Community Enterprise Development Conference 2011 – Call for Applications

The Africa Women and Youth Organization (Berlin, Germany Office) in partnership with SALMET, Christine Berger Germany and the German Institute of Human Nutrition proudly presents the Community Enterprise Development (CED) 2011 conference,

The CED 2011 Conference in Potsdam Germany is a 7-day study tour to three mechanized farms – sea food, crop and poultry farms in Berlin, Germany from Sunday, November 27th – Friday, December 2nd 2011.

The training is specifically designed to build the capacity of the communities and help organizations, business owners and agro-allied professionals (mainly farmers) to generate durable economic and social benefits.

Find out how to participate by visiting http://www.yipekenya.org/Community Enterprise Development Conference 2011 – Call for Applications.htm

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2011 Innovators Challenge

The mHealth Alliance and the Rockefeller Foundation are seeking nominations from innovators across the world for the Top 11 in 2011 Innovators Challenge enabling them to attend the all-expense paid trip to the 2011 mHealth Summit in Washington, DC’s National Harbor to be held during December 5th – 7th 2011. The winners will be also honoured at a reception on December 4th.

The 2011 mHealth Summit will build on last year’s success by bringing a dedicated focus to the business, end-user, and policy perspectives of mHealth, fostering in-depth dialogue to identify and accelerate cross-cutting value chains and sustainable mHealth business models from around the globe. The summit will also provide a dedicated focus to the healthcare research and evaluation needs of mHealth, facilitating the development and commercialization of empirically-supported solutions.

The 2011 Innovators Challenge is aimed at identifying and awarding individuals who have used mobile technology in innovative ways to improve health systems and outcomes in even the most remote areas of the world.

Read more http://www.yipekenya.org/2011 Innovators Challenge.htm

Small Grants opportunity: UNPFII’s Trust Fund for the Second Decade

Bureau of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII), acting as the Advisory Group for the projects for the Second International Decade of the World’s Indigenous Peoples established the Trust Fund for the Second Decade to promote, support and implement the objectives of the Decade. The Fund gives priority to projects concerning the main areas of the Second Decade: culture, education, health, human Rights, the environment and social and economic development.

Indigenous organizations or organizations working for indigenous peoples can apply for small grants from the Trust Fund.

It is expected that the Fund will mainly be used for small grants projects with a budget for up to 10,000 US$ covering one year’s expenses.

2012 Call for Proposals

Proposals will be assessed by the Bureau of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues and successful applicants will receive notice thereafter.

Important Notes:

  • Project must have a focus on indigenous peoples
  • All applicants must submit their project proposals in accordance with the Trust Fund Project Proposal Format and include both a summary sheet and a proposal document
  • Projects will be disregarded if the required information is not present.
  • Additional information pertaining to the proposal will not be accepted beyond the deadline of submission.

Deadline for submitting the proposals is October 1st 2011. For more information, visit http://www.un.org/esa/socdev/unpfii/en/tf_ha.html

Educating Africa Pan-African Awards for Entrepreneurship in Education 2011

For Africa to be able to be able to rise to the challenges of tomorrow, more and better education will be a key requirement – and not more of the same. This will require new and entrepreneurial models which can be replicated and taken to scale.

To support the best organizations developing such models Educating Africa and Teach A Man To Fish have launched the EDUCATING AFRICA Pan-African Awards for Entrepreneurship in Education 2011.

For more information, visit http://bit.ly/nt5ZSY

Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program

The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program provides ten months of non-degree academic study and related professional experiences in the United States.

Humphrey Fellows are selected based on their potential for leadership and their commitment to public service in either the public or the private sector.

The Humphrey Program fosters a mutual exchange of knowledge and understanding about issues of common concern in the United States and the Fellows’ home countries.

The Program offers Fellows valuable opportunities for leadership development and professional engagement with Americans and their counterparts from many nations. More than 4,000 men and women have been honoured as Humphrey Fellows since the program began in 1978.

Approximately 200 Fellowships are awarded annually. Eighteen major universities in the United States host Humphrey Fellows. These host universities are chosen for their excellence in the Program’s designated fields of study and for the resources and support they offer Humphrey Fellows.

Humphrey Fellowships are awarded competitively to candidates who are mid-career professionals in many fields.

Applicants are required to have an undergraduate degree, a minimum of five years of substantial, full-time, professional experience, limited or no prior experience in the United States, demonstrated leadership qualities, a record of public service in the community, and strong English skills.

The Humphrey Program is a Fulbright exchange activity. Its primary funding is provided by the U.S. Congress through the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State. Co-sponsors include other governmental agencies, multinational organizations, and private donors.  The Institute of International Education (IIE) assists the U.S. Department of State in administering the Humphrey Fellowship Program.

Application Deadline: October 1st 2011.

For more information or to apply, visit http://www.humphreyfellowship.org/page/97565/;jsessionid=4e38hiqbphgor

Check out more fellowship opportunities at http://www.yipekenya.org/News.htm

Global Development Awards and Medals Competition

Are you looking for an opportunity to scale up your innovative project? Here is your chance to receive US$ 30,000.

The Global Development Network (GDN) is inviting development organisations working in developing countries and transition economies to enter the Global Development Awards and Medals Competition and receive grants through the Japanese Award for Most Innovative Development Project (MIDP).

A second prize of US$5,000 will be awarded to the runner-up. For more information, visit http://www.yipekenya.org/Global Development Awards and Medals Competition.htm

2011 Communication for Social Change Award call for nominations

The School of Journalism and Communication, University of Queensland is seeking nominations for the 2011 Communication for Social Change Award that is aimed at recognising the outstanding contributions made by ‘unsung’ and courageous people, individuals and organisations to the theory and practice of Communication for Social Change (CSC).

The award recognises the services of those that have demonstrated extraordinary commitment to using communication to transform and empower marginalised communities.

Read more and apply