Ashoka Africa: Seeking Applications for its Ashoka Social Investment Accelerator

Deadline: 21 May 2018 Are you a social enterprise and are you looking to raise investments for the first time? Are you based in North, East or Southern Africa? Join 6 months Ashoka Social Investment Accelerator by Ashoka Africa, designed to support social entrepreneurs! The aim of the accelerator is to support social entrepreneurs to refine their business model and become investment ready. It also aims to support them to find the right hybrid corporate structure to access both investment … [Read more...]

Applications Open for Accelerating Women Entrepreneurs Prize!

Deadline: 25 April 2018 Feed the Future is currently accepting applications for its Accelerating Women Entrepreneurs prize to access investment advice, business analysis, and other services to take their agribusinesses to the next level. This prize will help women take their businesses to the next level by providing winners with acceleration services including investment readiness consulting, investor matchmaking support, and business analysis. This prize will help woman-led enterprises … [Read more...]

Call for Proposals: Southern Africa Innovation Support Programme (SAIS 2) Innovation Fund

Deadline: 25 April 2018 The Southern Africa Innovation Support Programme (SAIS) has launched a second phase to run from 2017-2021. SAIS 2 provides grants to projects that seek to pilot, demonstrate and replicate concepts and prototypes before rolling them out to the market as new or improved products, services or processes. The objective is to support entrepreneurship and early-stage entrepreneurs as well as to strengthen the cooperation amongst innovation organizations at local and … [Read more...]

Applications Open for YALI Regional Leadership Center Southern Africa Program!

Deadline: 18 March 2018 Who will empower and lead these young Africans? Who will shape the future of business and entrepreneurship, civic leadership, and public management? In order to answer these questions, YALI promotes three models designed to identify and empower young leaders: the YALI Mandela Washington Fellowship, YALI Network, and now the establishment of Regional Leadership Centers across Africa. Applications are open for YALI Regional Leadership Center Southern Africa Program that … [Read more...]

Ruth First Educational Trust Scholarship: Inviting Southern African Students

Deadline: 15 March 2018 The Ruth First Educational Trust is seeking applications for its Scholarship program to enable southern African students from historically disadvantaged backgrounds to undertake postgraduate study at the University of Durham. Southern Africa is defined for this purpose as comprising the following countries: Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Republic of South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Scholarships make an important contribution towards … [Read more...]

Applications Open for Action for Equity Awards 2018!

Deadline: 31 March 2018 Applications are now open from organisations for Action for Equity Awards 2018. The award aims to extend the reach and impact of the Atlantic Fellows Programme for Social and Economic Equity. The Action for Equity Award is an exciting new prize which aims to recognise and reward the crucial work being advanced by civic organisations to combat inequalities around the world. Funding Information The prize will celebrate the excellent work which has been achieved … [Read more...]

WWF Nedbank Green Trust: Supporting Nature Conservation Projects through Community-based Programmes

Deadline: 11 April 2018 Applications are open for WWF Nedbank Green Trust which is co-founded by Nedbank and WWF-SA in 1990, a mutually beneficial partnership between Nedbank and WWF-SA, which supports nature conservation projects through community-based programmes. The Trust's mission is to be a leading, independent and sustainable funding entity for environmental conservation in Southern Africa. Objectives The objectives of the Trust are: To maintain and enhance the integrity of … [Read more...]

Apply for Thomson Reuters Foundation’s “Africa Rising Reporting Workshop”!

Deadline: 23 February 2018 Increasingly African business and social leaders are emphasising that the future of the continent lies in its own hands. But, are we adequately reporting this and giving sufficient media attention to the strengthening entrepreneurial and innovative spirit? While analysing the challenges facing development, this intensive 3-day course explores the opportunities being seized by businesses and individuals in Africa, as well as the costs and benefits of foreign … [Read more...]

JRS Biodiversity Foundation: 2018 RFPs for Biodiversity Informatics for African Freshwater and Pollinator Biodiversity

Deadline: 9 March 2018 The JRS Biodiversity Foundation has announced a Request for Proposals (RFP) for multi-year projects focused upon biodiversity data, knowledge and information services related to freshwater biodiversity and pollinator biodiversity. Programs Freshwater Biodiversity Scope: JRS seeks projects that increase the access to and use of biodiversity information relating to freshwater biodiversity assessment and the conservation of freshwater ecosystem services in targeted … [Read more...]

OSISA Call for Proposals: Supporting Active Civic Engagement in the Political Transition in Zimbabwe

Deadline: 8 January 2018 The Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA) has announced the Call for Proposals for its continuing work in Zimbabwe through grant-making and advocacy on democratic and economic reforms. This includes support for public participation in the political and socio-economic processes that advance promotion and protection of human rights, improve the quality of life and enhance transparent and accountable governance. In this regard, OSISA seeks proposals that … [Read more...]

Call for Participation: The Global Emancipatory Rural Politics Initiative

Deadline: 8 December 2017 The Institure for Poverty, Land and Agrarial Studies (PLAAS) at the University of the Western Caoe, in partnership with Rosa Luxemburg Stiftug (RLS), has announced a call for participation in an innovative new venture. This call is open to scholars and activists with a focus on young people based in Southern African countries who have grounding in rural politics. This call is part of a larger, international initiative: The Emancipatory Rural Politics Initiative. Young … [Read more...]

Submit Your Entries for COMESA Media Awards 2018!

Deadline: 31 January 2018 The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) has announced a call for entries for the 2018 COMESA Media Awards. The Award scheme is conducted every year to recognize and reward journalists who have contributed to regional integration by publishing and producing broadcast stories on the subject. The objective of the Awards is to promote reporting of COMESA regional integration projects hence raising public awareness, understanding and participation and … [Read more...]

PITCH Call for Proposals: Lobby and Advocacy to Expand HIV Combination Prevention in Southern Africa

Deadline: 8 January 2018 Aidsfonds and the International HIV/AIDS Alliance have announced a Call for Proposals on regional activities for the PITCH program in Southern Africa: To strengthen lobby and advocacy aimed at expanding HIV combination prevention in Southern Africa. With this call, PITCH aims to support civil society organizations and networks to effectively engage in and shape the regional HIV prevention agenda in Southern Africa. Organizations that meet the definitions and criteria … [Read more...]

Bridging the Gaps Call for Research Grants: Sex workers know best!

Deadline: 1 March 2018 Applications are open for the Bridging the Gaps sex work project that aims to support sex worker-led, civil society organisations and networks with a track record in human rights and/or health programmes for sex workers. The earliest start-date for research and development projects is 1 June 2018 and the projects are expected to start during 2018. Goals This call for proposals directly contributes to the three long term goals: Strengthened civil society that … [Read more...]

Apply for IJP Southern African Journalists’ Bursary Program!

Deadline: 15 February 2018 International Journalists’ Programmes (IJP) is offering bursary to up to six young Southern African and up to five young German journalists. The bursary is intended to enable young journalists to gain valuable insights into the political, economical, cultural as well as the social fabric of the host country. The Southern African-German Journalists’ Programme is a multiyear effort to shape an integrated understanding of the other country and region and to foster … [Read more...]

Southern Africa Trust: Inviting Proposals from South Africa

Deadline: 30 November 2017 The Southern Africa Trust (the Trust) is currently inviting proposals from South African civil society, NGOs, academic institutions/think tanks and private sector organizations able to make a high impact contribution in addressing the challenges of migration, peace and security and climate change in Africa. Scope of Proposals The Trust welcomes applications from South African civil society, NGOs, academic institutions/think tanks and private sector organizations … [Read more...]

USAID/Zambia: Seeking Application for USAID Stop GBV

Deadline: 20 November 2017 The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is seeking applications for its “USAID Stop GBV” program in order to strengthen the environment for girls and women, boys and men, and members of key/priority populations, to live lives free of GBV and enjoy healthy-supportive, gender-equitable relationships. The prior STOP GBV program (2012-2018) consisted of three projects supported by USAID and UKAId through the Department for International Development … [Read more...]

UNICEF’s Learning Think Pieces: Promoting Fresh and Cutting-Edge Thinking

Deadline: 26 November 2017 The UNICEF Eastern and Southern Africa (ESA) Regional Office is currently seeking applications for its Learning Think Pieces that aims to promote fresh and cutting-edge thinking on how to improve the quality of education in the ESA region. These Think Pieces aim to broaden expertise, stimulate dialogue and encourage new ways of thinking to address the major educational challenges facing the region. Aims To stimulate new debate and reflections in advancing … [Read more...]

Applications Open for 2018 OSISA Scholarships for African Women Media Leaders!

Deadline: 24 November 2017 The Sol Plaatje Institute (SPI) for Media Leadership at Rhodes University in South Africa, in collaboration with the Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA) invites applications for 10 postgraduate scholarships from Southern African women media leaders who wish to study media management at the SPI for Media Leadership in 2018. The PDMM is equivalent to an honours degree, it is pegged at Level 8 on the National Qualifications Framework set by South … [Read more...]

Applications Open for 2018 Southern African Development Community (SADC) Media Awards!

Deadline: 27 February 2018 The Southern African Development Community (SADC) is seeking applications for its “2018 SADC Media Awards”. The SADC vision is one of a common future, within a regional community that will ensure economic well-being, improvement of the standard of living and quality of life, freedom and social justice, peace and security for the peoples of Southern Africa.  This shared vision is anchored on common values and principles and the historical and cultural affinities that … [Read more...]