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VSOApplication Deadline: 30th march 2015


The City of Cape Town, VSO (Voluntary Service Overseas) and Skillshare International invites

Youth aged 17-18 to take part in an exchange project on YOUTH LEADERSHIP THROUGH SPORT.

It is an exchange program for a group of 16 youth (8 boys and 8 girls) which focuses on youth leadership through sport. The project will be residential for both the Nigerian and South African youth participating in the program. Accommodation, meals and program activity will be provided for participants for the duration of the program-7 days. Travel to Cape Town will be the

Responsibility of the participants as will any costs incurred if you decide to stay in Cape Town longer than 7 days.



  • Resident and citizen of Nigeria
  • must be  Aged 17-18
  • Actively involved in any sport.
  • Positive and realistic commitment to the program
  • A genuine commitment to learning – YOUTH LEADERSHIP AND ACTIVE CITIZENSHIP
  • Flexibility and adaptability
  • Self confidence
  • Ability to work with others in a team

For further enquiries email Kingsley or David

To apply Click  Here

Apply! West Africa Civil Society Institute (WACSI)

West Africa Civil Society Institute (WACSI)Our Next Generation Internship Programme provides an opportunity to provide a holistic training to interns. This enables them to be fully groomed into robust professionals fully equipped to take up positions of responsibility within the civil society sector.

Here are a few shots with interns and WACSI staff while they took sessions on Front Desk Keeping and Career Planing

What more will you like to know about this internship programme?

for more information click Here

Apply! Global Center for Food Systems Innovation Grants








Application Deadline: 16 March 2015

The Global Center for Food Systems Innovation (GCFSI) is inviting proposals from universities, government or private laboratories or research organizations, for profit and non-profit companies and individuals meeting the requirement of the call to apply for the grants. Grant request can be made for three stages of projects – innovation scalability grants, innovation evaluation grants and early stage innovation grants.

Grant Categories

  • Early Stage Innovation Grants – up to $100,000 each for fund innovators with ideas to create, test and enable the scaling of innovations in the food system.
  • Innovation Evaluation Grants – up to $250,000 each for innovations that are developed but have not been fully deployed or rigorously tested in the field. Activities can be – field trials, stakeholder focus groups, refinement of the innovation design, and market assessments.
  • Innovation Scalability Grants – up to $500,000 each for innovations that have proven themselves functional and potentially feasible for broader deployment. A one-to-one private sector or non-USG funding match is required to help ensure that innovations are of interest to multiple stakeholders and relevant to local development conditions.

Thematic Areas:

  • Weather data for climate-smart agriculture
  • Improved ability of smallholder farmers to adapt to climate variability and change
  • Improved ability of agricultural researchers to provide agronomic recommendations
  • Assistance to small entrepreneurs in food processing
  • Innovations in the informal urban food sector
  • Gender-sensitive ICT-based approaches to improving women’s access to urban markets
  • Marketing meat and dairy products without extensive cold chain development
  • Projecting labor market and skill needs for agri-food businesses
  • Improving effective use of mobile phone-based agricultural services by small farmers
  • Promoting gender equitable access to profitable markets

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Proposals and ideas are invited from any country.
  • Private and government bodies, research institutions, universities working for profit and non-profit organization may apply for this grant.
  • Individual applying for this grant need to meet the requirements of RFA.
  • Proposals must be made to work on one of the above mentioned thematic areas.
  • In order for proposals to be selected, they must provide activity detail for any of the following countries:
  1. Feed the Future (FTF) focus countries: Bangladesh, Cambodia, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Nepal, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia
  2. Science, Technology, Innovation and Partnerships (STIP) focus countries: Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Mozambique, Philippines, and Uganda.

How to Apply:

Applications must be submitted via CREF Global’s Electronic Proposal Submission website. If not possible, an email can be sent for an alternate application submission process. Modifications can be sent until application deadline.

Complete application materials include – abstract, proposal (maximum 20 pages), team composition and curriculum vitae, project timeline, brief description on past performance, letter(s) of support, budget and other financial contribution (cost-share).

For more information, please visit the call page.


Apply! Fondation Ensemble Special Call for Proposal 2015

FEjpgApplication  Deadline: 2 February 2015

Foundation Ensemble invites organizations who, based on field work and experience, are addressing or aim to address the challenges of over exploitation of fisheries in Mozambique and also the effects of climate change in the sector. Fund will be disseminated to projects that aim at

  • Improving the sustainability of the artisanal fisheries by improving for the long term fisheries data collection on a wide scale (for instance at protected area and/or provincial level).
  • Reducing damaging and unsustainable fishing practices and improving fisheries management and enforcement around fishing methods, protected species, temporal and spatial closures such as sanctuaries, etc.
  • Advocating in a participatory manner (with other stakeholders such as NGO’s, academia and fishermen representatives,…), at provincial and national level, to improve the legal framework and it’s implementation; increasing and diversifying income of coastal communities, in particular fishermen families, by promoting sustainable income generating activities (IGR), related to fishing, or not. Ideally, these IGR will contribute to build local buy-in to marine conservation.

Eligibility Criteria for Fondation Ensemble Special Call for Proposal 2015

  • The geographical area covered may vary from a local (district) level to provincial level. It may be a protected area, or not.
  • The project will be seen as a pilot, but explicability and scaling up potential must be a priority, and built in within the approach from the beginning. Results and findings of this pilot phase will be decisive in refining the Foundation’s strategy and investments in this area.
  • Read the Eligibility Criteria for ‘Four Areas of Intervention’, all of them apply for the special call.
  • Project proposals, and if selected, project reporting will be solely in English (no French for this special initiative).

Note: Concept note format may be downloaded and submitted on our website under the “sustainable fisheries” focus sector.

For more information visit Here

Apply! Tanzania’s Foundation for Civil Society Call for Proposal 2015

foundation for civil societyApplication Deadline: 21 July 2015

The Foundation for Civil Society (FCS) in Tanzania is accepting proposals for its various grants which aim to empower citizens, facilitate linkages and to enable culture of ongoing learning to civil society. Applications are welcome from every part of the country.

FCS provides three types of grants:

  1. Strategic Grants (SG) (maximum 3 years) – in SG, the foundation grants maximum amount up to TZS 150 million per year.
  2. Medium Grants (MG) (maximum 3 years) – in MG, the foundation grants maximum amount up to TZS 45 million per year.
  3. Rolling Small Grants (RSG) (maximum 1 year) – in RSG, the foundation grants maximum amount up to TZS 7.5 million.

The Foundation for Civil Society (the Foundation) is an independent Tanzanian organization established as a non-profit company, supported and funded by a group of like-minded development partners in Tanzania, and governed by an independent Board.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Eligible organizations to apply are non-governmental organization (NGO), community based organization (CBO), professional association, trade union, media organization, cooperative, and faith base organization.
  • Applicant’s organization should be registered in Mainland Tanzania and/or Zanzibar.
  • Organization must serve for charitable (not-for-profit) purposes.
  • Applicant must have a constitution or memorandum of association, or a legally recognized set of rules that explain your organization’s aims.
  • Applicant’s organization must have a bank account operated by more than 1 signatory that is not related to each other.
  1. The Foundation can make grants available to private media organizations only if the projects they are applying for do not contribute to their profits, overhead, or reducing debts, and are designed to serve the public good.
  2. Organizations that normally do savings and credit, micro-finance or income generation as their core work need to present a very strong case to the Foundation for Civil Society if they are planning to engage in activities outside of their regular work.
  3. The Foundation for Civil Society does NOT provide grants to International Non-Governmental Organizations (INGOs)

How to Apply

Applications will be considered on a ’first come, first served’ basis, and you will be informed if your application will not be considered for the round you have applied for. Grant applicants are encouraged to apply online BUT they have to make sure that they also send signed hard copies of their applications and necessary attachments.

To get more information, visit here.

Apply! FONERWA/Rwanda Call For Proposals 2015

FONERWAApplication Deadline: 2 February 2015

FONERWA is accepting PPDs from interested Organisations/CSOs/Institutions/Government Agencies under its sixth call for Project Proposals for Financial Support in Areas of Environment, Climate Change and Green Economy Initiatives.

The foundation has the objective of contributing to sustainable wealth creation and poverty reduction in Rwanda, through sustainable management of natural resources, climate resilient and green economic growth.

Areas of Interest

  1. Environment
  2. Climate Change
  3. Green Economy Initiatives
  4. Poverty Reduction

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants can be organizations including, line ministries, Government agencies, Districts, the private sector, academic institutions and civil society organizations (CSOs).
  • Projects must target priority areas for national development related to environment, climate change and green growth.
  • Applicants must submit Project Profile Documents (PPDs) requesting for financial support to implement projects and programmes that fulfill FONERWA objectives after which they are invited for submitting full proposals.

Application Procedure

Applicants can submit their project concepts, known as Project Profile Documents (PPDs) via email. All proposals received by stipulated deadline are then taken through a rigorous screening process. The step by step process of application is-

  • Step 1– Applicants (Line Ministries/private sector/civil society) should complete Project Profile Documents (PPDs) for proposals to be considered by the FONERWA Secretariat, in conformity with FONERWA Thematic Financing Windows/ key entry points.
  • Step 2– PDs will be screened by the Fund Management Team against eligibility criteria.
  • Step 3– If successful, applicants will be asked to submit a full project document, and technical assistance (TA) and support from the Fund Management Team to elaborate or improve the proposal will be provided as needed.
  • Step 4– Full proposals will undergo a technical appraisal by the Fund Management Team who will assign a priority ranking for submission to the FONERWA Technical Committee.

For more information and application form, visit Here.


Apply! TechnWomen Program 2015




Application Deadline: 23:59 GMT Cairo time, Tuesday 10th February 2015

TechWomen is a professional mentorship and exchange program developed in response to President Obama’s efforts to strengthen relations between the United States and the Middle East and North Africa. TechWomen is an initiative of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs’ (ECA) mission is to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries by means of educational and cultural exchange that assist in the development of peaceful relations. As mandated by the Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchange Act of 1961, the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) works to build friendly, peaceful relations between the people of the United States and the people of other countries through academic, cultural, sports, and professional exchanges, as well as public -private partnerships.

Selection Process

TechWomen participants are selected based on the eligibility requirements below. Applications are reviewed by independent selection committees composed of industry leaders and regional experts. Semifinalists may be interviewed by United States Embassy personnel in their country of permanent residence.

Eligibility: Applicants must

  • Be women with, at minimum, two years full-time professional experience in the STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, and math)
  • Have, at minimum, a bachelor’s degree/four year university degree or equivalent
  • Be proficient in written and spoken English
  • Be citizens and permanent residents of Algeria, Cameroon, Egypt, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Libya,  Morocco, Nigeria, the Palestinian Territories, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Yemen, or Zimbabwe at the time of application, and while participating in the program
  • Be eligible to obtain a U.S. J-1 exchange visitor visa
  • Not have applied for an immigrant visa to the United States, or participated in a visa lottery in the past five years
  • Not hold U.S. Citizenship or be a U.S. legal permanent resident

Preference will be given to applicants who

  • Demonstrate themselves as emerging leaders in their chosen professional track through their work experience, volunteer experience, community activities, and education
  • Are committed to return to their home countries to share what they have learned and mentor women and girls
  • Have limited or no prior experience in the United States
  • Have a proven record of voluntary or public service in their communities
  • Have a demonstrated track record of entrepreneurialism and commitment to innovation
  • Demonstrate a willingness to participate in exchange programs, welcome opportunities for mentoring and new partnership development, and exhibit confidence and maturity

Selection Timeline

Semifinalists will be contacted via email for in-country interviews in April and May 2015. Final decisions will be made in May 2015. All applicants will be notified of the results of their application.

Recommendation Letters (Semifinalists Only)

Semifinalists who are invited to interview at the U.S. Embassy will be required to provide two letters of recommendation. Applicants are encouraged to identify their recommenders ahead of time in order to be prepared in the event that they are selected as semifinalists. Letters must

  • Be from an academic or professional reference, such as a former professor or employer/supervisor (At least one of the two letters must be from a professional reference such as a former or current employer/supervisor.)
  • Be on company/organization letterhead
  • Be signed by the recommender

To apply click Here

Apply! Commonwealth Education good Practice Award 2015 Lunched


Application Deadline: 16th February 2015

The 2015 Commonwealth Education Good Practice Awards were launched today at Marlborough House in London by Commonwealth Deputy Secretary-General Deodat Maharaj and Eldred Bethel, High Commissioner of The Bahamas.

The awards, which will be presented at the 19th Conference of Commonwealth Education Ministers in The Bahamas, recognise programmes, policies, projects or strategies that have made a positive difference to school students, their teachers, or the education system of a country.

Mr Maharaj said: “What has worked well in one of our member states may well deliver results in another. By sharing news or successes and such experiences we can offer practical support to fellow practitioners and educational establishments across the Commonwealth.”

Eldred Bethel, High Commissioner of The Bahamas said: “The Bahamas believes everyone benefits when we invest in education. We are confident that all of us at the 19th Conference of Commonwealth Education Ministers have what it takes to move the debate of development and education forward.”

The awards have been growing steadily in size and reputation with the previous round attracting a significant number of submissions from 27 countries. The first prize was won by a community-based project from Rwanda which judges felt addressed the immediate need for an expansion of education after the devastation of the 1994 genocide.

The Commonwealth Education Good Practice Awards were introduced in 2006 at the 16th Conference of Commonwealth Education Ministers in South Africa to celebrate positive and promising practices in education throughout the Commonwealth.

Submissions are open to education ministries and institutions, schools and civil society organisations from around the Commonwealth and will be evaluated by independent adjudicators on their relevance to the local context, measurable impact, sustainability, efficiency and effectiveness, community involvement, and ability to be replicated.

To apply click Here

Apply! 2015 International Citizen Service (ICS) Youth Exchange Programme

Application Deadline:ICS logo 8th February 2015

International Citizen Service (ICS) is a once-in-a-lifetime volunteering opportunity open to all 18 to 25-year-olds, backed by the UK government.

It gives you the chance to work side-by-side with local volunteers in developing countries, to make a meaningful contribution to fighting poverty, and to gain valuable skills that will stay with you long after the 12-week placement is complete.

ICS is demanding but hugely rewarding – both in its own right and as a stepping stone to future job opportunities and to help you play a part in making your world a better place

Are you…
Positive and realistic?
Flexible and adaptable?
Good at working with others?
Up for the challenge of a lifetime?

Apply! The Global Good Fund Fellowship 2016

GGFThe Global Good Fund is accepting applications from social entrepreneurs for our 2016 Fellowship Program cohort. Candidates are encouraged to carefully review the below criteria prior to starting the application process. If you can answer ‘yes’ to every question below, please continue to Part 1 of the application.

Every candidate must meet the following criteria:

  • Demonstrated leadership and growth potential;
  • The candidate must be at a critical point for his/her leadership or for the future of the enterprise;
  • Candidate is committed to social impact and is driving significant change in the his/her industry;
  • The enterprise that the candidate leads is at least one year old;
  • The enterprise must have at least one full-time employee in addition to the candidate;
  • Candidate is committed full‐time to running his/her enterprise;
  • Candidate is coachable and humble, meaning that he/she is eagerly embraces honest critique and feedback and has a desire to learn;
  • Ability to dedicate 15 months to The Global Good Fund Fellowship while remaining in his/her workplace;
  • Candidate must be willing to drive the Fellowship process and take ownership of his/her leadership development;
  • Candidate shows commitment to giving back; he/she actively mentors and invests in team members or other individuals;
  • The enterprise exhibits growth potential, meaning scale or depth of outreach;
  • The enterprise is moving toward a model of financial sustainability whereby 50% or more of the budget is covered through revenue generation. If this level has not been achieved, this goal must be a top priority for the candidate and his/her enterprise;
  • Under 40 years of age (if 40 or older, explain rationale for Fellowship).

The application is comprised of 4 parts:

Part 1: questionaire due by July 1st 2015 Part 2: short video due by july 1st 2015 Part 3: written Application due by july 15th 2015 Part 4: interview between september – october 2015 Decision Issued: December 1st 2015 For more information about application email Karin Fujii on To Apply click here