority will be given to projects that lead … [Read more...]

National Geographic Society: Seeking Proposals for Standard Grant Program

Deadline: 3 January 2018 The National Geographic Society is seeking proposals for its Standard Grant Program which is a request for funding by an experienced project lead. The National Geographic Society awards grants for conservation, education, research, storytelling, and technology through its Committee for Research and Exploration. All proposed projects must be novel and exploratory, and be of broad interest. National Geographic Society grant-funded projects should be bold, innovative, and … [Read more...]

National Geographic Society: Seeking Applications for Early Career Grant

Deadline: 3 January 2018 The National Geographic Society is seeking applications for its Early Career Grant to offer less experienced individuals an opportunity to lead a project. The National Geographic Society awards grants for conservation, education, research, storytelling, and technology through its Committee for Research and Exploration. All proposed projects must be novel and exploratory, and be of broad interest. National Geographic Society grant-funded projects should be bold, … [Read more...]

USDA-FAS: Seeking Applications for Food for Progress Program

Deadline: 31 January 2018 The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) is seeking applications for its program "Food for Progress Program" with an aim to improve agricultural production and expand trade of agricultural products in developing countries. This program provides for the donation of U.S. agricultural commodities as well as financial and technical assistance to carry out programs with these goals. Priority Areas FAS will give priority … [Read more...]

Wageningen UR CDI Course: Fisheries Governance for Food Security

Deadline: 10 September 2018 The Wageningen UR Centre for Development Innovation (CDI) is accepting applications for its International Course on “Fisheries Governance for Food Security” from 22 October 2018 to 9 November 2018 in Netherlands. The primary tasks of the fisheries manager or governor is to balance the pressure on the fish stocks and the aquatic habitat. This requires innovative solutions which can be created when stakeholders are able to meet, share experiences, learn together and … [Read more...]

Stop TB Partnership: Call for Proposals for Challenge Facility for Civil Society (CFCS) Round 8

Deadline: 12 January 2018 Stop TB Partnership, with the support of USAID and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has launched a call for proposals for the eighth round of its Challenge Facility for Civil Society (CFCS) with an aim to contribute to expanding access to quality TB prevention and care services to community- and hard-to-reach settings. Stop TB Partnership’s CFCS is a unique small grants mechanism that, since 2007, supports innovative community responses to fight … [Read more...]

Alliance for Public Health: Call for Applications for Harm Reduction Academy

Deadline: 15 January 2018 Alliance for Public Health (Ukraine) is organizing Harm Reduction Academy Cycle 5 which is a global learning, dialogue and skills building course established with the vision to end AIDS and Hepatitis C among people who inject drugs. Inspired by the successes in response to HIV epidemic in some of the most challenging settings, contrasted by the emergence of injecting use-driven epidemic in new settings, the course combines decades of practical experience and most … [Read more...]

PlanetRomeo Foundation: Supporting Grassroots Emerging LGBTI Projects

Deadline: 1 January 2018 PlanetRomeo Foundation is seeking applications for its grant program to provide funding up to € 5,000 to grassroots emerging LGBTI projects and initiatives, with a focus on achieving societal change in order to improve the position of LGBTI people throughout the world, with an emphasis on the most disadvantaged regions and communities. The Foundation gives high priority to small-scale projects which are initiated and implemented by the LGBTI community itself and/or by … [Read more...]