Global Urban Peace Labs: Colombia Urban Youth Fund Project

Deadline: 6 July 2017 Are you a youth-led organization in Colombia or a Servicio Nacional De Aprendizaje (SENA) apprentice or alumni? Does your organization have an innovative youth leadership model or idea on promoting peace and resilience in cities in Colombia? Is your youth-led organization non-political and non-religious? Does your project aim to promote peace? Does your project have a keen focus on reintegrating Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) members or integrating … [Read more...]

Nominations Open for World Habitat Awards 2018-2019! Identifying and Recognizing Good Habitat Practices

Deadline: 1 March 2018 The Building and Social Housing Foundation (BSHF) is inviting applicants for its 2018/19 World Habitat Awards with an aim to identify and recognize innovative and sustainable housing solutions worldwide and to promote good habitat practices. The World Habitat Awards are presented each year in partnership with the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat). Historically the awards were presented on World Habitat Day, which was organised in October each … [Read more...]

UN-Habitat Call for EOIs: Sustainable Transport for East African Cities in Ethiopia

Deadline: 20 February 2017 The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) is seeking Expression of Interest (EOI) for Cooperation Partners for Agreement of Cooperation “Sustainable Transport for East African Cities Addis Ababa, Ethiopia” with an aim to reduce growth in the use of private motorized vehicles, thus reducing traffic congestion and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the three capital cities of Ethiopia, Uganda, and Kenya. The strategic response is to upgrade the transit … [Read more...]

UN-Habitat Call for Proposals to create, protect, design and manage public spaces in urban areas

Deadline: 20 January 2017 The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) under its Global Public Space Programme is launching a call for innovative and exciting public space projects which could receive a small grant to support implementation. Local authorities and non-profit organisations are invited to submit proposals which aim to create, protect, design and manage public spaces, particularly in disadvantaged communities in rapidly urbanizing cities and towns, as critical … [Read more...]

UN-Habitat Call for EOIs: Supporting African Cities in Inventorying Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Deadline: 13 January 2017 The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) is seeking Expression of Interest (EOI) for Cooperation Partners for Agreement of Cooperation “Supporting African Cities in Inventorying Greenhouse Gas Emissions" with a mission to promote socially and environmentally sustainable human settlements development and the achievement of adequate shelter for all. The objective of this project is to help cities in Least Developed Countries that have signed up to the … [Read more...]

UN-Habitat Call for EOIs: AUPP’s Small Grants for Civil Society Advocacy Initiatives in Afghanistan

Deadline: 30 November 2016 United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) Afghanistan is seeking Expression of Interest (EOI) from eligible Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) for AUPP’s small grants to implement advocacy initiatives with an aim to complement its infrastructure projects with more systemic shifts in public attitudes and policies in order to make Afghan cities safer, particularly for vulnerable citizens. AUPP is seeking EOIs for advocacy projects that: Address a … [Read more...]

UN-Habitat Call for EOIs: Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) in Disaster Prone Communities in Ghana

Deadline: 14 September 2016 United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) is working jointly with UNICEF, UNDP and WHO to implement a Programme on “Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) in Disaster Prone Communities in Ghana”. The programme focuses on providing resilient WASH facilities and improving access to water, sanitation and hygiene for around 200,000 people living in 265 communities dispersed amongst 24 districts of the 3 Northern Regions in Ghana – Upper West, Upper East and … [Read more...]

UN-Habitat Call for Expressions of Interest (EOI): Demonstration Energy Efficiency Building Project

Deadline: 28 July 2016 UN-Habitat invites international NGOs and governmental organisations to submit an expression of interest (EOI) for its Urban Energy Unit with a motive to improve the poor building design, the poor sanitation services for the public and the access to clean and reliable energy services in urban areas. The objective of this project is to build a Multifunctional Clean Energy Centre to promote access to basic services and clean energy (biogas system and solar energy) in … [Read more...]

20 Ways for You to engage with the United Nations: Grants, Conferences and Networking Opportunities

The United Nations (UN) refers to NGOs and the civil society as the ‘third sector’ after government and the private business. It has always given high importance to NGOs in research, policy-making and execution of programs worldwide. The UN believes in building partnerships with NGOs and supporting them in terms of grant opportunities, networking, conferences and capacity building. UN offers a range of opportunities for NGOs to collaborate and address sustainable development challenges … [Read more...]

UNESCO Institute of Lifelong Learning CONFINTEA Fellowship Programme 2016

The UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL) is inviting applications for CONFINTEA Fellowship Programme 2016, offering six fellowships in the month of October, to government officials and representatives of civil society organizations working in key positions within the field of adult learning and education (ALE) in UNESCO Member States. The Fellowship Programme aims at strengthening the capacities of Member States in implementing major elements of the Belém Framework for Action (BFA) and … [Read more...]

UN-Habitat Urban Youth Fund

Every year the UN-Habitat Urban Youth Fund invites youth-led organizations across the developing world to apply for funding to their poverty reduction projects. Proposed projects should contribute to sustainable urbanization in the developing world. The UN-HABITAT Youth Fund is a programme initiated by the United Nations Human Settlement Programme (UN-HABITAT) to support urban youth in developing countries with the aim of advancing the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals and the … [Read more...]

UN Voluntary Fund for Indigenous People

The United Nations Voluntary Fund for Indigenous Peoples offers opportunity for indigenous people to participate in the sessions of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, the Human Rights Council, including its Universal Periodic Review mechanism, and the treaty bodies. The purpose is to ensure that the voices and concerns of indigenous peoples are heard at the UN and contributing to increased international awareness of the rights, … [Read more...]

UN-Habitat Youth Innovation Award for Youth led Organizations

UN-Habitat and the International Ecological Safety Collaboration Organization (IESCO) supported by China Development Orient Urban Development and Investment Company Limited (“CDB-ORIENT”), a major private sector organization in China have jointly launched a biennial Youth Innovation Awards Programme to attract, support and inspire some of the most innovative, high-impact young innovators and entrepreneurs in a number of countries in Africa and Asia. The Award aims to recognize and celebrate … [Read more...]

The Hague Academy and SIDA’s Training Courses 2016

Summercourse: A local perspective to the Sustainable Development goals Deadline: 20 May 2016 The Hague Academy on Local Governance is conducting a short Summer course on- A local Perspective to the Sustainable Development Goals (July 11 – July 15, 2016) in Netherlands. During this Summercourse it will be discussed how donor and development agencies can support a multilevel governance approach to deal with future development challenges. The course consists of several modules: What are … [Read more...]