Category Archives: Social Entrepreneurship

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 karin.fujii@globalgoodfund.org To Apply click here

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Apply! YOUWIN 2015 ROUND 1

YouWinApplication Deadline: 30 January 2015 (Round 1)
YouWiN! stands for Youth Enterprise with Innovation in Nigeria. It is an innovative business plan competition aimed at job creation by encouraging and supporting aspiring entrepreneurial youth in Nigeria to develop and execute business ideas. The accomplishments of the 1,200 YouWiN! awardees were celebrated at the Presidential Villa on April 12, 2012. YouWiN! Women was the second edition of the entrepreneurial scheme, which was designed for only female entrepreneurs aged 45 years or less. The third edition, YouWiN! 3, which support both male and female entrepreneurs in Nigeria, recently announced the 1500 awardees. With the upcoming launch of YouWiN! 4, the President of Nigeria will have fulfilled his promise to financially support over 3,600 Nigerian youths to develop their entrepreneurial ideals and plans through the YouWiN! program. YouWiN! 4 is open to both male and female entrepreneurs between the ages of 18 – 45 years.

Apply here

Apply! Graduate Finishing School March 2015 Stream

parkroyalThe Graduate Finishing School is a development Programme of the Institute of Leadership and  Management (ILM) UK and  is here to help you discover everything you have always wanted to know about image development and generating presence. You will also be equipped with the business and social skills that will help you become a polished professional able to make a lasting impression on clients.
Modules include:
– Business Etiquette
– The Polish that Generates Presence
– Communication Skills
– Dining Etiquette
– Elocution and Public Speaking
– Style and Sensibility
– Transformational Leadership
– Interview Skills

Who can attend:
– professionals who want to improve themselves

– people who are taking up new jobs or higher positions

– those who want to improve their opportunities in their present jobs

– youth corpers or anyone preparing for the job market

Course Dates:

14, 21 and 28 March 2015 saturday only

Course Venue:
Savoy Suites, 43 Isaac John Street, Opposite FCMB, G.R.A Ikeja. Lagos
Course Time:
9.00am – 3.00pm

Course fee:
N35,000
Enrolment and Payment Details:
To enrol on the Graduate Finishing School, please pay the course fees of 35,000 using the account details below. You will be registered on the course once your payment is received and a confirmatory email sent to you.

Account name –     Park Royal Finishing School
Account number –  101 130 3933
Bank –                  Zenith Bank

General Notes
·    Enrolment is by payment of course fees.

·    Youth Corpers will be entitled to 50% discount.

·   It is advisable to make the payment as soon as possible to guarantee a place on the  course.

·   You will receive a confirmation of enrolment from us after we have received your payment in our account.

·  You will be entitled to a 10% discount if you register two or more people at the same time.

You will be entitled to a 10% discount if you register on or before 30th of January 2015

please visit: here

 

Apply! Application for INEC Adhoc Staff Still on

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Application for Adhoc staff for 2015 elections is still on. Apply at: http://t.co/dyWFD3gD1l http://t.co/sODzuRYmGL

Apply! CTA Grants for NGOs in Developing Countries for Youth Development Projects

Deadline: 15 February 2015

The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) invites youth organizations and organizations working on youth issues to submit applications for grant opportunity in advancing youth agricultural entrepreneurship and ICT innovations to boost climate-resilient food value chains. The grant program aims at advancing agricultural entrepreneurship and ICT (Information Communication Technology) innovations by young people. Responding to the strategic need to strengthen the involvement of youth in agriculture, the grant will support youth capacity building and entrepreneurship in ICT for agriculture (ICT4Ag) and promote youth employment opportunities.

The CTA is a joint international institution of African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States and the European Union (EU).

Issues

  • Youth in agriculture
  • Youth agro-entrepreneurship
  • ICT innovation in agriculture
  • ICT and entrepreneurship in agriculture

Categories

  1. Projects aimed at strengthening youth engagement and entrepreneurship in strategic food commodity value chains – proposals should favor the consolidation of agro-food cooperatives or companies led by young people, or the creation of innovative agro-entrepreneurial mechanisms for the benefit of youths.
  2. Projects aimed at implementing the “AgriHack Talent” program at national or regional level, with a focus on value chain development, regional trade or climate change adaptation for strategic food commodities – proposals can include activities like hackathon or coding competition, followed by capacity building, entrepreneurship support in ICT and agriculture business, as well as promotion of the products developed. Proposals may include other activities, or may not include all activities of the model.

Grant awards will range between EUR 30,000 and EUR 100,000. Grants must be used in ACP countries.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants can be any natural and legal person from the ACP States and the Member States of the EU contributing to the EDF; from official EU candidate countries and member States of the European Economic Area; from Least Developed Countries (LDCs) according to OECD/DAC; OECD/DAC members; and international organizations wherever they have their seat.
  • Applicants should have successful prior work experience with government or donor agencies or the private sector on ICT or agriculture projects.
  • Projects must be based in ACP or EU countries. If they are from non-ACP, they must demonstrate the involvement of individuals or organizations from the ACP in the activity or the relevance of the project to ACP countries.
  • Proposed project should be innovative and well-articulated with potential to benefit a large number of people in ACP countries and be replicated.
  • Preference is given to regional projects (combining at least three countries) while national innovative proposals illustrating good potential for replication or scale-up may also be selected.
  • Young people aged between 18 and 35 should be the direct beneficiaries of activities implemented. The project can be implemented by organizations led by people who are outside the youth age range.
  • At least 10% Co-funding is required; higher co-funding shares are encouraged.
  • Applications must be submitted in English or French language

Note: Applications must reach CTA via email by the deadline.

For more information, please visit CTA Youth Call for Proposal.

Call for Proposals: Action/2015 Campaign Flag Up Grants

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Action/2015 is pleased to make available grants in the amounts of US$5,000-US$15,000 to provide financial support to organizations and networks that aim to build momentum for the campaign during the campaign launch on January 15th and other crucial actions activities to get the campaign started in early 2015.

The funds will be given to organizations/networks/coalitions based in the Global South. The bidding organization must be a registered member of the action/2015 campaign, or an active national coalition. The network or coalition can be informal, but a member organization needs to function as the legal holder of the project. The preference will be given to those with limited resources, who build alliances and collaboration among organizations, networks and coalitions across sectors and constituencies, and with proven ability to deliver strong in-person, media and/or digital campaigns. Relevant due diligence will be undertaken on all applicant organizations. In order to ensure the impact of our program funds, other factors that shall be considered include: regional balance, size, diversity and density of population of the organization/network’s constituencies including gender balance; whether the organizations/networks plans activities in partnerships with local/national organizations; overall organization/network management support, etc.

The grants will be given to eligible and qualified organizations and networks demonstrating a strong commitment, clear action plan and budget, as well as a strong monitoring plan to assess the impact and reach of the activities. Visit the action/2015 website at http://www.action2015.org for more information about action/2015.

Deadline for Application: 14 December 2014, 24:00 (GMT).

The grant selection committee will review the grant applications and notify the selected applicants by 22 December 2014. Funds will be released in 2 tranches (75% upon signing of the contract and 25% upon submission of the grant report) for project implementation between 22 December 2014 – 31 March 2015.

If you have any questions or comments regarding this grant process, please contact the grant selection committee at action2015proposals@gmail.com.

ATTEND- UN International Volunteer Day 2014 in Calabar

LogoIVDTop Nigerian actress Kate Henshaw and renowned blogger and political commentator Japheth Omojuwa are both billed to participate in a panel discussion as LIT launches the Hands-On Nigeria project in Calabar, Cross River State. Also confirmed to feature on the panel is Edak Iwuchukwu – Commissioner for Women Affairs, Cross River State.
The event which is expected to bring together volunteers, NGOs, corporate organisation, academics and government leaders has the theme – People’s Participation in Community Development. The discussants will have a half hour to offer perspectives on the theme.
The event is scheduled to take place on the UN International Volunteer Day (5th December) at the CBN South-South Entrepreneurial Development Centre in Calabar. The Keynote address shall be delivered by Prof. Pat Utomi with His Excellency, Senator Liyel Imoke, Governor of Cross River State as Special Guest of Honour.
Theme: People’s Participation in Community Development.

Details of the event are as follows:
Date:   5th December, 2014
Time: 9am
Venue: South-South EDC, Prof Eyo Ita House, Ndidem Usang Iso Road, Calabar
Theme: People’s Participation in Community Development
Special Guest of Honour: His Excellency, Senator Liyel Imoke, Governor of Cross River State
Keynote Speaker: Prof. Pat Utomi
Panel Discussants: Kate Henshaw, Japheth Omojuwa, Edak Iwuchukwu

For details:info[at]leadinspiretransform.org

Apply! International Development Youth Forum 2015

Deadline:  December 9,2014

Since 2013, international development youth forum is held annually and youth with high ambition for international development get together from all over the world.

Theme: “Design the future”- “Design Our Future”, which aims at creating a better future with people from both developed and developing countries together. People have different views about development depending on where they were born and raised up. We hope this conference contributes in establishing a mutual understanding and recognize development as a common challenge

Objectives:

1.Building continuous network among youth who are interested in international development

2. Providing opportunity that one can broaden one’s value, knowledge, and way of thinking

3. Creating outcome that produces new change to society

Cost & Scholarship Information

The organizers will decide your type of costs based on your application.

1. Fully-funded (covering Flight expense and Participation fee)
or
2. Exemption of Participation fee (covering Participation fee/Not Flight expense.)
or
3. No scholarship
※In this case, participants are required to pay the costs to come to the venue and participation fee: JPY 30,000  (USD 280 as of 1st November).
※Participation fee covers the costs of Foods and Dormitory during the forum but not the Optional tour.

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Apply! OECD Young Professionals Programme 2015

Deadline: 25 November 2014

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) is designed to bring entry-level professionals with diverse backgrounds into the Organisation. A number of stimulating and challenging assignments are available for the Young Professionals who will join the OECD in 2015.

Candidates who are interested in the objectives of the OECD in promoting international policy co-operation, understand the issues involved in international work, and who possess the analytical and drafting skills which enable them to contribute to policy-related studies.

Candidates must have the nationality of an OECD member country and born after 1 January 1980.

The ideal candidate has:

  • An advanced academic degree in a subject of relevance to the OECD’s work
  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills demonstrated by academic achievement
  • Knowledge of country policies and institutions and an understanding of political and reform processes
  • An excellent written and oral command of one of the two official languages of the OECD (English and French) and working knowledge of, or willingness to learn, the other. Knowledge of other languages would be an asset
  • Good alignment with OECD Core Competencies: level 3 indicators
  • Additionally, candidates with Master’s degree(s) should have a minimum of two years’ full time professional experience in related fields.

An excellent command, with proven drafting ability, of at least one of the two OECD official languages (English and French). Proficiency in additional languages can be an advantage.

The Young Professionals work with experienced and enthusiastic people, representative of a rich diversity of cultures, languages and professichateau_dans_le_cielonal backgrounds.

They collaborate ‌with many of the more than 60 000 senior national policy makers who participate in the OECD’s technical and policy meetings each year.

Under the supervision of experienced professionals, YPs research and analyse current policy issues.

The OECD uses this research to prepare policy documents, committee reports, intergovernmental discussion and publications. YPs contribute to the monitoring, analysis, forecasting and reporting of economic and social developments.

For more information, visit this link.

Source:http://www.fundsforngos.org

Apply! Global Health Corps Fellowship 2015-2016

Calling all change makers! The Global Health Corps fellowship applications is NOW OPEN

 Deadline: February 5th 2015

Global Health Corps provides a yearlong paid fellowship for young professionals from diverse backgrounds to work on the frontlines of the fight for global health equity at existing health organizations and government agencies. Fellows are currently working in Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda, Malawi, Zambia and the United States.
GHC recruits placement organizations that are doing excellent work in improving healthcare access and health outcomes in impoverished communities. Placement organizations range from small grassroots organizations to large global institutions. Global Health Corps recruits and selects highly qualified applicants with diverse skill sets for specific fellowship positions at these organizations. Fellows have built financial management systems for grassroots HIV organizations in Uganda, counseled homeless teenagers in New Jersey, supported district pharmacies in Rwanda in rolling our new supply chain management tools and conducted policy research in Washington DC.

Application Requirements:

    • Be 30 or under at the start of the fellowship
    • Have an undergraduate university degree by July 2015
    • Be proficient in English

Application Timeline for the 2015-2016 Fellowship:

    • November 5, 2014: Part 1 of the application opens
    • December 9, 2014: Position descriptions posted online. Part 2 of the application opens
    • February 3, 2015: Applications close at 11:59pm EST. Two recommendation forms and Proof of Identity and Proof of Education documents due
    • February – March 2015: Each application is reviewed by at least two readers
    • March 2015: up to 10 semi-finalists are selected for each fellowship position. All candidates are notified of their application status by email
    • March 2015: All semi-finalists are interviewed by Global Health Corps and 3-5 finalists per position are selected
    • March – April 2015: All finalists are interviewed by the placement organizations
    • April – May 2015: Fellowship offers extended

Fellows come from a wide range of educational and professional backgrounds, as each individual fellowship position requires different specific skills.

For more information,visit their fellowship FAQs page or click Global Health Corps

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