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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 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

 

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

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.

 

Source: http://www.bellanaija.com