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Call for applications: Disability Rights Scholarship Program 2014

The Disability Rights Scholarship Program is accepting applications for Disability Rights Scholarship Grants 2014. The main purpose of the scholarship program is to provide year-long LLM awards to disability rights advocates and lawyers to develop new legislation, jurisprudence, impact litigation. Candidates with disabilities are particularly encouraged to apply. The competition is merit-based and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, or disability.

With the knowledge gained and network established through the scholarship, fellows will have the ability to challenge rights violations in their home countries by drafting enforceable legislation consistent with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), utilizing enforcement mechanisms set forth in the Convention, taking forward disability rights litigation, requesting CRPD-compliant remedies, and engaging in disability rights advocacy.

Eligibility Criteria –

  • The applicant must be the citizen and legal resident of an eligible country (ChinaGhanaKenyaMalawi,MozambiqueTanzaniaZambiaZimbabweMexicoPeru, Colombia) at the time of application
  • The applicant must have work experience in the legal profession or advocacy focusing on human/disability rights.
  • The applicant must demonstrate an excellent academic record with a bachelor of laws (LLB.; in exceptional circumstances, those without a LLB but with substantial relevant experience may be considered).
  • The applicant must have demonstrated leadership in the field of disability rights.
  • The applicant must be proficient in spoken and written English or French and should able to meetuniversity-designated minimum scores on standardized language tests.
  • Deadline:

For more information, please visit Disability Rights Scholarship Program.

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Call for Applications: Global Women in Management Program (GWIM)

cedpa logoThe Global Women in Management Program (GWIM) strengthens women’s management, leadership and technical skills to enhance and bring to scale programs that advance women’s economic opportunities and build the next generation of women business leaders and entrepreneurs.  CEDPA GWIM leverages our expertise of women’s leadership programs and responds to the call for interventions that advance women in the economy and give women greater control over economic resources to impact the health and development of their families, communities and nations.

 
GWIM is supported by the ExxonMobil Women’s Economic Opportunity Initiative, a global effort launched in 2005 to help women in developing countries fulfill their economic potential and serve as drivers of economic and social change in their communities.

Participants ~ CEDPA GWIM is designed for mid-career women from civil society organizations (local NGOs, cooperatives, business women’s associations, etc.) that target emerging and existing women business leaders and entrepreneurs with

§  skill development,
§  opportunities to start or grow a business,
§  use of tools or technologies that advance women economically, and
§  access to resources.
Investing in women’s leadership and programmatic competencies strengthens the capacity of their institutions to launch or expand high quality, replicable programs and ultimately empower and equip larger numbers of women to participate in their local economies.
Eligible Countries ~ Angola, Argentina, Brazil, Canada (Aboriginal), China, Colombia, Gabon, Guyana, Indonesia,  Liberia, Malaysia, Mexico, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nigeria, Papua New Guinea, Romania, Russia, South Africa, South Sudan, Tanzania, Ukraine, United States (Native Leaders), and Vietnam.
Overview ~ CEDPA GWIM creates a supportive and participatory learning environment for the exchange of best practices and experiences, strategy development and skill building. Within the context of women’s economic development priorities, GWIM strengthens competencies in project and financial management, leadership, proposal writing, communications and advocacy to strengthen the management and implementation of women’s economic empowerment programs. Technical training focuses on the range of opportunities created by new tools and technologies from a business and productivity perspective; success factors and opportunities for entrepreneurship; methodologies for improved efficiency and effectiveness; and models and best practices in micro-credit, marketing, social entrepreneurship, etc.

GWIM themes include:

Dimensions of Leadership – assess and strengthen personal & professional leadership traits; analyze influencing skills; learn to build and lead effective teams; analyze personal and organizational leadership and management roles; develop strategies for enhanced leadership. Tools and Technologies – analyze cases where appropriate use of tools and technologies has improved productivity and profitability; define opportunities to integrate new technologies into women’s economic advancement projects.
Women’s Entrepreneurship – examine challenges, opportunities and strategies; identify success factors, risks and benefits; understand the triple bottom line for business owners. Project Management – examine roles and   responsibilities, tasks and challenges at each stage of the project cycle; develop and apply project design and management and tools; develop monitoring and evaluation plans.
Proposal Writing – understand donor differences; cultivate and sustain donor relations; develop proposal management tools; draft proposals. Financial Management – examine and use financial management procedures and tools to ensure transparency and accountability within an organization.
Advocacy – identify policy barriers to women’s economic participation; examine elements, opportunities and actors in the policy environment; understand the components and skills of effective advocacy and messaging. Economic Themes – examine tools and approaches to improve business efficiency and effectiveness; understand business plans and feasibility studies; apply lessons learned from micro-credit, cooperative and social entrepreneurship projects.
Post-Workshop Support ~ We are committed to supporting its alumni beyond the workshop setting as they apply new skills and knowledge to strengthen their organizations and programs and build the business and leadership competencies of women in their communities.  Following GWIM, participants are invited to participate in the Alumni Coaching Program.  Each graduate is matched with a trained coach for a structured and guided year-long coaching relationship.  The coaching provides participants with technical guidance and resources to strengthen economic projects and activities, as well as professional support for issues related to supervision, career planning, fundraising, etc. We monitor the entire coaching experience and evaluate the program and its outcomes at the end of the year.  In addition, we sustain on-going relationships with alumni through its alumni network, participation in international and regional meetings and through professional consultancies.
Download the  FINAL GWIM 58 Application form
Deadline for Applications:  15 March 2013

For additional information, visit www.cedpa.org