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Apply! The Saville Foundation Pan-African Awards for Entrepreneurship in Education

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Deadline: December 12th 2014

All Africa based organizations working in education (primary, secondary, tertiary education; non-formal and adult education) and combating poverty in an innovative, sustainable and effective way are invited to participate in Pan-African Awards for Entrepreneurship in Education. Teach a Man to Fish is seeking for organizations or projects making great changes in their community. Entries can be made by a non-African NGO on behalf of their local partner/office (in Africa) in a condition that the prize money and conference travel bursaries are claimed by and used for the benefit of Africa-based organization.

Teach a Man to Fish partners with the Saville Foundation to award this prize.

Prizes

  1. US$10,000 – Best entry award
  2. US$5,000 each – Two runner ups
  3. US$1,000 each – 55 best entries from each African country
  4. Top three award winners will be offered a sponsored trip to the international conference and peer-learning workshop of Teach a man to fish.
  5. Media publicity and enhanced sponsorship and donation opportunities are other benefits.

Eligibility Criteria

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For more information, please visit The Saville Foundation Pan-African Awards.

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Apply! The Mo Ibrahim Foundation ‘Snapping Cities’ photo competition

snapping-cities-newsThe Mo Ibrahim Foundation is to hold its flagship, high-level Annual Governance Weekend from the 21-23 November 2014 in Accra, Ghana. The focus of the weekend will be the Ibrahim Forum. The theme of the discussions will be “African Cities”.

Projections estimate that Africa will enter its ‘urban age’ by 2035 when 50% of its population will live in urban areas. The 2014 Ibrahim Forum will explore innovation and solutions crucial to unlocking the potential of urban centres to act as engines of sustainable and equitable growth and development.

In the build up to our Forum, MIF is inviting anyone interested in this issue to participate in the “Snapping Cities” photography competition. The “Snapping Cities” provides an opportunity for photographers and members of the public of all abilities and ages, to capture through their own lenses, urban life in Africa. We are seeking images that capture inspiring ways of tackling urban challenges in African cities. These may be of modern innovation or basic adaptation of day-to-day life.  The theme is open to personal interpretation but we’re looking for beautiful, inspiring and original photographs.

A selection of the best photographs will be displayed at the 2014 Ibrahim Forum on African Cities in Accra, Ghana, in November where they will be seen by prominent African political and business leaders, representatives from civil society, multilateral and regional institutions as well as Africa’s major international partners.

Prizes will be awarded for the top three entries: first prize of US$500, second prize of US$200 and third prize of US$100.

The deadline for all submission is 5pm on 10 October 2014.

For more information click here

ScholarshipAlert:Master’s in International Human Rights Law

 

oxfordFunding has been secured from the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission, the Alistair Berkley Charitable Trust (African awards only) and Kellogg College, Oxford, for ten scholarships for candidates from developing African and South Asian Commonwealth countries*.

The Scholarships will provide course and college fees over two years, as as well as air travel to and from the scholar’s home country for each residential session and a stipend for reading materials.

‘The Commonwealth Scholars from Africa we have had thus far are superb, and delightful’, said Dr Andrew Shacknove, Director of the International Human Rights Law programme. ‘They are intellectually gifted and highly committed as human rights advocates. Thanks to the generosity of Kellogg College and the Alistair Berkley Charitable Trust, in September the Commonwealth scheme will be doubled to ten scholarships and will now include India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. This makes it possible to offer full support to a third of our students, coming from developing countries with significant human rights challenges and potential.’

This is the third year that the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission has funded International Human Rights Law scholarships at Oxford with an annual grant of £160k. To date the Commission has given £320k. The Alistair Berkley Charitable Trust has made a grant of £48,505 for students specifically from developing African countries.

All ten scholars will attend Kellogg College while undertaking the Master’s at Oxford.

For more information about the scholarships please click here

 

Call for Applications:2014 TechCamp West Africa

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TechCamp is a U.S. Department of State-led program that connects civil society organizations across the globe with new and emerging technology resources to solve problems in their communities.

The GhanaThink Foundation in collaboration with the U.S. Embassy in Ghana is organizing TechCamp West Africa in Accra, Ghana from November 14 – 16, 2014 to address the primary concern of youth in the region — “Unemployment and Job Creation.”

TechCamp West Africa will host 100-150 of the best and brightest private and social entrepreneurs to focus on the theme of entrepreneurship as a contributor to job creation from Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Nigeria, Benin, Liberia, and Togo. This will be a highly interactive learning experience that combines technology-led hands-on training sessions, break-out segments entrepreneur panels in an unconventional conference-like setting.

Eligibility:

Applicants must be from the following countries: Benin,Burkina Faso,Cote d’Ivoire,Ghana,Liberia,Nigeria and Togo committed to building a better future for their countries.

– Are you between 25 and 35 years?
– Do you exhibit strong passion and commitment for change in your field of work?
– Do you have integrity? Are you an overcomer?
– Do you have leadership potential?
– Do you want to meet and collaborate with other youth leaders like yourself?
– Do you have success stories or innovative initiatives to share, and wish to contribute to the bigger youth moment for Africa?

To apply;click here

 

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Call for Application: Advanced Policy Advocacy & Engagement Training Course for CSOs

WACSI Nex Generation Internship Programme

The West Africa Civil Society Institute (WACSI) welcomes your application to participate in the Advanced Training in Policy Advocacy and Engagement for civil society actors and policymakers in West Africa. The training aims to develop the capacity of civil society actors in West Africa to effectively engage a broad range of stakeholders to influence policy-making processes of regional governments. This training will provide participants with requisite tools to help civil society organisations (CSOs) hold governments accountable and promote their development agendas. Participants will be equipped with knowledge and skills to produce evidence-based policy papers and to develop and implement policy advocacy campaigns. The course will contribute towards enhancing the role of civil society as an indispensable partner in the promotion of good governance, democracy, peacebuilding and participatory development processes.

Goal: The overarching goal of the training is to build the advocacy capacity of participants and deepen their knowledge and skills in policy engagement, influencing and advocacy, and share best strategies and approaches for required policy influencing in all stages of policy processes in West Africa.

What to expect: This course will help to:

• Enhance participants’ knowledge of public policy networks and processes;

• Enhance participants’ ability to write and use evidence-based and targeted policy papers;

• Build insight into the process of planning an effective policy advocacy campaign;

• Increase participants’ understanding of the policy environment in West Africa and potential entry points; and

• Provide a platform for civil society actors across the region to form advocacy networks and build alliances.

Previous Participants Say…

“This training provided me with skills to write policy studies and briefs. This is a gap that must be closed in the West Africa sub region”. Rev. Fr Evaristus Bassey, Executive Secretary at Catholic Caritas Foundation of Nigéria.

Registration deadline: 22 Aug 2014 — Training date: 09 Sep 2014 to 12 Sep 2014

For more, visit http://goo.gl/7Dyi1a

How to apply? Apply online, using the following link http://www.wacsi.org/en/site/programmes/189/Advanced-Policy-Advocacy-and…

Application Deadline: Friday August 22, 2014. Contribution Fee: GHS800.00 (Eight Hundred Ghana Cedis) only, payable before September 1, 2014 to be eligible to participate in the training. Two or more participants from thesame organisation will attract a GHS50 discount each.

For more information, please contact policyadvocacy@wacsi.org

Call for Applications: First Euro-Africa Youth Parliament (EAYP) Conference in Germany

The Youth Bridge Foundation in collaboration with the European Youth Parliament invites young Africans to apply for The First Euro-Africa Youth Parliament (EAYP) will be held in Berlin, Germany from 27th March to 4th April 2014. This event is organized by the International Office of the EYP and the Youth Bridge Foundation (organizers of the annual African Youth and Governance Conference), Accra, Ghana. Over 100 young people from Africa and Europe will gather in the capital of Germany to discuss social, political and economic topics of global relevance and the future of Euro-African relations.

Discussions on the various conference topics will be led by committees that will be set up prior to the conference to conduct detailed research on their respective topics and present on them.

YBF is currently inviting interested Africans to apply for participation in the conference, either as committee chairs or committee members. Please click on links below to apply online or fill applications form and e-mail to conference@youthbridgefoundation.org, indicating position applied for in the subject line.

Committee Chairs (or Download form)

Committee Members (Participants) (Download form)

Deadline for application is 20:00GMT on 23rd January 2014. Please note that applications received after the deadline will not be considered and only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

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.

Call for Applications: The 2014 Washington Fellowship for young African leaders

obamaThe Washington Fellowship is the flagship program of President Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative. President Obama launched YALI in 2010 to support young African leaders as they spur growth and prosperity, strengthen democratic governance, and enhance peace and security across Africa. The Washington Fellowship, which begins in 2014, will bring 500 young leaders to the United States each year for academic coursework and leadership training and will create unique opportunities in Africa for Fellows to put new skills to practical use in leading organizations, communities, and countries.

The Washington Fellowship includes:

 A 6-week Academic and Leadership Institute: Fellows are placed at U.S. colleges and universities for
academic institutes. Institutes will focus on skills development in one of three areas: Business and
Entrepreneurship, Civic Leadership, or Public Management. Institutes will take place from mid-June
to late July 2014.

 A Summit with President Obama in Washington, DC: At the conclusion of the academic and
leadership institute, all Fellows will participate in a Presidential Summit. The Summit will take place
in late July 2014.

 An optional 8-week U.S. Internship: As part of the Fellowship application, individuals may apply to
receive practical training at a U.S. business, civil society organization, or public agency in the United
States. Approximately 100 Washington Fellows will be selected for U.S.-based internships. The U.S.
internships will take place in August and September 2014.

 Activities in Africa: Fellows will have the opportunity for continued networking opportunities,
ongoing professional development, access to seed funding, and community service activities upon
their return home after the Fellowship.
The online application for the Washington Fellowship is currently available. Completed applications, including all supporting documents, are due by 12:00 midnight Eastern Standard Time, January 27, 2014. All applications must be submitted via the online application system. The application instructions provide detailed information regarding the financial provisions of the fellowship, eligibility and selection criteria for the program, and details on applying. Please read the application instructions carefully prior to beginning the application. We recommend printing these instructions and referring to them while completing the application.

If you have questions about the application, please email washingtonfellowship@irex.org

Participating countries: Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Republic of the Congo, Cote d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe

For more information: click Here

 

Apply: Google Student Ambassador Program for Africa

Are you thrilled by new technology? Do you love Google products? Do you want to bring new opportunities to your school and peers? Do your friends say you’re a natural leader? If so, the Google Student Ambassador Program may be perfect for you!

Through the Student Ambassador Program, you become a liaison between Google and your University. Ambassadors plan and host several events during the school year, introduce students to new Google products and features and act as a campus contact for Google teams.

Google Student Ambassadors may:

  • Work closely with local Google teams
  • Host and organize events to bring awareness to Google’s products and brand
  • Spread the word about competitions, training opportunities, scholarships and other events
  • Attend Google events as a Google representative
  • Help Google to better understand their campus’ culture
  • Build relationships on campus with faculty and student groups
  • Test products and features
  • Promote product use and new product launches to students
  • Be a source of knowledge for your university about Google products

What are the qualifications?
This opportunity is open to university students at level 2 or above and postgraduate students. Google Student Ambassadors must be:

  • Currently enrolled in a college or university in Europe, Middle East or Africa
  • Pursuing a BA/BS or MS degree
  • Passionate about technology
  • Able to plan events and manage a budget
  • Actively involved in student life on campus

What is the time commitment?

  • One academic school year
  • Approximately ten hours per month
  • Four or more events per year

Benefits:
As a Google Student Ambassador, you will:

  • Receive regular updates about exciting new Google products / features, programs and announcements
  • Enhance your professional development, leadership, technical and communication skills
  • Be eligible to participate in special Google events, product training and be considered for local internships
  • Exchange best practices with Ambassadors from other schools and disciplines
  • Add the Google Student Ambassador Program experience to your resume
  • Get your own Google SWAG

Sounds great, how do I apply?

To apply, you should:

1. Write 2 Essays as specified in the application form.

2. Submit your application online at http://goo.gl/B2SjX by Thursday, 1st March 2012 (for students in Sub-Saharan Africa). Shortlisted students will be contacted by the end of March 2012.

In Sub-Saharan Africa, eligible countries are Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, Senegal, South Africa, Uganda, Angola, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Tanzania, Cote d’Ivoire.

 

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