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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

For more information;visit: here

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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

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