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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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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 Proposals: Road Safety Grants Programme- Round 6

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The Global Road Safety Partnership has announced the launch of the Call for Proposals for Round 6 of the Road Safety Grants Programme.

Initiated in early 2012, the Grants Programme is part of the Bloomberg Philanthropies Global Road Safety Programme and is managed and administered by the Global Road Safety Partnership (GRSP). Proposals will be accepted from organizations working in the nine selected countries: Brazil, Cambodia, China, India, Kenya, Mexico, Russia, Turkey and Vietnam.

The purpose of the Grants Programme is to support NGOs and strengthen their capacity to advocate for improvements in road safety policy and/or policy implementation with the aim to reduce deaths and serious injuries resulting from road crashes. Priority consideration will be given to high-quality project proposals that focus on risk factors identified by the Grants Programme in the selected nine countries.

Organizations applying must be registered and operational in the country where the proposal will be delivered. Please note that proposals from countries outside the Road Safety Grants Programme will not be considered.

Details on the selection criteria and grants process can be downloaded directly from our website in eight languages by clicking here. A set of application documents is also available (in English only) for organizations who wish to apply.

The deadline for submission of completed applications is Friday, 8 August 2014 at 18:00 hours, Central European Time. Completed applications fulfilling the selection criteria will be reviewed by an international panel of experts, and recommendations for funding will be made by an advisory working group.

We encourage applications and the circulation of this notice to organizations meeting the stated requirements.

DOWNLOAD CALL FOR PROPOSALS – Chinese, English, Khmer, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Turkish and Vietnamese.

For further information or inquires please contact rsgrants.grsp@ifrc.org

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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.

Call for applications: TechWomen ‘The 2014 Emerging Leader’ Program

TechWomen is now accepting applications for ‘The 2014 Emerging Leader’ to participate in the program being conducted from early October to early November 2014. Major purpose of TechWoman program is to empower, connect, and support the next generation of women leaders in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) by providing them with the access and opportunity needed to advance their careers, pursue their dreams, and become role models for women and girls in their communities.

Emerging women leaders in all fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fromAfrica and the Middle East are identified by TechWomen. Women who are rising in their professional careers in STEM fields and who already are – or show promise of being – role models for others in their countries, particularly for women and girls are encouraged to apply for participation in ‘emerging woman leader’ program.

Eligibility Criteria –

  • Applicant must be women with a minimum of two years full-time professional experience in the STEM and/or a career requiring significant expertise/knowledge/application of technology.
  • Applicant must have a bachelor’s degree/four year university degree or equivalent and must be proficient in written and spoken English.
  • Applicant must demonstrate a willingness to participate in exchange programs, welcome opportunities for mentoring and new partnership development, and exhibit confidence and maturity.
  • Applicant must be citizens or permanent residents of AlgeriaCameroonEgyptJordanKenya, Lebanon, Libya,  MoroccoNigeria, the Palestinian Territories, RwandaSierra LeoneSouth AfricaTunisia,Yemen, or Zimbabwe at the time of application, and while participating in the program.
  • Applicant must not have applied for an immigrant visa to the United States, or participated in a visa lottery in the past five years; must be able to obtain a U.S. visa; and must not hold U.S. Citizenship or be a U.S. legal permanent resident.

Each emerging leader along with professional mentor from United States will devote four weeks time, four days a week to design a collaborative project based on the Emerging Leader’s learning goals and the expertise of the mentor at mentor’s company prior to US visit for the program. This is named as mentorship project.

Deadline: 10 February 2014

For more information, please visit TechWomen Eligibility and Application.

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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Call for Entries:2012 Zeitgeist ‘Young Minds’ Competition!

The 2012 edition of the Zeitgeist ‘Young Minds’, a competition to find 10 pioneers, change-makers and leaders of tomorrow aged 18 – 24, across Europe, Middle East and Africa* is now open. The winners will take their place alongside the greatest visionaries of today at Google Zeitgeist 2012 near London on May 20th – 22nd 2012.

 

From January 25th until March 19th 2012, the search will be on to find 10 exceptional, motivated and inspiring 18-24 year-olds from across EMEA*, who are making a positive impact in the world through science, the arts, education, innovation or inspiration.

The lucky winners will be invited to participate in Google’s annual Zeitgeist event, where previous speakers have included Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Burberry CEO Angela Ahrendts, Google CEO Larry Pageand Chairman Eric Schmidt. They will also win a brand new Google tech gadget and get the chance to take to the stage and have their voice heard.

Last year saw the first ever ‘Young Minds’ competition in both the UK and America. The lucky finalists won an experience of a lifetime, from meeting Chelsea Clinton and Will I Am, to taking part in panel discussions with Jon Snow and Martha Lane Fox (Co-founder Lastminute.com).

Orli Setton was a winner from 2011 and described attending Zeitgeist as “magical, fantastic and powerful! What I enjoyed most was the innovative, energetic and creative atmosphere.

Matt Brittin, Vice President of Northern & Central Europe, Google commented, “Google has always championed innovation and is proud to help young people showcase their ideas and achievements. Zeitgeist Young Minds is an incredible opportunity for future world-changers to meet some of the most powerful and inspiring people on the planet today.

The winners will take part in a series of bespoke master classes with the aim of inspiring as well as giving them mentoring to help further their project and get their hands on the latest Google gadget. But what’s even more exciting is that a select few will also get the opportunity to take to the stage and have their voice heard. Here are the highlights from last year’s panel discussion with Martha Lane fox, Jon Snow and our Young Minds winners http://youtu.be/6_LYNwuaub4

To be in with a chance of winning a place at Zeitgeist 2012, all entrants have to do is simply upload a video no longer than a minute telling us how they are making a difference to the world towww.ZeitgeistYoungMinds.com

The competition is open to entrants from the following countries within EMEA:
South Africa, Algeria, Germany, Saudi Arabia, Belgium, Egypt, Spain, France, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Kenya, Morocco, Nigeria, Uganda, Holland, Poland, Czech Republic, United Kingdom, Russia , Sweden , Tunisia & Yemen.

Source: www.ZeitgeistYoungMinds.com