Green Climate Fund Approves Climate Change Adaptation Project for Tajikistan

A new climate change adaptation project for Tajikistan has been approved by the Green Climate Fund (GCF) which was developed by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in collaboration with the government. The initiative is designed to help mountain communities to cope with the impact of climate change on their incomes and food security. The US$10 million project is the second WFP-led project to be approved by the GCF which will support 120,000 people in areas that have experienced an … [Read more...]

German Government Announces €50 million to Support Women and Children’s Nutrition in South Somalia

The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) has announced €50 million for a joint United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and UNICEF programme to tackle women and children’s nutrition in nine districts in Banadir and six districts in Gedo region in the south of Somalia. The programme is being launched by the German Ambassador, UNICEF and WFP representatives and senior representatives of the Federal Government of Somalia at a ceremony in Mogadishu. The … [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...]

USAID/Pakistan Request for Applications: Ambassador’s Fund Grant Program

Deadline: 15 February 2019 Applications are open for Ambassador’s Fund Grant Program (AFGP) which is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and managed by TDEA. AFGP is soliciting grant proposals from eligible organisations and private sector entities in Pakistan. The AFGP aims to enhance the Ambassador's outreach to private sector and community groups to achieve shared objectives and continue to expand and strengthen the relationship between the United States … [Read more...]

Sweden Announces US$5 million to accelerate Economic Empowerment of Rural Women

The Swedish Government, through its development agency Sida has announced a US$5 million commitment towards the Joint Programme on Accelerating Progress towards the Economic Empowerment of Rural Women (JP RWEE). The programme is jointly implemented by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD) and the World Food Programme (WFP), along with UN Women. It works to enhance the productive potential of rural women by … [Read more...]

Pakistan receives $3.5 Million Grant from Japan to strengthen Education

United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) will receive a grant of approximately $3.5 million from Government of Japan for supporting its initiative to provide quality alternative education to out-of-school children and adolescents in Pakistan. The grant will be used by UNICEF during its new country programme (2018-2022), to establish 400 centres under the Alternative Learning Programme (ALP), led by the government. Notes to this effect were signed and exchanged between Ambassador of Japan to … [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...]

U.S. Embassy in Bosnia and Herzegovina: Julia Taft Refugee Fund 2018

Deadline: 31 March 2018 The United States Embassy in Bosnia and Herzegovina has announced a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for PRM 2018 Julia Taft Refugee Fund. Project Themes PRM’s Taft Refugee Fund is intended to meet gaps in refugee assistance needs that can be supported by projects of up to $25,000 that are not addressed by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), other international organizations (IOs), or non-governmental organizations (NGOs) … [Read more...]

UNDP/Indonesia Call for Proposals: Improved Mechanism for Handling Rescued Wildlife

Deadline: 6 March 2018 The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is currently inviting applicants to submit a Micro Grant Proposal for its "Improved Mechanism for Handling Rescued Wildlife". UNDP-GEF Project assisted MoEF in implementing the IWT Project. In order to assist DG of Environmental and Forestry Law Enforcement with implementation of the project, a qualified and highly experienced NGO will be engaged to provide technical assistance with key aspects of the three project … [Read more...]

U.S. Department of State, Bureau of PRM: NGO Programs Benefiting Refugees and Displaced Persons in the Western Balkans

Deadline: 28 March 2018 The United States Department of State Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration (PRM) is seeking proposals from eligible organisations for its 2018 NGO Programs benefiting refugees and displaced persons in the Western Balkans. Funding Priorities Proposed activities should primarily support refugees and persons displaced from armed conflict in the Western Balkans now residing in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, or Serbia, and returnees in Kosovo. Because of … [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...]

U.S. Embassy’s Julia Taft Fund: Supporting Community-based Projects

Deadline: 6 April 2018 U.S. Embassy in Uganda is seeking applications for its Julia Taft Fund to support community-based projects that provide sustainable assistance to refugees, internally displaced persons, vulnerable migrants and stateless persons. Each year, the Taft Fund awards grants up to $25,000 for projects that respond to issues that have not been addressed by larger multilateral refugee programs. Eligibility Criteria Project proposals must be submitted by a registered local … [Read more...]

UNDP Call for Proposals: Alternative Livelihood for Local Communities to Combat IWT

Deadline: 2 March 2018 The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is currently inviting applicants to submit a Micro Grant Proposal for its "Alternative Livelihood for Local Communities to Combat Illegal Wildlife Trade (IWT)". UNDP-GEF Project assisted MoEF in implementing the IWT Project. In order to assist DG of Environmental and Forestry Law Enforcement with implementation of the project, a qualified and highly experienced NGO will be engaged to provide technical assistance with key … [Read more...]

UNDP Call for Proposals: Innovative Approach for Increasing IWT Awareness

Deadline: 2 March 2018 The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is inviting applicants to submit a Micro Grant Proposal for its “Innovative Approach for Increasing Illegal Wildlife Trade (IWT) Awareness”. UNDP-GEF Project assisted MoEF in implementing the IWT Project. In order to assist DG of Environmental and Forestry Law Enforcement with implementation of the project, a qualified and highly experienced NGO will be engaged to provide technical assistance with key aspects of the three … [Read more...]

9 Open Funding Opportunities for NGOs in Africa

Here is a list of 9 open funding opportunities for NGOs and other agencies in Africa. Africa Matters: Seeking Applications for Emerging African Leaders Programme Deadline: 5 March 2018 The Africa Matters Initiative is seeking applications for its Emerging African Leaders Programme. The Africa Matters Initiative (Africa Matters) began in South Africa in April 2015 with the aim of empowering young Africans from all backgrounds to reject and challenge the notion that Africa is merely poor and … [Read more...]

Applications Open for 2018 Momentum for Change Lighthouse Activities!

Deadline: 30 April 2018 Applications are open for 2018 Momentum for Change Lighthouse Activities which is spearheaded by the United Nations Climate Change Secretariat, Momentum for Change shines a light on the most innovative, scalable and replicable examples of what people around the world are doing to tackle climate change. If you’re leading a results-driven project that is successfully addressing climate change, United Nations Climate Change Secretariat wants to hear from you! A … [Read more...]

Apply for “Creating Hope in Conflict: A Humanitarian Grand Challenge”!

Deadline: 9 April 2018 The United States Agency for International Development Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA), the UK Department for International Development (DFID), and Grand Challenges Canada has launched a Creating Hope in Conflict: A Humanitarian Grand Challenge. This challenge seeks to fund and accelerate solutions that enable life-saving or life-improving assistance to reach the most vulnerable and hardest-to-reach people in conflict-generated humanitarian … [Read more...]

Top 7 Open Grants for NGOs working on Human Rights around the world

A compilation of top 7 latest and open funding opportunities for NGOs working in the area of human rights in different parts of the world. Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award: Honoring Courageous Non-governmental Human Rights Defenders Deadline: 31 March 2018 Nominations are open for Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award to honor the courageous and innovative individuals striving for social justice throughout the world. The Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award was established in 1984. Robert … [Read more...]

UNDP: Small Grants to Support Victim Groups in Conflict-Affected Communities inside and Outside PoC Sites

Deadline: 2 March 2018 The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has announced a Call for proposals from civil society organizations (CSOs) including NGOs and/or CBOs for the application of small grants to support victim groups in conflict-affected communities inside and outside PoC sites. The overall objective of the grant is to establish, support and coordinate a victims group at national/state level to provide victims with information on their rights and the channels available to … [Read more...]