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Grants, Internships, Accelerators, Boot Camps, And Pitch Challenges.

–  Global GlobalGiving Accelerator
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Deadline: January 24th, 2020

GlobalGiving is seeking applications from nonprofit organizations for its 2020 Giving Season Accelerator in order to build skills, access tools, and grow its base of supporters to achieve crowdfunding success.GlobalGiving is the largest global crowdfunding community connecting nonprofits, donors, and companies in nearly every country. They help nonprofits from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe (and hundreds of places in between) access the tools, training, and support they need to be more effective and make their world a better place.

The GlobalGiving Accelerator is a virtual training program and crowdfunding campaign that will help applicants take their fundraising to the next level. Following an optional one-week training curriculum, applicants will be entered into an Accelerator campaign where they will raise at least $5,000 total from a minimum of 40 different donors in order to graduate and secure a permanent fundraising spot on the GlobalGiving platform.

Applicants can apply here

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–  OPEN CALL FOR CONTINENTAL YOUTH CONSULTATION 2019
 

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Deadline for application: November 15, 2019

The African Governance Platform through its Secretariat based at the Department of Political Affairs, together with the Humanitarian Affairs, Refugees, and Internally Displaced Persons Division (HARDP) of the African Union Commission and in collaboration with the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) will co-convene the 2019 Continental Youth Consultation under the theme ‘Youth and Forced Displacement in Africa – Trends, Challenges and Prospects towards Durable Solutions. This is in line with the 2019 AU theme of the Year: ‘Refugees, Returnees and Internally Displaced Persons: Towards Durable Solutions for Forced Displacement in Africa’

The main goal of the Continental Youth Consultation is to provide a collaborative, open and inclusive space to leverage and foster meaningful participation of young people towards achieving durable solutions to forced displacement in Africa. It is expected that the Continental Youth Consultation will provide a safe space for young people to deliberate, ideate and contribute to the discussions on the theme of the year and provide actionable recommendations. 

Applications are open for interested participants to take part in the Continental Youth Consultations scheduled to take place from 2-3 December 2019 in Kampala, Uganda. 

Applicants can register here

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–  The May 18 Memorial Foundation has announced the call for the Gwangju Prize for Human Rights 2020.
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The May 18 Memorial Foundation is pleased to announce the call for

 the Gwangju Prize for Human Rights 2020

1. The Gwangju Prize for Human Rights (GPHR)

About the Gwangju Prize for Human Rights

To promote the spirit of the May 18 Democratization Movement, in which the people of Gwangju resisted brutal military forces for the sake of democracy and human rights in 1980, the May 18 Memorial Foundation recognizes the exemplary efforts of individuals and organizations aspiring to the restoration of justice and human rights in their respective countries through the Gwangju Prize for Human Rights Prize. Since 2000, the Foundation has been bestowing the ‘Gwangju Prize for Human Rights’ to individuals, groups, and institutions in Korea and abroad that have contributed in promoting and advancing human rights, democracy and peace in their work. 

The prize is awarded by the citizens of Gwangju in the spirit of solidarity and gratitude to those who have helped them in their struggle for democratization and their search for truth. It is hoped that through this Award, the spirit and message of May 18 will be immortalized in the hearts and minds of humankind.  

Qualified Nominators

A nomination for the GPHR can be submitted by any individual or organization who meets the nomination criteria. Any nomination is considered valid if it is submitted by a person or an organization that falls within one of the following categories:

1.Individuals or organizations who won the May 18 Citizens Award and/or YunSang-won Award

2.Laureates of Gwangju Prize for Human Rights

3.Organizations in Korea or overseas working for human rights, peace, and the reunification of Korea that have been active three years or more and that the May 18 Memorial Foundation Directorate decides to request their nomination

4.Any individual or organization in Korea or overseas that agrees on the purpose of the GPHR

Applicants can register here

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–  CORE INFRASTRUCTURE FUND
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The Core Infrastructure Fund supports the ‘building block’ technologies, infrastructures, and communities relied upon by digital security and circumvention tools strengthening internet freedom, digital security, and the overall health of the Internet.

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Setting the stage

The Core Infrastructure Fund (CIF) strives to uphold and increase capacity for individuals, organizations, and companies working to fortify the foundational components of demonstrably important technology relied upon by people in repressive countries.

Ideal applications are: open in nature, collaborative, promote a broader understanding of existing challenges and limitations, are preemptive in approach, and/or exist at the core of the Internet’s ecosystem. Common applicants come from the community of developers and organizers working on open-source projects recognized as critical dependencies of one or more active platforms or tools strengthening Internet freedom and digital security.

Ideal applications for this fund focus on supporting:

Applicants can register here

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–  The Commonwealth Foundation is currently accepting applications for its 2019/2020 grants programme.
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The Foundation works to promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development with effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels of participatory governance which implies creative and constructive engagement between civil society and other governance stakeholders.

The Foundation offers grants of up to £200,000 over four years in support of innovative project ideas and approaches that seek to strengthen the ability of civic voices to engage with governments and that have the potential to improve governance and development outcomes through their active participation. interested applicants can apply online via the given website.

Applicants can register here

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–  Vodacom Digital Accelerator
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Vodacom Digital Accelerator is a program that seeks start-ups that have innovative solutions and provides facilitation to take these businesses to the next level.

The startups will have access to mentorship, co-working space, hosting assistance, Vodacom and Smart Codes staff advisors and business development training.

Vodacom Tanzania is looking for startups that have innovative solutions for Fintech, E-commerce, Telecom, Health, Mobile, Education, Agriculture, and Media.

Focus Areas: Telecoms, Health, Mobile Fintech, Media, Education, E-Commerce, Agriculture

Applicants can register here

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– Nominations are now open for 2020 Hult Prize
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Hult Prize to transform how young people envision their own possibilities as leaders of change in the world around them.

Hult is the family name of Swedish born entrepreneur and billionaire, Bertil Hult, one of Europe’s leading entrepreneurs who founded EF Education First, the largest private education company in the world. Bertil Hult and his family help make the Hult Prize Foundation possible.

There are multiple programs, and multiple rounds of competition that can further be explore in their Programs Section at the top. Applicants’ goal is to make it to the Global Accelerator, to work, learn and play as applicants develop applicants game-changing enterprise. The top 50 companies from around the world advance here, a step before the UN Finals. From there, six companies are selected to pitch at the United Nations for USD1,000,000.Eligibility Criteria

Students from any college or university in the world are invited to form teams of 3-4.

Applicants are considered a student if at the time of application submission, applicants have not yet graduated.

Alumni and faculty are not allowed to be official team members.

Applicants can register here

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– The IZA/DFID Programme Call for Proposals 2019
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The IZA/DFID Programme on Gender, Growth and Labour Markets in Low-Income Countries (G²LM|LIC) marks the extension of the successful IZA/DFID cooperation, which started as the Growth and Labour Markets in Low-Income Countries (GLM|LIC) programme in 2011. The extension aims at building a significant new body of evidence on gender, growth, and labour markets to help shape gender and labour market policies in low-income countries. Capacity building through involvement of researchers from low-income countries is strongly encouraged.

We are pleased to announce that the electronic application portal for the first phase of G2LM|LIC (Phase V of the overall programme) is now open

How to Apply:

To start the application process, applicants need to register for the Electronic Application Portal (EAP) given on the website.

Applicants can register here

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– CALL FOR PROPOSALS: ARCHIPELAGO GRANT PROGRAMME 2019/2020 (UP TO €500,000):
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Deadline: February 6, 2020

Applications are open for the Call for Proposals: ARCHIPELAGO Grant Programme 2019/2020. 

ARCHIPELAGO is a 4-year European programme, funded by the European Union in the framework of the EU Emergency Trust Fund (EUTF) for Africa. Its main objectives are to improve the employability of young people through targeted technical and vocational education and training (TVET) measures and to support the growth of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs).

The programme supports partnership projects in 12 countries in the Sahel and Lake Chad region: Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria and Senegal. Following the first call for proposals (which was launched in April 2019), a second call for proposals has been launched with the aim of supporting partnership projects to be implemented in the 12 target countries.

Applicants can register here

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– Applications are open for the Swedish Institute Leader Lab 2020.
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SI Leader Lab – Connecting advocates of gender equality

Are you a civil society leader in South Asia or the MENA region? Are you working for a more gender-equal world?

SI Leader Lab is a programme for advocates of gender equality who wish to grow in their role while exploring new tools and forms for collaboration. Apply to SI Leader Lab if you want to grow as a leader, develop your advocacy skills and share knowledge in a network of inspirational peers.

The eligible countries are Afghanistan, Algeria, Bangladesh, Egypt, India, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Nepal, Pakistan, Palestine, Sri Lanka, Syria, Tunisia, Yemen

For more details, click here

–  Apply now!! 2020 ‘Open Minds – Young Voices’ Youth Activists Programme
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The Open Minds – Young Voices Programme is an empowerment programme aimed at developing young, motivated and proactive Nigerians that are working and advocating for social justice and good governance and have great leadership potentials. Successful applicants benefit from educational modules that enhance their knowledge on issues of socio-economic and political relevance in Nigeria. Practical sessions include skills training on project management, group facilitation, conflict management, advocacy and leadership.

Who Should Apply?

If you are actively engaged in any sector of the society including, but not limited to, trade unions, civil society organizations, research institutions, administration, educational institutions and the media; if you have shown commitment to representing the common interest of the Nigerian people – then we are happy to receive your application!

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– Japan Fund for Global Environment (JFGE)
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Japan Fund for Global Environment (JFGE) is seeking applications to provide grants to Non-Governmental Organization (NGO)/Non Profit Organization (NPO) engaged in environmental activities.

The Japan Fund for Global Environment (JFGE), a division of the Environmental Restoration and Conservation Agency of Japan (ERCA) was established in 1993 by an initial endowment from the Japanese government together with contributions from the private sectors, including individuals and private corporations. The interest accrued from these fund management is then used to support the projects of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and non-profit organizations (NPOs) aiming at environmental conservation.

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–  GrowthAfrica Accelerator open for 2020 cohort applications
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Application deadline: 1st December 2019

We are looking for 80 ambitious and committed entrepreneurs in Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia, Zambia, and Ghana to be part of the 2020 cohort.

Founded in 2002, GrowthAfrica continues to exponentially increase the rate and growth of business success in Africa through the annual Accelerator. Backed by extensive knowledge and experience in supporting entrepreneurs across Africa, the first accelerator run in 2012 and to date, 224 ventures have been accelerated, worked directly with 407 entrepreneurs, run 21 cohorts and created 30,000+ jobs.

The programme is designed to help you scale your venture, make it investment ready and develop your entrepreneurial leadership acumen with the aim of unlocking significant growth in your business among other Integral facets required in building a successful timeless business.

To apply, click here

– INJINI’S INCUBATION PROGRAMME 2020 FOR EDTECH CHANGEMAKERS IN AFRICA TO SOUTH AFRICA (GRANT OF R100,000 + FUNDED TRIP)
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Deadline: December 10, 2019

Applications are open for the Injini’s Incubation Programme 2020. Can your tech solution improve education in Africa? Are you looking to take your early-stage startup to the next level? Injini is now accepting applications for the next cohort of their Incubation Programme for EdTech changemakers in Africa.

Injini is the first educational technology (EdTech) incubator or accelerator on the African continent. Based in South Africa, Injini invests in promising African EdTech startups and works closely with them to ultimately achieve their goal of positively impacting educational outcomes on the continent. The Injini incubation and investment programme was officially launched in August 2017 and has involved incubating and investing in the most promising early-stage startups from Africa and holding ecosystem development events across the continent to encourage broader innovation and evidence-driven EdTech solutions.

If you are one of the selected Cohort 4 startups, you will participate in a five-month incubation programme that will take place both in Cape Town, South Africa and in your home market, where the team will support you remotely. During this time, you’ll get an opportunity to work with subject matter experts in education, business, technology and entrepreneurship.

Programme Details, Click here

– TakenMind Global Managerial Internship Application in the field of Data Analytics(Finance) is now open for aspiring students.
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TakenMind Global Internship Program is recognized under United Nations SDG catering to the candidates aspiring a high-end career in Finance/Analytics. This is a remote internship. This means you will do your assigned work, long-distance, as per your own convenience. You will interact with your Internship Manager by means of email, phone and/or other digital media. Students and Professionals can take part in this internship alongside their University work or Professional work. The Internship Program will help the candidates learn and implement live financial analytics project that can boost career opportunities to a higher level.

Note:

1. No prior knowledge in data analytics is needed to apply for the Internship Program.

2. Top 5 selected Interns selected based on performance will represent TakenMind and will be sponsored a free entry to the Strata’s Data Conference.

Applicants can register here

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– Local Pathways Fellow (2020 Cohort)
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The Local Pathways Fellowship seeks to provide young leaders with a platform, a guiding framework for action, and connect them with leading development experts and practitioners:

  • Guide and inform their work around their existing and future projects, and help them develop insights about local sustainable development challenges;
  • Provide them with a framework for engagement with local stakeholders;
  • Facilitate mutual learning and exchange of urban solutions;
  • Support them in becoming local advocates that promote and advocate for dialogue and problem solving for sustainable development.

The fellows will take on a 10-month journey throughout which they will explore pathways for “localizing” the globally adopted goals and targets, exchange knowledge and ideas, and work to engage local stakeholders in a dialogue around pathways towards a better future for their fellow citizens.

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– Photo Contest “Youth and Rural Development”
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IFAD have launched a photo competition on the theme of youth and rural development to promote youth participation in rural development in Latin American and the Caribbean.

We are looking for images that show young people engaged in rural areas in the region, especially with a focus on innovative practices and solutions. We will be selecting the winning entries based on originality, creativity, and connection with the theme. Be creative!

The winners will have the opportunity to win a trip to join the award ceremony of the Rural Youth Innovation Award.

Ten selected photos will also be exhibited during the official ceremony of the Rural Youth Innovation Award in June 2020. The top three winners will have the opportunity to receive training in digital communications and an expenses paid trip to the ceremony.

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– Africa-UK: Female Tech Founders 2020 application form
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DCMS’ International Tech Hub Network has launched Africa-UK: Female Tech Founders 2020, which will bring 15 of Africa’s most ambitious development-focused, female-led startups to the UK.

The agenda will include:

Training session led by successful female tech leaders sharing their funding journey

Masterclass event covering: protecting IP and raising offshore funding; accessing finance; scaling a purpose driven social impact business; protecting customers’ data

Roundtable with GEP alumni addressing scaling successfully in the UK

Tailored mentoring event with UK startups, including female founders

Innovation tour of co-working spaces, including Google Campus

Networking dinner with UK and African entrepreneurs

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA:
1. Female founder leading a company within any tech sub-sector
2. Can demonstrate a clear business model
3. MVP product or prototype (i.e. must be fully operating in market)
4. Can demonstrate clear social impact potential
5. Can demonstrate commitment to strengthen the local ecosystem by passing on learnings to other startups
6. Ambition to expand internationally in the future

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– IBM GREAT MINDS STUDENT INTERNSHIPS 2020 FOR MASTER’S STUDENTS IN EMEA
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Deadline: November 30, 2019

Applications are open for the IBM Great Minds Student Internships 2020. The Great Minds initiative is a competition for 3 to 6-month internships at one of the IBM Research Labs in Zurich, Nairobi, or Johannesburg for students from central and eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa. It provides students with the unique opportunity to work alongside world-class scientists in the leading industrial IT research organization.

The internships will take place in 2020. The exact starting time and duration will be agreed upon with the winning students individually, taking into account their academic commitments and the availability of IBM staff.

IBM Research has been conducting the Great Minds internships for more than a decade. This program also benefits Universities when the Great Minds winners bring back a valuable understanding of real industry problems, knowledge of advanced IBM technologies, and contacts throughout IBM Research.

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– Welcome to the She Code Africa Mentoring Program
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The SCA mentoring program is specifically designed to pair experienced individuals excelling in their specific tech fields with beginners in need of a guide and learning path while helping them grow in required ways in their career fields.

Sign up to participate as a mentor and share your incredible knowledge!

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 – Applications are open for the International Public Policy Association (IPPA) Internship Programme – Spring 2020. 
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IPPA is offering a student internship at its head office located at ENTPE – University of Lyon, France. The internship will run from January/February 2020 to July/August 2020 for 5 to 6 months.

IPPA’s main objective is to further develop public policy research and to create an academic community bringing together members from around the world. It currently has 1200 members from 70 different countries and is composed of 33 international College representatives, including 12 representatives of the Executive Committee.

IPPA’s main task is to organize the International Conference on Public Policy (ICPP) which takes place every two years. This conference brings together policy researchers from around the world. In its attempt to reach even more people, the association has undertaken an increasing number of projects – ongoing and future – such as Winter/Spring/Summer Schools on public policy for Ph.D. students, the International Workshops on Public Policy (the second edition will take place in 2020 in Quito, Ecuador) an academic review, books, etc.

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– GIRLS VOICES INITIATIVE LEADERSHIP/ADVOCACY TRAINING 2019 FOR YOUNG LAGOS FEMALE RESIDENTS
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Applications are open for the Girls Voices Initiative Leadership/Advocacy Training 2019. Are you passionate about Creating Change on Girls issues? Here is an opportunity for you to participate in a Leadership/Advocacy Training. Then apply for the Girls Voices Initiative – Leadership/Advocacy Training 2019.

Many adolescent girls in Nigeria face human rights abuses on a daily basis, including gender-based violence, forced marriage, female genital mutilation, and limitations on their mobility, education, employment, and participation in public life which delay their progression and development and impede their human rights and dignity.

Acknowledging the role, and importance, of adolescent girls in achieving inclusive and sustainable development is crucial to ensuring progress especially in all issues affecting them directly such as their education, health, human rights and dignity.

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– KINO DER KUNST INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION 2020 (UP TO €25,000)
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 The call for entry is now open!
Visual artists from all over the world are invited to submit their recent works to the International Competition that reflect this year’s topic “Forbidden Beauty”. All entries must reveal an innovative approach to the various forms of cinematographic narration and demonstrate a high technical level.

The upcoming issue of KINO DER KUNST will be devoted to the theme of “forbidden beauty”.
Political art does not have to be formally mediocre or old-fashioned, critical things can also be packaged in aggressive beauty. KINO DER KUNST 20 wants to show how the art of the moving image can take up the urgent themes of our time in a highly aesthetic visual language.

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–  ARCHIPELAGO: 2nd Call for Proposals is now open!

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Funding from the European Union (EUTF for Africa) will be used to support partnership projects that provide vocational training and create new employment opportunities for young people in African countries The deadline for applications is 6 February 2020

For more details, click here

 – Applications are open for the Knight-Bagehot Fellowship in Economics and Business Journalism 2020/2021.
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The Knight-Bagehot Fellowship in Economics and Business Journalism offers qualified journalists the opportunity to enhance their understanding and knowledge of business, economics, finance and technology, as well as gain a strong understanding of the business of journalism itself, in a yearlong, full-time program administered by the Journalism School.

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– WORLDS AIDS DAY HIV SELF – TESTING CONTEST 2019 FOR NIGERIANS
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Deadline: November 17, 2019

Applications are open for the Worlds AIDS Day HIV Self-Testing Contest. They are looking for innovative ideas on “how YOU will promote HIV Self-Testing among youth in Nigeria”.

The theme of this year’s World AIDS Day is titled Communities Make The Difference. “By letting young people lead, and giving them the tools to address problems they are best positioned to solve, is what contributes to making a difference in our communities” says Dr. Oliver Ezechi, Director of Research, Nigerian Institute of Medical Research, and principal investigator of the 4 Youth by Youth project, “Innovative Tool to Expand youth-friendly HIV Self-Testing (I-TEST).

Through the 4 Youth by Youth HIV self-testing World AIDS Day contest, young Nigerians are provided with the opportunity to express themselves and voice their ideas on a global stage. This year, they seek to close the gap with HIV self-testing service delivery led for and by young Nigerians.  They encourage every youth to join the movement, think outside of the box without limitations, and submit your innovative ideas today on how they would promote HIV self-testing to their peers. Innovative ideas for HIV self-testing led by Nigerian youth for Nigerian can help generate demand and mobilize all Nigerian youth to get tested and know their status.

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– TECHNOVATION GIRLS COMPETITION 2020 FOR GLOBAL PROBLEM SOLVERS ($10,000 PRIZE + TRIP TO SAN FRANCISCO)

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Deadline: March 16, 2020

Applications are open for Technovation Girls Competition 2020 and all Global Problem Solvers are called to apply. Every year, Technovation invites teams of girls from all over the world to learn and apply the skills needed to solve real-world problems through technology. Technovation Girls equips young women (ages 10-18) to become tech entrepreneurs and leaders. With the support of volunteer mentors, girls work in teams to code mobile apps that address real-world problems.

Are you ready to change the world through technology? Are you curious, creative, and determined? Do you have big ideas and the courage to explore them? This competition is for you. To apply, click here

–  WACSI NEXT GENERATION INTERNSHIP PROGRAMME 2020
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Deadline: November 15, 2019

Applications are open for the WACSI Next Generation Internship Programme 2020. The West Africa Civil Society Institute (WACSI) is a regional non-governmental organisation dedicated to enhancing the capacities of civil society organisations in West Africa toward greater sustainability and operational and development effectiveness.

In response to an identified need for structured practical capacity enhancement for young West Africans, WACSI introduced a Next Generation Internship Programme (NGIP) in January 2008 aimed at developing the next generation of African scholars and practitioners. The programme primarily targets young West Africans, either fresh graduates or early career professionals, seeking work experience in WACSI’s core areas of work. Interns are expected to commit to WACSI for six months during which time they will be fully involved in all WACSI activities and enhance their knowledge and capacities for leadership, knowledge and programme management, and critical development issues for West Africa, among other areas.

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– TOLERANCE DECATHLON PROJECTSRANCE TOLERANCE DECATHLON PROJECTS
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Tolerance Decathlon is a unique challenge for the student community to exhibit their perspectives on tolerance through various art forms, such as stage plays, short stories, paintings, research papers, as well as present their initiatives that would serve the society. Winners will be celebrated during the world tolerance summit to be held November 13-14, at Madinat Jumeirah.

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– APPLY FOR FUTURY
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Deadline: November 30, 2019 23:59 (CET)| Apply here
Starting date: February 2020 – the exact date TBA
Eligibility: Current students and recently graduated young professionals from around the world who are interested in innovation, finance or business
Location: Frankfurt, Germany
Costs: The organizers will provide all successful candidates with an allowance to cover all travel

FUTURY is an innovation and company-building platform that is on a mission to connect young and gifted students and professionals – like yourself – with companies that seek to reinvent themselves.

Through a series of 12 projects, which are called “The Missions”, FUTURY wants to bring sustainability into the world of business.

The projects involve a broad variety of themes and industries. The Mission I, titled “Waste – Be Circular”, involved 5 outstanding teams who are currently working on different solutions to the problem of plastic waste in the food industry.

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– YALI RLC SOUTHERN AFRICA EDUCATION CHANGE MAKERS PROGRAMME 2020 (FULLY FUNDED)

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Applications are open for the YALI RLC Southern Africa Education Change Makers Programme 2020. The Young African Leaders Initiative Regional Leadership Center Southern Africa (YALI RLC-SA) and the Trevor Noah Foundation have partnered to invest in a new generation of young African champions for education quality.

Click  here to apply

– ICP VLIR UOS SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME “ROAD SAFETY IN THE SOUTH” 2020
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Applications are open for the ICP Scholarship Programme “Road Safety in the South” 2020. The ICP “Master of Transportation Sciences – Road Safety in Low & Middle Income Countries” offers a 2-year multidisciplinary master programme with a unique focus and approach to Road Safety in Developing Countries.

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– The Centre for Human Rights, Multiculturalism, and Migration (CHRM2)                                                                             –                                                   
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The Centre for Human Rights, Multiculturalism, and Migration (CHRM2) is a research centre established in 2016 with the ultimate aim to develop multidisciplinary studies at the University of Jember. The establishment of CHRM2 is part of the University of Jember’s strategic Centres within Southeast Asia to promote research and collaboration in the specialized areas of human rights with cognate disciplines.

Our vision is to boost the strength of the University of Jember to become a leading, global university centred in Southeast Asia. Through rigorous research and collaboration, our center attempts to transform the way we think of acquiring knowledge in this rapidly globalizing world; a knowledge that meets the ideals of justice and the standards of human rights. In order to succeed in this vision and our missions, we conduct an annual international conference by inviting world-renowned professors, practitioners, and policymakers. In addition, we also publish scholarly articles in the Journal of Southeast Asian Human Rights (JSEAHR).

Your Role as a Volunteer or Intern

Potential Positions

– Language or Content Editor for JSEAHR
– English teacher at the University of Jember
– Graphic Designer
– Public Relations
– Outreach Coordinator
– Field Researcher
– Research Assistant

Expectations for Interns and Volunteers

-Commitment
-Leadership
-Initiative
-Flexibility

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– IIE EMERGING MARKETS DEVELOPMENT ADVISERS PROGRAM (EMDAP) 2019/2020 (FUNDING AVAILABLE)
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The Emerging Markets Development Advisers Program (EMDAP) is a fellowship and cooperative activity between the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Institute of International Education (IIE). Through EMDAP, U.S. graduate students and recent graduates with non-profit, business, private sector, public policy, and international relations related backgrounds provide technical assistance and support to local organizations in USAID-assisted countries. EMDAP targeted assistance supports USAID’s strategy of building local capacity through innovative and sustainable assistance by transferring knowledge to local organizations and individuals.

EMDAP is a demand driven program with placement based on requests from USAID field Missions, as well as other U.S. government entities, NGO’s and development private sector actors. Working with the sponsoring agency or organization, IIE has the flexibility to design placements to address specific needs in economic growth, education, health, youth & development, humanitarian assistance and other technical areas.

EMDAP Advisers recruited from top graduate schools are selected base

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– #IdeasChangeLives 2019
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£20,000 BRITISH COUNCIL Pitch Competition!

 Do you have an Entrepreneurial spirit?

Do you have a great idea that can make impact in communities around the world?

This competition is for you.

The winning pitch will get £20,000 to invest in their idea, as well as mentorship and support from the British Council for a full year.

Qualification: Anyone, as an Individual or an Organisation.

Application Deadline: 10th January, 2020

Finalists to be announced March 2020, and interviewed.

For further details and to apply, click here

– AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL CHANGE STARTS NOW: ARTIVISM CONTEST 2019:
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Deadline: November 21, 2019

Applications are open for the Amnesty International Change starts Now: Artivism Contest 2019. From Guerrilla Girls to Ai Weiwei, art can be a powerful medium to change the world – or at least we think it’s a great start! If you’re a creative young artist (amateur, aspiring, professional) with a passion for human rights, then this challenge is for you! Create and submit a piece of your artwork to Amnesty’s ARTivism Contest 2019.

You can participate with any form of audiovisual work from illustration, lettering, paint or spoken word, rap, you name it! Your inspiration should come from one of 10 youth cases and the human rights issues that they currently face. This competition will have 2 age categories: 12-18 and 19-29.

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Scholarships:

– Applications for the Commonwealth Shared Scholarships for Master’s Study in the UK 2020 are now open.
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The Commonwealth Shared Scholarships are for candidates from least developed and lower middle income Commonwealth countries, for full-time Master’s study on selected courses, jointly supported by UK universities.

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– U.S. South Pacific Scholarship Program 2020 at the University of Hawai’i
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Applications are now open for the East-West Center U.S. South Pacific Scholarship Program 2020 for Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree at the University of Hawai’i.

The U.S. South Pacific Scholarship Program (USSP), authorized by the U.S. Congress and funded by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State, is a competitive, merit-based scholarship program that provides opportunities for Master’s and Bachelor’s degree study at the University of Hawai‘i in fields that are directly relevant to the development needs of Pacific island countries.  It will also enable the recipients to obtain a broader understanding of the United States.  The scholarship program will include a mentoring component with a possible follow-on summer internship, and readily accessible opportunities for participation in host family and volunteer service programs. Priority areas of study include agriculture, business, communication/journalism, education, environmental studies, gender studies, NGO management, political science, public administration, public health, STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, mathematics), and other related fields. If a desired field of study is not among the priorities, the applicant should give special attention to explaining how this course of study would support the goals of the scholarship program. Support is not available for professional degrees such as architecture, law, and medicine.

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– Holland Government Scholarship 2020/21 for International Students.
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The application window for the Holland Government Scholarship 2020/21 for International Students is now open.

The Scholarship is meant for international students from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) who want to do their bachelor’s or master’s in the Netherlands. Are you ready for the chance of a lifetime? Apply for the scholarship!

The Holland Scholarship is financed by the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science together with Dutch research universities and universities of applied sciences. This scholarship is meant for international students from outside the EEA who want to do their bachelor’s or master’s in the Netherlands.

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– Scholarship for Nigerian Women for Solar PV / Inverter Design and Installation Training 2019
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The Renewable Energy Technology Training Institute (RETTI) invites applications for the 2019 Solar PV / Inverter Design and Installation Training in Lagos, Nigeria. Through their Solar Up Nigeria (SUN) Initiative they have partnered with BFA Foundation to provide scholarships for women to join their upcoming weeklong training program on Solar PV Systems Design and Installation coming up on 25th – 29th November.

Renewable Energy Technology Training Institute is working to train and groom a new generation of skilled and competent workers including women for the renewable energy industry and raise entrepreneurs who will drive the market commercially through own solar businesses.

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– LOUGHBOROUGH DEVELOPMENT TRUST AFRICA SCHOLARSHIP 2020/2021 FOR POSTGRADUATE STUDENTS

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Deadline: April 30, 2020

The Loughborough Development Trust Africa Scholarship will cover 100% of the course fees for your chosen postgraduate taught course for one year (replacing any Departmental or Loughborough University scholarships or bursaries you may already have been awarded).

The scholarships are being funded through a combination of generous external funding and University funds. The University will award a limited number of scholarships, and the standards required are very high.

Students will be expected to fund their travel and maintenance costs through other sources. Evidence of maintenance funds must be included in the scholarship application.

Application Process and Eligibility Criteria, Click here

– WORLD CITIZEN TALENT SCHOLARSHIP 2020 TO STUDY AT THE HAGUE UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES (WORTH €5,000)
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World Citizen Talent Scholarship

Do you consider yourself a global citizen?

Each year, a maximum of three (one-time) scholarships each worth EUR 5,000 are available to prospective master students. We are seeking intelligent, talented and ambitious people who view themselves as citizens of the world.

You are eligible for a World Citizen Talent Scholarship if you:

  • Come from outside The Netherlands and don’t live in the Netherlands.
  • Are enrolling for the first time at The Hague University of Applied Sciences.
  • Have never applied for this scholarship before.
  • Have been conditionally accepted as a student (also-called offer of student position) on or before 31 March for the upcoming academic year.

Application Process, click here

– COMMONWEALTH SHARED SCHOLARSHIPS FOR MASTER’S STUDY IN THE UK 2020 (FULLY FUNDED)
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Commonwealth Shared Scholarships

Commonwealth Shared Scholarships are for candidates from least developed and lower-middle-income Commonwealth countries, for full-time Master’s study on selected courses, jointly supported by UK universities.

Funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID), Commonwealth Shared Scholarships enable talented and motivated individuals to gain the knowledge and skills required for sustainable development, and are aimed at those who could not otherwise afford to study in the UK.

These scholarships are offered under six themes:

  1. Science and technology for development
  2. Strengthening health systems and capacity
  3. Promoting global prosperity
  4. Strengthening global peace, security and governance
  5. Strengthening resilience and response to crises
  6. Access, inclusion and opportunity

For more information on other scholarships offered by the CSC, visit the CSC Apply page.

– AHRI MSc SCHOLARSHIP 2020 – 2021 FOR MASTER’S STUDY AT UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON (FULLY FUNDED)
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The AHRI/UCL MSc Scholarship is a singular award for the UK academic year September 2020 to September 2021. The scholarship is administered via Africa Health Research Institute (AHRI) and is for applicants whose academic background and interests are aligned with the programmes of research at AHRI.  

This opportunity is open to applicants who permanently reside in South Africa. Applicants must have a high-quality academic record to be considered for this opportunity. If selected, the successful applicant will be invited to apply for a taught master’s degree within University College London’s Faculty of Medical Sciences and/or Population Health.

Candidates will go through a competitive round of selection at AHRI and the successful candidate will be nominated to go through to the UCL selection. Application for acceptance onto a MSc taught course is separate, and the AHRI nominee will be guided through this process.

Eligibility Criteria:

        The candidate:

  1. Must be permanently based in South Africa at the time of application.
  2. Must hold a valid passport at the time of application.
  3. Must have an Honours degree equivalent to a Bachelor (Honours) degree with Second Class Division 1 Honours or 70% in an appropriate subject.
  4. The successful applicant must be in London to start their chosen course in September 2020.

Women are particularly encouraged to apply to the AHRI MSc Scholarship.

For more details, click here

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