Global Health & Innovation Conference 2013, Call for Abstracts

Date: Saturday, April 13 – Sunday, April 14, 2013
Venue: Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA

Described as “A Meeting of Minds” by CNN, The Global Health & Innovation Conference is the world’s largest global health and social entrepreneurship conference. In its tenth year, the conference brings together 2,200 leaders, changemakers, students, and professionals from all fields of global health, international development, and social entrepreneurship.

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National Council for Science & Technology – Health, Water and Sanitation Research Grants

The National Council for Science and Technology (NCST) is accepting Concept Notes for research papers that address Kenya’s health, water and sanitation challenges. Each proposal must by submitted by a team of researchers representing varying backgrounds. Grants are worth Ksh 15,000,000 over a period of three years.

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2013 Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA)

The 2013 Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA), aims to contribute towards developing new products, increasing efficiency or saving cost in Africa.

Researchers will be invited to propose projects that unlock new African potential under one or more areas which include manufacturing and Service Industry; Agriculture/agribusiness; ICTs; Health and Wellbeing; and Environment, Energy and Water.

The organizers expect the prize to promote among young African men and women the pursuit of science, technology and engineering careers and business applications.

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CDKN Innovation Fund for Africa – Round 2

The Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) Innovation Fund is flexible to catalyze a range of different project types, scales of operation and stages of development. This fund is designed as an open competitive mechanism to offer fast-moving support for creative initiatives in the field of climate change and international development.

Round 2 is now structured around support for partnership in designing and developing projects on climate compatible development, through an innovation process. Potential outputs from this process could include a “game-changing” (defined as: ‘an event, idea, or procedure that effects a significant shift in the current way of doing or thinking about something’) project proposal, learning materials, best practice tool kits, policy briefs and an implementation road map.

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2012 Abdou-Salam Ouédraogo fellowship

The ASO Fellowship is now open for applications for the year 2012. The fellowship offers an amount of around US$ 10,000 to fund research.

This fund research should be in one of the following priority topics:

  • Understanding status of and threats to genetic resources of priority forest tree species
  • Methods and approaches for conserving genetic resources of important tree species
  • The research outputs of the award winner’s research will contribute to Biodiversity International’s Forest Genetic Resources programme as well as the CGIAR Research Programme on Forests, Trees and Agro forestry

Applicants eligible to apply must:

  • Be a citizen of a country in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Be a scientist attached to a national university, research institution or a research-oriented NGO
  • Be under 40 years of age
  • Have at least a Master’s degree, or equivalent, in a field of study relevant to forest genetic resources

Deadline: 1st July, 2012

For further information, read the Call for Applications

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The Fledgling Fund

The Fledgling Fund supports innovative media projects that can play critical roles in igniting social change. Film and other creative media can bear witness to the challenges faced by vulnerable individuals, families and communities in ways that statistics can not, and that it can create a broader understanding of social problems and inspire concrete action. Well-structured and creative audience engagement initiatives can leverage media’s ability to ignite social change by moving people from awareness to action. The Fledgling Fund strives for a portfolio of media projects that:

  • Support projects that are timely, tell compelling and important stories, represent a unique perspective or an intriguing solution to an entrenched social problem, and have strong potential as a vehicle for social change.
  • Demonstrate how films coupled with well-structured and measurable outreach and audience engagement campaigns can raise awareness about complex social issues, encourage dialogue, share possible solutions, and move people to action.
  • Encourage the innovative use of media, such as Web 2.0 strategies, and short form videos, to engage new audiences around important social issues.

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2012 Drivers of Change Awards

The Southern African Trust invites nominations for the 2012 Drivers of Change Awards. It supports processes to deepen and widen participation in policy dialogue with a regional impact on poverty.

The Drivers of Change award recognises individuals or organisations from across the Southern Africa region that are making a real impact, especially in developing effective public policies and strategies, to overcome poverty. It is awarded in four categories:

  • Civil society,
  • Government,
  • Individual and
  • Business.

The award has been established to hold up living examples of innovative practices, inclusive attitudes and effective processes that build social trust and create the best conditions to make a real and lasting difference in the lives of people living in poverty.

Award Categories:

  • Government
  • Individual
  • Investing in the Future and Drivers of Change: Business Award
  • Investing in the Future and Drivers of Change: Civil Society Award

Deadline- 27th July 2012

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