Skoll Awards for Social Entrepreneurship 2014

The Skoll Foundation provides Skoll Awards every year to a select few social entrepreneurs whose proven innovations have demonstrated impact on some of the world’s most pressing problems. The Skoll Award recognizes organizations with the potential to not only be individually successful, but also to catalyze large-scale, system-level change.

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2012 SNCR Excellence in New Communications Awards

The Society for New Communications Research (SNCR) Awards honor the work of corporations, governmental and nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, media outlets and individuals who are innovating the use of social media, ICT, mobile media, and collaborative technologies in the areas of business, media, and professional communications, including advertising, marketing, public relations, corporate communications, and CRM, as well as entertainment, education, politics, and social initiatives.

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Best Buy College Innovator Fund

Best Buy is uncovering the next generation of innovators! Through its College Innovator Fund, Best Buy will award cash prizes totaling $100,000 for the next big product or software idea in the areas of technology, sustainability, education, or other related field. The winner gets $50,000 prize money and a mentorship opportunity. Two runners-up will each be awarded $20,000. A “fan favorite” will win a $10,000 prize.

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The Guardian International Development Achievement Award

Now in its fourth year the Guardian International Development Achievement Award aims to celebrate one individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the lives of some of the world’s poorest people. The award is supported by Marie Stopes International and run in partnership with Barclays and GSK.

The award is designed to recognise the unsung heroes of international development. These are people whose work is or has made a profound contribution to the alleviation of poverty, working above and beyond the call of duty to make a difference.

This contributions can be made either directly through their own work or actions or indirectly as a result of others using their achievements to improve the lives of others (eg Technological inventions or agricultural research).

From health workers to campaigners; community organisers to teachers – we are looking for nominations of your unsung hero of international development to help give them the recognition they deserve.

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City 2.0 $10K Award for Innovative Ideas

TED is offering ten (10) awards of $10,000, coming out of the $100,000 TED Prize award, for local projects likely to spur the creation of the City 2.0.

All applications must be submitted by May 15th to be considered.

All shortlisted projects will be contacted for phone or video interviews.

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Project Inspire: 5 Minutes to Change the World Competition

The Singapore Committee for UN Women and MasterCard have come together to organize this joint initiative called “Project Inspire: 5 Minutes to Change the World.” This competition aims to help young changemakers create a better world of opportunities for women and girls in Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa.

The competition seeks entries from 18-35 year olds to submit a 5-minute platform to pitch their inspired idea to the world. There is an opportunity to win a $25,000 grant.The grant must show creativity and sustainable impact in the lives of women and girls across Asia, Pacific, the Middle East or Africa through entrepreneurship.

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2012 MILEAD Fellowship for young African women leaders – Call For Applications

Who is the most outstanding young African woman leader you know ?

Moremi Initiative for Women’s Leadership in Africa (Moremi Initiative) has announced its call for applications for the 2012 Moremi Leadership Empowerment and Development (MILEAD) Fellows Program.

The MILEAD Fellows Program is a one-year leadership development program designed to identify, develop and promote emerging young African Women leaders to attain and succeed in leadership in their community and Africa as a whole. The program targets dynamic young women interested in developing transformational leadership skills that help them tackle issues affecting women in their communities and society as a whole- by equipping them with the world class knowledge, skills, values and networks they need to succeed as 21st century women leaders. Applications are welcome from young African women living in Africa and the Diaspora.

The MILEAD Fellowship will be awarded to 25 outstanding young women with exceptional qualities who have exhibited leadership potential in their community, organization, and/or profession.

To be eligible for the one-year program, an applicant must be African, living on the continent or in the Diaspora; agree to participate in all required activities related to MILEA- including a three-week residential Summer Institute in Ghana; and commit to a community change project.

Applicants must be between 19 – 25 years of age. Specific requirements of the program and related dates are outlined in the application package. Please review program and application guidelines carefully, before completing your application.

Please note that this is not a full-time fellowship. Selected candidates may remain full time students or work full time for the program duration, except during the 3–week summer institute. The 3-week summer institute is an intensive and full-time residential program and all fellows will be required to attend. The rest of the program involves community-based, online and other distance activities.

How to Apply:

The application package and additional information is available online at www.moremiinitiative.org

Application forms must be downloaded and filled-out in word document format. Completed application form must be submitted with two letters of recommendation and CV. All applications and supporting documents must be submitted by email.

Deadline for applications. March 15th 2012.

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