Applications Open for Transforming Education Conference for Humanity!

Deadline: 1 August 2018 The UNESCO Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development (MGIEP) is inviting applications for its Transforming Education Conference for Humanity (TECH) to showcase the role of digital technologies in enabling a shift from “transmissive pedagogies” to “transformative pedagogies” to create peaceful and sustainable societies. The conference will take place from 15-17 November, 2018 which is jointly organised by UNESCO MGIEP and the Government … [Read more...]

UNESCO Bangkok: Seeking Applications for its Wenhui Award for Education Innovation 2018

Deadline: 27 July 2018 UNESCO Bangkok is seeking applications for its Wenhui Award for education innovation 2018 that will serve to improve the access to and quality of education and training, especially to those most in need. Given the challenges facing education, it is necessary to strengthen the commitment of individuals and institutions to continuously innovate and enlighten people. The Wenhui Award embodies two important elements of educational innovation. Wen (文) refers to all facets of … [Read more...]

UNESCO and UNCCT launches Project on Prevention of Violent Extremism through Youth Empowerment

UNESCO and the UN Counter-Terrorism Centre (UNCCT) has launched a project on “Prevention of Violent Extremism through Youth Empowerment, to support new, youth-driven initiatives in education, science, culture and the media to prevent violent extremism in Jordan, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia. Vladimir Voronkov, who heads the UN’s counter-terrorism office (UNOCT) met with Audrey Azoulay, head of the UN cultural agency to initiate this joint project.  The project supports young women and men to … [Read more...]

Pan-African High-level Conference on Education to strengthen Partnerships in Education for Africa

UNESCO and Government of Kenya in collaboration with the African Union as well as other key partners including ADEA and the SDG4 co-conveners (ILO, UNDP, UNFPA, UNICEF, UNHCR, UN Women and the World Bank), is convening a Pan-African High-level Conference on Education (PACE 2018) in Nairobi from 25-27 April 2018 . PACE 2018 aims at strengthening the partnerships in education and as such accelerate the implementation of SDG4 and Continental Education Strategy for Africa at country level. It … [Read more...]

Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition 2018: Submit Your Ideas and Projects!

Deadline: 31 July 2018 The Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition is a global programme and an online platform to mobilize youth-led innovations for the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Register now and be a part of a global community of creative youth entrepreneurs! Co-organized by the Goi Peace Foundation (GAP Key Partner), Stiftung Entrepreneurship and Digital Experts United, the Competition is currently inviting young entrepreneurs (age 15-35) from around the world to submit … [Read more...]

UNESCO Call for Applications: International Youth Forum on Creativity and Heritage along the Silk Roads 2

Deadline: 1 April 2018 If you're aged 18-30 years, and come from a country in Africa, Arab States, Asia and the Pacific, or Europe, then apply for International Youth Forum on Creativity and Heritage along the Silk Roads 2! UNESCO, in collaboration with the National Commission of People’s Republic of China for UNESCO, is currently inviting young women and men from countries along the maritime and terrestrial Silk Roads to participate in the International Youth Forum on Creativity and Heritage … [Read more...]

Ghana to Host the 2018 World Press Freedom Day to mark Country’s Growing Democratic Credentials

Ghana to host the 2018 World Press Freedom Day (WPFD) as a mark of the country’s growing democratic credentials. The Accra event will bring together civil society, the academia, media and representatives of the judiciary. The event will be in four plenary sessions including an academic conference on the safety of journalists, a youth newsroom and photo exhibition. The Director-General of the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Madame Bokova added that … [Read more...]

UNESCO to Honour outstanding contributions of Individuals and Organisations to advance Girls’ and Women’s Education

UNESCO has announced 2018 Prize for Girls’ and Women’s Education to honour outstanding and innovative contributions made by individuals, institutions and organizations to advance girls’ and women’s education. It is the first UNESCO Prize of this nature and is unique in showcasing successful projects that improve and promote the educational prospects of girls and women and in turn, the quality of their lives. Gender equality in education is a basic right and a prerequisite to build inclusive … [Read more...]

Dutch L’Oréal UNESCO: Seeking Applications for For Women in Science fellowships 2019

Deadline: 11 May 2018 Applications are now open for the Dutch L’Oréal UNESCO For Women in Science fellowships 2019 which allows excellent female scientists to boost their scientific career. This program aims to increase career prospects of female researchers and the number of women professors in the Netherlands, only applicants with a permanent or temporary position at a Dutch university or a research institute based in the Netherlands will be taken into account. The program consists of … [Read more...]

Apply for #EndFGM Challenge! Seeking Innovative Interventions towards Ending FGM/C

Deadline: 20 March 2018 The Positive Action Challenges in collaboration with TBA is seeking applications for its #EndFGM Challenge. This challenge is looking for innovative interventions to bring about a sustained change in attitudes and social norms towards ending FGM/C. This challenge is looking for interventions that can demonstrate they have effected a sustained change in attitudes and social norms at community level towards ending the practice of female genital mutilation/cutting. This … [Read more...]

International Women’s Day: A List of Open Opportunities on Women’s Empowerment

Nominations Open for 2018 UNESCO Prize for Girls’ and Women’s Education! Deadline: 11 May 2018 Nominations are open for the 2018 United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Prize for Girls’ and Women’s Education. The UNESCO Prize for Girls’ and Women’s Education honours outstanding and innovative contributions made by individuals, institutions and organizations to advance girls’ and women’s education. It is the first UNESCO Prize of this nature and is … [Read more...]

UNESCO U40 Empowered: Women Entrepreneurs Powering the Digital Creative Industries

Deadline: 16 April 2018 United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has launched a new initiative with Sabrina Ho “U40 Empowered: Women entrepreneurs powering the digital creative industries”. This initiative expands the actions of the International Fund for Cultural Diversity by supporting projects from national and international NGOs that promote young female cultural entrepreneurs working in the digital creative industries. It is designed to increase … [Read more...]

2018 N-Peace Small Grants: Supporting Civil Society Action on the Ground in Implementing the WPS Agenda

Deadline: 30 March 2018 The N-Peace Network is seeking applications for its 2018 N-Peace Small Grants program. The small grants component is rolled out starting from 2018 to support civil society action on the ground in implementing the women, peace and security (WPS) agenda, and will focus on three of the four pillars of the WPS agenda including: participation – ensuring women’s equal participation in the decision making process; protection – protecting and promoting the rights of … [Read more...]

UNESCO Call for Applications: World Heritage Young Professionals Forum 2018

Deadline: 31 March 2018 Applications are open for World Heritage Young Professionals Forum 2018 with an aim to transmit the values of World Heritage, highlighting the potential that World Heritage education may have for facilitating sustainable development. The World Heritage Young Professionals Forum 2018 will take place in the context of the 42nd World Heritage Committee session in Bahrain, from 17 to 26 June 2018. The participants are expected to arrive on 16 June. Objectives The Forum’s … [Read more...]

UNESCO: Call for Proposals on School-wide Mobile Learning

Deadline: 16 March 2018 The recently launched Call for proposals on School-wide Mobile Learning Models under the UNESCO-Fazheng project encourages schools, groups of schools and other school education providers and stakeholders to submit proposals on school-wide mobile learning models that have been implemented and proven effective. If selected, the schools’ models will be recognized by UNESCO as best practices in using mobile learning at the school level, and will be profiled as case studies … [Read more...]

9th Call for Applications: International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD)

Deadline: 16 April 2018 The International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD) has launched its 9th call for funding requests. IFCD is a multi-donor fund established under Article 18 of the 2005 Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions. Its purpose is to promote sustainable development and poverty reduction in developing countries that are Parties to the 2005 Convention. The IFCD invests in projects that lead to structural change through: the … [Read more...]

UNESCO U40 Empowered: Women Entrepreneurs Powering the Digital Creative Industries

Deadline: 16 April 2018 United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has launched a new initiative with Sabrina Ho “U40 Empowered: Women entrepreneurs powering the digital creative industries”. This initiative expands the actions of the International Fund for Cultural Diversity by supporting projects from national and international NGOs that promote young female cultural entrepreneurs working in the digital creative industries. It is designed to increase … [Read more...]

Cities For our Future Challenge! Share Your Transformative Ideas on Rapid Urbanisation, Climate Change and Resource Scarcity

Deadline: 31 May 2018 Are you an imaginative, problem solving young professional, start up or student involved in surveying, urban design, architecture,or engineering? Then share your transformative ideas for projects and policies in Cities for our Future Challenge that solve some of the defining issues of the time. The Cities for our Future Challenge is a global competition run by the Royal Institution Of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) in partnership with UNESCO UKNC and the ACU. An … [Read more...]

Call for Applications: Rotary Scholarships for Water and Sanitation Professionals

Deadline: 15 June 2018 Rotary and the UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education are currently accepting applications for Scholarships for Water and Sanitation Professionals. Rotary and the UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education have teamed up to tackle the world’s water and sanitation crisis by increasing the number of trained professionals to devise, plan, and implement solutions in developing and emerging countries. Through this partnership, The Rotary Foundation will provide grants to … [Read more...]

Nominations Open for XIII National Award in the Field of Journalism “Oltin Kalam”!

Deadline: 10 April 2018 Nominations are open for XIII National award in the field of journalism "Oltin Kalam" that is held by the Creative Union of Journalists of Uzbekistan in conjunction with the Center for the Retraining of Journalists of Uzbekistan and a number of organizations with a view to popularizing the best achievements of national and international journalism, activating the civil position of media workers, critical-analytical thinking, as well as new approaches in the creative … [Read more...]