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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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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Global Health & Innovation Conference 2012 at Yale

Date: Saturday, April 21 – Sunday, April 22, 2012
Venue: Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA

The Global Health & Innovation Conference is the world’s largest global health conference and social entrepreneurship conference. This must-attend, thought-leading conference annually convenes 2,200 leaders, changemakers, students, and professionals from all fields of global health, international development, and social entrepreneurship. Register during January to secure the lowest registration rate.

The conference’s confirmed speakers include:

Keynote Addresses

• Sasha Dichter, Chief Innovation Officer, Acumen Fund
• Seth Goldman, President and TeaEO of Honest Tea
• Jeffrey Sachs, PhD, Director of Earth Institute at Columbia University; Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development, Professor of Health Policy and Management, Columbia University; Special Advisor to Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon
• Sonia Ehrlich Sachs, MD, MPH, Director of Health, Millennium Village Project, Earth Institute at Columbia University

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Canada World Youth 2012 Leadership Awards

Canada World Youth (CWY) is currently seeking nominations for the 2012 Leadership Awards aimed at recognizing the excellent achievements of young Canadians and youth from around the world that are engaged in innovative initiatives promoting peace, intercultural understanding, and community and international Development. The candidates must be nominated by a third party.

CWY is a non-profit organization dedicated to enriching the lives of young people that have a desire to become informed and active global citizens. CWY programs are designed to help youth experience the world for themselves, learn about other cultures and diverse Canadian communities while developing leadership and communication skills.

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Call For Profiles and Summary Of Work Done For A National Conference On Non-State Actors Role In Decentralized Financing In Kenya

An initiative of the Institute of Economic Affairs-Kenya in Partnership with Kenya Human Rights Commission (KHRC), The Youth Agenda (YAA), Society for International Development (SID), Social and Public Accountability Network/The Institute of Social Accountability (SPAN/TISA), National Taxpayers Association (NTA), Muslims for Human Rights (MUHURI), National Council of Churches of Kenya (NCCK) & State University of New York-Centre for International Development (SUNY-Kenya) with funding from Diakonia-Sweden


Kenya has been decentralizing financial resources aimed at facilitating development at the grassroots. Non-state actors (civil society organizations and community based organizations) have played a big role in affecting the impact of these resources. However, these efforts have not been coordinated, acknowledged, or documented to understand their impact in various parts of Kenya.

In partnership with other organization and in line with its mandate as a knowledge brokerage organization, IEA-Kenya is keen to ensure that these success stories are made visible. To this end, IEA-Kenya is calling for brief profiles from organizations countrywide that have had a significant impact on the use of CDF, LATF and/or RMLF in their communities. Successful organizations will be invited the National Non-State Actors Conference where they will showcase their work and network.


The conference will bring together different stakeholders such as academia, Government and development Partners. The objectives of the conference are three fold and they include:

i. To understand the extent of non-state actors involvement in decentralized financing
ii. To audit the impact of decentralized financing as a result of the non-state actors intervention

iii. To enhance the networking of these organizations for greater impact in future

iv. To receive feedback from the State Actors on the work of Non-State Actors thus encouraging collaboration
v. To deliberate on entry points and role of Non-State Actors in the new constitutional framework, particularly the devolved government

Content of the Profiles

In order to aide selection of participating organizations, Non-State Organizations are requested send a brief profile/summary (not exceeding 1,000 words). The profile should contain but not limited to the following:-

i. The name and contacts of the organization including physical address
ii. Geographical Location of operation – District(s), Constituency (ies) and location of intervention.
iii. Type/level of intervention (training, advocacy etc)
iv. Duration of intervention
v. Fund addressed i.e. CDF, LATF, RMLF
vi. Success story as a result of the intervention (i.e. the actual changes that have taken place e.g. 10 deserving students got access to CDF’s bursary allocation and other general/practical changes that have taken place in the community as a result of the intervention, CDF bursary allocation is more transparent)
vii. Experiences, Lessons learnt and Challenges in the intervention
viii. Citations of documents published on work done

Submission Date

Selected organizations will be duly informed of the conference details. The profiles should be sent by email to with Subject: Profile for Non-State Actors Role in Decentralized Financing. This should be on or before the Friday, 10 September 2010 by 1700 Hours.

For any enquiries please contact Abraham Rugo on the same email or by phone +020 2721262.